The In-Home Recreation Program is seeking fun-loving volunteers to brighten the days of our elders by visiting them in their homes. You'll get to spend quality time with some of the most interesting people around - just be warned, they may not remember your name by the end of the day!
Schedule is very flexible and visits will happen 1/week for 1 hour at client's home.
But don't worry, that just means every visit will feel like a first date. Who doesn't love the excitement of introducing themselves over and over again? Plus, you'll have plenty of opportunities to tell your favorite jokes, play games, or just enjoy a good chat with your new friends.
So if you're ready to put a smile on someone's face and have a few laughs along the way, come join us at the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. We promise it'll be a memorable experience - for both you and your new companions!
Looking for talented musicians to join our In Home Recreation program! Our program is dedicated to bringing joy and entertainment to senior citizens in the comfort of their own homes. We are currently seeking volunteers who play instruments such as the guitar, piano, violin, and more to help us provide live music performances for our clients.
Our program offers flexible scheduling, so you can choose a time that works best for you. Whether you can commit to performing once a week or once a month, your contribution will be greatly appreciated. We welcome musicians of all ages and skill levels, as long as you have a passion for music and a desire to make a difference.
Join our team of dedicated volunteers and help us bring joy and music to the lives of our seniors. Contact us today to learn more about how you can get involved. We can't wait to hear from you!
- Driving a wheelchair accessible vehicle for members of the community who, because of their need for a wheelchair, aren't able to use other transportation.
- Pick up clients and their escort at assigned time, deliver to their destination.
- Keep a schedule for appointments.
- Use provided equipment to ensure driver and client safety.
- Drivers are not responsible for clients while at their appointment/destination.
Variety of volunteer positions which focus on patients, visitors and staff. Positions available in ambulatory care reception, Inpatient Units, gift shop, reminder telephoning, diagnostic imaging Xray, CT, Mammography, Bone Density, Surgical Day Care (Post anaesthetic care unit)
This is a remote volunteer position supporting the Guelph-Wellington Community. All shifts and training are completed remotely, therefore, residence in Guelph-Wellington is not a requirement for this position.
Compass is recruiting skilled and compassionate volunteers to join our Telephone Support Team (TSP). Volunteers involved in the TSP will assume the responsibility of providing outbound calls to clients, with the goal of providing emotional support to members of the Guelph-Wellington Community. TSP Volunteers will start in the program by completing social calls, safety/wellness checks, and/or providing medication reminders to isolated and distressed individuals before having the option to gain additional training and supporting our Distress Lines.
Callers on the Distress Line may be in a state of crisis, experiencing suicidal ideation, or have intentions of harming themselves or another individual. They may also be seeking external resources and referrals to agencies or are looking for a safe space to disclose personal struggles. Volunteers will use their discretion to identify how each client should be supported and will have access to staff supervision should any questions or concerns arise.
The Telephone Support team strives to meet the diverse needs of each client allowing opportunities to engage in conversations surrounding daily plans, storytelling, and exploring action plans to prepare for crisis intervention. Each call is made using a strengths-based and solution-focused approach with the common objective of assisting with goal planning, increasing the client’s ability to cope with unique situations, and referrals to community resources.
• Complete inbound and outbound calls with service users
• Complete safety/wellness checks, provide medication reminders, and engage in social conversations with a diverse group of people
• Assist with crisis intervention, when presented
• Engage in conversations with members of the LGBTQ+ community through the texting support line
• Utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused approach
• Provide external resources and referrals to service users
• Complete case documentation of all interactions with service users
Volunteers will lead a gentle functional fitness program designed for community members aged 55+.
- The purpose of the program is to:
- Increase and maintain strength, coordination, balance and flexibility
- Improve health and energy
- Improve mobility and independence
- Prevent falls and decrease falls risk
- Meet new people and socialize
- Welcome and walk through our visitors as we show and tell the Avro Arrow Full Scale Replica and other historical artifacts.
- Our tours are guided but with the help of QR Codes that display specific details of the artifacts.
- Give a brief history chat of the Arrow's purpose, expectations and highlights.
- Chat with our fellow visitors, bond and make new connections!
- On-site Volunteer at Earl Rowe Provincial Park, Alliston
- Help people with disabilities kayak and canoe
- Check paperwork, PFDs and other equipment
- If volunteer wishes to assist on water we will train canoe or kayak for a small fee, adaptive training is free Off-site Volunteer
- Help with office administration including record keeping, spreadsheets, grant writing
- 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
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a keen interest in promoting health and well-being through physical activity. Come find out more about the classes, our training program, and hear directly from some of our volunteers why they love being part of SMART.
