Minds in Motion Volunteer Facilitator

Organization Details
Organization Name: Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
Address: 10-120 Donald St
Winnipeg MB  R3C 4G2
Website: http://alzheimer.mb.ca
Organizational Description: Alzheimer Society of Manitoba helps all Manitobans affected by dementia. What started as a grassroots movement over 35 years ago, is now an organization that has developed into the leading resource for families living with the disease.

The Society provides programs and services to enhance the quality of life for those affected. The aim is to bring dignity, inclusion, respect and acceptance into the lives of people with dementia and their care partners.

Currently, there are over 22,500 Manitobans living with dementia. The Society offers: supportive counselling, caregiver and professional education, support groups for people with dementia and for their care partners, public awareness,, the Medic Alert Safely Home program, the First Link program, Minds in Motion program, research funding and more. The Society is a prominent voice in advocating for change within all levels of government.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Minds in Motion program combines physical activity, socialization and cognitive stimulation for people with early-moderate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, to engage with a family member or community friend.

Minds in Motion Volunteer Facilitator will assist in implementing the program. You will provide general support to the lead facilitator; assist in setting up/taking down on program equipment and materials; greet and welcome participants; actively engage with program participants and fellow volunteers; and assist in documenting participant's level of engagement after each session.
Skills Required: Has experience in program facilitation or leadership roles preferred
Has good interpersonal skills
Ability to take initiative and make decisions
Physical Ability to lift up to 20 lbs
Ability to communicate effectively
Skills Gained/Related Careers: You will learn how to facilitate recreational programs for adults of varied ability and develop your communication skills
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Be available for a 3-hour shift, for 8 consecutive weekday mornings or afternoons
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca
Closing Date: Sep 30, 2019
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