At the Alzheimer Society, we are dedicated to providing Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow… ®. But we can’t do this alone. We need volunteers of all ages and skills to help make a difference in the lives of people with dementia.

David, our Minds in Motion Volunteer

For more information contact Maddy Scott at 705-748-5131 / 1-800-561-2588 or by email volunteer@alzheimerjourney.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers give us the spirit, means and energy that keep us going. We strive to find the best match for your interests and expertise and to provide meaningful participation in a volunteer friendly workplace.

Volunteer opportunities at the Alzheimer Society:

  • The In-Home Recreation Therapy program provides an opportunity for people living with dementia to participate in a range of activities that are stimulating, therapeutic, and socially engaging in the comfort of their own homes. Weekly visits will be conducted over a 12-week period. Each weekly visit will involve facilitated activities with a specifically trained volunteer that will address social, physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, or vocational domains of wellness based upon the needs of the individual living with dementia. 
  • Administrative / Reception shifts are available Monday through Friday in half- or full-day sessions. Administrative duties may vary (data entry, filling envelopes, etc.), while Reception requires that the volunteer sit at the front desk and interact with both staff and clients. 
  • Fundraising Events are key to sustaining our organization and ensuring our growth. Volunteer tasks vary depending on the event, but generally include set-up duties, reception, and providing guidance/information to attendees. 
  • Board of Directors Members make governance decisions and provide guidance on long-term strategy for the organization. They serve a 3-year term with an option to serve a second term. The board meets once a month and members may take on duties beyond meetings as needed. 

Volunteer Application Form

If you have questions about the application process contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services: Maddy Scott at volunteer@alzheimerjourney.ca


Benefits of Volunteering

  • Improve your quality of life

Whether it’s to help those with dementia, their caregivers or families, you can make a difference in your community.

  • Share your knowledge

We are always looking to our volunteers for new ideas, insights and experiences.

  • Be a source of support

Whether its through raising money, awareness or helping to deliver programs at your local Society, volunteering supports individuals with dementia and their families.

  • Learn new skills

Gain practical experience and advance your career

  • Become engaged in your community

By volunteering, you will have the chance to meet new people, connect with your community and make memories to last a lifetime.

  • Have fun!

Volunteering is a great way make a difference while having fun in the process!

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support of our Volunteer program, through their support we have been able to grow and adapt our program to meet the needs of our community. 


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