Volunteers as essential workers? Dr. Paul Falkowski, PHD lays out his vision for designating volunteers as essential workers. Think about this-volunteer firefighters run into burning buildings, save lives, yet we place risk above benefits when thinking about adults who are suffering from the effects of social isolation.

In part 2, Paul Falkowski, PHD touches on:

  • The workloads of nursing home activity directors
  • How family members are pushing to be designated essential
  • The toll isolation takes on nursing home residents and the surprising statistics 
  • Risk vs. gain
  • Training for essential volunteers
  • Volunteer creativity
  • Quirky interview questions that reveal character
  • Is reimbursement an answer?
  • How creating individualized volunteer help can increase quality of life
  • Universal volunteer training
  • The need for volunteer managers to mobilize

To connect with Paul and his efforts, please reach him at:

Website: https://voluncheerleader.com/
Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/voluncheerleader
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voluncheerleader
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-p-falkowski-ph-d-2b15512/

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Thank you Paul, for sharing your vision with us, and for your efforts to elevate volunteers and volunteer impact. And remember, “a Klingon does not run away from his battles.”