Corporate & Groups
Are you outgoing and sociable? Do you want to play a role in helping reduce the spread of Covid-19?
Come help by being our Covid-19 Prevention Ambassador!
As an ambassador, you will help others stay safe and healthy by greeting them and making sure that they are well informed!
Some of your duties will be to help make sure that members and non-members who enter the Centre are screened for Covid symptoms and are made aware of our policies to prevent the spread of this virus. Other duties will be to ask members to disinfest, provide disposable masks, provide information, provide screening and help members fill out the registry.
Schedule: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday (three-hour shifts)
If you are interested, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Melissa, at email@example.com!
Where: At-home repairs for seniors living in Lachine, LaSalle, and/or Dorval.
Do you enjoy repairing things? Can you change a light-bulb or two?
Our handyperson volunteer will help our members with maintenance and repairs with the goal of empowering members with independent living. The volunteer will help with changing light bulbs and fire detectors, installing A/C, paint jobs, minor plumbing, electrical work, as well as gathering supplies. Will be reimbursed for mileage!
Weekly Grocery Calls
Schedule: Weekly, Mondays to Thursdays
Where: This is a remote position that can be carried out from home
Every week, volunteers call nearly 60 individuals or couples from Lachine’s 50+ community to take down their weekly grocery orders.
Volunteers are provided with a list of names to call at a pre-established time between Tuesday and Thursday (by noon at the latest), and orders can be transcribed directly into a template found in Google Docs.
Bilingualism is an asset, as is a familiarity with the items and brands typically carried in local supermarkets.
Either weekly, biweekly, or every three weeks at a pre-established time.
This is a remote position that can be carried out from home/at a distance
Do you love to chat? In the wake of the pandemic, many members of the 50+ community have begun to feel the psychological and social toll that isolation can take.
Our reassurance calls ensure that anyone who could use a short, light conversation to pass the time or feel connected to another person is able to access this crucial service.
Volunteers are given a list of members who have signed up to receive these calls. Orientation for volunteers is provided in conjunction with our Community Support Services.
Schedule: This activity will take place for 10 weeks (every Friday), Sept 24th to November 26th from 10:00am-11:00am. You must have your own bike and helmet.
Description: A biking group that meets once a week for a duration of ten weeks in an effort to encourage seniors to stay healthy and safe through cycling.
- In collaboration with our organization’s Activity Coordinator, the animator creates a bike itinerary for each group meeting.
- Welcome members
- Explain itinerary and safety regulations (positioning on the road, hand signals, point out pot-holes, etc.) and guide members on the pre-established biking itinerary.
- Facilitate a variety of skill levels; ranging from strong riders who simply have not ridden in clubs before to newer riders who are not accustomed to biking for extended periods of time.
- Take attendance and provide the Activity Coordinator with feedback.
Skills desired and required: Knowledge of Lachine streets and neighbourhoods, own a bicycle, a helmet.
Asset: Valid CPR and First Aid certification, previous experience working with older adults is an asset. Animation and facilitation skills, be self-motivated and be able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
Bilingualism required (English/French).
Schools that we have partnered with:
- Concordia University
- McGill University
- Dawson College
- Vanier College
- CEA – Champlain
- Lakeside Academy
Special Care Counselling/Social Services
- Shopping program
- Reassurance Calls
- Friendly Calls/Visits
- Integration Activities
Community Recreation Leadership Training
- Animating weekly activities
- Developing new programming
- Developing a special project/event
Applied Human Sciences
- Developing and implementing impact surveys
- Facilitating focus groups and World Cafe’s
- Researching best practices and relevant publications
- Analyzing information and creating tools to be implemented
Previous workshop topics include:
- Vitamins and Medication
- Anxiety and Stress Management
- Healthy Nutrition
- Air Canada
- Hewlett Packard
- MAAX Bath Inc
- Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore