Role of Volunteers

The descriptions below should give a better understanding of the general responsibilities of each volunteer role listed on our volunteer application. It is perfectly acceptable if you cannot perform certain duties listed in a particular group but would still like to participate in other aspects of it. We will discuss these at your volunteer interview. Our goal is to make this a positive experience for YOU, the volunteer, as well as fulfilling the needs of the Keuka Comfort Care Home.

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Resident Care
Resident Care volunteers provide basic personal care such as assisting with bathing, oral care, toileting, skin care, ambulation, exercise and anything else deemed appropriate by the nurse. This may also include assisting with daily household tasks, making meals based on resident preference, administering medications, and providing a clean and safe environment by following the policies and procedures of the home.

Grounds/Maintenance
Grounds/Maintenance volunteers meet the maintenance needs of the yard and house. This can consist of general gardening, lawn mowing, snow removal, light maintenance such as changing bulbs, etc. It may also include maintenance of equipment for those with the skills.

Fund-raising/Public Relations
Fund-raising/Public Relations volunteers help to raise money through various campaigns and events, and generate and promote communications with the community and the media. Examples may include a pledge drive, garage or bake sale, golf tournament, car wash, soliciting sales of raffle tickets or other sale items such as cook books or discount books, candy bar sales, and helping with speaking engagements, letters and phone correspondence. Fund-raising/Public Relations volunteers may also be asked to help with tasks associated with an event (such as baking, helping with mailings, posting flyers at various locations, etc.). This role may also include picking up donated items, and helping with
preparation of newsletters and annual reports.

Office/Clerical
Office/Clerical volunteers assist with duties such as answering the phones
and the door when they are expected to be surprisingly busy, scheduling, faxing,
computer work, correspondence and mailings. Duties may also involve clerical
support of fund-raising efforts as needed.

Miscellaneous
We sometimes encounter situations where individuals, companies or groups wish to create their own personalized roles. We welcome this opportunity to “customize” roles, designed exclusively to tailor your individual needs, or the needs/benefits your company or group can offer.