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,…

Easterseals Respite Services Volunteer Form

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CareBreak Volunteer Reference Form

CareBreak program volunteers provide respite to families with children who have a disability. Once matched with one particular family, the volunteer goes into the family’s home on a weekly basis…

Ohio Lifespan Respite Volunteer Respite Expansion Mini-grants

Site Orientation Manual: Example from Gio’s Garden

Gio’s Garden was created, by a group of parents, to address the gap between the respite needs of a family with a young child with special needs, and the respite services…

Conversations on Caregiving – Respite is a contact sport, not a spectator sport

Podcast 2 – Respite is a contact sport, not a spectator sport.       In this second podcast in the ARCH series, Conversations on Caregiving, Melissa Leisen and Christine McGrane…

Easterseals Confidential Information Statement

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Sample Agency/Volunteer Agreement

This agreement is intended to indicate the seriousness with which we treat our volunteers. The intent of the agreement is to assure you both of our deep appreciation of your…

Easterseals Adult Model Publicity Release

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