Alzheimer Society of PEI (Volunteer Companion Program)

Organization Name: Alzheimer Society of PEI
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Companion Program
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: January 18, 2022
End Date: January 18, 2099

Email: society@alzpei.ca
Website: http://www.alzheimer.ca/pei
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

The Volunteer Companion Program (VCP) is a one-on-one friendly visiting program for persons living with dementia presented by the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward Island (ASPEI). The program is offered Island-wide and seeks to improve the quality of life for persons with dementia through social interaction and cognitive stimulation. In addition, it provides a time of respite for the primary care partner. We are looking for volunteers province-wide. VCP offers both in-person or virtual visiting options for volunteers and participants. In-person visits take place in the participant’s home (following all COVID-19 guidelines and protocols), outdoors, or on outings in the community. Virtual visits happen by phone or video chat. Visits will occur weekly for 1-2 hours decided by the care partner and volunteer. During this time the volunteer will provide the participant with friendly interaction, connection, and meaningful activities based on interests, skills, and abilities.  Click here for the application, or contact Jaclyn Gallant at 902.214.1722 or jgallant@alzpei.ca.

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