Respite Care Volunteers provide companionship to a hospice patient while giving the family member/s a break from their daily caregiving duties. These volunteers provide a supportive presence to those who cannot be left alone.
Respite Care involves staying with a patient while the family member/s enjoy a moment alone to run errands, make appointments, attend church services or simply take the time to care for themselves. Some light housekeeping might also be requested.
Respite Care Volunteers may be requested on an "as needed" basis or for regularly scheduled visits for a minimum of a 2 hour time frame per visit.
Note: Volunteers are not expected to assist with any personal cares (feeding, dressing, administering medications, etc.).
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Elder care
- People Skills
- Music Therapy
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- minimum 2 hours per visit
- TB Test, Background check required