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: In-Home Social Recreation Volunteer


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.

Contact Melanie Winterlee, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Hamilton Halton, Alzheimer Society; Phone: 905-529-7030; Email:

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.

Benefits Knowledge 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).
Clients The volunteer will visit with clients of Alzheimer Society who exhibit early to mid stage dementia.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of Interest Health Care ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction Level One-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 Hours 2 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Unknown
Number of Positions Acton: 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.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going ; The volunteer will have access to resources and staff throughout the program.
Transportation Near 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 Check Required
Additional Requirements Police record check - vulnerable sector
Start Date On or after 01 Sep 2022

Agency Details: Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office

Office Phone Burlington 289-837-2310; 
Hamilton 905-529-7030
Toll Free Phone 1-800-565-4614
Fax Burlington 289-210-6160; 
Hamilton 905-529-3787
Address & Map
4391 Harvester Rd, Unit 8
Burlington, ON L7L 4X1