Community Living Center (CLC) Weekend Volunteer(s) with Veterans at the Uptown Division VA


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

950 15th StAugusta, GA 30901

About

1. Assignment Title

Community Living Center (CLC) Weekend Volunteer(s) with Veterans at the Uptown Division Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (Saturdays & Sundays)

(*If you are interested in this position please send an email to VHAAUGVoluntaryService@va.gov )

2. Purpose of Assignment

Provide/engage CLC residents in diversional activities on Saturdays and Sundays during the day.

Volunteers to provide activities to help improve Veterans overall quality of life through the use of recreation and leisure activities.

3. Tasks

Provide activity from the suggested list per CLC unit. For select activities such as baking cookies or showing a movie, materials for activities can be provided with timely notification ( at least 48 hours) to unit Recreation Therapist. Activity Carts include a variety of puzzles, games, coloring & painting items and sensory items. Recreation Therapy staff will orient volunteer(s) to materials and equipment for appropriate use.

1C Patriots Pointe

? 1:1 or small group trips to Patriot Store*

? Music Listening

? Bake Cookies*

? Courtyard /Fresh Air Break (Weather Permitting)

? Games : Bingo, Trivia*

? Activity Cart engagement

? Escort for Open House( Sundays)

? The Y Miracle League Games

(Seasonal as scheduled)

1D Victory Pointe

? 1:1 or small group trips to Patriot Store*

? Music Listening

? Live Music*

? Bake Cookies*

? Show Movie*

? Courtyard /Fresh Air Break (Weather Permitting)

? Games : Bingo, Trivia, Cards*

? Activity Cart engagement

? Escort for Open House( Sundays)

? The Y Miracle League Games

(Seasonal as scheduled)

2B Heroes Pointe

? 1:1 or trips to Patriot Store*

? Music Listening

? Live Music*

? Bake Cookies*

? Courtyard /Fresh Air Break (Weather Permitting)

? Activity Cart engagement

? Escort for Open House( Sundays)

? The Y Miracle League Games

(Seasonal as scheduled)

3C Independence Pointe

? Movie*

? Music Listening

? Live Music*

? Bake Cookies*

? Courtyard /Fresh Air Break (Weather Permitting)

? Activity Cart engagement

? Escort for Open House( Sundays)

? The Y Miracle League Games

(Seasonal as scheduled)

*Refer to specific Volunteer PD for details

4. Time Commitment

Weekly Saturdays and Sundays on the CLCs (1C, 1D, 2B, 3C) 9:30am -11:30am and/or 1:30pm-3:30pm

Time of day and unit specifications can be discussed based on availability.

Minimum 1 hr. per day

5. Requirements

? Pass a background check

? General understanding of physical/cognitive limitations related to aging population (Dementia &/or severe cognitive impairments, Stroke, etc.)

? Must be able to work independently & enjoy older adult population.

Must be able to navigate around facility and push persons in wheelchair up to 250 lbs without physical difficulty .

6. Training and Skill Development

1. Physically capable of carrying & moving supplies up to 15 lbs.

2. Pushing patients in wheelchairs / Walk with patients that are ambulatory

3. Some understanding of physical/mental limitations related to aging population (Dementia &/or severe cognitive impairments, Stroke, etc.)

4. Must be able to work independently & enjoy older adult population.

5. Proper PPE & hand washing techniques

6. Training and orientation for use of activity materials and equipment.

7. Supervision

Volunteer reports to: Christian Ndeti

Tom Harris

8. Supporting policies

* VHA Handbook 1620.01

* Medical Center Policy MEMORANDUM NO. 119-14-01

10.Working Conditions

Where/what’s provided: This will take place on all of the CLC units (2B, 1D, 1C, 3C). Materials for engagement will be provided on each CLC as noted above.

11. Benefits

? Structured recognition/awards program

? Annual Flu Shot at no cost

? Eligible to join credit union

? Make tax-free purchases in Canteen store

Skills

  • Veteran Care

Good Match For

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Requirements & Commitment

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