Volunteers - Activity Assistants

(Birchmere Retirement Residence)

Position ID: V-ORI0199
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023
Last Full Update: 23 Oct 2023

Opportunity Details: Volunteers - Activity Assistants

Contact Karen Jamieson, Activity Coordinator, Birchmere Retirement Residence; Phone: (Business) 705-326-8520; Fax: 705-326-5273; Email: activitybirchmere@yahoo.com
  • Attending activities, programs, and/or events with residents
  • One-on-one visits with residents; spending time chatting, playing card games, doing puzzles, crafts
  • Accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting)
  • Miscellaneous duties as needed
More Info Link retire-orillia.com/bm-home
  • Getting 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.
Clients Seniors & Older Adults
Ages 14 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Arts & 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/Experience Communication & 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 Length No commitment necessary, but it would be greatly appreciated.
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Virtual Volunteering ; The volunteer can specify the types of activities, programs, and events they are comfortable with.
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Location Orillia
Number of Positions Orillia: 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!
Training Orientation ; 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.
Transportation Near public transit - There is an Orillia Transit bus stop in front of Birchmere on Bay Street.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Volunteers over the age of 18 require a Vulnerable Sector Police Check, most recent covid vaccination when available, and training that will involve completing some online courses. Volunteers under 18 years of age require to have the most recent covid vaccination when available and must be supervised by Activity staff.

Agency Details: Birchmere Retirement Residence

Office Phone 705-326-8520
Fax 705-326-5273
E-Mail birchmereretire@gmail.com
Website retire-orillia.com/
Address & Map
234 Bay St
Orillia, ON
Canada L3V 3W8
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