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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Easterseals HIPAA Authorization Form “C”

Example from EasterSeals

Timebanking for Respite: Communities Supporting Caregivers

ARCH hosted this webinar with the BREAK Exchange. Timebanking is a time-based currency. Give one hour of service to another, and receive one time credit. You can use the credits in…

Easterseals Confidential Information Statement

From Easterseals

Easterseals Respite Services Registration Form

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

Watson Institute CareBreak Pre Service and Post Service Surveys

Developed by the CareBreak Volunteer Respite Care Program for children with disabilities at the Watson Institute The Pre-Survey was administered immediately after match with volunteer respite provider  and the Post-Survey…

Supporting Family Caregivers: Nursing Students as Respite Providers Toolkit and Video

To address a key need of caregivers, Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging implemented a workforce development initiative through its Lifespan Respite grant to match student nurses with low to…

Arkansas Information for Volunteer Respite Provider

The Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition is pleased to offer this guide that may help alleviate some of the worries associated with taking a break from stressful and strenuous daily caregiving…

Incident Report Example

Example form from First Free Church

Activity Training Sheet: Assessing Your Cultural Competence

From Arizona CASA