Volunteer Respite Fact Sheet - The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to identify and provide information on options for recruiting, screening, training, utilizing and retaining volunteer to provide respite services to caregiving families in various settings. Comprehensive information on types of Volunteer Respite.
ARCH Volunteer Respite Manual- Developed by ARCH National Respite Network and Easter Seals Inc. A comprehensive guide on creating valuable options for family caregivers.
ARCH Respite and the Faith Community - Historically, faith communities have been vital in supporting the community of which they are a part. In the early years of our nation, faith communities often provided the only existing social services, such as education and healthcare. Over time, however, this social involvement slowly diminished. As government increasingly met society social and economic needs, faith communities began to limit their focus to society spiritual needs. Today that focus is changing again, as a growing number of faith communities seek to serve not only the spiritual needs of their congregations but also the many different social needs in the larger community.
NYS Caregiving and Respite Coalition is committed to assisting communities in growing a volunteer respite workforce. The Coalition offers "Train the Trainer" Courses for the REST Program. It is our goal to train leaders throughout the state in order to increase respite program opportunities for caregivers.
Once trained, REST volunteers will be well prepared to provide temporary relief to caregivers in both the home and planned setting. REST training prepares volunteers to build caring relationships, handle crisis, and overcome communication obstacles. REST participants learn safety proactices, acquire an overview of disabilites and learn how to create a positive atmosphere in respite situations.
Finger Lakes Region Announcement
Full Scholarships will be provided for residents of the following counties:
Support services and resources for caregivers are available across New York State. Click here for a county by county listing.
Supporting You: New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition (NYSCRC), supports all people engaged in caregiving,
and is dedicated to quality and accessible respite for all ages, conditions and disabilities.
New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition c/o Lifespan 1900 S. Clinton Ave Rochester, NY 14618 585-244-8400E-mail NYSCRC