Program Assistant

(S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program, Oakville (Central), Adult Day Program)

Position ID: V-HVC0026 Last Full Update: 11 Jan 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactVolunteer Coordinator, S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program; Phone: 905-337-8937; Email:
DutiesAssisting staff with group activities such as: bowling, shuffleboard, golf, boccee ball, cards, tea parties, dancing, baking, crafts, music, serving lunches, serving snacks, drama, gardening,discussion groups, helping with laundry, dishes, etc. 
Provide one to one conversations with clients, give manicures, read stories, reminisce, play cards,etc. 
Bring your own special skills and perhaps start a new interest group.
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BenefitsMeet interesting, friendly people.  
Enjoy being part of a team of enthusiastic, caring people. 
Enjoy making a difference by helping others. 
Gain valuable experience in working with people.
ClientsFrail elderly and physically and cognitively impaired adults. 
19-21 clients per day at the Central Location 
15-16 clients per day at the Palermo Location
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Community Groups
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; General Manpower / Physical Labour ; Health Care ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Music & Performing Arts ; Personal Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Senior's Activity Support ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Desire to help people. Kind, patient and understanding of elderly. 
Empathy for seniors and those with disabilities. 
Good communication skills. 
Willing to learn.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Times & Days to be arranged based on the current needs of the clients and availability of the volunteer. 
The Day Program is open 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationOakville Central: 53 Bond St | Oakville North: 2521 Dundas St. West (Palermo United Church)
Number of PositionsOakville: 20 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided - Special training for helping seniors, for serving food; Health and Safety Education ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameS.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program, Oakville (Central), Adult Day Program
Office Phone905-337-8937
Address & Map
53 Bond St
Oakville, ON L6K 1L8