We are looking for twelve to fourteen volunteers who would be working one on one with residents with dementia once a week for ten weeks. Volunteers should be open to the process of art and not the finished art product. This program is more about the relationship between the volunteer and resident as well as the ability for self expression through art.
The program will be held on Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm starting on Feb. 7th and continuing for 10 weeks. There will be a mandatory training program on January 24th and January 31st -both sessions will be an hour and a half each from 3-4:30PM, at Montereau. There will also be an art show for the residents and volunteers after the ten week session. Time and location will be determined.
We would love to have students interested in older adults and/or art programs come and volunteer. OMA is a wonderful, rewarding program that brings people of different generations together while forming special bonds and relationships.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- One 2-hour session weekly for 10 weeks
- 3 hours total mandatory training before sessions start. Art show will be held at end of program.