You can make a difference in the lives of people affected by dementia by volunteering with the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. Through our certified training programs we ensure that our volunteers enhance their knowledge, enjoy their activities and are recognized for their priceless gift of time and talents.
Happiness and companionship are such important parts of our lives and very important aspects of Alzheimer care. Our friendly visitors go to residential homes, nursing homes and long-term care facilities to visit our clients and provide them with much appreciated companionship. Learn more about our Friendly Visiting Program.
Volunteers assist our program facilitators with implementing and coordinating twice monthly Brain Wave Cafés. The Brain Wave Café offers an informal place for people to meet up on a regular basis for a coffee, get information, share experiences and participate in “healthy brain” activities within their local communities. Individuals living with cognitive change or dementia, care partners, family and friends are all welcome.
This customer support role is a very important part of our fundraising! This volunteer position allows us to make money for our many programs and services at the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. Volunteers are asked to commit 2.5 hours monthly or biweekly.
These volunteers help in all aspects of the events, such as planning, marketing and day-of-event assistance. Volunteers are crucial at all of the events we hold during the year including our Walk for Alzheimer's, and the Peter Saracino Alzheimer Golf Classic. We are always looking for committee members to help with event organization. Learn more about the Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Society.
Volunteers assist in educating the public and raising awareness about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias through our Aging and Dementia Simulation.
Volunteers help with day-to-day workings of the office, such as photocopying, filing, letter campaigns, answering phones and data entry.
Volunteers assist with all of our Early Stage Programs and are particularly vital for helping during our monthly R.E.B.E.L. group meetings.
Tele-Care volunteers make calls at regular intervals to Tele-Care clients to offer them support and an opportunity to be connected with information and education being offered at their local Alzheimer Society and/or in their community. The purpose behind connecting people with resources is to assist them with coping more effectively in living well with dementia as well as reducing isolation and increasing independence.
Our Board of Directors is a diverse group of professionals dedicated to ensuring the delivery of our mission. They are entrusted with overseeing the operation of the organization and are accountable to the general public. We are always seeking nominees for the Board whose maturity, expertise and wisdom will contribute significantly to the effective governance of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region and who are willing and able to volunteer their expertise, time, energy and resources. If you are interested in joining our Board, or know someone who is, please complete our Board Nomination Form.
To find out more about any of these opportunities, please contact Christine Hurtubise, Coordinator of Volunteer Programs.
Volunteer Application Form
If you would like to apply to become a volunteer, please complete our volunteer application form and we will be in touch!