Music and Memory Volunteer

(Elliott Community (The))

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Position ID: V-GUE2494 Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 Last Full Update: 10 Jan 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactVolunteer Coordinator, The Elliott Community; Phone: (519) 822-0491 ext 2366; Fax: (519) 822-4835; Email: mschefter@elliottcommunity.org
DutiesVolunteers are needed for two main areas: 
 
-Technology support to help create and maintain personalized music playlists on iPods. 
-Personal engagement with residents and caregivers as they experience the joy of music. This will include one on one interaction with residents experiencing varying degrees of dementia.
More Info Linkhttps://musicandmemory.org/
Benefits• Volunteers will be able to see firsthand the impact music can have on memory and verbal communication. It is very rewarding to support a program that can help to restore identity and increased socialization. 
• Gain experience interacting with seniors 
• Learn and practice social and communication skills 
• Build meaningful relationships with residents of The Elliott Community 
• Know that you’ve enriched someone’s day
ClientsSeniors in a retirement or long-term care setting.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility
Areas of InterestComputers & IT (User Support and Training) ; Music & Performing Arts ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; General Computer Skills ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Web & IT ; Must be able to use iPods and be familiar with iTunes
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
LocationThe Elliott Community- 170 Metcalfe Street Guelph, ON
Number of PositionsGuelph: 1 individual(s) 
 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
Application Deadline31 Dec 2017
CostCost of 2 Step TB Test
Police CheckRequired
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Elliott-Community-533703656711802/
Start DateOn or after 01 Feb 2018
End Date01 Jun 2018
Display Until01 Jun 2018
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Organization NameElliott Community (The)
Office Phone519-822-0491
Fax519-822-5658
E-Mailinfo@elliottcommunity.org
Websitewww.elliottcommunity.org
Address & Map
170 Metcalfe St
Guelph, ON N1E 4Y3
 
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