Social Work Student, Sydney Western Suburbs NSW - 16 August 2017
I volunteered at the local nursing home for a term, and I must say it was quite an experience. As I was young at the time, (Year 10) I felt that in the beginning, the nursing home staff were eager to introduce us the the environment and make us feel comfortable. As the weeks went on, the staff got 'less bothered' so to speak, which is understandable as nursing homes are busy environments. Making the residents happy was very rewarding, however at times, they simply dumped us with a resident and left. Personally however, I think it was a positive learning experience.