Volunteers can assist with a variety of activities and programs including:
Recreation programs (games, arts and crafts etc)
Small Group Programs (cards, reading, knitting)
Special events and Entertainment
Special Interest Presentations
Community Bus Outings
One to one friendly visits
Hair dresser & In home Wellness appointments
General office assistance
Physiotherapy/ Fitness classes
Gardening (in warmer months)
- One on one visiting with residents
- Supporting and/or facilitating group activities
- Reading or playing games with residents
- Meal assistance
Volunteers Assist With Reception Duties:
- Answering Phone
- Greeting Visitors
- Processing Mass Mailings
- Assisting with Photo Copies
- Preparing Support Groups
- Training manuals
Visiting Volunteers Provide:
- Emotional Support
- Respite to caregivers of clients
- Friendly Visiting, Coffee Social
- Knitting, Painting, Crafts
- Scrabble Players, Bingo Caller, Pin Setters for Bowling
- Assisting in the Dining Room and Program Set up
- Movie Night Volunteer
- Friendly Reminder Volunteer
- Musical Talent
- Support our Social Recreation Coordinator with the delivery of varied programs for people living with dementia.
- Ensure that participants are engaged
- Some light set up and clean up of the space for each program
- Training as appropriate for each course
- Volunteers participate in the activities along with the participants - It's fun!
- This program may be held virtually during the pandemic. A computer would be a requirement to volunteer in that case
- Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games, and activities for the program
- Assist the Minds in Motion Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization. This may include spending one-on-one time with participants who need extra support
- Under the direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during the physical activity component of the program
- Assist with any other required tasks
• Arrive at the Meal Source at the prearranged time.
• Deliver meals in the order they appear on the route sheet/book.
• Converse with client to check on client’s well being.
• Report any problems or concerns encountered in carrying out duties to Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce.
- Providing long and/or short-distance rides for social purposes and non-emergency medical appointments to clients in Grey-Bruce
We are looking for 1/2 hour of music entertainment for our seniors. Weekly or monthly.
Our community based day program is attended by seniors with dementia.
Be trained to conduct education sessions on fracture prevention to seniors at seniors centres, retirement homes and active living programs.
Volunteers work with Alzheimer Society Family Support Coordinators in 1) a morning Support Group, 2) an afternoon Support Group or 3) an evening Support Group, depending upon the community.
Contact Lori Waring either by phone or email to set up a time. We are always searching for individuals or groups to come in and provide entertainment to our clients for our adult day program providing social recreational and therapeutic activities for seniors and adults who are frail, cognitively impaired, and/or isolated, and/or physically challenged.
Occasional research into related issues.
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We invite you to check out our organization (www.livingwishfoundation.org) and board of hardworking, dedicated individuals who value the important mission of ensuring that everyone gets the benefit from one last wish. The Living Wish Foundation (est. 2018) is a not-for-profit, national charity that reframes hope by granting end of life wishes for patients in the region who are in their final year of life. We are looking for board members with legal expertise, fundraising & event planning experience, and a passion for making a difference in our community.
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- Provide support to the Day Away staff by socializing with clients, participating in planned activities, and carrying out different recreational activities (ie. a game of cards, arts and crafts, and more!)
- Help with coats and boots during the beginning and end of the day
Be provided names of those who may enjoy visits.
Knock on the resident’s door and introduce yourself and explain the purpose of your visit. Porter when necessary. (if leaving the room to go to another).
Visits last as long as the resident wishes
Take attendance and give to program staff.
Possibly could bring reading material, listen to music, offer hand massage, offer a manicure, walk, etc.
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.
Assist with participant pre-evaluations and assessments
Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities
Assist Minds in Motion Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization
Under direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during physical activity component of the program
Assist with any other required task
Complete a post evaluation form
- Help with the set up and clean up of the projects each week.
- Assist Art Therapist to ensure activity participation and socialization of each participant
- Under direction of the Art Therapist/Family Support Coordinator, provide one-to-one support to the participants during the creative art process.
- Assist with any other tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the program.
- At the end of the Program (June) complete an evaluation form about the volunteer role in the Quest Art School + Gallery Program.
- Help Set up the area according to event, ie. Tables and chairs, or just chairs.
- Decorate room according to the event Ask staff what can be done.
- Knock on each resident’s door and invite them to the program.
- Help bring residents to area
- Help if needed for resident drinks and or snacks
- Support resident(s) to designated area. Take attendance and give to program staff.
- Help clean up area and place tables and chairs back to how was before
Be a walking companion for someone living with dementia. Provide support, friendship during regularly scheduled walks.
The objective of the program is to provide mobile individuals diagnosed with Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) who are living independently in the community with activity and companionship.
Volunteers will be responsable for meeting with a clients weekly or bi-weekly to add enrichment to peoples lives. Clients are blind or have vision loss to some degree, which often requires adpaments to life. Volunteers are required to socialse with them and add normal contact back in their lives after the effects of the pandemic. They can go for walks, visit community gardens, really anything the pair would enjoy. The requirement are up to the two people who are paired.
Help Senior Wish expand into Simcoe County to ensure that no senior is left isolated, alone and feeling like society has forgotten them. Help is especially needed to prepare for our Christmas Wish program starting in Sept.
Volunteer in our retail shop, deliver snacks to schools, singsong and party support at seniors centres and so much more.
The facilitator will:
- Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
- Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
their skills as a facilitator.
- Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
- Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
numbers, and email addresses regularly.
- Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
- Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
- Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
the family, etc.).
The facilitator works with the group to:
- Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
- Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
- Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
- Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
making decisions about their own care.
- Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
- Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
- Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
- Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
- Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.
Group Interaction & Communication
The facilitator will:
- Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
- Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
- Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
if their tone seems negative.
- Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
- Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
- Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional