Here at Breaking Barriers Today we are focusing on the importance of volunteers. Currently,we are working on a new goal to build a volunteer base. We are receiving inquiries from participants who will be starting either in December or January. We are proud to report that since we opened BBT, the enrollment numbers have tripled. Granted, some of these participants do not attend regularly yet, and some only during breaks.
Why Volunteers Needed
As a participating family you may be wondering what more volunteers will mean to you and your loved one? It means that the participants will have more individualized attention, even though the ratio could be 2:1 or 3:1. With volunteers on board we can create a balance of care providers and volunteers so the volunteers can step in where needed to engage with participants while the care provider performs critical care activities of setting up goal-related activities for individual participants.
Since moving to the Gier Community Center and changing our scope of services, it has opened some doors for new programming. This means we will need more hands on a regular basis. Additionally, we are hoping to get some volunteers on board during our Winter Break time when our numbers will go up.
If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering, please contact us at Helping Hands Respite Care. We would be happy to answer questions and get you signed up. It is with pride that I watch this program continue to grow and evolve. It is a privilege to get to know our new participants and their families.Until next time, please enjoy this Holiday season, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!