Legacy Corps for Veterans and Military Families
Melissa Radloff, Project Manager
1607 W. Jefferson St.
Boise, Idaho 83702
Legacy Corps is a volunteer-powered program supporting family caregivers, with an emphasis on the unique needs of veteran and military families. Highly trained, vetted and committed volunteers provide companionship respite, caregiver education and networking opportunities, and linkages to community and veteran resources.
See how Legacy Corps supports this veteran and his wife. Click here.
Legacy Corps Volunteers:
We are happy to connect you with a fulfilling position honoring your skills, abilities, passion and schedule!
AmeriCorps Volunteers, referred to as Members, commit to one year of service (November through October) consisting of 450 hours of training, respite and support services. Members are matched with 3-4 families for weekly visits throughout the year. Members receive a monthly living allowance (approx. $167) and are eligible for an education award at the end of their service year (over $1,550.00). Members over the age of 55 are able to gift the education awards to a child or grandchild. Members participate in monthly (4-hour) team trainings and begin their service with a 20-hour orientation.
Companionship Non-AmeriCorps Volunteers provide program support and in-home respite to families. Non-AmeriCorps Volunteers providing respite commit to weekly 2-3 hour visits with a family carefully matched. Volunteers also provide respite during 6-part Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop series. Non-AmeriCorps Volunteers receive a 4-hour orientation, offered quarterly.
Volunteers positions are also available for program support at events, in the office, and outreach or fundraising efforts
Caregiver Support Services
- In-Home Respite (average 4 hours per week)
- Transportation to medical appointments / grocery shopping/ errands
- Information about community and veteran resources to help family caregivers
- Powerful Tools for Caregivers course
- 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
Opportunity to SPONSOR Legacy Corps families:
Show your gratitude to veterans in our community by supporting the Legacy Corps Program. We seek business partners and individuals who want to be recognized as champions of veteran and military families who care for a loved one at home.
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For more information contact:
Melissa Radloff, Project Manager or
Kelle Sweeney, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
208-333-1363 x 4283
|August 17, 2017||Information Session about becoming aLegacy Corps Volunteer||Jannus|
1607 W. Jefferson St.
|1:00 - 2:00 PM||Legacy Corps information session Boise 2017|
|August 24, 2017||New Volunteer Orientation||Jannus|
1607 W Jefferson St.
|1:00 - 4:00 PM|
|Oct 5 - Nov 9, 2017||Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class||YMCA Healthy Living Center, 419 N 11th St., Boise, ID||1:00 - 3:30 PM||Powerful Tools for Caregivers Flier - YMCA 2017|
|November 2017||AmeriCorps Pre-Service Training||TBD||TBD|