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Dave-OH
Administrator

USA
3874 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2009 :  1:22:12 PM  Show Profile
Hi Everyone,

Our organization has been in operation for many years. It has always been staffed by enthusiastic, well informed volunteers at every organizational department. We have managed to stay in operation because there have always been members who cared enough to put their extra time and effort into helping others.

This last year has been extremely hard on our volunteers through sickness miseries and natural attrition. We are now asking for those of you who care as much and will go the "extra mile" to step forward to help maintain and run our programs.

There are benefits to working as staff and I will be the first to tell you that they are non tangible and at times nerve wracking. No one in the organization is paid any monies - it is all volunteer. Working as staff boosts self esteem, keeps one mentally active and provides benefits to many others to learn more about COPD and how to live with it. (Remember how you felt when you first came here?) The work is with computers so there is no heavy physical exertion so one's level of disability is not a hindrance.

The biggest and most important requirement is that one must fully subscribe and adhere to our management polices in all circumstances. These are listed on our web site at:

http://www.copd-support.com/

on the 'Policies and Messaging' page (Click-link on the left side of the home page). Seldom is this a problem, but if you can not abide by those policies, please do not volunteer. Every member, regardless of position, is held to the same standards.

We've generated the following questionnaire that should allow us to determine the best position for each volunteer. Use this link to complete the questionnaire on-line:

COPD Volunteer Survey


Either way, please fill out the questionnaire as best you can. We sincerely thank you for your help.

Take care,
Carolyn Krall
President COPD-Support, Inc

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Dave-OH
Administrator

USA
3874 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2009 :  1:13:40 PM  Show Profile
COPD Volunteer Survey

Dave, Forum Administrator
COPD Support, Inc. http://www.copd-support.com/
Your source for peer support and COPD Info

Chat room http://chat.copd-support.com
Mobile chat room for pads and phone Chat room http://chat.copd-support.com/m

My Site: http://lungresources.com
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djtcopd
Rookie

USA
4 Posts

Posted - Jul 25 2009 :  5:31:35 PM  Show Profile
Hi
I am a registered nurse. I would be happy to volunteer some time, am very computer literate with plenty of experience to draw from. The last time I volunteered for a site, however, they turned me down because I did not have COPD. If you would like some help, please give me a shout.

This member has been banned. She is compensated by the other site based on the number of hits her site generates. She is using existing COPD sites to drive hits to her site and increase her pay.


Deborah Leader RN, BSN, PHN

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itybit
Moderator

USA
15 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2009 :  1:21:22 PM  Show Profile
Hi Dave....did you get enough volunteers? I tried to get to the COPD Volunteer Survey but could not get to it from the link.

Thanks
Terry-IA

Terry-IA
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tsainta
Contributing Member

USA
1547 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2010 :  4:29:21 PM  Show Profile
Dave, I tried to look at the survey too, but it wouldn't come up.

Tony-CA

The statistics on sanity say that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. Are they're OK? Then it's you.
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Dave-OH
Administrator

USA
3874 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2010 :  9:13:56 PM  Show Profile
It has been down for a year. If you are interested, I will forward your information to Caro when she returns from vacation.

Dave, Forum Administrator
COPD Support, Inc. http://www.copd-support.com/
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debby1956
Rookie

USA
1 Posts

Posted - Dec 15 2011 :  2:03:33 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by djtcopd

Hi
I am a registered nurse. I would be happy to volunteer some time, am very computer literate with plenty of experience to draw from. The last time I volunteered for a site, however, they turned me down because I did not have COPD. If you would like some help, please give me a shout.

i am having trouble with the lady i live with she likes the temp down to to 50 degress and her counselor said to not touch it and to leave it at 62 degress and don't move and she keeps moving it and says she is to warm. and cannot breath but i am very cold in the house.

deborah gaughan
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itybit
Moderator

USA
15 Posts

Posted - Dec 15 2011 :  3:01:07 PM  Show Profile
Hi Deborah...you might want to get her a small plastic oscillating fan to use. I think a lot of the medications can cause the hot to cold and cold to hot sensations that someone with COPD has. I always have my fan handy. I even use it in the winter time while sleeping. Someone with COPD feels much better if they can have air moving around their face. It makes it easier to breath. This way maybe she wouldn't have to adjust the heat.

Terry-IA
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Dave-OH
Administrator

USA
3874 Posts

Posted - Dec 15 2011 :  7:38:17 PM  Show Profile
Folks, this topic is about volunteer work.

Dave, Forum Administrator
COPD Support, Inc. http://www.copd-support.com/
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Chat room http://chat.copd-support.com
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travelermimi
Rookie

USA
1 Posts

Posted - Dec 29 2011 :  11:39:31 PM  Show Profile
I am flying for the first time with oxygen. What should I expect? I am frightened.

MIRIAM HOFLAND
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Dave-OH
Administrator

USA
3874 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2011 :  12:49:26 AM  Show Profile
Folks, this topic is about volunteer work, this is not about O2. Ask a new question in the O2 forum on this site.

Dave, Forum Administrator
COPD Support, Inc. http://www.copd-support.com/
Your source for peer support and COPD Info

Chat room http://chat.copd-support.com
Mobile chat room for pads and phone Chat room http://chat.copd-support.com/m

My Site: http://lungresources.com
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