Articles and Links
Volunteer Respite: Valuable Resources
Abstract: This fact sheet from ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center provides information on options for recruiting, screening, training, utilizing and retaining volunteers to provide respite services to caregiving families in various settings.
Volunteer Respite Program in Fairfax County
Abstract: Fairfax County has designed a volunteer-provided respite program to give caregivers a much needed break from their caregiving duties.
- ARCH Lifespan Respite and Technical Assistance Center: https://archrespite.org/ta-center-for-respite/ta-center-for-lifespan-respite The 'Technical Assistance Center' offers training and technical assistance activities.
- ARCH Respite Start-Up Manuals: https://archrespite.org/productspublications/products-and-publications#StartUpManuals for bringing respite to your community for various populations.
- ARCH Volunteer Respite Manual: Creating Valuable Options for Family Caregivers was updated in 2019 and provides comprehensive information on creating volunteer respite options: https://archrespite.org/images/Volunteer_Manual_2019/Volunteer_Respite_Manual-web.pdf
- Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving: https://www.caregiver.org The 'Innovations Clearinghouse on Family Caregiving' section has programs, public policy and technical assistance for professionals.