Volunteer Posting 1532

Memory Care Volunteer
JFSC
Calgary area
Calgary, Alberta
less than 2 hours per week
closes in 17 days (Tue, 30 Apr)

Volunteer Description

Memory Care Programs are essential for the engagement and wellbeing of individuals with dementia, and play a key role in providing respite opportunities for family caregivers of individuals with dementia. JFSC proudly offers in-home memory care programming with the help of our wonderful Memory Care Volunteers.

 

Memory Care Volunteers engage with individuals experiencing memory loss or dementia (such as Alzheimer's Disease) to deliver brain boosting activities and companionship. Activities are delivered in the client's home on a bi-weekly basis over a 3-hour segment.

Volunteers are trained on the Best Friends Approach (Alzheimer Society) and are provided ongoing support, supervision, training and guidance to prepare for their role. Memory Care Volunteers are also provided with a tool kit of activities from our Memory Care Case Manager.

 

Please join us in delivering this essential support to individuals with dementia and their caregivers!

We require volunteers in all areas of the city for various shifts, however, our largest need is in the SW quadrant:

  • Area of the City: SW
  • Days of the week: Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Time of day: Afternoons (i.e. 1:00-4:00pm)
  • Commitment: Up to 3-hours every other week

 

Volunteer requirements:

  • Willingness to obtain a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Must possess or willing to obtain First Aid Certification.
  • Demonstrate a kind and patient demeanor and possess excellent communication skills.
  • Background in health care, education or social work is an asset, but not mandatory.

 

Screening requirements:

  • Application
  • Interview
  • Two reference checks
  • Police Information Check
  • Driver’s Licence

To apply or for more information please email . JFSC has an on-going need for volunteers of diverse backgrounds and talents. Our volunteer area is always expanding its opportunities and training. As a JFSC volunteer, you can touch the lives of those most in need in our community by working together with our staff to provide innovative and vitally needed services to others.

 

 

 

 

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