Thank you for your interest in volunteering with FamilyMeans. Before you start as a volunteer with we ask that you review the following materials. 

What is Respite Care? A helpful guide. 

FamilyMeans Volunteer Policies and Procedures

It is important to understand the disabilities and chronic illnesses of those you may be working with. Click each link below to learn more.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)/ Lou Gehrig's disease 


Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Autism and Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD)

Cerebral Palsy

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) 



Down Syndrome

Intellectual Disability

Learning Disabilities (LDA)


Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Severe or Multiple Disabilities


Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

**For additional information on disabilities/illnesses not listed, please call (651)789-4015.

Helpful hints when volunteering with someone with a disability or illness


Your FamilyMeans Support Team


To complete your training as a FamilyMeans volunteer you must complete the following informational forms. Click here to view/print. 


Please contact Dan Bohnker at  or 651-439-4840 if you have any questions regarding these materials.