Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteers
What is volunteering?
A volunteer is someone who offers his/her services of his/her own free will without expecting remuneration. Volunteers complement, not supplement, paid staff.
Volunteers represent the outside community to our patients and residents while also bringing the message of Milford to the outside community.
Volunteers come from all walks of life; some people bring a lifetime's experience, whilst for others Milford Care Centre can be a useful stepping stone to a rewarding career. Anyone over the age of 18 can become a volunteer.
Second-level and third-level students also complete work placements during the academic year.
- To give something back
- To make a difference
- To feel a sense of belonging
- To help less fortunate
- To keep busy
- To feel needed
What do volunteers do?
There are three categories of volunteers: