Volunteers provide companionship, supervision, and meaningful activity to an individual with dementia/Alzheimer's Disease, while providing temporary relief for the family caregiver. Individualized in-home respite are offered as well as group respite programs.
Activities may include hobbies, reading, conversation, playing cards or other games, etc.
Volunteers are not permitted to provide personal care.
Training is provided to all those interested. Background check is required and conducted as part of screening process.
Volunteers are needed throughout Western New York's eight county region!
Desired monthly commitment varies depending on programming. 3 to 4 hours per month commitment for Group Respite, and 4 hours to a maximum of 16 hours per month for In-Home Respite.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Elder care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hs per month for group respite, 4hrs + In-home
- Background Check and Transportion