Volunteerism: Getting the Most From Your Village Volunteers
Volunteers are at the heart of a Village. Learn how to best coordinate volunteers, including a strategy to recruit your first volunteer pool, administrative duties related to volunteers (including performance criteria and conflict resolution issues), sustaining your volunteers (e.g. ongoing recruitment), ways to avoid burnout and do’s and don’t during volunteer training.
Date: April 15, 2010
Webinar Presentation: (MEMBERS ONLY)
Power Point Presentations: (MEMBERS ONLY)
No Need to Recreate the Wheel: Learning from the Experience of other Villages
Description: A primary goal of the Village to Village Network is to share information among VtVN members to avoid "recreating the wheel." This Webinar will explore how you can share what you've created or find information you don't have. Andy Gaines, Executive Director of Ashby Village, will talk about information-gathering tools he is using to build on the success of other Villages, particularly in the area of successful Village partnerships
Date: April 13th, 2011 3PM EST
Powerpoint Presentation: Ashby Village - Andy Gaines
How to Recruit and Vet Village Providers: Get the Best People for Your Members
Hear how to vet providers and learn the best practices about the overall process. Andrea Cohen, the CEO of HouseWorks, will describe in general what to look for to get the best providers for your members and Kathy Spirer, the Director of Cambridge at Home, will share their excellent process and success in obtaining discounted, providers to satisfy their members. i.e. dog walkers, massage therapists, contractors, homecare companies, and more. Some Villages have over 150 vetted, discounted providers. Join us and learn how to set up your referral system.
Date: October 19, 2010
Webinar Presentation: No webinar recording available
Power Point Presentations: HouseWorks, Cambridge at Home
What Every Village Needs to Know About Program Planning
This webinar will offer a look at two unique Villages and their Village program planning styles. Christabel Cheung from SF Village in CA is the new director and happy to share their programming style and new innovative plans for new programs. Ann Albert from SAIL in Wisconsin will tell us about her experience at SAIL planning and executing programs for their members.
Date: August 18, 2010
Webinar Presentation: (MEMBERS ONLY)
Power Point Presentation: (MEMBERS ONLY)
Volunteer Recruitment: What Does it Take?
Volunteers are the power behind At Home on the Sound, a fairly new aging in place program that serves the communities of Larchmont and Mamaroneck in Westchester County, NY. In just one year, they successfully recruited more than 60 volunteers who run this operation with the help of a part-time Executive Director. In this webinar, Lois Steinberg, PhD, Co-founder Center for Aging in Place and Board Member, At Home on the sound, Lynn Reichgott, President, At Home on the Sound, and Pat Hachey, Volunteer and Transportation Coordinator, At Home on the Sound teach you the secrets to their success in volunteer recruitment including:
- having a dedicated coordinator to recruit, orient and supervise volunteers
- "tentacles" reaching out into the community
- converting the "not ready yets" into active volunteers
In addition, Lois Steinberg, co-founder of Westchester County's Center for Aging in Place shares research on volunteer recruitment and her own successful strategies for recruiting volunteers as director of the Seniors out Speaking for the Medicare Rights Center.
Date: June 14th, 2012
Webinar: Watch Here!
Powerpoint Presentation: Volunteer Recruitment: What Does it Take?
Information Access and Security for Villages and their Members
Please join us as Zoe Ulshen, MSW, JD presents on the important topics of information access and security. Villages and their members must balance the need to make information about members available when it is needed against the need to protect that information against threats of physical and digital theft (hacking) as well as damage from fire and water. This webinar will focus on the challenges that individual members face in (1) making their health care advance directives and medical information accessible when needed, and (2) storing financial information and important documents so that they are both accesible but also secure for potentially long periods of time.
The webinar will also examine the responsibility that Villages may have (1) under HIPAA to protect medical information they hold on members as well as (2) other legal or ethical responsibilities they may have to protect the privacy and integrity of all member information for years to come.
Date: February 21st, 2013