Provide Breaks (Respite) for Caregivers

Become a respite volunteer and provide a break for someone who is caring for a child or adult with a disability, chronic illness or frailty in Washington County.

Respite volunteers provide non-medical companionship, supervision and a friendly new face for a person with special needs so the caregiver has some time away.

As an in-home respite volunteer, you can set your own schedule and even volunteer with a family member or friend. There are also pre-scheduled group respite opportunities for volunteers.

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

As a FamilyMeans volunteer, you’ll learn new skills, gain practical experience, meet new people and have fun while making a difference in someone’s life and providing help for caregivers.

What is volunteering like?


Get started:

Volunteer Application

Volunteering with Financial Benefits

Caregiving Staff Bios

Volunteer Staff Bios

What are some other options for getting involved?

FamilyMeans has many volunteer opportunities and ways you can be involved. Click here to connect with us!