We are looking for 8 volunteers who will be working one-on-one with our dementia residents, once a week, in our "Opening Minds through Art," or OMA, program. Volunteers should be open to the process of art and not the finished art product. The focus of this program is 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 3:15-4:45pm for 10 weeks, beginning on August 14th. There will be two mandatory training sessions on July 31st and August 7th for all volunteers -both sessions will be from 3:15-5PM at Montereau. There will also be an art show for the residents and volunteers after the ten week session on October 30th.
We would love to have student volunteers who are interested in older adults and/or art programs. 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.