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Volunteer Opportunity - Social volunteering in Vancouver, BC

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Last updated on September 15, 2016

The project supports the largest care facility for elderly people in the West End of Vancouver. The Centre provides independent housing, assisted living and complex care for elders. It supports the Eden philosophy and is committed to creating a human habitat where life revolves around close and continuing contact with plants, animals, children and youth. The Centre aims at establishing a homelike environment that emphasizes a quality of life supporting the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being of each person.

Volunteers will contribute to the quality of life of the elders by supporting them in a variety of therapeutic, social, and physical programs and special events. Activities include art, horticultural therapy, music therapy, exercise programs and seasonal/theme parties. Volunteers with musical interests are encouraged to bring their instrument. We also have several pianos on site.

Volunteers will work with residents in both one-to-one and group 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 4 - June 24, 2017
June 25 - July 15, 2017
July 16 - August 5, 2017
August 6 - August 26, 2017

For more info: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-canada

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.
Age range: 19-30 years
Volunteers are required to provide a clear criminal record check.

This opportunity is sponsored by: CADIP International Volunteer Projects

Volunteers will work with the following groups
Older Adults (55+)
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Arts & Culture  Seniors
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
Arts / Culture  Program Management
Caregiver  Public Relations / Outreach
Companionship  Reading
Leadership Development  Recreational Activities / Sports

Upcoming Dates:

Date Time # volunteers requested  
Jun 26, 2017 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Jun 27, 2017 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Jun 28, 2017 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Contact Person:
Volunteer Co-ordinator, (604) 628-7400, (email)
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 Haro Street
Vancouver, BC, WA 00000
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Web Site: http://www.cadip.org
Last updated on September 15, 2016

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