Support Group Co-Facilitator Volunteer
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Disabilities, LGBTQIA2+, Senior Citizens, Women
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: September 1, 2023
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Time Commitment: 2 hours every week on Fridays from 10am to noon OR 1-2 times a month at a specific location
*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: One of three locations – Kanata, Ottawa Centre, and Orleans

Program Description:
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking volunteers to help support our Dementia Care Coaches during our In-Person Support Group program – this program is held every Friday from 10am to noon. People living with dementia will be hosted with refreshments and activities in a separate room, while their care partners attends a support group in a separate space.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:
• Co-facilitate support group alongside a Dementia Care Coach
• Provide validation, reassurance, and guidance to caregivers

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


Jeffrey Huang
@Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
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This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+)
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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