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Golf Fore Life Volunteer Caddy

Older Adult Services

City of Kitchener

   About the Position

Impact Statement
To proudly provide valued services and build community and Corporate capacity by inspiring volunteers, staff, elected officials and all community members to be active contributions to Kitchener's Community Vision.

Golf Fore Life is a specialized program supporting golfers living with dementia. The program is designed to provide those living with dementia a chance to continue playing, or return to, the sport they love.

What will you be doing:
• Assisting a golfer one on one at the pitch and putt, driving range, and/or walking with/driving a cart for 9 holes of golf

What are we looking for in a volunteer:
• Someone who has practical knowledge about the game of golf (for example how to play, golf etiquette etc.).
• Someone who has experience or is interested in supporting someone with dementia.
• Someone who is caring, understanding, friendly and outgoing.
• