Volunteers are an essential part of our success as an organization. With your help, we can move closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. We have an ongoing need for volunteers of all ages and skill levels to help throughout the year. Whether you have been personally affected by Alzheimer’s disease, want to give back to your community or are looking for career experience, we would love to hear from you.
To Volunteer for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto:
- Click on one of the opportunities below and complete the online interest form OR
- Download, complete and return our printable volunteer form OR
- Contact Heidi Pentney, Manager of Volunteer Services, at 416-847-8914 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
- Memory Ball
Memory Ball is an annual fundraising event for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto that takes place in March and features a variety of entertainment including appetizers and cocktails, silent auction and raffle prizes, a live band, DJs and dancing. Volunteers help out with a variety of positions including setup, silent auction, coat check, etc.
- Walk for Alzheimer’s
This spring Walk is a community-based fundraising event taking place in over 150 communities across Canada. Funds raised go to support educational programs, counselling services, as well as support research into finding the cause and cure. There are four walk sites across Toronto where volunteer support is needed. With a variety of roles to help with, this is sure to be a fun event for you, your friends and family to take part in.
- Walk and Picnic in High Park
Walk and Picnic in High Park is an annual event for people with dementia and their care partners. This wonderful day is spent outdoors walking, taking part in some light activities and socializing over lunch.
- Minds in Motion, Program Facilitator
January 10 – February 28, 2017 – Unison Health and Community Services – Bathurst and Finch Site
January 13 – March 3, 2017 – Unison Health and Community Services – Jane and Trethewey Site
Minds in Motion is a community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners. We are looking for an individual to lead the meaningful activity component of program (framework developed by a team from Brock University Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies).
- Alzheimer Society Media Spokesperson
The Alzheimer Society wants to ensure no one has to face this disease alone. Now is your chance to raise your voice and share your experiences with the public. Volunteer to share your story and personal experiences as media opportunities become available.
- Social Media Ambassador
Do you use Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn? Join our Social Media Ambassador Team and raise awareness about available programs, services and events for families impacted by dementia, as well as opportunities to get involved and make a difference. Our Social Media Ambassador team will be managed through an online-application called Social Horse Power, which will allow us to post messages through your personal accounts, but still respects your privacy. It does not allow us to collect your login information, private messages or photos. It also gives you the option to approve posts before they get published and suggest your own content. It’s simple to get involved – just sign up and then we’ll do the work for you. Please click on the link below and follow the steps.
- Alzheimer Society Music Project (formerly iPod Project)
The Music Project was created in response to overwhelming evidence showing the beneficial effects of music and stimulation on people living with dementia. Through the Music Project, personalized playlists are provided to support a person living with dementia and improve their quality of life. We are looking for volunteers to provide support in a number of various roles, including iPod loading/ playlist creation, general administrative support (performing client calls, data entry, etc.). Other duties may include public promotions, attendance at health fairs, and client visitation.
- Participating in Research: Decreasing Loneliness You may be eligible for a research study to provide your opinions about interventions that can be used to decrease loneliness for people with dementia. For more information about participating, please click here:
- Participating in Research
Participating in clinical research helps improve the ways we can prevent, diagnose and treat disease.The Alzheimer Society has great resources and information about what you should know about participating in research studies. For more information about participating in research studies, please click here:
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Dementia Research in Canada: What do you Think? Do you have a personal or professional connection to dementia? Want to help shape the future of Canadian dementia research? Click the button below to tell us what you think:
Driving and Dementia Study: To learn more and participate in an upcoming Driving and Dementia study, please click here:
Technology Research Study: Take part in a research project with the goal of creating an online tool that connects family caregivers to resources they need to support themselves and an older person with dementia.