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Information for JMU Volunteers
We need you to give the gift of time!
Caring student volunteers are the helping hands of Caregivers Community Network. Volunteering through the Caregivers Community Network is an excellent way for James Madison University students to become involved in the surrounding community and to learn first hand about Alzheimer’s disease and the impact of this disease on families. You will also develop new friendships and receive the warm feeling of helping others.
Volunteers receive special training to ensure your success. Each visit generally involves three hours of time, plus travel time to and from the house. Student Volunteers are expected to provide their own transportation to the clients’ home.
We are seeking volunteers in the following service areas:
- Home-based respite care. Your role is to be a friendly visitor to the person with Alzheimer’s disease. This relieves and assists the caregiver and allows them to have a few precious hours to shop, attend a civic or church service, visit with friends, take a nap, or to visit with you. Respite care can also involve escort services or doing errands such as picking up prescriptions.
- Assist with the telephone helpline, which provides information and support.
- Providing friendly phone support for caregivers.
In addition, any student can receive up to three credits through an independent study or you can volunteer your time for service hours through Community Service Learning
Also, you can enroll in the Social Gerontology class (Soci. Gern 280), which offers CCN as one of its required service-learning projects each semester.
If you are interested in joining the CCN team as a volunteer, please contact us today!
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