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.

Friendly Visitors

For more information contact Susan Simmons at 705-748-5131 / 1-800-561-2588 or by email [email protected]

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:

  • Friendly Visitors are matched with a person in the community living with dementia. Volunteers then visit their “match” at a regular time each week (visits are currently virtual or by telephone). Training on dementia, communications strategies, and activities is provided. We ask for a commitment of a minimum of six months in order to provide consistency. 
  • 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: Susan Simmons at [email protected]

Reception Volunteer

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Improve 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!