Join the Cause: Volunteer!
Looking for a way to get involved?
Looking for a way to get involved with the community and help those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? Volunteering at ASLM is for you!
Our Volunteer Coordinator will work with you to determine a volunteer opportunity that is best suited to you. No prior experience is necessary and we provide full training and ongoing support for all volunteer positions.
Note: Social Recreation Programs run during ASLM office hours; If you are interested in Social Recreation Programs, you MUST have some availability Monday – Friday, between 10 am and 4:30 pm, as that is when those programs take place. Please see the program guide or the ASLM website for timing details of specific programs. Social Recreation Programs do NOT run evenings and weekends.
The 2018 recipient of the Jan Greene Award for Outstanding Volunteerism is Greg Brown. Watch the positive impact Greg has had on our clients.
The Jan Greene Award for Outstanding Volunteerism
Nominations are now open for 2019!
The Jan Greene Award for Outstanding Volunteerism was established in memory of Jan Greene, a former client of the Society who passed away in 2013. Jan was a regular participant in our social recreation programs and believed very strongly in the benefits of social interaction and engaging with the community to make the world a better place.
The Jan Greene Award for Outstanding Volunteerism is awarded on an annual basis to recognize the contributions a volunteer of the Alzheimer Society who, with exceptional compassion and dedication, serves our clients and supports our organization.
Nominations can be submitted by any staff person, volunteer, client or caregiver and must be submitted by Friday, December 14th. A Selection Committee made up of ASLM staff will choose the recipient. The award will be presented at Cabin Fever Reliever on February 2, 2019.
Benefits of Volunteering
- Help make life better for those living with dementia
- Support a cause you believe in
- Meet other people who share your interests and passions
- Learn new skills and discover new talents
- Establish contacts in your field of interest and gain experience for future employment
- Have fun!
- Volunteers are essential to our success as an organization
- Volunteers are an essential part of many of our social recreation programs
- Volunteers allow us to provide programs, such as the Volunteer Companion Program, that help improve the lives of people living with dementia
- Volunteers are a crucial part of our fundraising events
- Volunteers make a difference to ASLM, the community and local families living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias!
At the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, our dedicated and caring volunteers are an essential part of the programs and services that we offer. Our volunteers know the power of giving their time and effort to work together to help local families living with dementia.
We like to celebrate our volunteers and all the exceptional work that they do. Here are two of our extraordinary volunteers sharing how their time spent at ASLM helped them to create a difference in their community, as well as their own lives.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Companion Program
As a Volunteer Companion you will be matched with a person living in the early to mid-stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Your weekly visits will provide social stimulation and friendship to the person with dementia, while providing much needed respite to their caregiver. Hours are flexible to fit any schedule and volunteers are trained and screened before being matched with a client.
Assist with health promotion and public education by assisting with Aging Simulation Workshops, staffing health and wellness displays throughout the community and at Alzheimer Society events, such as our Speakers Series, deliver presentations as part of our Speakers Bureau, or help to maintain the Weldon Family Resource Centre.
Office Administrative Duties
Assist with administrative tasks around our office such as setting up refreshments for education or support groups, greeting visitors and clients at the front desk, assisting with mailings, assembling information packages, filing, and other general office duties.
Serving on the Board of Directors
Do you have a passion for dementia support? Do you have the time and resources to participate in fundraising? Serve on either the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex Board or the Alzheimer Foundation London and Middlesex Board.
Social Recreation Programs
Work 1:1 with clients in the early to mid-stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in recreation programs designed to provide social interaction and cognitive stimulation. Choose from a wide array of activities, including cooking, gardening, physical activity, games – there’s something for everyone!
Special Events and Fundraising
If you enjoy event planning, join one of our committees for either of Cabin Fever Reliever Dinner and Auction or the Walk for Alzheimer’s, or volunteer on event day for these and other fundraisers throughout our region.