|Organization Name||Position Types||Duration||Great For||Region and Location(s)||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|Cooksville Care Centre||On-going (More than 1 year)||2020-01-06||2020-01-31|
About Cooksville Care Centre
Home to 157 long term care residents, Cooksville Care Centre maintains a cozy, home-like environment in the Heart of Mississauga. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding, compassionate care to our residents and paying close attention to their individual needs. We are able to enhance residents’ quality of life by meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs through excellent care and specialty programs including Java Music Club and Montessori.
The Home also has a separate 35-bed Restore Unit which supports short-term stays until residents are strong and independent enough to return to their homes. Cooksville has launched a Transitional Care Unit as well, with approximately 30 beds which provides an alternative discharge destination for residents unable to remain in their current environment.
Volunteer Services strive to provide quality volunteer programs that service to enhance the quality of life of the residents, while providing meaningful volunteer placements. We are committed to providing meaningful and rewarding opportunities for our volunteers and offer training and ongoing support for each volunteer role!
About the Java Mentorship Program
Java Mentorship is a recreational therapeutic activity program that is intended to reach the residents who typically are difficult to engage and who don’t attend programs offered in residential settings.
Community volunteers and volunteer residents form a team that meets weekly. They pair up (higher functioning mentors supporting those that need assistance), and visit lonely or socially isolated residents.
These mentors model active engagement and encourage those they visit to participate in programs that would help enhance their social connections with their peers and their social identity.
The program includes a team meeting that happens before the visits in an inviting social setting. The team meetings follow a structured guide that includes ongoing education, needs evaluations, support and recognition.
Cooksville Care Centre is looking for volunteers to support the Java Mentorship Program at the Home. Volunteer Mentors will be paired up with Residents Mentors and will visit other residents around the home to socialize, engage in activities, provide motivation and increase wellbeing. The volunteer mentor serves as a support, and is available to listen, validate, and coach their Resident Mentors and Mentees.
Volunteer Mentor Duties/Responsibilities:
For more information and to apply to this volunteer position, please email the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://cooksvillecarecentre.ca/join-our-team/volunteers/.