Volunteer Visitor

(Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office)

Position ID: V-HVC0606 Last Full Update: 07 May 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactAndrea Pitts, Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement, Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton; Phone: 905-529-7030 ext 201 * 888-343-1017; Email: volunteer@alzhh.ca
DutiesTo provide socialization and companionship through weekly home visits with a client in the early to mid stages of Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Through activities like games, puzzles, crafts, music, walking and reminiscing, volunteers will provide quality time that will have a positive impact on the client as well as the caregiver by providing short periods of respite through the visit.
More Info Linkwww.alzhn.ca/volunteer
Benefits1. Make new friends and enjoy a meaningful connection with someone who needs your companionship.  
2. Provide short periods of respite for caregivers who can use to the time to relax and re-energize.  
3. Have a positive impact in the lives of others.  
4. Learn about the past and have an impact on the future.  
5. Flexible volunteer commitment.
ClientsPersons in the early to mid stages of Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Community Outreach ; Games ; Health Care ; Music & Performing Arts ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - 2 hours per week; minimum 6 month commitment
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesFlexible and based on volunteer's availability
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown
LocationClients' home in Halton
Number of PositionsActon: 1 individual(s) ; Burlington: 1 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 1 individual(s) ; Milton: 1 individual(s) ; Oakville: 1 individual(s) 
 
5 individual(s) needed in total. 
 
Our waiting list is updated regularly and we are always in need of Volunteer Visitors!
TrainingTraining is provided ; The Alzheimer Society will provide education and training to increase your knowledge of dementia and make your visits rewarding!
TransportationTransportation needs are dependent on the location of the client.
CostFree training; reimbursement for Police Check
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office
Office PhoneBurlington 289-837-2310; 
Hamilton 905-529-7030
Toll Free Phone1-888-343-1017
FaxBurlington 905-681-7783; 
Hamilton 905-529-3787
E-Mailadministration@alzhh.ca
Websitewww.alzhh.ca
Address & Map
4391 Harvester Rd, Unit 8
Burlington, ON L7L 4X1
 
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