Volunteers of America in Northern Colorado supports caregivers through the Caring Companions program. This program is a non-medical service that offers relief for family caregivers and friendship for care recipients. The program provides a great opportunity for care recipients to find companionship with a new friend; while caregivers experience relief from the daily responsibilities of caregiving.
Volunteers visit with the care recipient in the care recipient's home on a schedule that is agreeable to the volunteer and the caregiver and care recipient. Generally, volunteers visit weekly for approximately two hours. All volunteers are screened and trained by completing an interview, a background check, and an orientation.
If you are interested in being matched with a Caring Companion volunteer, contact us for a home visit. There is no fee for this service, although donations are accepted.
Care recipients must be age 60 or older, able to be without medical care and restroom assistance for the duration of the volunteer's visit, be non-violent, and live in Larimer County.
HOW YOU CAN HELP...
Volunteer your time to help a caregiver.
- Friendly and caring personality
- Good communication and listening skills
- Must pass background and reference check
- Caring Companions are asked to commit approximately two hours per week. Actual schedules are negotiated with the family caregiver.
- 405 Canyon Ave Fort Collins, CO 80521
- Phone: 970-472-9630
hours served through Volunteers of America Colorado last year