Make a meaningful difference in the life of someone who is experiencing early to mid-stage memory impairment due to dementia, stroke or brain injury.
You’ll provide a friendly social connection outside of the client’s normal social sphere and engage the client in activities or conversations that appeal to the client’s unique interests and abilities. This may involve looking at family photos, going out for a walk or simply sharing coffee and conversation.
You’ll also be giving the family caregiver(s) a short break – a very important part of the support you’re providing.
Our training course is extremely thorough and includes suggested activities and strategies you can use to engage your client. Plus, our Care Managers are always available to support you and your client.
Most visits are being conducted virtually to protect volunteers and clients.
Some outdoor, in-person, physically distanced visits will begin shortly, but only when both the volunteer and client and/or their family are comfortable with this type of visit.
Volunteers who choose to meet in-person will be provided with training on safety protocols and use of PPE.
Skills and Experience
- Excellent active listener
- Compassionate and caring
- Able to maintain strict confidentiality
- Successful completion of the orientation and Memory Visiting Level 1
- Completion of Memory Visiting Level 2 can be completed at a later date
One orientation session, plus Memory Visiting Level 1 (half day).
Next orientation sessions are on:
- Tuesday, August 18th from 2:00pm-4:00pm
- Wednesday, September 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Memory Visiting Level 2 (half day) can be completed at a later date.
Apply now to be included in the next sessions.
1-2 hours per week, long term matches are ideal
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Clean police records check with vulnerable sector screening
- Two references
Should you require accommodation during the application process, please inform Fran Savelson at 905-827-8800 x2329 so we can ensure your equal participation.