Services

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is a private, nonprofit, faith-based organization formed in 1992.  Our mission is to provide volunteer services to help Wake County seniors, family caregivers, and adults with disabilities maintain independence, dignity, and quality of life. The Center provides services through three core programs.

From CVCG

Transportation Program

The Transportation Program provides volunteer services for escorted and door-through-door transportation for medical appointments, prescription pick-up and grocery shopping. The Center recruits, screens, background checks, and trains volunteers from faith partners, business partners, and the community at large to provide the service.  Care Receivers or family members call The Center to request transportation then we match the request with the volunteer.  Over 65% of the requests are for medical transportation.

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Caregiver Support Program

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The Center provides support to families that are caring for a loved one with dementia or a disabling condition. The Center’s Caregiver Support Program provides respite or “time off” for primary caregivers who often dedicate all of their energy to meeting the needs of a loved one while postponing their own needs which can jeopardize their own physical health and emotional well-being.  The Center recruits, screens, background checks, and trains volunteers from faith partners, business partners, and the community at large to provide the service.  Respite care through The Center matches a trained volunteer who will provide quality companionship so that the family caregiver can take care of him/herself.  Respite care volunteers are offered special training on communicating and interacting with someone who has memory impairment. These trainings are open to professional and family caregivers in addition to volunteers. Staff regularly provides information and referral for families residing in Wake County and to extended family across North Carolina and throughout the United States.

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In-Home Connections Program

The In-Home Connections Program seeks to alleviate social isolation and depression that often accompanies the physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges facing older adults and adults with disabilities who are homebound.  The Center recruits, screens, background checks, and trains volunteers from faith partners, business partners, and the community at large to provide the service.  Friendly Visiting Volunteers provide home visits, typically averaging 1-2 hours, or a phone visit when an in- person visit is not required.  Chore Services includes light housekeeping, yard work and shopping and are focused on maintaining a safe and healthy environment in addition to social contact. 

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