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Friendly Visitor

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Friendly Visitor
Date Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Organization Name: Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County
Organization Contact: Lindsay Butcher
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: There is an immense need in our community for friendly visiting volunteers. This is an extremely rewarding experience that helps persons living with dementia and their caregivers by providing support, social engagement and relief. You will learn about Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia's and become familiar with resources in the community.
Type of Organization: Health-related Service
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Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: Duties involve visiting persons with dementia in their home, engaging in a meaningful activity which can be something as simple as a conversation about the past, playing board games or cards. This volunteer opportunity also provides relief to caregivers.
Sample Tasks: Our team of specially trained volunteers will visit persons living with dementia in their home, in order to provide companionship, socialization, and meaningful activation to the client in an appropriate, safe environment.
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: No
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: Moderate Term (3 months to 1 year)
Training Required:
  • Other
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Monday, June 30, 2025
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for seniors / older adults
  • Driving / Transportation
Skills / Experience: Pleasant demeanor, enjoys interacting with people and excellent verbal skills. Experience working with persons with dementia would be considered an asset.
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