In-Home Recreation Volunteer

(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie)

Position ID: V-BAR0007
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 04 Apr 2023

Opportunity Details: In-Home Recreation Volunteer

Contact Kelly Luvisotto, Community Development Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-722-1066 ext 230; Email:

As part of our vision to see persons with dementia living well and thriving, this program seeks out ways to keep a person engaged within their home, while simlutaneously providing care partners with a little bit of respite.

Volunteers will conduct 1:1 weekly meaningful and social recreation visits with persons living with dementia.  Volunteers will receive training and support from In-Home Recreation Coordinator as well as an outline of suggested activities.  They will also have flexibilty to plan activities that best meet the client's needs. 

Weekly visits are 1.5 hours in length and a 6 month committment is appreciated.

Benefits Provide much needed companionship and stimulation to the person living with dementia.  
Opportunity for person living with dementia to socialize with someone outside their immediate family  
Provide much needed respite to the care partner.  
Building volunteer skill set in recreation and leisure, and working one-to-one with individuals living with dementia.
Clients Persons living with dementia
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Respite Services ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; 6 month commitment minimum
Interaction Level One-on-one
Minimum Hours 1.5 / Week
Accessibility Unknown ; Accessibility is dependent on client's home environment.
Location All communities within Simcoe County
Number of Positions Alliston ; Barrie ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Collingwood ; Innisfil ; Midland ; Orillia and area ; Penetanguishene ; South Simcoe ; Tay ; Tiny ; Wasaga Beach 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is provided and volunteers have on-going support from In-Home Recreation Coordinator.
Transportation Driver License required ; Car required ; Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Vulnerable Sector Check; Covid vaccinations

Agency Details: Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie

Office Phone 705-722-1066
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5391
Fax 705-722-9392
Address & Map
20 Anne St S
Unit 3
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 2C6
Mailing Address PO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 5R4