• 74 people are interested

Partners in Caring: Caregiver Respite Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Lifespan of Greater Rochester

  • 74 people are interested

A caregiver near you could some free time - a couple of hours off from caring for a loved one to shop, nap, take a walk, visit a friend.

Help a local caregiver by providing friendly visits and caring companionship to someone with early stage memory loss or dementia. Visit a few times a month on your own schedule. We will provide training, ongoing support and work with you to find the right match.

Activities may include going for walks together, looking at photo albums, engaging in conversation, arts and crafts, gardening, shopping, sharing a meal together, etc. Utilize reminiscence strategies to engage the person you visit- use memories as a point of connection and help them find meaning in their life story.

Become a Partner in Caring volunteer today! Call our volunteer coordinator at 585-287-6392

Currently matching volunteers to caregivers in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario and Wayne counties. This volunteer opportunity requires travel in your own vehicle, to and from the home.

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About Lifespan of Greater Rochester


1900 S. Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14618, US

Mission Statement

Longer life means that today's older adults have opportunities unknown to previous generations. Longer life also brings new challenges for both older adults and caregivers. No one understands the new face of aging better than the professionals at Lifespan. Lifespan helps older adults and caregivers take on the challenges and opportunities of longer life. Lifespan is a trusted source of unbiased information, guidance and more than 30 services and advocacy for older adults and caregivers. We also provide training and education for allied professionals and the community. Whether you need information about financing long-term care or guidance about eldercare, assistance handling bill payment and finances, advice about senior housing, help with health insurance options under Medicare, or assistance in an elder abuse situation, count on us to help you take it on. Lifespan is a member of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging.


Lifespan, founded in 1971, has provided service to Rochester area older adults and caregivers for 48 years. The organization has a $10.4 million annual budget and receives support from the government, The United Way of Greater Rochester, numerous foundations, private contributors, and through service fees. Lifespan employs approximately 160 full and part-time, and we assist approximately 39,000 older adults and caregivers a year.


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Monroe, Livingston, Wayne & Ontario countiesRochester, NY 14618


  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most of our volunteers visit 1x a week for 2 - 4 hours. However, even visiting 1 or 2 times a month for a few hours can make a big difference! We'll work with you and your desired schedule.
  • This volunteer opportunity requires travel in your own vehicle, to and from the home.

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