In-Home Social Recreation Volunteer
(Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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|
|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.|
|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;
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-565-4614|
|Address & Map||
4391 Harvester Rd, Unit 8
Burlington, ON L7L 4X1