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Alzheimer Society Sudbury Manitoulin

Alzheimer Society Sudbury Manitoulin

Société Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin

The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure. Since 1978, we've been dedicated to providing help for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their caregivers.

Keywords: Health and Medicine , Disorders , Alzheimer


Alzheimer Society Sudbury Manitoulin
Soci‚t‚ Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin

960B Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury, ON P3A2T4

Alzheimer Society Sudbury Manitoulin url http://www.alzheimer.ca/sudburymanitoulin/

Alzheimer Society Sudbury Manitoulin Phone Number 705-524-2024 ext. 266

Alzheimer Society Sudbury Manitoulin Email address vwoods@alzheimersudbury.ca



Volunteer Information for Alzheimer Society Sudbury Manitoulin

What services does your organization provide?
Behavioural support, counselling and cognitive assessments and health promotion. As well, we have a day program for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer where they can take part in supervised activities in a home-like setting. We also provide support for the family and care-givers by offering several support groups every month.


Do you have any age requirements?
Minimum of 15 years of age.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
French would be an asset, but is not a requirement.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
We are very flexible, with volunteers coming in several times a week as well as some only coming for our fundraising events.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
A TB test, a criminal record check and three references.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
Depending on the role given to them. Experience with the elderly or individuals with dementia would be great, but there are many ways to help out for those with no such experience.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Work in our office. Work with our clients in the day program. Helping out at events and fundraisers. Help running our monthly Bingo nights. Help running support groups, for those with more specified education/experience. Opportunities to educate the public on awareness and prevention.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Yes, training is extensive and dependent on the role they are given.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
See previous answer regarding positions available.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Alzheimer Society Sudbury Manitoulin?
They will have the satisfaction of knowing that they made a meaningful difference in our efforts to help those suffering from dementia/Alzheimer.


Do you accept high school students?
We do, but a certain maturity level would be expected from them, due to the responsibility that goes with working with the elderly.




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