Opportunity Details

Volunteer Care Specialist - Training

Volunteer Care Specialists provide respite care so people who care for a loved one at home can have some time for themselves – for self-care, errands, socializing, and so on. As companion caregivers Volulnteer Care Specialists do not provide medical care. Prospective Volunteer Care Specialists must complete the volunteer training program.

If you would like to be trained, Express Interest below and we'll notify you when the next training gets scheduled.

Qualifications & Duties

  • Pre-training interview
  • Complete the training
  • Pass a background check
  • Commit to being a respite companion for one year, four hours per week

The training program covers a wide range of topics including: Caring for the Caregiver; Listening skills and self-care as a volunteer; Family systems and communication; Illness, aging, cognitive loss, and behavior management; Spirituality, grief, and bereavement; Volunteer protocols and the many roles of the OSEC volunteer.

EXPRESS INTEREST and OSEC will get in touch!

Health
Caring for People

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2025
Katherine Doolittle

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