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Volunteers are integral to the work we do. Learn more about current opportunities and how we support our volunteers.

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For more information or inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities, contact Marni Hatcher by email at [email protected] or phone 306-949-4141.

Support Group Facilitator Job Description

To better support caregivers across the province, we offer Caregiver Support Groups in many communities. We rely on volunteer facilitators in these communities who plan and coordinate these support groups with our help. As a

Support Group Facilitator you will:

  • Oversee and guide support group meetings at a time and place agreed upon by group members and make all other necessary meeting preparations,
  • Create and maintain an open, safe and supportive group culture,
  • Provide group members with information about dementia and its progression, caregiving, increasing personal resiliency, health system navigation and community resources,
  • Participate in ongoing education and training provided by the ASOS and
  • Time Commitment: Support Groups meet once monthly on an ongoing basis. Additional time required organizing and publicizing meetings, completing reports and participation in education and training will vary. A yearly commitment to attend a facilitators training session is expected.

If you're interested in providing caregivers and family with the opportunity to socialize and find support in their community, contact Alice Germann:

 

Minds in Motion Volunteers

We are currently seeking program volunteers for the Minds In Motion® Program in all locations including Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert.

Minds in Motion® is a community-based fitness and social activity program that incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to enjoy with a friend or family member

As a valued Minds in Motion® Program volunteer you will commit to:

  • Attending an orientation and training session prior to beginning the 8 week session,
  • Be available for 3 hours per week, for 8 weeks, during weekday mornings or afternoons,
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to program start time (included as part of the 3 hour time commitment) to assist with set up of chairs, fitness equipment, and refreshments as needed,
  • Greet and welcome participants to each session,
  • Assist fitness instructor, as needed, helping participants who may have mobility issues or difficulty following instructions,
  • Engage socially with participants and assist in facilitating recreational programs for small groups of adults with varied abilities,
  • Assist in serving refreshments,
  • Assist with clean up at the end of each session and
  • Smile and have fun.

For more information, please contact Alice Germann at (306) 370-7046 or [email protected]

Volunteer Awards

Whether acting as board members, helping out around the office, raising their voice by sharing their personal experience, lending a hand at fundraising events or facilitating a support group, our volunteers are vital to ensuring we can help those affected by dementia.

The individual eligible for this nomination must have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Alzheimer Society in a volunteer capacity. The recipient should demonstrate leadership in helping the Alzheimer Society to achieve the mission through volunteer commitment in the areas of governance, support, education, awareness or fundraising projects.

Volunteerism Award Recipients

2018 - Marcia Verbeke

2017 - Gordon and Lorraine Allchurch

2016 - Carol LaRocque

2015 - Ted Sayer

2014 - Sons of Scotland Benevolent Society, Regina - Camp Balmoral #177

2013 - Barb Stewart

2012 – Pat Bagwell

2011 – Jean Mahon

2010 – Trudy Retzleff

2009 – Therese Jelinski