Respite Volunteer Training
December 10, 2015
Details Here

Please consider who you know that would enjoy volunteering with us, and share what you like about volunteering, and encourage others to attend our next training session.

Enroll in the
Electronic Funds Transfer Program
and have contributions automatically
deducted from your checking or
savings account every month.
Details Here

We Need Volunteer 
Office Help
Please Consider Volunteering at our Respite Volunteers Office.
Any assistance will be
greatly appreciated.


Providing a "Gift of Time" for 22 Years
1993 - 2015

Mission Statement

"A gift of time and caring support to
adults with persistent health needs, 
and their families

Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee is an interfaith non-profit agency which places trained volunteers with families who live in Shiawassee County,  Michigan. Volunteers provide friendly visits and help to adults with ongoing health needs, and respite to their family caregivers.

Photo by Michael David-Lorne Jordan

Volunteers are asked to provide one to four hours companionship to the person who is ill. This gives the caregiver a much needed respite to: take a nap, go for a walk, grocery shop, meet friends for lunch, go to a doctor's appointment, run errands, or whatever will relieve their caregiving duties.  

What Does a Respite Volunteer Do?

Photo by M. David-Lorne Jordan

  • Provide companionship and emotional support

  • Provide a gift of time, rest and relief to the caregiver

  • Stay with the patient for short periods of time while the caregiver  runs errands, goes shopping, keeps appointments, etc

  • Help the patient with hobbies he or she enjoys

  • Bring some fun and friendship into someone's life 

A Fund Raiser for Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee

Thursday, October 22, 2015 

We wish to "Thank" everyone who helped, attended and donated toward our Fall Purse Party Bingo. 
Our profit reached the milestone, of just over $5,000. to provide funding for continued Respite Volunteer services to patients and caregiving families. 

Photos by George Nama, L to R Peggy Garikes, Carol Nama, Ruth Nick and Kathy Neumeister 

Please consider a donation
so that we may continue to provide
our services of caring support to
adults with persistent health needs, 
and their families.
All donations to
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee
are tax-deductible to the
extent of the allowable law

Respite Volunteers
of Shiawassee
Fall/Winter 2015
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Scrapbook of Photos
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Mark Your Calendar for These
Fund Raising Events

St. Patrick's Party/Auction
March 11, 2016
Details Here

Spring Purse Bingo
April 28, 2016
Details Here

Golf Scramble
June 25, 2016
Details Here

Thank You Notes & Quotes
From Those We Serve

“Respite gives us a break from our loved one and just as importantly, our loved one a break from us as caregivers.”

“I moved my Grandma in with us after her post-surgery and her dementia was getting worse. I would never give up on her or put her anywhere. It helps that the volunteer makes me feel less alone in this though.”

“The volunteers have given me a few hours each week for myself, my patience level has
increased tremendously.”

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Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee
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