New River Valley Agency on Aging

Serving Seniors from the Blue Ridge to the Alleghany Mountains





Volunteer Respite Program



Become a respite volunteer and provide a break for someone who is caring for an older adult or adult with a disability, chronic illness or frailty in the New River Valley. As a Respite Volunteer, you can provide non-medical companionship, supervision and a friendly new face for a person with special needs so the caregiver has some time away. Some activities volunteers enjoy while providing respite include:

  • Conversing about the past and present
  • Reading books or the daily newspaper
  • Solving crossword puzzles
  • Watching movies
  • Playing board games or cards


As a Respite Volunteer, you can set your own schedule, learn new skills, gain practical experience, meet new people and have fun while making a difference in someone’s life!  

For more information, call 540-980-7720, email or visit our web site at

Volunteer Pulaski! Program

Choose a volunteer project in Pulaski County to apply your skills and knowledge.  The newly formed Volunteer Pulaski! Program is up and running and many projects are underway.  If you are looking for ways to volunteer to make a difference in your community, please contact Shannon Cook, Program Coordinator by email or phone 540-980-7720. Also any nonprofit organization in need of volunteers may also contact Shannon Cook for assistance in coordinating with available volunteers.

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