Resources and Information
Gundersen Health System
Mississippi Valley Conservancy
Pet therapy: Virtual visits with the iPad or if someone lives in a care community going around the building on the first floor to all of the different windows. I have also had some people play fetch or teach their dogs tricks in front of the windows for residents to watch
Live stream a volunteer music performance (piano, clarinet, harp etc) through zoom and hook up to a television
Have them and/or their kids write letters to the residents, part of a “pen-pal” program
Do an at home-baking demonstration (maybe the facility could even supply a store-bought or kitchen-made version of what they made)
Doing phone call check-in’s to see how things are going.
Reading to a resident via Facetime/Skype
Coloring time: Resident and Volunteer color over Facetime/Skype and chit chat during the session
Volunteer Engagement COVID-19 Response Guide. This guide is free for MAVA members and costs $20 for others.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
COVID-19: 5 Things to Know and Do – basic safety information
COVID-19 guidance from a risk management practice serving nonprofits, including a downloadable
COVID-19 Checklist focused on operational practices and updated links on a wide variety of topics