CareBreak Volunteer Opportunity


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Allegheny, Beaver, southern Butler CountiesSewickley, PA 15143


CareBreak Volunteers provide companionship and care for children who have a disability. Volunteers are asked to commit to a weekly visit of two to four hours over a minumum 6-month period. In most cases, the two to four hour respite "break" allows family caregivers to engage in activities either inside or outside of the home. The volunteer provides care for the child while enjoying fun and safe activities in the child's home or community.

CareBreak Volunteer services generally fall into the following categories:

  • offering friendship, guidance and companionship (talking and listening)
  • sharing creative recreational activities (reading, arts and crafts, games)
  • participating in outings with the child (park, movies, zoo)
  • helping with school work and pre-school learning
  • mentoring and aiding in the development of social skills
  • providing basic personal care (feeding, assisting with medications, positioning and transferring)
  • interest in working with a child in their community

A child to be served by CareBreak must:

  • be between newborn and sixteen years of age
  • have a disability
  • live at home with a family caregiver
  • live in Allegheny, Beaver and southern portions of Butler Counties

CareBreak kids have a variety of disabilities including autism, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities and other neurological impairments.

For more information please go to:


  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Special Needs
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per visit per week for 6 months

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