PHILIPSBURG:--- The White & Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF) asks for volunteers to assist with the care for its clients, as it is confronted with a staffing shortage due to the surge in positive Covid-19 cases.
Today (Friday, January 7th), we passed 1.000 positive cases on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten. Inevitably, the WYCCF with 170+ staff is also affected by this fifth Omicron wave. It has many employees from several departments who tested positive and some having to quarantine at home, causing serious staffing issues.
To continue providing care to its clients, the WYCCF is looking for volunteers to support nursing and care. All help is welcome, especially if you have some professional or personal experience in nursing or caring for the elderly.
Daily support is needed and can include help with feeding, caring, or helping with activities. But also logistical, like assistance with transportation, food delivery, laundry, etc.
Volunteers need to be vaccinated and must have received their booster shot at least two weeks ago. They also should be willing to comply with our covid preventive measures (face mask, hand hygiene, social distance, etc.).
All help is welcome!