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Questions:

1. What mistake did the speaker say she made when first working to recruit volunteers?
2. What are four factors that prevent recruitment of volunteers?
3. When writing a press release, what simple advice did the editor of the newspaper suggest?
4. What did the speaker say to the woman on the phone before she came in to volunteer?
5. What makes the term "Activities" difficult for people to relate to?
6. When the potential volunteer from the Rosary Club told the speaker that she did not want to become a volunteer, how did the speaker get the potential volunteer to participate in some way?
7. What are the two criteria of a resident that might benefit from receiving cards or letters?
8. Why is it important to include a professional photograph in advertisements?
9. What is another way to get coverage from a television station besides a public service announcement?
10. What is a reason why Activities Staff may not be recognized by the general public invited into the facility?
11. In the story about the nursing home having problems with funeral homes being responsive, how did the facility solve the problem?
12. What were two reasons the first group representative suggested as reasons why church groups or senior centers are good resources for finding volunteers?
13. After holding a Volunteer Day at the facility, what did one group representative do in order to make sure anyone who offered to volunteer did so?
14. What is one reason why families, staff, and church members that are already in the facility are often the best recruiters?
15. What are three activities you might consider having resident volunteers engage in?

Answers:

A. The speaker started to internalize the negativism that is out there in the community for nursing homes in general.
B. The speaker prepared the volunteer by being very specific about what they would be doing so any negative notions the volunteer might have about nursing homes are reduced.
C. If someone comes in on a day when a large event is not planned, Activities look like they are not doing their job because 1-to-1 activities in the rooms are not seen as easily as big events.
D. She called the volunteers as soon as possible after the event to get them into the area of volunteering they said they were
interested in.
E. The term is too general and people need examples of what the activities are.
F. A news event at the facility
G. The visual image is what people remember; it is better to have no picture at all than one that is poorly done.
H. 1. We live in a youth-oriented society; 2. People think of nursing homes as a place to die; 3. Negative publicity; 4. In this economy, people need two paychecks.
I. Church groups and senior centers are faithful volunteers and "pretty well take over their own programs" (can work independently).
J. These people see the need for volunteers first hand and so they are often very motivated to get the volunteers.
K. Alert enough to be aware of a card or a letter; someone you know will be at the facility for a long time.
L. The facility invited funeral directors from around the city for a luncheon to explain more about the nursing home to alleviate the funeral directors' generally negative image of nursing homes.
M. Write a simple fact sheet with the who, what, when, where, why with your telephone number.
N. The speaker asked the potential volunteer to simply consider sending a Christmas card to a resident that does not receive letters or visitors.
O.  You might have resident volunteers: 1. help less alert residents back to their rooms; 2. bring an Exercise Tape around to room-bound residents; 3. visit room bound residents to read aloud.


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Questions

16. Section #1. When describing your weekly Activity Program during your Volunteer Recruitment Talk, why should you begin with your Group Activities?
17. Section #2.  If an audience member voices a complaint about your activity program, what are the three steps in answering?
18. Section #3. What is one system you might use to help your volunteers work independently of you?
19. Section #4. What three things should the opening of your speech accomplish?
20. Section #5. How might you demonstrate to your listeners that you think their group is important?
21. Section #6. What is the 5-W Formula for crafting a brief, detailed story for your Volunteer Recruitment Talk?
22. Section #7.  What are three techniques that can increase your connective impact with your audience?
23. Section #8.  What is it important to remember when crafting a story to use for your Volunteer Recruitment Talk?
24. Section #9.  What are the four rules of appealing to your listeners to volunteer at your facility?
25. Section #10.  What are two strategies you might use if you make a "flub" during your talk?
26. Section #11.  What are five suggestions for easing nervousness during the beginning of your talk?
27. Section #12.  What is a good way to plan out your rehearsal schedule?

Answers

A.  Group Activities are something to which your audience can easily relate.  They probably stereotypically associate Group Activities like Bingo with Long Term Care
Activities or Recreation.
B. Your opening should: 1. Establish you as a relaxed, likable person who sounds knowledgeable and competent;
2. Intrigue or amuse the audience; 3. Present a summary of your message.
C. Select only the details that will serve to emphasize your point and the reason for your talk (i.e. recruiting
volunteers).
D. You can ease nervousness by: 1. Make your opening
lines clear and crisp, 2. Speak a bit louder than usual, 3. Use gestures to burn off nervous energy, 4. Make strategic eye contact, 5. Breathe.
E. Use a brief, neutral statement, or a lighthearted line to correct yourself simply and calmly.
F. Tell your listeners something about their group that they didn't think you would know.  For example, the day before speaking in front of a church group, call the church
secretary and find out how large the church membership is.
G. The three steps in answering a complaint are: 1.
Empathize or validate, 2. Shift it back to them, 3. Seize the Opportunity.
H. Set up a pocket chart in the Activity Room with each volunteer's name on a pocket.  During training, orient the
volunteers to check the pocket chart after signing in.  Leave notes in each volunteer's pocket regarding what to do.
I. The 5-W Formula answers the questions: What happened? When did it happen?  Where did it happen?  Who was involved?  Why did it happen?
J. Start planning your rehearsal schedule by working backwards from the date of the presentation.
K. The four rules are: 1. Make your appeal to volunteer brief and specific, 2. State the benefits of your listener may expect to receive, 3. Make signing-up easy to do, 4. Use handouts.
L.  Three techniques to increase your connective impact are: 1. Use your listeners names, 2. Use the word "you, 3. Ask for a show of hands