Volunteering in aged care settings has changed significantly during the time of COVID-19 and initial indications are that some of the changes which have occurred are likely to remain, changing the volunteering landscape for volunteers, managers of volunteers and organisations.
As part of the State’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Volunteering WA has received a Lotterywest grant to conduct research into volunteering within aged care settings.
In partnership with Murdoch University, the objective of the project is to facilitate knowledge sharing about what has changed for the time of COVID-19 that is likely to remain and to assist organisations to include this in their briefing and recruiting of volunteers, reskilling of existing volunteers and planning for the future.
The project will engage volunteer managers working in aged care. Project outcomes, including a Good Practice Guide, will be presented at the Volunteering WA State Volunteering Conference to be held in November 2021.
Opportunity to participate in workshops
(For each workshop, participants can either attend the online Zoom workshop, OR the face-to-face to workshop.
- ROUND 1: Workshop for Volunteer Managers
- ROUND 2: Workshop for Volunteers
- ROUND 3: Workshop to Road Test Good Practice Guide
Details and dates below.
Round 1: Workshop for Volunteer Managers in Aged Care Settings
We want you to tell us about your experience of managing volunteers in the aged care sector during the Covid 19 period as part of a new study by Dr Megan Paull and Dr Sally Paulin from Murdoch University, supported by VWA and Lotterywest. This has been an unusual and trying time for many of you and Megan and Sally want to develop good practice guides based on your feedback and experience that will be useful for you and other practitioners in the future.
Round 1 is for Volunteer Managers to tell us how aged care volunteering changed in your workplace due to the COVID19 pandemic. The workshop will look for successes as well as barriers, and to explore those things which were implemented which could have been done better, what changes have remained beyond COVID19 and any new ideas that might be acted on in the future.
Volunteer managers working in aged care homes or providing aged care services in the community are invited to attend.
Workshop numbers are limited and registration is essential.