The Social at the Daisy Cafe Volunteer
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support, Entertainment, Event planning and participation, Mental Health
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Disabilities, Health and Diseases, Public/Society Benefit, Senior Citizens
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: December 31, 2023
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Time Commitment: Every Thursday, 3.5 hours a week (shift based, depending on your availability)
Minimum 6 months commitment
Supervisor: Program Coordinator
Location: 500-2327 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa (The Dementia Society Centre)
Program Description:

“The Social At the Daisy Cafe” is a heartwarming event hosted at The Dementia Society Centre, designed to provide a supportive environment for individuals living with dementia, while offering respite to their caregivers. This event features engaging activities, planned performances, and a chance for participants to socialize over coffee, tea, and treats.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

As a volunteer, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of this ongoing event by:
• Setting up the event space before participants arrive, including arranging tables and preparing coffee.
• Warmly welcoming individuals living with dementia upon their arrival, creating a friendly and inclusive atmosphere.
• Distributing coffee and treats, fostering a sense of comfort and companionship.
• Engaging in conversations and social interactions with individuals living with dementia to make them feel valued and heard.

Qualifications and Skills:
• Experience with person living with dementia an asset
• Reliable
• Effective communicator
• Collaborative spirit
• Patience
• Respectful
• Dependable

To apply, please visit the following webpage:

Volunteer location:
500-2327 St. Laurent Boulevard (The Dementia Society Centre)


Jeffrey Huang
@Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
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This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 10
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support, Entertainment, Event planning and participation, Mental Health
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, Men, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Women

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