Dominion Senior Living of Crossville 887 Woodlawn Rd
Feb 13, 2019
POLICY: : In order to further enhance and foster programming at a Dominion Senior Living community the Life Enrichment Director shall implement and maintain an active and structured volunteer program. Recruitment of volunteers will be ongoing. Volunteers shall be interviewed, background screened, oriented, trained, supervised, evaluated and recognized. PROCEDURES: : * The Life Enrichment Director shall be responsible for the volunteers. * The Life Enrichment Director shall identify volunteer opportunities through assessment of member and community needs. * The Life Enrichment Director shall plan and conduct an ongoing volunteer recruitment campaign. Individuals, groups, and agencies shall be contacted for possible volunteerism. Recruitment strategies may include, but are not limited to, residents, families and staff. * Volunteers must be age 18 or older or 16 and 17 years of age with parental consent. * Volunteers shall complete a Volunteer Application, participate in an interview conducted by the Life Enrichment Director, provide personal/professional references, have a background check for those 18+ years of age (the Life Enrichment Director shall be responsible for scheduling an appointment for the potential volunteer to meet with the Business Office Manager so they may complete the Background Authorization form to initiate the background check), schedule a drug screening, complete a TB test, and complete a volunteer orientation. * The Life Enrichment Director shall select appropriate roles and tasks for the volunteers based on information obtained in the application, interview, and reference checks, as well as the needs of the residents and the community overall. * All volunteers shall participate in a community standard volunteer orientation and receive training for their identified roles and tasks with the Life Enrichment Director. * The Life Enrichment Director shall be responsible for directing and supervising a volunteers work performance. * Volunteers are not permitted to drive or transport residents. * Volunteers are to enhance or increase offerings and/or opportunities for the residents and not to replace responsibilities designated for team members.