Volunteers are the most important resource for charitable organizations like ours. At the Alzheimer Society of Oxford, volunteer time and energy are essential to help us support people living with dementia.

Whether you have limited time or would like to get involved on a regular basis, there are a number of opportunities that may appeal to you!

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Importance of volunteering

Currently, in Canada, there are over 564,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This disease is expected to affect 937,000 Canadians by 2031. The costs to our health-care system will be enormous. The human cost of this devastating disease cannot be estimated. We must continue to look at new and innovative ways to support the work that needs to be done in our communities.

We really could not do what we do to support people with dementia, and raise money to find a cure, without volunteers. We value your experience, your input, your enthusiasm and the opportunity to work with you.

Please click here to see the variety of volunteer opportunities the Alzheimer Society of Oxford has to offer

National Volunteer Week

Thank you, volunteers!

Every April the Alzheimer Society of Oxford celebrates our volunteers who stand amidst Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

During National Volunteer Week, we recognize the tireless contributions of our volunteers. Your support is absolutely invaluable to our staff, and to families across our community who are living with a dementia diagnosis. Thank you.

Watch our National Volunteer Week 2021 video on Youtube.

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering is easy! Consider your own interests and skills, then think of who might benefit. Whatever you do, start early. The sooner you start volunteering, the greater the benefits you'll reap later on in life.

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Volunteer Companion Program

Our Volunteer Companion Program currently has 30 active matches in the community and our goal is to increase that number substantially. Through their visits, our volunteers provide social and recreational time for the person with dementia, as well as a period of respite for the care partner.

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Volunteer opportunities

You can make a difference in the lives of people affected by dementia by volunteering with the Alzheimer Society. The Alzheimer Society of Oxford has numerous volunteer opportunities. Here are just a few.

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Why I Volunteer

Volunteers are the roots of strong communities! We spoke to our volunteers about why they felt inspired to volunteer and we were delighted with their responses. Learn more about some of our volunteers by reading their stories below!

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Ways to help during COVID-19

During COVID-19, the Alzheimer Society of Oxford wants to show our support and appreciation to healthcare and other workers in nursing and retirement homes. Here's how you can help.

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Take action

You can get involved in lots of ways, including volunteering with your local Alzheimer Society of Oxford, fundraising, advocating, and donating. As a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with dementia, one of our main goals is to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

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