Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Volunteers Needed; JFCS of Southwest Florida


 

 

JFCS offers multiple weekly sup- port groups for individuals with early to mid-stage dementia. Fulltime resident volunteers are needed for our new dementia respite support groups starting on Mondays and Wednesdays in November at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Marco Island. All of our volunteers are integral to the successful running of this program. They help to create a safe and comfortable environment for our participants.

Dementia Group volunteers assist our professional staff with group of members in the early to mid-stage dementia on a regular basis. Volunteer opportunities with varying activities, include: computer “games,” memory quizzes, chair exercises, music and art therapy, serving lunch, and more.

Responsibilities:
Assisting the social worker in
greeting clients and providing
nametags.
Playing memory games on the
computer and assisting the clients
with answers.
Quizzing clients on various
memory subjects, such as “Today
in History.”
Serving lunch and assisting clients
as needed.
Leading discussions among clients.
Assisting clients with art and craft
projects and/or music therapy.

Qualifications:
Committed and dependable
(volunteers are needed from
10 AM-3 PM every week on the
same weekday – Mondays and/or
Wednesdays).
Calm and patient demeanor.
Ability to sit, stand, and walk
around for long periods of
time, rearrange tables and chairs,
bend/light lifting.
Complete background check
including fingerprinting.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss if volunteering with our dementia group is the right opportunity for you, please contact our Manager of Volunteer Services, Marna Barany at mbarany@jfcsswfl.org or 239-325-4444.

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