Elderly care

Overview

Role: Volunteers will be assisting local professionals at centers, hospices, and community outreach programs. Volunteers will be helping the elderly with care, love, and support throughout their daily routines. Projects include assisted help, encouraging daily exercises and helping with activities set by local professionals.

Requirements:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Have a strong interest in working with the elderly

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Project Description: 

Programs Abroad works with local centers, hospices, and community outreach programs.Volunteers will provide support and care to the elderly while partaking in the projects.Volunteers will help create a comfortable environment for elderly people while gaining experience by providing health services to them. 

 

What other requirements are needed to work with the elderly?

Apart from the basic requirements above, we do not have any other requirements to work with the elderly.  However, we do recommend you are open to the following:

  • Knowing the local language is imperative to be able to communicate with local professionals and the elderly.
  • Volunteers need to be very patient and open to working with the elderly
  • Be creative in how you will do your role
  • Be respectful and very professional in how you will direct yourself towards others.
  • Be open to working as a team with local professionals
  • Never administer medications, take pictures or release any personal information without permission from a supervisor.

 

What other requirements do I need?  

Apart from the basic requirements above, we do not have any other requirements for working within agriculture. However, we do recommend you are open to the following:

  • Knowing the local language is imperative to be able to communicate.
  • Volunteers need to be open to new farming methods and working with locals
  • Be creative in how you will do your role.
  • Always be respectful and professional towards everyone you come into contact with while doing your job
  • Be open to working as a team with local professionals
  • Never take or remove any crops from the area you are working in without supervisor permission.

Start Dates

Our programs are available year-round in different locations worldwide.Changes to programs will depend on local holidays and climate (such as rainy season in a specific region). For more information on starting dates for a specific location, please contact us at the following: If you have enrolled or have an application in progress, you can contact your volunteer advisor.

 

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