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Do you want to give back to your community? Are you passionate about helping people living with dementia and their care-partners? We are looking for volunteers to join our team.

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Volunteer opportunities are currently available! If you would like to join our team, please download our Volunteer Application here and send it to our office at [email protected] or give us a call at 519-633-4396.

Program Volunteer

We have several programs for persons living with dementia that rely on volunteers. Programs include:

  • Minds in Motion
    • A fitness and social recreation program for people living with dementia and their care-partners.
    • Volunteers will assist the Minds in Motion Coordinator by taking part in the program and engaging with participants (greeting, serving coffee, helping with set up and take down, etc.).
  • Coffee Group
    • A social group for care-partners of someone living with dementia.
    • Volunteers will make reminder phone calls and facilitate.
  • Living with Confidence/Friendships Matter
    • A social support group for people living with dementia in the early and mid-stages of dementia.
    • Volunteers will assist staff by taking part in the program and engaging with participants (greeting, serving coffee, providing assistance with program activities).

Dementia Friendly Communities Committee

A committee of people living with dementia, care-partners and volunteers who participate in educating businesses and organizations about dementia.

  • Volunteers will participate in approximately 6 meetings a year acting as an advisory group. Further opportunities exist for committee members such as acting as a secret shopper in the business or organization, attending events and guest speaking.

Board of Directors Volunteer

Our board of directors are responsible for ensuring that our stakeholders interests are being met and works to ensure general oversite of the agency.

  • Volunteers will focus on the mission and vision of the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St.Thomas. Primary activities include attending monthly meetings and making decisions necessary to carry out operations and the strategic plan.

Special Events Volunteer

We host different events throughout the year such as our IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's and Finding Your Way Corn Maze. These events needs volunteers to ensure they run smoothly.

  • Volunteers will participate in a variety of roles including, but not limited to: registration, set up and take down, entertainment, greeting, operate booths, etc.

Office Administration Volunteer

Provides assistance to the office staff with administrative duties as needed.

  • Volunteers will assist with duties such as: organizing office documents, answering the phone, data entry, etc.

VON Dementia Visiting Program Volunteer

The Dementia Visiting Program offers the benefits of companionship to a person living with cognitive challenges and/or dementia.

  • Trained volunteers will participate in activities including conversation, outings, assistance with shopping, encouragement or help with hobbies and interests, activities such as walking and much more.

Contact the VON Middlesex-Elgin office at 519-637-6408.

Programs and services

The Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas has been supporting family care partners, persons living with dementia and professional care partners throughout Elgin County by providing a range of services designed to meet the needs of our communities. Learn more about the services we offer.

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Fundraise and participate

Your donation will help provide services and support to people living with dementia and their care-partners across Elgin County. Thank you for your support!

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Coffee Break®

On this page, learn more about Coffee Break®, a grassroots fundraiser where friends, co-workers and customers get together to raise funds for the Alzheimer Society Elgin-St. Thomas and support people living with dementia in your community.

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Dementia Friendly Communities Elgin

Help us to make the Alzheimer Society of Elgin Dementia Friendly by creating an inclusive community that understands, encourages, assists, and values those living with dementia!

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Board of Directors

Members of the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St.Thomas’ Board of Directors guide the organization’s efforts to improve service and care, educate the communities we serve, and mobilize support for the disease.

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Donate

Our programs are offered free-of-charge through the generosity of our donors. Your donation can make a direct impact on the lives of people living with dementia.

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