Dawson Creek 'Better at Home'

Volunteer Resources

Information Resources for Volunteers

Check out these links for solid, basic information that can make your volunteering experience easier, safer, and more fulfilling.


Hearing Impairment - 'How do I communicate respectfully with someone who is hard of hearing?' A fact sheet prepared by the Canadian Hearing Society


Alzheimer's Disease - Ways to Help This brochure from the Alzheimer Society has simple, helpful information on communication. The Alzheimer Society Canada has many very informative fact sheets and brochures 


The Canadian Centre for Elder Law website has a lot of excellent information about Elder Abuse Prevention on their Resource page


CNIB  This link takes you directly to a page on the CNIB website called 'Vision Loss Etiquette'. This page offers simple and straightforward information on how to behave with people who have vision loss. 


Seniors Abuse and Information Line  SAIL is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention. - 1-866-437-1940 (toll free) Available 8am-8pm daily (excluding holidays)


British Columbia Schizophrenia Society  Educational information on schizophrenia

WORKSHOPS 

The Caregiver Networkoffers online webinars on topics of interest to caregivers. Although we don’t refer to our volunteers as caregivers, or expect them to offer caregiver services, there is still a lot of information in these workshops that could be very helpful.

Browse the webpage to see if there’s anything that interests you. And please let us know if you participate, we’d love to hear your feedback about these webinars.

 

Are you a Better at Home Volunteer? Let us know how it's going! Fill in a Better at Home Volunteer Assignment Assessment - Just print, complete, and return to the Better at Home office. (please note-this prints on 81/2 by 11 inch (legal) size paper.)

Resource Library

Better at Home has a small resource library that  includes self care/ self help books, video, and information sheets on topics that might be of interest to our volunteers, senior clients, or contractors. 

Just stop in and have a browse. You can borrow resources for up to two weeks (and renew, as long as no one's waiting for it)