Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Respite & Companion Volunteer
Department:Community Services
Category:Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date:Approximately 2 hrs/week for a minimal six month commitment. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.
Locations throughout the county; volunteer may specify area of service.
Program Summary:
Volunteers, once trained, are paired one-on-one with frail elder citizens who either live alone or with a family caregiver.  During weekly two-hour visits, they provide friendship, reassurance and companion level assistance with activities such as conversation, reading, shopping and social outings. No hands-on care required.  If the older adult lives with a caregiver, these visits enable that person to take a much-needed break (respite).

To see the program in action, check out this 4.5 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drQ69Eg9JNM&feature=youtu.be
Duties and Responsibilities:
Successful completion of 3 hour training;  on-going weekly visits with an elder, and a minimal 6 month commitment. 
Qualifications and Requirements:
Men and women 21 years and up who are compassionate, open-minded, and interested in spending time with an older adult;  will submit to a background check, and can make a 6- month commitment.  Must be at least 21 to apply.
Application or Registration Deadline:
Application Process:
Click here to apply. Or call Katie Wade, 303-441-1543 for application information.
Training Dates and Information:
Trainings are held about every 7 weeks throughout the year in alternating locations within the county.  
Additional Information:
Katie Wade at 303-441-1543 or inforespite@bouldercounty.org


All volunteers need to review Boulder County's Multicultural Diversity and EEO and Unlawful Discrimination Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.