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Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

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Danielle Mulvihill
Director of Administration
Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

1750 Russell RD, Suite 1742
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1G 5Z6

TEL: 613-523-4004 x3105
FAX: 613-523-8522

E-mail: info@dsorc.org
Web: www.dementiahelp.ca

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Seniors

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County provides support, information and education to individuals and families coping with dementia.

www.dementiahelp.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

The annual Walk for Dementia is the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC)’s key fundraising event of the year. We are currently seeking Volunteer Supervisors to assist with planning and organizing this year’s event, as well as to supervise and direct volunteers on the day of the event.

Route Coordinators are responsible for assisting with planning the logistics of the Walk for Dementia route, preparing maps and materials, setting up and managing the route on the day of the event, and supervising event day Water Station and Route Marshal volunteers. This position reports to the DSORC Event Coordinator and will be expected to attend meetings, a volunteer orientation, and have regular contact with the Event Coordinator on work progress and strategies.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Attend planning meetings at mutually agreed upon times between February and May
• Develop an in depth understanding of the Walk for Dementia route by studying maps and attending a site walk
• Working with the Event Coordinator, determine signage plan and route marshal distribution
• Working with the Event Coordinator, provide training and supervision to event day volunteer Route Marshals
o Act as a volunteer runner on the day of the event, directing volunteers to appropriate areas on site
• Oversee the water/cheering stations and assist volunteers where needed
• Oversee route set up prior to event and tear down/clean up after event

Qualifications and Skills:

• Prior event management experience
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience supervising volunteers with the ability to provide direction
• Comfortable working with the public in large crowds
• Able to stand and walk for long periods
• General knowledge about the Dementia Society programs and services
o Training provided, however a pre-existing knowledge is preferred
• Professionalism and a positive disposition

Screening:

Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form and provide a valid Ottawa Police Record check. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their interest to volunteer@dsorc.org.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Feb 7, 2020
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is currently seeking a volunteer Support Group Co-Facilitator for our monthly caregiver support group at Rural Ottawa South Support Services in Manotick, ON.

The Caregiver Support Group Facilitator is expected to support the DSORC mission that no one should face dementia alone, by providing a safe and welcoming environment for discussion and mutual support.

Support groups take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM, beginning January 14th 2020.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

Facilitate group discussion
Inform the participants about the objectives and ground rules for the group
Empower participants by discussing the important role they play for themselves and each other
Support inclusion of participants through invitation and inclusion and by providing a safe and comfortable environment
Initiate, clarify and summarize discussions as required
Harmonize to reduce tension and encourage participants to explore differences
Maintain confidentiality at all times regarding participant information and experiences
Set up room and coordinate logistics
Complete support group report including attendance and debrief with staff lead

Qualifications and Skills:

Proficiency in English and/or French
Experience as a caregiver to a person living with dementia required
Understanding and knowledge of the lived experience of dementia required
Excellent communication skills and experience in group facilitation
Respect for diversity, cultural awareness, and sensitivity
Effective listening skills, empathy, and adaptability
Ability to work collaboratively with co-facilitator and supervisor and take initiative
Reliability and professionalism
Respect for the boundaries of the position and participant confidentiality
Education in the social sciences is an asset
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Time Commitment:

Weekly sessions Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 PM
January 22nd 2020 – April 22nd 2020
*plus early arrival/departure time to account for setup/cleanup
*attending general orientation and training as needed


The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking 1-2 volunteers to support Let’s Get Moving Orleans. Let’s Get Moving volunteers assist with setup for the program in addition to active participation with the group.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Assist with the set up and clean-up of fitness equipment, refreshments and activities for the program.
• Administrative support during sessions
o take attendance, collect registration forms, collect evaluations, etc.
• Provide one-on-one support to participants
• Participate in the physical activity with enthusiasm
• Assist with cleanup following the session

Qualifications and Skills:

• Enjoy working with others, comfortable initiating conversation and including others
• Experience working with persons with dementia and their care partners
• Professionalism and a positive disposition with excellent interpersonal skills
• Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
• Maintain a positive, supportive, and welcome environment learning
• Maintain confidentiality of all participants
• Reliability and punctuality
• Bilingualism in English and French is preferred
• Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)
• Accommodate participants with health and mobility challenges (as able)

Screening:

Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form and provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Police Record check. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their interest to volunteer@dsorc.org
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Jan 27, 2020
Time Commitment:

Weekly sessions Fridays 2:00 – 3:00 PM
January 24th 2020 – April 17th 2020 (except Good Friday April 10th)
*plus early arrival/departure time to account for setup/cleanup
*attending general orientation and training as needed

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking 1-2 volunteers to support Let’s Get Moving Churchill. Let’s Get Moving volunteers assist with setup for the program in addition to active participation with the group.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Assist with the set up and clean-up of fitness equipment, refreshments and activities for the program.
• Administrative support during sessions
o take attendance, collect registration forms, collect evaluations, etc.
• Provide one-on-one support to participants
• Participate in the physical activity with enthusiasm
• Assist with cleanup following the session

Qualifications and Skills:

• Enjoy working with others, comfortable initiating conversation and including others
• Experience working with persons with dementia and their care partners
• Professionalism and a positive disposition with excellent interpersonal skills
• Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
• Maintain a positive, supportive, and welcome environment learning
• Maintain confidentiality of all participants
• Reliability and punctuality
• Bilingualism in English and French is preferred
• Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)
• Accommodate participants with health and mobility challenges (as able)

Screening:

Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form and provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Police Record check. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their interest to volunteer@dsorc.org
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Jan 27, 2020