CVCOA Supports Volunteers

CVCOA offers training and support opportunites throughout the year. Each volunteer position includes training oppounrities for that specific role. Meals on Wheels drivers receive specialized training related to food safety and meal deliver proceedures. Evidence-based programs are led by certified volunteer instructors who engage in initial and ongoing training. CVCOA also connects all volunteers with training opportunities and resources to help build confidence and skills, set and maintain boundaries, understand CVCOA's services and role in the community, and communicate effectively. See the resources below for general training on communication, ageism awareness, and more. 

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Become a Volunteer Tai Chi Class Leader!
The Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) is looking for volunteers to lead Falls Prevention
Tai Chi classes.  Research shows that practicing Tai Chi improves balance, mobility, strength and flexibility and aids in relaxation. Volunteers can make a difference by adding a wonderful opportunity to enhance community wellness.
 
The Training/Certification to lead Level I Falls Prevention Tai Chi is offered thru Tai Chi Vermont, including a Zoom Session on Oct 3 (9 – noon) and a 2-day training session at the Aldrich Library in Barre on October 17 and October 18.  Registrants will receive a video to practice and prepare in advance.  CVCOA will pay for the training providing volunteers commit to leading 16, free 1-hour classes.  CVCOA provides support in finding facilities and promoting the class. Tai Chi Vermont provides continuing education support.  For more information, contact Anne Greshin ([email protected], 802-241-4840).

Additional Volunteer Training Resources

Changing the Narrative

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Reframing aging toolkit and resources.

Frameworks Institute

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Framing can help address negative attitudes toward aging. FrameWorks' research offers powerful ways to shift thinking about aging and older people.