Cognitive Games Volunteer
Position Activity: Instructor / Facilitator, Visiting / Chatting / Socializing
1-3 hours / Daily / Flexible / Monthly / Week Days Only / Weekly
1171 Bow Valley Lane NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8B1 [Map]
Suitability: Adult , Older Adult (55+), Student (Post Secondary), Youth
FUNCTION Reporting to the Active Aging Volunteer Coordinator and Active Aging Assistant (on site), the cognitive games volunteer will work as an integral part of the Silvera team. You will lead programming for residents through a model focused on the social, spiritual, intellectual, emotional vocational/environmental and physical well-being of residents. The Cognitive Games Volunteer will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of programs such as bingo, word games, trivia, and board games. The volunteer will specifically be providing residents with an intellectual and social environment in which residents can enjoy playing a variety of cognitive games in each community and across the organization. RESPONSIBILITIES • Attend orientation with Active Aging Volunteer Coordinator, job shadow Active Aging Assistant • Promote program with individuals and groups to highlight benefits and encourage participation • Support independence and choice for residents by highlighting adaptations to programs; • Evaluate programs through anecdotal observation and commentary from residents; • Positive interaction with residents to reduce social isolation • Support and mentor other internal and external program volunteers. • Ensure adequate resources are in place for the program, including supplies and venue spaces • Participate in Silvera's Health and Safety program by effectively identifying potential hazards QUALIFICATIONS • Demonstrates a passion for and experience working with seniors; • Demonstrates creativeness, enthusiasm and a positive, team-oriented attitude is essential; • Well organized, creative and adaptable; • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, additional languages are an asset; WORKING CONDITIONS • Must have own vehicle as occasional travel is required (if facilitating program within multiple communities) • Ability to work in varying work environments, both independently and as part of a high performing team. • Be flexible and have the ability to respond to a variety of changing duties and work routines. HOURS OF WORK • Regularly scheduled shifts occur on business days as well as early evening and/or weekend shifts.