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As a volunteer you’ll help staff run the programming and activities that make the program so much fun. This might be playing games or completing puzzles, assisting with art or music sessions, or simply having a quiet conversation with a client.
Volunteers always needed for lonely, isolated older adults.
One visit per week can bring a lonely older adults a huge sense of worth and happiness. Those who are isolated, often find their recall of daily details is frosted over. A little social contact can melt that ice and bring warmth to you both.
Visits are weekly for as little as one-hour time commitment for an in-home visit or a couple of hours if you care to take them to an activity in which you share an interest such as coffee, shopping, attend an art show, live music, even for a walk by the lake. By volunteering, you may also be providing some much-needed support to a caregiver or family member simply by visiting one of our wonderful clients.
Your visit helps maintain and encourage the client's confidence and independence.
We are following the proper precautions for COVID as per government requirements
Volunteers needed for Oakville and Burlington.
Providing simple exercises guidance and support to frail Seniors in their homes for 12 week cycles.
Training is provided and the program is intended to help Seniors gain strength and better balance.
Support a frail older adult through a standardized exercise program designed to improve strength, balance, mobility and endurance.
You’ll learn how to do the set of 10 simple exercises (toe taps, leg raises, wall push-ups) safely and how to increase the difficulty level as your client makes progress.
You’ll also learn how to motivate and cheer your client on so that they get the maximum benefit out of the program. The results are fantastic – over 90% of clients see improvement!
-All volunteers must attend a COVID training, sign a declaration and provide proof of vaccine.
Clients in the Memory Visiting Program are in need of someone to remind them that they do matter, and to remind them of why they matter. Ask about their interests and their abilities and then use this week after week to guide your conversations and activities.
You’ll provide a friendly social connection outside of the client’s normal social sphere and engage the client in activities or conversations that appeal to the client’s unique interests and abilities. This may involve looking at family photos, going out for a walk or simply sharing coffee and conversation.
You’ll also be giving the family caregiver(s) a short break – a very important part of the support you’re providing.
Training is available to assist you in supporting your client. The training includes suggested activities and strategies you can use to engage your client. Plus, our Care Managers are always available to support you and your client.
Memory Visiting is now in person 1:1 following all COVID precautions.
Current safety precautions are being followed carefully. Acclaim Health follows all current and up to date government regulations.
Two vaccines are currently required.
The Halton CAS is dedicated to developing mentorship relationships that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, and we encourage applications from diverse groups including from Black, 2SLGBTQ, First Nations, Inuit and Metis persons.
Physical distancing does not have to mean social disconnection – we have adjusted and adapted to ensure mentors and mentees continue their relationships while they may be separated due to Coronavirus COVID-19.
This volunteer opportunity may appeal to individuals who are familiar with stroke because of an experience in the family.
It would also appeal to volunteers 30+ or students needing related experience.
Coaching duties include:
- Organizing/coming up with practice drills
- Executing drills
- Helping players on the field
- Coordinating games
Oakville Rangers Hockey: organize and run practice drills, assist players on the ice, assist players in the dressing room, encourage participation, coordinate games
• Assisting staff with coaching and supervising children at camp
• Equipment collection and maintenance (ie. inflating soccer balls, collecting cones)
• General help around camp
• Maintain a clean camp environment and help staff meet all safety protocols
• Adhere to and help enforce all camp policies
Qualities we’re looking for:
• Enjoys soccer and sporting activities
• Great with children (ages 5 to 13 years)
• Energetic and enthusiastic
• Responsible and reliable
Volunteers at our camp must be at least 14 years of age by the time their camp week of volunteering starts. If you are 16 or older, you may be eligible for a CIT (Counsellor in Training) or Camp Counsellor position with us. Any volunteers aged 18 or older will be required to submit a police background check. There are a limited number of volunteering spots available at each camp location.
Softball specially designed for teens and adults with special needs. The focus is on participation and getting active, no experience is necessary. Volunteers will assist staff in facilitating the games, engaging and encouraging participants. Participants vary in age from youth to adult. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
Special Needs Soccer
Soccer specially designed for teens and adults with special needs. The focus is on participation and getting active. Volunteers will assist staff in facilitating the games, engaging and encouraging participants. Participants vary in age from youth to adult. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
- assisting audience members to their seats
- ensuring the safety of the audience members at events, under the supervision of the Theatre staff
- checking tickets at ticketed events
- providing information to patrons about events at the theatre
- maintaining the basic tidiness of the theatre seating area and lobby
- assisting with Coat Check when needed
- Make phone calls to clients that are in need, especially during these hard times
- Assist in various programs that we offer online to clients
- Training will be provided
- Shifts are flexible and are offered to our clients throughout the Region, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm
- Lived mental health experience considered an asset.