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Recreation Assistant (Adult Day Program)

    Toronto, ON


To assist Adult Day Program staff with the daily recreation activities and workshops/presentations to clients. Setting up and preparation of activity room and materials. Motivating and encouraging client to take part in the activities.  Assisting with client transfer when needed.

Additional Information

Initial Volunteer orientation to agency and program; On-the-job shadowing/scheduled training with an experienced volunteer or staff. Coordinator provides on-going support, answer questions and explain policies. Volunteer will be trained to carry out activation programs and working with seniors. An opportunity to become acquainted and socialize with the program participants; The knowledge of playing a vital role in the success of the community services; Gain knowledge of the frail elderly; An invitation to the Annual Volunteer Recognition Event; Letter of Reference (after completion or required duration).

Required language

Close to Bus and Streetcar stop. Free parking also available.

Minimum age

Minimum hours per week
2 hours shifts: in the morning from 10:30am to 12:30am or afternoon from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

Task requirements
Responsible and dependable with regards to time commitment; Sensitive to client needs; Respectful of client wishes; Flexible in nature; Possess warmth and empathy; Ability to work with diverse populations and cultural groups; Willingness to tolerate client values and lifestyle.

Building is accessible with washrooms and parking also available.


Don Mills and Lawrence


Potential volunteers are required to attend the mandatory information session and/or an in-person interview.  For details, please contact:  



Volunteer Services
Phone Extension: 740
Fax: 416-510-1104


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