Friendly Visitor Volunteer
(Alzheimer Society, Peterborough Office, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton Chapter)
|Contact||Shawna Peddar, Volunteer/Friendly Visiting Coordinator, Alzheimer Society Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland & Haliburton; Phone: 705-748-5131; Fax: 705-748-6174; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||*Converse and engage in hobbies and/or shared interests with people who have early stage memory loss (Alzheimer's Disease or other type of dementia). |
*Specialized training is provided to ensure that volunteers feel well prepared to offer this valued support.
*Will consider volunteers under age 18, depending on motivation and commitment.
|Benefits||*Knowing that you have brightened the day of someone who has Alzheimer's disease with socialization, activities, and companionship. |
*Also knowing that you provided the direct caregiver with a brief respite from constant care.
|Clients||People diagnosed with Alzheimer's who are in the early stages of the disease.|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Areas of Interest||Friend / Penpal|
|Skills/Experience||Empathy and understanding. Cheerful disposition. Willingness to be open to new friendships and to learn.|
|Minimum Hours||2 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Dates and times to be arranged to suit availability of volunteer.|
|Number of Positions||Peterborough: 10 individual(s) ; Peterborough (County of): 10 individual(s) |
20 individual(s) needed in total.
|Transportation||Depends upon location of visit. Call for more information.|
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|Organization Name||Alzheimer Society, Peterborough Office, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton Chapter|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-561-2588|
|Address & Map|
360 George St N, Unit 18
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7
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