Coffee Social Volunteer

(Alzheimer Society of Muskoka)

Position ID: V-CWD0211
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 12 Feb 2024

Opportunity Details: Coffee Social Volunteer

Contact Becky MacDonald, Recreation Support Facilitator, Alzheimer Society of Muskoka; Phone: 705-645-5621 ext 110; Email:

Purpose: To coordinate our weekly Coffee Social Program for caregivers and persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.  We offer this drop-in program for our clients to enjoy a time to engage with others, relax and enjoy refreshments.  If needed, a person with dementia should be accompanied by a caregiver who is responsible for their health and wellbeing.


  • Set up table and chairs
  • Make coffee/tea, put out cookies
  • Keep record of adequate supply
  • Keep record of attendance
  • Welcome guests as they arrive
  • Distribute nametags
  • Clean and lock up building

Qualifications: Reliable, good listener, compassionate, patient, understanding, reactive to client needs. 

Time commitment: 1 day per week from either 10 am – 12 pm or 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, plus time for set up and clean up (approx. 2.5 hours). Would appreciate a 6 – 12 month commitment.

Orientation/Training: Volunteers will have the opportunity to shadow the Recreation Support Facilitator at the Coffee Social as often as required by the volunteer to feel comfortable.

Screening: Application, interview, police check, reference checks, probation, training completion is required.

Evaluation/Success measures: Success of this program is measured by attendance numbers of the group each week.

Supervision: Supervision will be by the Recreation Support Facilitator as needed.

Clients Persons living with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementias, and their care partners.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - Would appreciate a 6 – 12 month commitment.
Interaction Level Small Group
Minimum Hours 2.5 / Week
Accessibility Unknown
Location Muskoka and Parry Sound
Number of Positions Muskoka District: 20 individual(s) ; Parry Sound District: 10 individual(s) 
30 individual(s) needed in total. 
We are always looking for passionate and caring individuals who are interested in volunteering.
Training Training is provided
Transportation Car is helpful, but not required.
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Alzheimer Society of Muskoka

Office Phone 705-645-5621 ; 1-800-605-2075, Toll Free for Muskoka and South Parry Sound only
Fax 705-645-4397
Address & Map
1-239 Manitoba St
Bracebridge, ON
Canada P1L 1S2
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Mailing Address 1-239 Manitoba St 
Bracebridge, ON 
Canada P1L 1S2