Where did my "Me" time go? Do you enjoy spending time with a child?


(45.039173,-92.82732)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1875 Northwestern Ave SoStillwater, MN 55082

About

Mike is the father of an adorable six-year-old girl. His wife has some medical issues, so Mike is working, taking care of his wife and his daughter. He feels like where does the time go. At this point in his life, he is filling the role of Mom and Dad. Just being able to shop, cook, connect with his family and friends can be difficult. He used to go to the gym and work out which kept him healthy and was enjoyable. He used to get eight hours of sleep a night and now he sometimes only gets six. It would be so helpful if a volunteer could spend some time with his daughter (who does have a disability) so that he could spend some time to address his own needs, but at the same time know his daughter is safe and having fun getting some extra attention.
We have many caregivers/parents with this same need and if you could share two hours once a week or four hours twice a month it would be so appreciated and a lifesaver.
Male, female, couples and pairs of volunteers are needed throughout Washington County for evening and weekend hours at this time. During the Summer months, there is also a need for daytime hours as well.
Volunteers are there to give the caregiver a break by providing companionship and supervision. Volunteers do not provide any medical care or daily living care as that is done by the caregiver.
For more information please contact Dianne Vierling FamilyMeans Volunteer Coordinator 651-789-4055 dvierling@familymeans.org

Skills

  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours once a week or 4 hours twice a month
  • Patient, enjoy children, maintain good boundaries, dependable, have fun, set limits

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