Choir Program Assistant

(Alzheimer Society of Durham Region)

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Position ID: V-OSH1039 Last Modified: 18 Aug 2017 Last Full Update: 18 Aug 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactMatt Brooks, Volunteer Coordinator, Alzheimer Society Durham Region; Phone: 905-576-2567 ext 5235; Email: volunteer@alzheimerdurham.com
DutiesProvide support to the recreation coordinator, or the designated choir leaders * help organize and manage the final choir/recital * review music and come prepared to sing along with participants * answer questions about other Alzheimer’s Society programs, as required * foster a safe and inviting environment for guests to share the experience * engage with guests, listen to stories and experiences * ensure participants find parking, assist guests to the music room
More Info Linkbttr.im/rnrh7
BenefitsProvide a much needed and highly valued service within the community * practice and continue to develop your skills * interact with volunteers that share similar interests  
 
Help clients to enjoy music and enhance memory and boost self confidence * improve well-being and reduce isolation for clients and families * new friendships
ClientsPeople living with dementia and their care partners, friends and family
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Individuals ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestMusic & Performing Arts ; Program Coordination / Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Team Work ; Musical experience not required
Commitment LengthShort Term - September 2017 - December 15, 2017
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; High level of interaction with participants, staff and other volunteers
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Afternoon (1 pm - 2:45 pm)
SeasonsSpring ; Winter ; Choir follows the school year as the program collaborates with the music program at O'Neill Collegiate.
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationO'Neill CVI, 301 Simcoe St N, Oshawa * Taunton Mills, 3800 Brock St N, Whitby
Number of PositionsDurham Region ; Oshawa 
 
8 individual(s) needed in total. 
 
Week 1 is at O'Neill CVI and week 2 is at Taunton Mills * venues rotate.
TrainingOrientation - Background information on brain health, Alzheimer's disease and dementia * program policies and training ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Orientation Wednesday, September 13, 2017. 5:00 pm-7:45 pm
TransportationNear public transit
Application Deadline13 Sep 2017
Cost$20 cost associated with Vulnerable Sector Check
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 13 Sep 2016
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Durham Region
Office Phone905-576-2567
Toll Free Phone1-888-301-1106
Fax905-576-2033
E-Mailinformation@alzheimerdurham.com
Websitewww.alzheimer.ca/durham
Address & Map
1600 Champlain Ave, Ste 202
Whitby, ON L1N 9B2
 
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