It is vital that caregivers receive a sufficient amount of respite time and knowledge of caregiving resources so that they can remain strong and healthy as they provide care for their elderly family member or loved one. Through this program, you will make a significant contribution by helping to make it possible for elderly individuals to live independently at home for as long as possible. That is a very important role and we thank you for stepping up to the challenge.
For more details on the Caregiver Support Services Volunteer description, click here.
- In-home respite care
- Transportation to medical appointments/grocery shopping/ errands
- Information about community and veteran resources to help family caregivers
- Social and Informational events for family caregivers and their loved ones
Who is eligible to receive Legacy Corps services:
- Family Caregivers are friends or family members caring for a loved one- whether they live with that person or not
- Family members who care for a veteran of any age
- A veteran caring for a family member of any age
- Families with any military service history – including deceased relatives and in-laws
Becoming a Member
Members provide 8-10 hours of caregiver support services per week to veterans and/or military family members who are caretaking for a family member. Hours are flexible and training is provided.
Member will receive the following benefits:
- Monthly living allowance
- Education award of $1,600 at the completion of service term (members over age 55 can gift the education award to a child or grandchild)
Legacy Corps is an AmeriCorps Project funded by the University of Maryland.