In Residential Homes:
The volunteers, along with the trained staff, support the different residential groups in the residences. Volunteers will support and encourage residents for all house-hold duties. The duties could be: washing clothes, cleaning their room and house. Volunteers also support and help residents with everyday practical things, such as: helping the residents with shopping, going with them to doctors/therapists or different public offices. Another area of support is the care and nursing of the residents. After a training term volunteers can perform different duties. For example, they can help the residents wash and shower
or help them change their clothes. Volunteers can also help during meal times if residents cannot eat their meals independently. Volunteers also help with day-to-day activities and social events, for example: activities after work or on weekends such as, walks or visits to the theatre, musicals or concerts.
In Sheltered workshops:
Volunteers work in the main workshop or branch workshop. They are a part of the assembly teams (putting things together) or specialization groups. They support the qualified staff. The volunteers help and instruct people with disabilities in their work. Volunteers also help with the production work. Besides the work duties, it is important for the volunteers to control the individual work steps and to check the end products.There are other duties besides working in the production building, guiding and supporting the people
with disabilities. Volunteers are also involved in all group activities. Volunteers might also help residents with everyday activities, such as: making, serving, and cutting food into smaller pieces. The volunteers offer support and go on day trips and free-time activities. These are offered by the organization. Volunteers will also support the team to organize
parties during Christmas or ‘Fasching’ (Carnival).