Support Group PLUS Respite Program

(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office)

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Position ID: V-ORI0431 Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 Last Full Update: 19 Jan 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactMarguerite Glanfield, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705 722 1066; Fax: 705 722 9392; Email:
Duties1. Greet participants upon arrival. Assist with seating if necessary. Provide participants with their name tags. 
2. Assist with assigned tasks such as group discussions, setting up and cleaning up supplies/equipment, providing one-to-one assistance. 
3. Provide encouragement and support to participants during activities. 
4. Ensure safety of participants at all times. 
5. Listen carefully and with respect to the participants.
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Benefits1. Satisfaction in supporting the well-being of people living with dementia. 
2. Application/development of social/recreational skills. 
3. Opportunity to network with other volunteers, facilitators and staff. 
4. Opportunity for additional education through Facilitator Meetings and attendance at Dementia Conference.
ClientsIndividuals living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias
Ages18 year(s) and up
Areas of InterestMental Health / Addictions ; Program Coordination / Support ; Social Interaction ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Direct experience working in social/recreational programs supporting people living with dementia in the early to mid stages; Good understanding of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia; Maintains confidentiality. Breach of confidentiality results in dismissal.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) ; Training takes some time. This role is relationship building with clients.Time and consistency is important in relationship building.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours4 / Month
Dates and TimesWednesday: Afternoon (First Wednesday afternoon of the month)
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Number of PositionsOrillia: 1 individual(s) ; Orillia and area: 1 individual(s) 
1 individual(s) needed in total. 
This position description applies to similar programs in Orillia, Barrie and Collingwood. As of April 10, 2018, we do not need volunteers in any of these positions. This information will be updated as soon as positions are again available.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
CostThere is no cost to the volunteer.
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
Office Phone705-722-1066
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-5391
Address & Map
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Barrie, ON L4N 2C6
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Mailing AddressPO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON L4M 5R4