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Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

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Jesslyn Smith
Volunteer Coordinator
Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

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

Téléphone: 613-523-4004 x3105
Télécopieur: 613-523-8522

Courriel: info@dsorc.org
web: www.dementiahelp.ca

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

www.dementiahelp.ca

Les possibilités de bénévolat

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is pleased to be partnering with Carefor, the Ottawa Art Gallery, and local artist Gillian King to offer an 8-week pilot project exploring the benefits of creative art.

The program volunteers are responsible for the running the program in a manner which is safe, supportive and aligned with The Dementia Society’s mission and values.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks:

The Arts Program volunteer will be responsible for the following:

• Room preparation including light lifting of tables, chairs, and arts supplies for up to 12 people living with dementia and their caregivers, and preparation of arts supplies
• Greet people has they arrive and assist them getting settled in the arts space, initiate introductions between participants
• Float in room throughout session, interacting with participants and assisting people with their painting, supplies, or questions as necessary
• Arrange for a brief midway break, offering water and ensuring comfort level of participants
• Following session, clean and store arts supplies and materials, put away tables/chairs and wash dishes as necessary, and leave space in tidy condition for next session
• Take direction from instructor as required

Qualifications and Skills:

• Proficiency in English and/or French
• Excellent listening and communication skills
• Comfortable with small groups
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Ability to engage in conversation
• Teaching/training delivery experience (desired)
• Understanding of dementia and the daily living challenges persons with dementia (PWD)s face
• Experience as a caregiver of a person with dementia (desired)

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.

Time Commitment:

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
March 24th – May 12th 2020
*plus additional setup/teardown time as needed
*plus attending general orientation and training

Supervisor: Education and Program Coordinator

Location: Ottawa Art Gallery | 50 Mackenzie King Bridge

Endroit : 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Date limite pour postuler: 13 mar 2020
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking a volunteer to support our Arabic Music Program, Arabian Tunes. The program involves participants in singing, playing instruments and movement that will lift spirits, stimulate memory recall and build friendships.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

 Provide a safe and welcoming environment for caregivers and the person with dementia
 Set up and take down of room (chairs, tables, musical equipment)
 Coordination with program instructor and/or staff supervisor on program needs
 Greet/welcome participants as they arrive and provide all relevant materials (name badges, lyrics books)
 Track attendance and debrief with program instructor and/or staff supervisor
 Participation in singing and playing of instruments as appropriate
 Help participants, including people living with dementia, to follow the lyrics book
 Engage in conversation with participants as appropriate
 Provide general housekeeping guidance

Qualifications and Skills:

 Bilingualism in Arabic and English
 Capable of lifting/moving up to 50 lbs (heavy musical equipment and instruments)
 Experience with music, singing, and musical instruments
 Compassion, understanding, and awareness of dementia
 Professionalism, enthusiasm, and a positive disposition
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Reliability and punctuality
 Organizational skills
 Familiarity with communicating with people living with dementia 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.
Endroit : 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Date limite pour postuler: 28 fév 2020
Volunteer Program Instructors lead weekly 1.5 hour program sessions for a period of 10 weeks, plus setup/teardown time and session planning as needed. Sessions break after 10 weeks and a new session begins a few weeks later. Session schedules are to be coordinated between the Volunteer Instructor and the Dementia Society Education and Program Coordinator.

Motitech is the name of a Norwegian company that has developed a product called “Motiview”. The product was designed for older people and people with dementia. The product is an easy-to-use motivational tool that stimulates people with dementia to be more physically and cognitively active.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

The Volunteer Program Instructor will be responsible for the following:

• Working closely with supervisor, plan and develop program objectives and goals
• Work with supervisor to confirm logistical details for program, including agreement on delivery/procurement of required materials
o Ex. venue location, dates and times, name tags, supplies, waiver forms
• Work with Volunteer Coordinator to confirm volunteer requirements for program
o Ex. number of volunteers required, position descriptions for volunteer roles
• Provide instruction throughout the program schedule
• Volunteer management, including maintaining a schedule that ensures adequate volunteer coverage and providing all volunteers with training and the opportunity to debrief following sessions
• Administrative duties as necessary (can be delegated to a volunteer)
o Taking attendance for each class to be submitted to supervisor
o Recording volunteer hours to be submitted to supervisor
o Preparing and providing feedback/notes following debriefs
Qualifications and Skills:

• Experience providing group training, facilitation, or instruction in line with program objectives
• Tech-savvy and computer literate, with ability to work with the Motiview application software (training provided)
• Excellent listening and communication skills
• Organized, creative, and reliable
• Understanding of dementia and the daily living challenges persons with dementia (PWD)s face
• Experience as a caregiver of a person with dementia (desired)
• Proficiency in English and/or French
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.

Position suitability evaluation and approval will be conducted by supervisory staff prior to finalizing the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator. This evaluation period extends throughout program period.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their interest to volunteer@dsorc.org.
Endroit : 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Date limite pour postuler: 21 fév 2020