Volunteers are the backbone of CREST. Orientation is provided and a background study is conducted. Volunteers choose their area of interest and the time they have available. They are contacted by CREST at least 48 hours in advance of a prospective assignment and always have the option to accept or decline the request. Volunteers often are assigned to the same Care Receiver and bonds of friendship result. Being a CREST volunteer is as rewarding for the volunteer as it is an act of caring for the recipient.
A special note for long distance volunteer drivers, gas gift cards are available to help with expenses.