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.

Alzheimer's

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

Arthritis

Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Autism and Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD)

Cerebral Palsy

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) 

Dementia

Diabetes

Down Syndrome

Intellectual Disability

Learning Disabilities (LDA)

Parkinson's

Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Severe or Multiple Disabilities

Stroke

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

Resources 

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 Dianne Vierling at dvierling@familymeans.org  or 651-439-4840 if you have any questions regarding these materials.