MEETING 5 PRESENTATION (2) EURADIPONET / ANTEAS FERRARA (ITALY) IVISOC 2013
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    MEETING 5 PRESENTATION (2) EURADIPONET / ANTEAS FERRARA (ITALY) IVISOC 2013 MEETING 5 PRESENTATION (2) EURADIPONET / ANTEAS FERRARA (ITALY) IVISOC 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • ANTEAS Ferrara (Italy) National Association of the Third Age Active for Solidarity Associated partner of Eur.adi.po.net
    • Main Activities • Health Care • Transport sick • Assistance to the elderly • Socio-cultural animation Target • Elderly in general • People who are socially excluded
    • An informal interview about the 3R’s with the ANTEAS volunteers
    • Last month ANTEAS headquarter was transferred to a new building. I helped them out to move in. On that occasion, I had the opportunity to interview a lot of volunteers and talk to them about the 3 R’s. The volunteers I talked to came from middle social class and they were qualified workers, office workers, nurses. They were retired or close to retire.
    • They wanted to give meaning to their lives working as volunteers in the field of health and social care to • help old and sick people • learn new skills • use the skills they already have
    • The interviewed volunteers gave weighted answers. Their opinions about the 3R’s will continue on the next slides.
    • ANTEAS volunteers opinions about the 3R’s Volunteer associations must try their best to retain the volunteers recognizing constantly their engagement, as most people need recognitions. If a volunteer doesn’t feel valued he can think his activities are unappreciated and, as a result, he could abandon the association.
    • ANTEAS volunteers opinions about the 3R’s The recruitment, the recognition and the retention are activities strongly related and above all good practices of recruitment and recognition are useful for the retention.
    • ANTEAS volunteers opinions about the 3R’s First kind of recognition: the recruitment. If the association management recruit the volunteer giving him the right information and giving him a right role, he will carry out happily his duties, increasing the possibility of a long retention inside the association.
    • ANTEAS volunteers opinions about the 3R’s A good recruitment and an honest and continuous recognition will • develop and keep alive in the volunteers the sense of belonging to the association and • increase the chance of retaining volunteers for a long time.
    • ANTEAS volunteers opinions about the 3R’s The association need a variety of methods for showing appreciation to volunteers. Saying thank you because at the end of the day, most volunteers want to know if they have carried out their work properly and their activities have been done well. Besides the recognition should be done as soon as possible.
    • ANTEAS volunteers opinions about the 3R’s The association should not say thank you for a very common performance, because there is the risk of overdoing and thanksgiving could lose meaning. Indeed if we say thanks a lot for poor performances we make something appear to be more important or impressive than it is really. So we must give honest and balanced recognition (thanks) for volunteer efforts.
    • ANTEAS volunteers opinions about the 3R’s The association should recognize the volunteer more than his activity. For example, if a volunteer organizes an important event the manager should always mention the event and emphasize the work of the volunteer.
    • ANTEAS volunteers opinions about the 3R’s The association need a variety of methods to show appreciation for volunteers. Some people can feel well valued their commitment by public thanks and some others prefer a recognition by concrete facts.
    • ANTEAS volunteers opinions about the 3R’s As different people appreciate different things, associations should take into consideration different ways for recognizing volunteers. Holding this in due consideration, ANTEAS has made some agreements with factories, craftsmen and service centres in order to offer some goods or services at low cost to volunteers.
    • ANTEAS volunteers opinions about the 3R’s Some goods and services at low cost for volunteers: • social trips • social holidays at the seaside and to the mountains • thermal treatments • medical specialist services (therapies and visits, • ophthalmology examinations)
    • • barber, hairdresser, manicure and pedicure service • insurance (car, home, person, family) • season opera and theater • subscription magazines • annual maintenance of home heating device (mandatory by law)
    • Management.- The volunteers think that all the managers have to participate in meeting with other associations to share skills, knowledge, experiences and information. This is a good way to improve the organisation and the activities of the associations. Besides, whenever it is necessary to take some important decisions, the people managing volunteers have to involve the volunteers to share the decisions.
    • ANTEAS volunteers opinions about the 3R’s According to an old Italian saying “one hand receives the other gives”.