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Snoezelen Volunteers

Organization: The Glebe Centre

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Days

Language Preference: Mandarin/Cantonese

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Oct 31, 2019


Snoezelen is a multisensory room which is a safe and non-threatening environment used to gently stimulate primary senses. Residents in long term care are afforded the opportunity to improve communication and build trust. Volunteers receive training and are assigned several residents who will benefit from this therapeutic experience. Documentation after each session is important as well as an ability to understand non verbal cues. WE HAVE A CHINESE UNIT AND REQUIRE A MANDARIN SPEAKING VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT OUR CHINESE POPULATION IN SNOEZELEN.


Lonelle Butler

613 238-2727 ext. 353

Ext: 353


Volunteer Opportunity Address
77 Monk Street Ottawa On


Good for people interested in: Health Care; Companionship/Visiting; Mentoring

You will be working with: Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The volunteer will experience the philosophy and history of Snoezelen and the impact this sensory room can have on residents.

How will the organization benefit?
Snoezelen has proven to reduce anxiety that is the result of dementia. Residents who participate in Snoezelen are calmer and more engaged in what is going on around them.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors; Youth 16-24

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes