Recreation Program Assistant

(Alzheimer Society of Durham Region)

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Position ID: V-OSH1155 Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 Last Full Update: 04 Mar 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactShankari Surendran, Volunteer Coordinator, Alzheimer Durham; Phone: 905-576-2567 ext 5235; Email: volunteer@alzheimerdurham.com
DutiesAssist the Instructor in facilitating a program of your choice (Arts, Walking, Choir, Minds in Motion, Brain Wave Cafe) * meet, greet, and socialize with people who are living with dementia, care partners, volunteers, and other staff members * participate in scheduled programs and provide leadership and support to others * help to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive atmosphere for new and returning clients * help with set up and take down, including the physical arrangement of the room as well as planning and preparing for activities
More Info Linkwww.alzheimer.ca/en/durham/Get-involved/Volunteer
BenefitsHelp make life better for those living with dementia by promoting public awareness and becoming an advocate for a more dementia-friendly community * opportunity to interact with a wide variety of businesses and community groups * enhance your leadership skills * reduce stigma and dispel misinformation about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia
ClientsPeople living with dementia (Alzheimer's Disease) and care partners
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Groups ; Community Groups
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Community Outreach ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Music & Performing Arts ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; First Aid ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work
Commitment LengthShort Term - Minds in Motion - once a week for 8 weeks, Arts - once a week for 6 weeks ; Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) - Brain Wave Cafe - once a month for 6 months (minimum) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - Choir/Walking/special events - once a week for 10 weeks
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon 
Tuesday: Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning 
 
Programs run between 9 am-4:30 pm all around the Durham Region * visit thevolunteer portal for additional information https://alzheimer.ca/en/durham/Get-involved/Volunteer
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationA variety of venues around Durham Region, depending on choice of activity
Number of PositionsDurham Region 
 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - Dementia 101 ; Training is provided - Position specific training
TransportationNear public transit
CostCost of a Vulnerable Sector Check
Police CheckRequired
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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