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Virtual & In-Person Respite Volunteer


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Volunteers play a crucial role in the Make a Connection, Take a Break program, by providing meaningful social interactions to persons living with dementia, and to enable caregivers to take a break. Visits can be virtual, by telephone, or in-person, while keeping safe and socially distanced. As a volunteer, you receive training and guidance to prepare for this important role and are matched with a client based on aligning schedule, language, and, where necessary, accessibility or proximity to one another. Visits are typically 20 minutes to 1 hour on a weekly basis, and, if virtual, are on a variety of platforms such as the phone or Zoom, depending on the client’s preference and capabilities. The activities that make up these visits can vary, from simply chatting, listening to music, reading out loud, sharing photos, or going for a walk as examples. Whichever the activity, you will find this to be a rewarding and meaningful experience.

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Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

We help people in our communities impacted by dementia by providing guidance and support, social programs and peer engagement, education, information and resources.

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Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

We help people in our communities impacted by dementia by providing guidance and support, social programs and peer engagement, education, information and resources.