“These kiddos at Respite Care…they make my heart smile.” Anne Tynan, Volunteer
There are many different ways to volunteer with Respite Care ranging from short-term opportunities to ongoing. Whether it’s spending time playing with our kids, completing projects around our home or offering your time and expertise by serving on our Board of Directors, you will experience first-hand the impact you are making in the lives of our children and families. If you are interested in joining us, please download one of our applications below or submit the request form. Our Volunteer Manager, Kelsy, looks forward to helping you get started!
Position: Volunteer Childcare Assistant
Position Summary: Help fulfill the mission of Respite Care by providing fun, safe, and stimulating activities for children with developmental disabilities.
– Must have an interest and willingness to work with children, and a compassion for special needs.
– Participate in activities with children and staff; for example: read stories, play basketball or board games, help with crafts, hold babies, help at meal times or aid in field trips and outings.
– Assist staff with childcare tasks, as well as household and office tasks when necessary.
Qualifications: Must be 14 years old or older, must be enthusiastic about working with children, must pass a background check if over 18 years old.
Training: Orientation and on the job training by staff and kids.
Commitment: Must commit to a consistent, prearranged two-hour shift per week. Consistency is important in the lives of our kids, therefore we ask for a minimum commitment of three months of volunteer service.
Complete Our Online Childcare Volunteer Application Now
Temporary volunteers usually come in groups from companies, teams, schools, clubs, etc. They help with childcare or household duties depending on the needs of Respite and the desires of the group. Contact the volunteer coordinator to schedule a volunteer opportunity. All volunteers need to be 14 years or older in order to volunteer by themselves. If they are 12-13 years old, they are welcome to volunteer with a parent.
Download Our Temporary Volunteer Application Now
*Please email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Respitality is a four hour event that hosts Respite kids and their siblings, so the parents can have a kid-free night! During this event, each volunteer is paired with child and they are buddies for the whole evening. Both the volunteers and the kids love evenings like this! This is a great group opportunity. Contact us for information about our fall Respitality events.
CONTACT VOLUNTEER MANAGER:
For additional information regarding volunteer opportunities at Respite Care, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Kelsy, at email@example.com.
COMMITTEES AND BOARD:
We are a committee based organization, and as such are always on the lookout for individuals willing to offer their expertise. Whether it’s a potential seat to serve on our Board of Directors, or joining one of our marketing, fund development, strategic planning or other committees, we would love to hear from you if interested.