Respite Volunteer Training
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Details Here

Additional Volunteers are needed in the Owosso, Corunna, Laingsburg, Byron, Lennon, Bancroft, Durand, and New Lothrop communities. Please consider registering for the April 29th Volunteer Training in Owosso

Enroll in the
Electronic Funds Transfer Program
and have contributions automatically
deducted from your checking or
savings account every month.
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Providing a "Gift of Time" for
21 years
1983 - 2014


Mission Statement

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

Photo by Michael David-Lorne Jordan

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. 

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 

First Annual Golf Scramble

Proceeds to Benefit
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee
May 17, 2014

Tee Sponsors - $100
Innovative Community Solutions
Peter W. Keay - Edward Jones
Stechschulte Gas & Oil Co., Inc.
Slingerland Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
Hemenway Business Service
Jumbo’s Bar and Grill
Nelson-House Funeral Home
Gilbert’s Hardware & Appliance Do It Best
GiGi’s Catering & Banquet Center

Prize Sponsors
Hugh and Mary Parker - $200.00

Food and Beverage Sponsor
Winnie Hendrickson - $200.00 
Oakes-Fisher Civille Insurance - $100
Jackie Hurd - $100

Golf Cart Sponsor
Svrcek Farms - $100.00

Jim and Mary Slingerland - $50.00

Golf Registration Form

Information on Becoming a Sponsor

Spring Purse Bingo Party
April 24, 2014

These Respite Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee show some of
the purses for this spring's bingo party.

 L to R: Carol Nama, Sue Price, Stasia Reyna, and Marie Schaar. 
Photo taken by Peggy Garikes 

More Purse Bingo Details

Respite Volunteers
of Shiawassee
Spring Newsletter
April 2014
Read Here

Scrapbook of Photos
View Here

Mark Your Calendar for These
Fund Raising Events

Spring Purse Bingo Party
Thusday, April 24, 2014
Details Here

First Annual 
Golf Scramble
Saturday, May 17, 2014
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.”

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

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Comfort Cookbooks
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Proceeds to Benefit
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee
Details Here

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