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Volunteer Opportunity Listing

ST Short Term
Apr 15
May 23

Alzheimer Society of York Region - Artwell Project

Organization:
Alzheimer's Society of York Region

Description

Senior Volunteers Needed!

For a second time, we are pleased to be partnering with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection to bring the experience of art to persons living with dementia. The Artwell Project sessions will take place at the AS YORK D.A.Y Centres (Aurora, Thornhill and Stouffville) starting April 16. The program is designed to engage seniors in the community through volunteering, mentoring others and supporting social participation and inclusion for those with Alzheimers and other dementias by volunteering with the Artwell Project.

The program will run in small groups of 6 DAY Program clients for approximately 3 hours per session. The Alzheimer Society is looking for volunteers who can assist clients one on one throughout the workshop. Each workshop will offer a different experience for the client. Volunteers must be available for all 6 sessions of the work shop and attend the Volunteer Orientation on April 15th at The McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Workshop Dates:
Aurora - 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Every Tuesday - April 16 - May 21
Stouffville - 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Every Wednesday - April 17 - May 22
Thornhill - 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Every Thursday - April 18 - May 23

Requirements:
-senior in the community
-up to date Vulnerable Screen Check
-complete Volunteer Application
-attend Volunteer Orientation on April 15

Orientation Training will be available for selected volunteers on April 15th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM at The McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

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Use the contact info below to volunteer for this opportunity!

Contact:

Lauren O'Brien

Social Services, Seniors, Communications, Teaching, Mentoring, Arts, Health, Companionship