VOLUNTEER WITH US.

 

ABOUT VOLUNTEERING.

 

" When I was visiting my mother-in-law who suffered from paralysis and aphasia (inability to speak and read) following a stroke, I offered to give a lift to a group of volunteers from the charity I was part of “Il Circolo”. Everytime I would have liked to split myself in many parts and be able to spend some time with the many other residents of Villa Scalabrini. I started to feel at home and I enjoyed the atmosphere of peace and order of this elderly home, surrounded by a beautiful landscape. With time, I got to know some of the residents and carers and we developed a certain familiarity.

 

When suddenly my mother-in-law sadly passed away, I decided I would continue to visit the residents and devote them some of my time and care. I wanted to try to alleviate their sadness helping to create and organize activities so as to stimulate their brain and make them feel still useful and important. Even a chat, a hug or a smile can make a lot in a life spent in a wheelchair often with the only hope of a swift and painless death.

 

But what struck me, was that I also received a lot back from them! Their smile, their strength and warmth made me feel important, too. And it’s in this mutual exchange that, I think, lays the real secret of charity work. "

 

 

VOLUNTEERING WITH VILLA SCALABRINI.

 

The origin of Villa Scalabrini is very much linked to the service rendered by the many volunteers. Not only they contributed to the building’s development but continuously supported our activities by helping to organize events and pay regular visits to the residents.

 

For many years we have been fortunate to have dedicated people, young and old and from all walks of life giving their time, skills and creativity to make this place what it is today. Our volunteers come especially from the Italian community. A group of members from a charity, Il Circolo, is currently coming once a week to assist with daily activities.

 

Also the support of the residents’ families is always alive and extremely important for the success of Villa Scalabrini since it stresses the sense of cooperation which is at the basis of our mission.

 

DISCLOSURES AND PRE REGISTRATION CHECKS.

 

To ensure we safeguard and protect the vulnerable people we work with, we have a number of pre-registration checks such as CRB/SOVA checks. Having a criminal record does not necessarily bar someone from volunteering. It depends on the nature of the position applied for, and the circumstances and background of the offences.

 

 

COPYRIGHT 2016 VILLA SCALABRINI. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

SITE DESIGN BY 22 MILLION.