Recreation Program Assistant

(Alzheimer Society of Durham Region)

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Position ID: V-OSH1155 Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 Last Full Update: 08 Oct 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactShankari Surendran, Volunteer Coordinator, Alzheimer Durham; Phone: 905-576-2567 ext 5235; Email:
DutiesAssist the Instructor in facilitating a program of your choice (Arts, Creative Movement, 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
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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, Creative Movement - once a week for 8 weeks * s ; 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
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 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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