Choir Program Assistant

(Alzheimer Society of Durham Region)

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Position ID: V-OSH1039 Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 Last Full Update: 20 Jun 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactShankari Surendran, Administrative Coordinator - Programs, Alzheimer Society Durham Region; Phone: 905-576-2567 ext 5244; Email:
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
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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 - 8 weeks
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; High level of interaction with participants, staff and other volunteers
Minimum Hours2 / Week
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; 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
Number of PositionsOshawa 
8 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - Background information on brain health, Alzheimer's disease and dementia * program policies and training ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training
TransportationNear public transit
Application Deadline13 Sep 2017
Cost$20 cost associated with Vulnerable Sector Check
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 01 Oct 2019
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Durham Region
Office PhoneOffice: 905-576-2567
Toll Free Phone1-888-301-1106
Address & Map
1600 Stellar Dr
Ste 202
Whitby, ON
Canada L1N 9B2
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