Day Program Volunteer - Carling Day Programs
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Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Health Care
Organization types: Health and Diseases, Senior Citizens
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: December 23, 2022
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Description

We are looking for committed individuals to join our dynamic Adult Day Program team. This day program provide an engaging day for clients living with dementia and seniors living with mental health issues, with social recreational activities designed to enhance their well-being in a safe and supportive setting. This day programs operates at Monday – Saturday from 8:00 – 4:00 pm.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Taking direction from the Supervisor or Team Leaders the duties would include:
• Aid in the set and tear down of activities
• Assists and socialize with clients during group/social activities such as art, cards/games, billiards, trivia, etc.
• Engage with clients through group or individual discussions regarding current events, life experiences, and the scheduled theme of the day.
• Assists with all kitchen and cleaning duties (including washing dishes/tables, table setting, serving meals, etc)
• Reports any relevant information regarding client’s behavior or physical condition
• Participate in daily scheduled meetings with the staff regarding schedule for the day
• Upholds the Carefor code of conduct and confidentiality policies
Key qualifications:
• Interest in working with individuals living with dementia and/or seniors living with mental health issues
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Compassionate and dependability
• Patience, good sense of humor
• Mature
• Enjoys working as apart of a team
• Special skills: Musical abilities (play piano, guitar, etc), singing, art, etc an asset

Key qualifications:
• Interest in working with individuals living with dementia and/or seniors living with mental health issues
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Compassionate and dependability
• Patience, good sense of humor
• Mature
• Enjoys working as apart of a team
• Special skills: Musical abilities (play piano, guitar, etc), singing, art, etc an asset

Volunteer commitment:
We are looking for individuals who can commit to volunteering at one of our day programs, minimum once a week, at least 4 hours per week, for 6 months.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Work with and be apart of a dynamic, skilled team to: Impact the life of a person living with dementia and/or senior living with mental health issues, through socializing, engaging activities, etc. Learn new or enhance existing skills, such as interpersonal/communications skills Learn about dementia and mental health issues
How will the organization benefit?
Engage community members with diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge. Raise awareness for Carefor, our programs & services, in the communities we serve. Deliver our service in a more effective and efficient way, impacting more clients.
Volunteer location:
2576 Carling Avenue

Contact

Beth Monaco
@Carefor Health & Community Services
613-749-7557
Ext: 2147
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-6-days

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, Health Care
You will be helping with: Men, Seniors, Women

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Suitable for community service hours
  • Public transportation available
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