Q How often does Resounding Joy offer Joy Giver training?
A Resounding Joy schedules Joy Giver training throughout the year on an on-demand basis. Training typically requires attending training on a Saturday and Sunday during one weekend..
Q Where does Resounding Joy train Joy Giver volunteers?
A The first of the two classes—a training requirement—meets at the Resounding Joy headquarters in Sorrento Valley on Saturday. On Sunday, the class meets at the headquarters in the morning and then moves to one of several assisted-living facilities in San Diego in the afternoon.
Q Do Joy Giver volunteers pay for training?
A Resounding Joy doesn’t charge volunteers for training, however, volunteers train with the understanding that they will volunteer their time as Joy Givers for one year or a total of 50 hours of service after they graduate training. We encourage Joy Givers to pay $14 for the background check in support of the program, but it is not required.
Q What kinds of training materials do Joy Giver volunteers receive?
A Learning occurs through hands-on experience. Trainees also receive a small reference handbook. Some volunteers like to record notes with pen or keyboard during the training classes. Upon completion of training, Resounding Joy welcomes Joy Giver volunteers to borrow from its library of rhythm instruments for practice and use in Mindful Music visits.
Q Where do Joy Giver volunteers visit seniors?
A These are six of the most likely San Diego assisted-living locations:
- Brookdale Senior Living Solutions Carmel Valley»
- Cal Vet Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista»
- Encinitas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center»
- Holiday Retirement, The Springs of El Cajon»
- Potiker City Heights Residence»
- Wesley Palms»
Q When do Joy Giver volunteers make Mindful Music visits?
A Assisted living facilities welcome Mindful Music visits on weekdays during business hours.
Q How long is a typical Mindful Music visit?
A Joy Giver volunteers can expect to spend from 15 minutes to one hour with a senior during a Mindful Music visit.
Q Can Joy Giver volunteers choose to serve a friend, a neighbor, or a family member?
A Yes, of course! And Joy Giver volunteers who make visits to their friends, neighbors, or family members are free to choose the day and time that best suits their schedules. Resounding Joy uses a phone app that allows Joy Givers to submit reports of their volunteer visits quickly and easily. Resounding Joy requires accounting of all volunteer man-hours for funding purposes.
Q Can potential Joy Giver volunteers watch a video of a Mindful Music on-site visit to an assisted-living facility?
A The Resounding Joy channel at YouTube offers an entire playlist of Joy Giver videos. When you visit YouTube, search for Resounding Joy Inc., then browse through the playlist curated for potential volunteers. Or just click here.»
Q Can potential volunteers talk to a trained Joy Giver volunteer before deciding to train?
A Yes! We’re happy to forward your request for an interview to our experienced Joy Givers. They’re some of our most enthusiastic advocates!
Q Before applying, can potential volunteers observe trained Joy Givers in action at an assisted-living facility?
A Yes! Contact our volunteer coordinator to request an on-site visit:
Resounding Joy Volunteer Coordinator
Phone (858) 457–2200