In-Home Recreation Volunteer
(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie)
Opportunity Details: In-Home Recreation Volunteer
|Contact||Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-722-1066; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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|
|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.|
|Additional Requirements||Vulnerable Sector Check; Covid vaccinations|
Agency Details: Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-265-5391|
|Address & Map||
20 Anne St S
Canada L4N 2C6
|Mailing Address||PO Box 1414
Canada L4M 5R4