Adult Day Program Volunteer

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0255
Last Full Update: 25 Jan 2024

Opportunity Details: Adult Day Program Volunteer

Comments

Adult Day Program volunteers engage with older adults and seniors diagnosed with a cognitive impairment, potentially mid-to-late stage dementia.  An understanding of dementia and a willingness to adapt to changes in the cognitive abilities of clients an asset.

Contact Kathryn Arsenault, Volunteer Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-847-9559 ext 2419; Email: karsenault@acclaimhealth.ca
Duties

As a volunteer you will be co-facilitating recreational programs and activities with older adults who have cognitive, physical or mental impairments in a group setting.  This might be playing games or completing puzzles, assisting with art or music sessions, or simply having a quiet conversation with a client.  

More Info Link www.acclaimhealth.ca/volunteer
Benefits - Great practical experience for a resume  
- Networking and community support information  
- Ongoing support from your Supervisor  
- Free Educational seminars  
- Volunteer appreciation events
Clients Two types of Clubs are available. Our integrated Clubs are designed for adults who are at risk of social isolation due to a diverse range of challenges, including the early stages of dementia, cognitive impairments and/or physical challenges. Our dementia-specific programs are tailored to people living with mid to late stage dementia.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Couples
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Games ; General Trade-Related ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Genuine interest in working with adults with a cognitive impairment. Adult Day Program volunteers engage with older adults and seniors diagnosed with a cognitive impairment, potentially mid-to-late stage dementia. 
Commitment Length Long Term - We ask for a minimum of a 1 year commitment ; We ask you to assume an ongoing commitment, upon completion of your orientation, for a minimum of one year.
Interaction Level Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 3 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Location Burlington, Oakville or Mississauga
Number of Positions Burlington: 5 individual(s) ; Oakville: 5 individual(s) 
 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Transportation Near public transit
Cost Cost of Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Search is not covered.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements 2-step TB test 
2 References
Start Date On or after 25 Jan 2024

Agency Details: Acclaim Health, Community Support Services

Office Phone 905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-7127
Fax 905-827-3390
E-Mail mcameron@acclaimhealth.ca
Website www.acclaimhealth.ca
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2
 
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