Friendly Visiting volunteers are those who are willing to share their time to make a difference in the life of an individual who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Volunteers visit our clients once per week in the client’s home. The volunteer will engage the client in a meaningful activity during their visit.
Fundraising volunteers assist with various tasks throughout the planning and culmination of our fundraising events. Volunteers are required as committee members, for office support and event day support. Each commitment varies in length from several months to a few hours and is required at various times throughout the year.
A brief introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region, its history and programs.
Office volunteers assist with the day to day functions of the Alzheimer Society. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Duties can include: assisting with mailings, photocopying, shredding, compiling packages and data entry.
It is important to familiarize yourself with the Volunteer Policies of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. Confidentiality, Harassment, Discrimination and Safety are important to the organization. We hope all volunteers can find a meaningful position within our organization.
All volunteers are required to complete Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) training. AODA training provides organizations and workers/volunteers with the knowledge of the AODA and the Human Rights Code; in addition, workers/volunteers will learn how to interact with people with various types of disabilities.
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The role of the Activity Volunteer is to assist clients and care partners during REBEL group sessions. The Activity Volunteer will help to encourage a sense of community, support and fulfillment in a safe and nurturing environment, while listening to the voices of the participants because they need to be acknowledged, consulted, supported and empowered to remain active as they direct their own plans for the present and future.
All volunteers are required to complete WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) Training. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada’s national standard for communicating information about hazardous workplace products. It is implemented through complementary federal, provincial and territorial laws. Originally established in 1988, the purpose of WHMIS is to ensure employers and workers receive consistent and comprehensive health and safety information about the hazardous products they may be exposed to at work.
Reception volunteers assist with the front desk duties of the Alzheimer Society. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.