In-Home Social Recreation Volunteer

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

Position ID: V-HVC0380
Last Full Update: 08 Jan 2024

Opportunity Details: In-Home Social Recreation Volunteer


Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamilton, Halton is actively recruiting volunteers to participate in the In-Home Social Recreation Program. This stimulating leisure experience can offer a short weekly respite for the care partner while delivering recreational activities to stimulate memory, confidence and overall quality of life.

Contact Melanie Winterle, Coordinator-Volunteer Engagement, Alzheimer Society of BHNHH; Phone: 905-529-7030 ext 202; Email:

Volunteers are matched with a person living with dementia based on location and common interests such as music preference, leisure activities and lifelong roles. The matches meet weekly for 90 minutes to ease social isolation and improve engagement of the person living with dementia while providing a short respite for the care partner.

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 Persons living with dementia would be in the early to mid stages of their journey.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of Interest Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction Level One-on-one
Minimum Hours 1.5 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Number of Positions Burlington: 3 individual(s) ; Dundas: 3 individual(s) ; Hamilton: 3 individual(s) ; Oakville: 3 individual(s) 
12 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training
Police Check Required
Start Date On or after 15 Jun 2023

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
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