Better is Possible.
Respite volunteers provide breaks for someone who is caring for a child or adult with a disability, chronic illness or frailty in Washington County.
Provide non-medical companionship, supervision, and a friendly new face for a person with special needs so that the caregiver has some time away.
As a respite volunteer, you can set your own schedule and volunteer with a family member or friend.
Some activities that volunteer 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 Respite Volunteer, you can 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.
“I draw strength and determination from caregivers and their gifts of patience, endurance, humor, caring, depth and love.”