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Assignment Title: Group Respite Program Assistant


Purpose of Assignment:

To provide respite to a primary caregiver, while providing companionship and support to care recipients in a group setting.


Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and have an interest in working with the elderly and impaired populations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Volunteers will be offered opportunities to conduct small group activities, lead exercises, help in meal preparation/clean-up, and discuss the news and day’s events.
  2. Volunteers will offer reassurance and companionship to the participants. Volunteers may work one-to-one with an individual or with groups.
  3. Volunteers with special skills may share them with the participants. These skills may include musical, gardening, cosmetology, cooking, sewing, or craft skills.
  4. Volunteers will assist staff in monitoring doors.
  5. Volunteers will report unusual behavior or physical complaints of participants or emergencies to appropriate center staff.
  6. Volunteers will record hours worked in the Volunteer Sign-In Book.

Time Commitment:

Blocks of 2-4.5 hours per day, Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-2:00 pm. There is flexibility with the volunteer’s schedule and preferred day.


Volunteers will receive orientation and training before beginning their assignment



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