Volunteers - Activity Assistants

(Birchmere Retirement Residence)

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Position ID: V-ORI0199 Last Modified: 04 Mar 2021 Last Full Update: 04 Mar 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactAshley MacGregor, Activity Coordinator, Birchmere Retirement Residence; Phone: (Business) 705-326-8520; Fax: 705-326-5273; Email: activitybirchmere@yahoo.com
Duties* Attending activities, programs, and/or events with residents 
* One-on-one visits with residents; spending time chatting, playing card games, doing puzzles, crafts, etc. or accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting) 
* Miscellaneous duties as needed
More Info Linkretire-orillia.com/bm-home
BenefitsGetting to know and understand the aging population. Gain valuable experience that will enable you to utilize and refine your skills in working with the elderly. 
Residents enjoy having company; the social interaction you provide contributes to improving their quality of life.
ClientsSeniors & Older Adults
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAnyone
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Computers & IT (User Support and Training) ; Culture & Heritage ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Event Coordination & Support ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Health Care ; Historical / Archival Activities ; Holiday / Festive Volunteering ; Library Services ; Music & Performing Arts ; Pandemic / Coronavirus / COVID-19 Support ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Speech & Hearing Support ; Student Placement ; Support for Visual Impairments ; Support Group Facilitation ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; No specific experience required. Just someone who cares, and hopefully possesses some or all of the skills and personality traits mentioned.
Commitment LengthNo commitment necessary, but it would be greatly appreciated.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Virtual Volunteering ; The volunteer can specify the types of activities, programs, and events they are comfortable with.
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Dates & times can vary; will work around a volunteer's schedule.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Number of PositionsOrillia: 6 individual(s) 
6 individual(s) needed in total. 
We are always looking for volunteers. Applications are available at our front desk or via email, please request to fill one out at your convenience. Thank you in advance!
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; One hour orientation is required, as well as completion of online training modules/tutorials prior to commencing volunteer hours.
TransportationNear public transit - There is an Orillia Transit bus stop in front of Birchmere on Bay Street.
CostNo cost.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVolunteers over the age of 18 require a Vulnerable Sector Police Check.
Agency Details
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Organization NameBirchmere Retirement Residence
Office PhoneOffice: 705-326-8520
Address & Map
234 Bay St
Orillia, ON
Canada L3V 3W8
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Mailing Address234 Bay St 
Orillia, ON 
Canada L3V 3W8