Recreation Activity with Program for Older Adults

(Homewood Health Centre)

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Position ID: V-GUE0121 Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 Last Full Update: 13 Jun 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactMartha Schuett, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Homewood Health Centre; Phone: 519-824-1010 ext 32262; Fax: 519-767-3564; Email:
DutiesVolunteers work closely with Recreation Therapy staff to assist patients to engage in leisure skill development and activity based groups. This position requires a regular weekly commitment. Activities may include basketball, badminton, shuffle board, and when the weather is nice outside at the tennis courts.
BenefitsGain experience working with patients in a mental health and addictions centre in the Program for Older Adults. This is a great opportunity for those wishing to pursue a teaching career or experience working with seniors.
ClientsPatients in the Homewood Health Centre in the Program for Older Adults suffering from depression, anxiety and possibly substance abuse.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestMental Health / Addictions ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Ability to follow instructions, learn new skills and take initiative; Ability to be empathetic, non judgmental, sensitive and caring with patients; Be open to feedback
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours1.5 / Week
Dates and TimesThursday: Afternoon (3:40 - 5:15 pm)
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible
Number of PositionsGuelph 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckNot Required
Display Until15 Jul 2022
Agency Details
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Organization NameHomewood Health Centre
Office Phone519-824-1010
Toll Free Phone1-866-839-2594
Address & Map
150 Delhi St
Guelph, ON N1E 6K9
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