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Program Volunteer
(Seniors Activation Maintenance Program, Hamilton Central Program)

Position ID: 1421 Last Modified: 17 Jul 2012 Last Full Update: 17 Jul 2012
Opportunity Details
ContactMs Bev Latour, TR, Program Planner, Sam Central Program, First Place, 350 King Street East, 3rd Floor, Hamilton; Phone: 905-525-1181; Fax: 905-525-4149; Email:
Duties* Assist staff by portering clients to and from program locations within the building. 
* Assist staff with the program activities. 
* Assist serving coffee and lunch time meals. 
* Socialize with the clients. 
* Opportunity to share in the creative component in the program. 
* Assist with daily activities, greet and socialize with clients who may have a communication, cognitive or social barrier. 
* Assist with morning refreshments. 
* Serving and clearing lunch time meal. 
* Assist with coats and departure at end of day. 
* Provide feedback and share observations of interactions with SAM staff.
Benefits* Opportunities for personal growth and skill development. 
* Refreshments available. 
* Lunch provided for those volunteers who help during the lunch period.
ClientsOlder adults and seniors with diminished abilities.
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Specific times can be flexible as convenient to the volunteer.
SeasonsYear Round
LocationSam Central Program, First Place, 350 King Street East, 3rd Floor, at Wellington, Hamilton
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Number of PositionsHamilton Central: 5 individual(s)
Ages13 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Commitment LengthShort Term (less than 3 months) ; Long Term (more than 12 months)
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
TransportationOn Bus Route - On the 1 King bus route. ; Parking is available at cost to volunteer.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Start DateOn or after 01 Sep 2012
Police CheckRequired
Volunteer CategoriesAssistant - Food Programs and Food Preparation ; Assistant - Senior's Programs & Services ; Befriending ; Porter ; Recreational Activities ; Set up/Clean up
Skills/Experience* Enjoy working with people. 
* Second language is an asset.
Additional Requirements* Application is required.  
* Must provide references. 
* Police check is required.
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameSeniors Activation Maintenance Program, Hamilton Central Program
Address & Map
First Place
350 King St E, 3rd Flr
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Y3
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Mailing Addressc/o SAM Program 
PO Box 75087 
350 King St E 
Hamilton, ON L8N 4G6
Office Phone905-525-1181