In-Home Social Recreation Volunteer

(Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office)

Position ID: V-HVC0256 Last Full Update: Unknown
Opportunity Details
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Play and socialize while enhancing the lives of persons living with dementia and their care partner. We will train you on the basics of social recreation and the you will be able to stimulate memory, increase confidence, reduce isolation, and provide respite for our clients.

ContactMelanie Winterlee, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Hamilton Halton, Alzheimer Society; Phone: 905-529-7030; Email: melanie.winterle@alzda.ca
Duties

To provide enriching recreational experiences for the person with dementia, in their home, on a weekly basis, for a period of approximately 12 weeks, with possible extensions for 1 year.

BenefitsKnowledge that you are playing an integral role in helping persons living with dementia. 
 
Knowledge that you are supporting the work of the organization to achieve our mission. 
 
Access to Alzheimer Society resources (books, videos, journals).
ClientsThe volunteer will visit with clients of Alzheimer Society who exhibit early to mid stage dementia.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit HoursNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestHealth Care ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator will ensure a safe and welcoming environment for the volunteer in the client's home and will provide the volunteer with the client's interest profile and facilitate a mutually beneficial match.
Minimum Hours2 / Week
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown
Number of PositionsActon: 5 individual(s) ; Burlington: 5 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 5 individual(s) ; Hamilton: 5 individual(s) ; Milton: 5 individual(s) ; Oakville: 5 individual(s) 
 
30 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going ; The volunteer will have access to resources and staff throughout the program.
TransportationNear public transit ; Driver License required ; Car required ; Volunteers will be traveling to a client's home within a 10 km radius of your home location.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsPolice record check - vulnerable sector
Start DateOn or after 01 Sep 2022
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office
Office PhoneBurlington 289-837-2310; 
Hamilton 905-529-7030
Toll Free Phone1-800-565-4614
FaxBurlington 289-210-6160; 
Hamilton 905-529-3787
E-Mailhelp@alzda.ca
Websitewww.alzda.ca
Address & Map
4391 Harvester Rd, Unit 8
Burlington, ON L7L 4X1
 
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