Respite Care Ministry
Volunteer to Serve as a Respite Friend
Do you enjoy making new connections and visiting with people? Please consider becoming trained to serve as a Respite Care volunteer so that we may reach out to be there when families ask for our support. Volunteers make short home visits and may engage in conversation, reminiscing, listening to music, reading, sharing your connection with Village Church, or quiet time together. No medical care is provided during Respite Care visits. You may be matched individually with a Respite Care family or you may become part of a Respite Care team where you share a schedule of visits with another volunteer. Most volunteers average about six hours each month for their visits. Your presence and compassionate care are what matter. You will be strengthening a family and helping to lift up both a family caregiver and a care receiver. It is a very rewarding and valuable experience.
• Respite Care volunteer training manual
• 3 hours of class time
• Individualized training with a confidential Family Profile
• “Get Acquainted” visit when you are matched with a family
Volunteers also have an opportunity to attend regular Respite Friend meetings in order to share, support, and learn from one another.
To learn more or to apply to become a Respite Friend, please contact Gayle Yelenik at 913.671.2370 or e-mail.