Come spend some quality time with the elders of your community by providing a relief for caregivers!


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Every family and/or care partner caring for a loved one with memory loss needs a few hrs per week to themselves to re-energize and focus on their needs. As a relief volunteer, you will be matched with a family to provide relief for the caregiver once per week for 2 - 3hrs.

You will provide non-medical companionship, supervision and a friendly new face for a person with memory loss so the caregiver has some time away.

Some activities volunteers enjoy while providing respite include:

  • Conversing about the past and present
  • Reading books or the daily newspaper
  • Solving crossword puzzles
  • Watching movies
  • Playing board games or cards

Relief volunteering is fulfilling & fun

- Learn new skills

- Gain practical experience

- Meet new people

- Have fun while making a difference in someone’s life and providing help for caregivers

Requirements designed to help us protect our older adult passengers:

- Be 20 years of age.

- Pass background and driver record checks.

Volunteers work with clients to determine weekly relief schedule that works best for both. All volunteers are carefully trained in memory loss care.

Skills

  • Photography
  • People Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training

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