At Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults, our programs are designed for our clients to socialize and have fun with their peers. We engage in many activities throughout the day, including: bowling, entertainment, mental aerobics, travelogues, exercise, cards, word/memory games, music therapy and crafts to name a few. Our volunteers will receive training and orientation and as part of our team will be directly involved in all the implementation of all facets of the program.
Volunteers are asked to complete a Vulnerable Persons / Criminal Police check in order to participate in the program.
Volunteer Opportunities During Day Program Hours (9:30am – 3:30pm)
Portion of the day needs:
- Drivers needed 8:30 – 10:00am and 2:45 till 3:45
- Daily clean up crew – 3:00 – 4:00
Other daily activities that volunteers can assist with:
Leading Armchair Travels discussions, educating & demonstrations of therapeutic interests (eg. yoga, tai chi), assist with cognitive program delivery, assist with nutritional sessions, daily clean-up, assist with planning and delivering gardening sessions, assist with walking outings as well as assisting during meal times.
We welcome volunteers to assist with our Fundraising Events such as our Golf Tournament and Highlands Hunt Adventure Race. Also, if you or a business or organization would be interested in organizing your own fundraising event for PEP we would be very happy to hear from you. Maybe a community yard sale or BBQ?
All proceeds from our fundraising events go directly to funding PEP programs and clients.
Do you have a trade background?
Our local senior population often ask us for names of handy folks that can help with small electrical, plumbing, carpentry or landscaping repairs which would help them continue to live independently.
Volunteer by Collecting and Giving Needed Supplies
List of Supplies needed for therapeutic programs:
We are currently in need of weights for our exercise program. If you have any that you could donate they will find a great home.
We would like to say a special thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers that make our program a wonderful place to participate and work. We can not say enough thank yous for your continued support and the positive attitude that you bring to the program every time to join us!
Thank you to The Investors Group for supporting the program financially, as well as their support during our special activities.
I can’t begin to express how much I enjoy the time I spend at the Perth Enrichment Program. The ladies on Wednesdays are a joy to be around. We always have a few laughs, and share some stories and adventures. Whether it be music therapy, field trips, paraffin wax treatments and manicures, or cognitive skill games on the ipad, the well- rounded and encouraging atmosphere is wonderful to witness and be a part of. I never leave without a smile on my face! It is truly my pleasure to be a volunteer at PEP. – Darlene Donnelly – The Investors Group
It has been my pleasure to be associated with the Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults since February 2015 as a volunteer driver. My interaction with the clients has been very rewarding and I see firsthand how helpful and beneficial the program is…..on the drive home we laugh and discuss how much fun was had by all! Without question this program has made a positive change in not only the clients’ lives but also in mine. – Jamie Mannion
Thank you to Julie McIntyre for providing art therapy to our program.
Thank you to Pam Newton for developing and delivering our music therapy program at PEP.
Where and When are the Programs?
Monday through Friday 9:30am until 3pm
Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults
Elliot Street Clinic
12 Elliot Street Perth, ON
- Requires patience and dependability
- Sense of humour
- Respect and compassion for the client and his/her limitations.
- Volunteer drivers require valid drivers licence
- 6 months commitment
- A screening process to ensure the best fit for the volunteer
- Police records check
- A desire to have fun
Volunteers are the “UNITY” in our COMMUNITY!
To apply, send an email to [email protected] or Call Suzanne at (613)201-7172.