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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Alpine Area Agency on AgingAspen, CO 81611


About

The Caregiver Respite Volunteer provides companionship and safety for an older adult who is experiencing isolation or some form of compromised health; this companionship allows the older adult’s caregiver to take a break.

Time: Weekly two hour visit; initial commitment of six months.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending initial training and periodic volunteer meetings
  • Attending an annual training regarding elder rights
  • Following all program procedures
  • Observing and reporting changes in the mental and physical status of the older adult
  • Recording all volunteer hours and activities on the monthly form

Duties include:

  • When applicable, ensuring the older adult’s safety and comfort while the caregiver is away
  • Assisting the older adult, if needed, with tasks such as reading, sorting mail, making phone calls, etc.
  • Enabling the older adult, if appropriate, to enjoy activities such as walking, shopping, visiting the senior center, etc.
  • Encouraging the older adult to share his or her life story
  • Listening to the older adult’s concerns and offering reassurance
  • Informing the older adult about other community resources
  • Responding appropriately to emergencies

Skills

  • People Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week with a 6 month trial period

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