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Volunteering

Thank you volunteers!

Thank you, volunteers!

From April 23 to 29, the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo-Wellington celebrates our volunteers who stand amidst Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

During National Volunteer Week, we recognize the tireless contributions of our volunteers. Your support is absolutely invaluable to our staff, and to families across our community who are living with a dementia diagnosis.

We believe that volunteers enrich our community, and help to make Waterloo Wellington a better place for all! Thank you.


Become a volunteer

There are many different ways to volunteer with the Society - whether you want to put your office skills to work, provide companionship, or make rockin' playlists - there is something for everyone! And don't worry - all our volunteers will be provided with an orientation about our Society, the services we provide as well as a better understanding of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.


Curious as to what it's like to volunteer with us? Watch this video to get an inside look at what it's like to be a volunteer companion!


Fill out a volunteer application form

You can download an application form and fax (519-742-1862), email, or mail the form to our Kitchener office, to the Attention of Coordinator of Volunteers.

Volunteer Profiles

Read stories from our volunteers about their personal experience working with ASWW!

Companion Program:

Make one other person's life easier by being a friendly visitor to someone with dementia and  performing activities you both enjoy. See volunteer stories from Meagan, Jackie and Sarah.

Events:

Work with a energetic and passionate planning team to help raise important funds that support the local programs and services of the Society. See Jilian's volunteer story.

Office:

Be part of an enthusiastic office team and help the organization in running its day-to-day operations. See Crystal's volunteer story.

Board and Committees:

Help move the organization forward by joining a planning committee or Board of Directors.

Touch Quilt Project:

Help create or deliver quilts for individuals with dementia that provide sensory stimulation and warmth. See Marj and Barb's volunteer story or read more about the project in these articles.

Speakers Bureau:

Help educate the community about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, or attend fairs and events by working in our information booth.

Music iPod Project:

Assist with loading personalized music playlists on iPods for persons living with dementia.

Social & Recreational Programs:

Consider volunteering with one of our engaging and interactive Social or Recreational Programs. See volunteer stories from Alan, Mary Pat and Elaine.

Questions?

Click here to contact us, or call at 519-742-1422. 

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