Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners


Welcome, we are so glad you are visiting the volunteer portal for the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners!

AlzSWP's Volunteer Engagement Program is a crucial part of our organization and allows us to meet the current and growing needs of our clients. Across our region, there are over 13,000 people with a diagnosis of dementia and an estimated 26,000 family members caring for them. Our volunteer program was created to expand our services within our community and enable our volunteers to give back in a way that is meaningful to them.  

Our volunteer program allows us to:

  • Successfully offer programs and services within our locations and throughout the community
  • Offer a variety of virtual programming
  • Support the fund development team in the planning and execution of our major fundraising events
  • Support us in being diverse, equitable, and inclusive of all

We currently have over 300 volunteers and there is a rapid need to expand our team across our region.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about making a difference in a person living with dementia‚Äôs life
  • Are advocates and want to be a part of a Dementia Friendly Community
  • Embraces working in a diverse and inclusive environment, and
  • Align with our values- Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence

We have different volunteer opportunities throughout the year that may vary between our locations. We welcome you to review our volunteer position descriptions and fill out our online application if there is a role that interests you.  

How to apply:

  • Review the volunteer positions on this page and select an area of interest 
  • Select the location you are interested in volunteering at
  • Click "Fill in an application" 
  • When your application is received we will review it and contact you if we would like to invite you in for an interview. (This can take up to 4 weeks)
  • If you need assistance with applying, please email tamara.nelson@alzswp.ca 

Please note:

  • Applicants who are accepted will be required to have a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) successfully completed before they start. The cost for this is currently $15.00- $20 depending on where you are applying 
  • We require all volunteers to be fully vaccinated
  • The majority of our roles require a minimum 6-month commitment (consecutively) 
  • All client support roles are Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Think about transportation and if you would be able to travel
  • Currently, not all positions are available at all locations
  • Some volunteers assist with more than one volunteer position
  • AlzSWP will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes upon request consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the AODA regulations

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Mission Statement

To alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and to promote research. 

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