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.
Jan Greene Award for Outstanding Volunteerism
The Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex is pleased to present our 2019 recipient of the Jan Greene Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, Lindsey Rawlings.
Lindsey has been volunteering at the Alzheimer Society since 2015. She started when she was a student in Health Sciences at Western University, motivated by a family connection, her grandfather, who lived with Alzheimer’s. She volunteered regularly during her undergrad and continued while pursuing a diploma in the Social Services Worker program at Fanshawe College.
Lindsey has been a consistent, mature and positive presence for our clients and our organization, donating over 200 hours of service while balancing school work and a part time job. She truly exemplifies Jan Greene’s spirit of kindness and community, and our mission to provide hope, relief and support as we partner with individuals and families throughout their journey with dementia.
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
In-Home Recreation volunteers will be matched with a person living in the early to mid-stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Volunteers will be trained by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist to deliver personalized recreation interventions to the client, providing social stimulation and friendship to them. Volunteers will undergo specialized training about the domains of recreation and meaningful activity in addition to their regular ASLM volunteer training before being matched with a client.
Please note In-Home Recreation volunteers are required to make a commitment of a minimum of 8 months to ensure consistency and encourage building of trust and relationship with their client. Learn more about In-Home Recreation
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.