Opportunity Details

Civic & Community, Health & Human Services
Veterans & Military Members, Persons with Disabilities, Other

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

AmeriCorps Program

Through AmeriCorps, we have the unique opportunity to provide in-home respite care to our caregivers for their loved ones. I am recruiting member volunteers who will be contracted for a year (from September 1st, 2020 to August 31st, 2021) to provide respite care in our caregivers’ homes for about 8-12 hours a week, for a total of 450 hours over the course of the year. Schedules are flexible (mornings/afternoons/evenings/weekends), but it is preferred to have some weekday availability and a few hours on the weekend to offer. Volunteers act as a companion for a veteran or military family member living with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias. Duties may include doing activities, going on walks, engaging in conversation, light meal prep, etc. During this time the caregiver would be receiving a break. No personal or medical assistance is required to be provided.

If volunteers are not able to go into the home due to the current pandemic there are other ways to still be an AmeriCorps member through our virtual services. We would love for you to bring your unique talents to serve this population! This could include leading our virtual activities (music, bingo, crafts, you-name-it!), social media content, administrative work, motivational creations for clients, or even hands-on work in the community through distancing.

Members Receive:

      • Monthly Living Allowance of $135.00

      • Loan Forbearance with paid interest

      • Educational Award of $1,612.43 upon successful completion of program. Award can be passed onto a child/grandchild if volunteer is 55+.

Member Eligibility:

      • Must be 18+ and a US citizen, National or Legal Resident

      • 1 year commitment of 450 hours (about 20% will be training hours).

      • Pass a level 2 background check and National Sex Offender check.

      • Must have reliable transportation.

Application Process:

      • Complete Application attached. This program is a State and National program.

      • Submit additional documents and references

      • All forms and documents must be in a hard copy form and submitted to Alzheimer’s Projects address through mail or by hand.

Alzheimer’s Project, Inc.

301 E. Tharpe St.

Tallahassee, FL 32303

      • Applications are due by July 31st 2020. There are only 30 spots, so you can submit your application well in advance.

      • The program year runs from September 1st, 2020 – August 31st, 2021.

We are very excited about this service program that has enabled us to extend our services in more rural communities and provided another service to help caregivers who are struggling every day to care for their loved ones. For more information, please contact Caitlin Dilley at 850-386-2778 or at caitlin@alzheimersproject.org. 

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