Support Group Co-Facilitator – Online Volunteer
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Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Disabilities, Health and Diseases, LGBTQIA2+, Senior Citizens, Women
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: April 30, 2024
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Description

Time Commitment: 2 hours every week on Fridays from 10am to noon.
*6 months minimum
*plus additional time communicating online with supervisor as needed
*attending online general orientation and training as needed
Supervisor: Dementia Care Coach
Location: Online

Program Description:

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking volunteers to help support our Dementia Care Coaches during our Virtual Caregiver Support Group program – the group is run once a month for 2 hours.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Co-facilitate group discussion via the online platform zoom
• Provide validation, reassurance and guidance to caregiver participants
Qualifications and Skills:
• Extensive lived experience required (i.e. being a caregiver, or have supported people living with dementia)
• Patience and compassion when working with others who are cognitively impaired
• Professionalism and a positive disposition with excellent interpersonal skills
• Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
• Maintain a positive, supportive, and welcome environment learning
• Maintain confidentiality of all participants
• Reliability and punctuality
• Bilingualism in English and French is an asset but not required

Volunteer location:
500-2327 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON K1G 4J8

Contact

Jeffrey Huang
@Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
613-690-5864
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 5
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women

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