You can make a difference in the lives of people affected by dementia by volunteering with the Alzheimer Society.
Poster Distribution Volunteers
We are looking for people to distribute posters for us in their communities for the many events that the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan puts on each year. You can put up as many or as few as you would like – there’s no magic number. We can mail you the posters or you can pick them up at your local Resource Centre. We would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out to the public about our events!
Anyone interested can contact Angela Klaassen, Events Coordinator at 306-949-3405 or by email.
Minds in Motion Volunteers
We are currently seeking program volunteers for the Minds In Motion® Program in all locations including Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert.
Minds in Motion® is a community-based fitness and social activity program that incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to enjoy with a friend or family member
As a valued Minds in Motion® Program volunteer you will commit to:
- Attending an orientation and training session prior to beginning the 8 week session
- Be available for 3 hours per week, for 8 weeks, during weekday mornings or afternoons
- Arrive 30 minutes prior to program start time (included as part of the 3 hour time commitment) to assist with set up of chairs, fitness equipment, and refreshments as needed
- Greet and welcome participants to each session
- Assist fitness instructor, as needed, helping participants who may have mobility issues or difficulty following instructions
- Engage socially with participants and assist in facilitating recreational programs for small groups of adults with varied abilities.
- Assist in serving refreshments
- Assist with clean up at the end of each session
- Smile and have fun
For more information, please contact Alice Germann at (306) 370-7046 or by email.
Support Group Facilitators
To better support caregivers across the province, we offer Caregiver Support Groups in many communities. We rely on volunteer facilitators in these communities who plan and coordinate these support groups with our help. As a Support Group Facilitator you will:
- Oversee and guide support group meetings at a time and place agreed upon by group members and make all other necessary meeting preparations
- Create and maintain an open, safe and supportive group culture
- Provide group members with information about dementia and its progression, caregiving, increasing personal resiliency, health system navigation and community resources
- Participate in ongoing education and training provided by the ASOS
- Much more!
- Time Commitment: Support Groups meet once monthly on an ongoing basis. Additional time required organizing and publicizing meetings, completing reports and participation in education and training will vary. A yearly commitment to attend a facilitators training session is expected.
If you're interested in providing caregivers and family with the opportunity to socialize and find support in their community, learn more or contact Alice Germann, First Link Coordinator by email or call 306-370-7046
Program – Offer your time to help support people affected by dementia in your community, like facilitating a support group.
Fundraising – Help us plan our events or lend a hand during the event!
Leadership - Volunteer as a member of our board of directors - Learn more
Speak out – Help keep dementia top-of-mind among politicians and media
- Write letters or emails to different levels of government
- Meet with local politicians to help achieve public policy goals
- Participate in public forums, meetings or events
- Speak to radio, television or newspaper reporters (we’ll help you!)
Last Updated: 08/14/17