All volunteers have to go through a two full day training program at our office in Gurgaon. This training program is held once in every two months on a 2nd Saturday & Sunday. The training program is compulsory to be able to volunteer with us. The training will be conducted by psychologist, gerontologist, soft skills counsellors and doctors to help understand elderly issues.
In order to create a professional volunteer service, we would require each volunteer to commit Rs. 10000/- towards training and other costs to the Samvedna Care Foundation. 75% of this training fee will be returned back to the volunteer as per our Honorarium scheme.
A volunteer must honor his/her commitment to time as they would for any other work commitments. Since we are dealing with elderly it is important to honor the commitments as we would not want them to be emotionally challenged by no shows.
Honorarium to Volunteers
- Our volunteers will be given travel allowance for visiting the elderly.
- Once a volunteer completes minimum of 2 hours per week for three months of volunteer time, he/ she is refunded 20% of the training fee.
- After completion of 2 hours per week for six months of volunteer time, the volunteer gets 30% of the training fee back.
- After completion of one year of volunteering or completing of 100 hours of volunteer work the volunteer gets an additional 35% of the volunteer fee back. He/she can then work on Samvedna Senior Care rolls as a free-lancer.
Once the volunteer training program is successfully completed, each volunteer has to commit 4 hours at our senior centre over a period of one month and participate in two shadow visits with our staff.
You are ready to go independently as a volunteer !
Once the shadowing process is over, you are a certified Samvedna Senior Care volunteer. You will be then deputed to volunteer as per your preference of days, timings and location.