Volunteer Respite Manual: Creating Valuable Options for Family Caregivers

Drawing on the experience in volunteer services among ARCH network members, ARCH’s recognized Innovative and Exemplary respite services, and Lifespan Respite grantees and their partners, this step-by-step manual will help national, state and community-based programs and faith-based initiatives assess needs, plan, and implement volunteer respite programs with special guidance on providing volunteer services during the pandemic. It will also assist Lifespan Respite grantees and partners in building respite capacity through volunteer training and recruitment. Topics include: program planning and operations; volunteer recruitment, training and management; performance measurement; policies and procedures; liability and insurance; and marketing. Volunteer Respite Manual Appendices and...
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As you explore the ARCH Volunteer Respite Manual, you may find that you need additional resources and information to help you plan or implement your community volunteer respite program. We have gathered samples of job descriptions, volunteer application forms, orientation checklists, volunteer interview questions, background check forms, reference forms, policies and procedures, training resources and more. This list of resources will continue to be updated and new resources added as they become available.

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Advancing the Breakroom in South Carolina’s Faith Communities

This presentation was part of a Lifespan Respite Track at the 2021 International Short Break Conference cohosted by ARCH Presenters Joe Ward, South Carolina Respite Coalition, SC, USA Kathy Mayfield-Smith,…

Masterpiece Ministry Respite Night Schedule & Map

Example from Masterpiece R&R

Initial Cover Letter: Example from Gio’s Garden

Thank you for your interest in Gio’s Garden. This letter will give you more information about who qualifies for our services, and the process that you will go through to…

Sample Volunteer Evaluation of Assignment

Source: From NC Handbook of Volunteer Management, 1991. As printed in North Carolina Respite Care Coalition, Lifespan Respite: An Information Guide for Developing, Recruiting, Training and Retaining Volunteers, 2011

Caregivers of Central Jersey – ARCP Volunteer Preference Form Prior to Family Match

Example from the Alzheimer’s Respite Care Program.

Easterseals Respite Services Registration Form

Sample registration form for people with a disability or special needs in a volunteer respite program.

Frequently Asked Questions for Volunteers and Interns

Example from Gio’s Garden

Easterseals Respite Services Registration Form – Little Warriors

A sample respite services registration form for Little Warriors, Easterseals volunteer respite program.

Easterseals Adult Model Publicity Release

From Easterseals