The project works with the largest care facility that caters to elderly people in Vancouver. The center provides complex care, assisted living, and independent housing for elders. They aim to create a home-like environment that supports a well-balanced quality of life.
Volunteers will work in both group and one-on-one settings. There will be structured activities and a daily schedule of events but volunteers are also expected to be motivated, independent, and to make effective use of their unscheduled time. A typical day might include: making a collage, leading a discussion group, putting up party decorations, playing cards, and taking residents out for walks. Over the course of the summer, there will also be various outings such as scenic drives, picnics, and visits to the aquarium and/or art gallery.
Project dates: June to August 2017
All volunteers are expected to be creative, flexible, respectful and responsive to the residents' needs. The benefits to volunteering at this project are immeasurable. We are offering volunteers an amazing opportunity to develop relationships with interesting and loving seniors. The volunteers who have a person-centered approach to their volunteerism and who are looking for these personal connections are the ones that will benefit the most from this experience.
Requirements: Volunteers are required to provide a clear criminal record check.
The project is based in downtown Vancouver, close to theaters, art galleries, museums and other city attractions.
For more information, please visit http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-canada.htm
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