Respite Program Volunteers Needed

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Respite Program Volunteers Needed

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We are seeking volunteers to help with our Respite program. The Respite program is an opportunity for family caregivers of people living with dementia to participate in our Retreat programs for their own self-care while their loved one is participating in meaningful, engaging programming that is based on the Montessori method.

The family caregiver may choose to take the opportunity to run errands, engage in social activities or just take some time alone resting from the day to day responsibilities of caregiving for their loved one.

Each participant will be paired with one volunteer companion for the program. The volunteers will help guide the participants through the activities and help with serving lunch. The participants will be required to self-toilet and self-ambulate with our without assistive devices. Volunteers will NOT be asked to transfer or help with toileting.

There are two shifts available:

Mondays- 12:45 - 4:00
Wednesdays 9:45- 1:00 Includes lunch

Dementia training is required and lunch is provided for FREE for Wednesday Respite.

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Volunteer Testimonials:

" A Gift of Time has been an awesome service for my husband. The volunteers and staff for this organization are such kind and caring individuals and a Godsend for this mission of care and support. The Board of Directors are to be commended for doing such a worthy service to citizens who need help and understanding" K. Greer

"I have been so blessed to volunteer with A Gift of Time since June of 2023 and I can tell you, it's been just a joy.  I have met some of my favorite people on the planet through this organization and all of the opportunities they provide" J. Workman

"As a VOLUNTEER, I have seen joy on the faces of participants as they are a safe, enjoyable environment that has activities in which they can participate.  The caregivers have expressed thanks for the time to do needed tasks or have time for themselves.  I am personally glad to have the opportunity to be able to support this program each week"- D. May



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