Volunteers - Activities Aide

(Birchmere Retirement Residence)

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Position ID: V-ORI0199 Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 Last Full Update: 27 Jan 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactAshley MacGregor, Activity Coordinator, Birchmere Retirement Residence; Phone: (Business) 705-326-8520; Fax: 705-326-5273; Email: activitybirchmere@yahoo.com
DutiesDuties include: 
* Attending activities, programs, and/or events with residents 
* One-on-one visits with residents; spending time chatting, doing puzzles, crafts, etc. or accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting) 
* other duties as needed
More Info Linkretire-orillia.com/bm-home
BenefitsGetting to know and understand the aging population. Gain valuable experience that will enable you to utilize and refine your skills in working with the elderly.
ClientsSeniors & Older Adults
Ages13 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Individuals ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Culture & Heritage ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Holiday / Festive Volunteering ; Music & Performing Arts ; Recreation & Sports ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Speech & Hearing Support ; Support for Visual Impairments
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; No specific experience required. Just someone who cares, and hopefully possesses some or all of the skills and personality traits mentioned.
Commitment LengthNo commitment necessary, but it would be greatly appreciated.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; The volunteer can specify the types of activities, programs, and events they are comfortable with.
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Dates & times can vary; will work around a volunteer's schedule.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Number of PositionsOrillia: 5 individual(s) ; Orillia and area: 5 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total. 
We are always looking for volunteers. Applications are available at our front desk, please feel free to fill one out at your convenience. Thank you in advance!
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job ; Volunteers over the age of 18 require a Vulnerable Sector Police Check. One hour orientation is required, as well as completion of online training modules prior to commencing volunteer hours.
TransportationNear public transit - There is an Orillia Transit bus stop right in front of Birchmere.
CostNo cost.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsPolice Check required for those aged 18 and over. There are online training modules/tutorials provided, and a volunteer orientation (1 - 1/2 hours).
Agency Details
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Organization NameBirchmere Retirement Residence
Office Phone705-326-8520
Address & Map
234 Bay St
Orillia, ON L3V 3W8
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