Volunteer Respite Program
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services' Volunteer Respite program strengthens families with children who have special needs by giving the parents or caregivers a much-needed break on a regular basis. Volunteers help care for children during large respite events, or individually in a child's home.
Respite events include a full day of fun activities. One or two volunteers are matched with a child to provide one-on-one quality care. Nursing staff are on-hand for all toileting and medical needs. A behavioral specialist also is available.
Interested in volunteering? Volunteer groups are always welcome. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Fill out the Volunteer Respite Program Registration Form.
Read about one volunteer's experience.
If you have a child with special needs or would like to volunteer, call Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services at (414) 444-5760 for more information. Volunteer Respite events are held at various locations around the Milwaukee area.