Volunteer Your Time

We recognize the value each volunteer brings to Emory Valley Center
Emory Valley Center appreciates volunteers assisting us with services for people we support. We recognize the value each volunteer brings to our center and everyone associated with it. Properly trained and skilled volunteers can directly assist the people we support with daily living activities, as well as educational and vocational tasks under the supervision of our trained staff. Volunteers can also provide approved administrative support. In keeping with our commitment to provide high quality and safety to the people we support, we have established guidelines and procedures for volunteer service that are explained below. All employees, as well as the volunteers themselves, must follow these guidelines and volunteers must be at lease eighteen years old.

Guidelines

Before allowing a volunteer to begin service, we will obtain any required background check and obtain a negative TB skin test. We will also provide orientation and training designed to familiarize the volunteer with the general setting or program, and with the people supported involved, including Training Specific to the Needs of the Individual. Training will consist of but not be limited to designated trainings, including Confidentiality and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Volunteers will never be left alone with any person we support and will never count toward meeting staffing requirements. Our trained staff must be present at all times. Each volunteer will be assigned to a designated staff person for the coordination of volunteer service. Volunteers will not drive service recipients or administer medication of any kind, whether prescription or over the counter.

Volunteers must provide each of the following documents:

Volunteer Application – click here

Release of Information Statement

Release and Waiver of Liability

Emergency Information

Record of TB skin test

 

To learn more about opportunities to volunteer contact:

Human Resources Specialist, Tiffany Rose 865-813-0594

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