In the recent myCNAjobs Q4 2013 Caregiver Trend Report, it uncovered that over 70%+ of caregivers would consider volunteering for a shot at a rewarding, paid job opportunity.
When it comes to caregiving and nursing jobs, job seekers have options. From homecare to nursing homes to hospitals, there's a growing need for qualified caregivers to fill a variety of full time and part time caregiver jobs. However, with caregiver burnout running high (it's a hard job!), finding the right fit for both the employer and employee is essential.
If you're not sure what type of caregiver job is the best fit or if you're simply unsure of the differences in the various types of positions available, consider volunteering. It's a path that many people don't consider that can be extremly rewarding and beneficial on many fronts.
Volunteering even for a few short hours a week will allow you to meet managers, staff, and experience a "day in the life" before deciding where you want to take your career. Further, it's an opportunity to make yourself indispensable to a company (hint: higher potential pay!). Volunteers can work as a hospice, caregiver, or companion.