Volunteer Opportunity

Respite & Companion Volunteer

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Community Services
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date: Approximately 2 hrs/week for a minimum six month commitment. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.
Location:

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 3 minute video.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Successful completion of 3 hour training; on-going weekly visits with an elder, and a minimum 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.

Training Dates and Information:

Trainings are held about every 7 weeks throughout the year in alternating locations within the county.

Additional Information:

More Information

Contact:

Kari Middleton at 720-864-6526 or inforespite@bouldercounty.org

Application Process:

Click here to apply. Or call Kari Middleton, 720-864-6526 for application information.