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Music Program Lead- Thanks for the Memories

Organization: Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Weekends; Days; Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 3

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Dec 21, 2017


The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is recruiting for a music program volunteer. The program will be offered to those living with dementia and their caregivers. The successful candidate will help The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County deliver an 8 week recreational program. This program will be delivered multiple times per year.

It is intended to bring the joy of music to people with dementia and provide an opportunity, along with their caregiver, to enjoy a fun and social outing together.

The successful candidate must be able to play an instrument and/or sing with relative proficiency. They will need to have basic understanding of how simple keyed and malleted instruments work, specifically meodica and glockenspiel.

Must be able to operate simple audio technology (aux cables & Ipods )

We are looking for volunteers who have teaching experience and an interest in therapeutic music.

Volunteer must be comfortable working with older adults and those with dementia.

This is an exciting opportunity to help deliver a new social program!


Stephanie Smith, Manager of Community Engagement


Ext: 3105


Volunteer Opportunity Address
1750 Russell Rd.


Good for people interested in: Arts, Crafts and Photography

You will be working with: Seniors

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Great experience for a volunteer to help facilitate a new program. The volunteer has the opportunity to build new work relationships and be part of a committed, dynamic team.

How will the organization benefit?
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County will benefit from the volunteer's expertise in music education.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 2-3 weeks

This position would be great for - None of the above

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes