Student Volunteer

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

Position ID: V-HVC0062 Last Full Update: 11 Jan 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactS.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program; Phone: 905-337-8937; Email: anne@senaca.ca
DutiesThere are many volunteer opportunities for students such as: 
1. help with computer work 
2. assist staff with one to one activities such as reading, talking, doing manicures, puzzles, crafts, cards 
3. assist staff with program activities such as carpet bowling, shuffle board, horseshoes, trivia 
4. assist by helping with the day to day organizational chores such as set up, clean up, laundry, tidying, crafts, bulletin boards  
5. help with special events such as Christmas party, garage sale, fundraising events.
More Info Linkwww.senaca.ca
Benefits- Have fun and get to know some great seniors and staff 
- Meet the required 40 hours of Volunteer Community Service for graduating High School but preferably longer; or meet requirements for a Course Field Placement  
- Learn how to work with seniors  
- Feel good about contributing your talents to a non-profit organization within your community.  
- Get great satisfaction from helping seniors
ClientsFrail, elderly, physically and cognitively impaired adults
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForYouth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Education Support (Training Programs) ; Event Coordination & Support ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Friend / Penpal ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Games ; General Manpower / Physical Labour ; Holiday / Festive Volunteering ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Personal Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; No specific experience required but individuals need to have a willingness to learn, to enjoy people, to work as a team member, to be patient, and to be reliable. SENACA works with frail and cognitively impaired adults/seniors
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round ; We are closed on statutory holidays
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
LocationVolunteer at 53 Bond St, Oakville or 2521 Dundas St. (Palermo site) Oakville
Number of PositionsOakville: 10 individual(s) 
 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job ; Information about program as needed. Volunteers are buddied up with a staff member if appropriate and work under staff supervision at all times. Volunteers are never left alone with clients.
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsApplication, interview, 3 references, police check
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
Fax905-337-0768
E-Mailsenaca@senaca.ca
Websitewww.senaca.ca
Address & Map
53 Bond St
Oakville, ON L6K 1L8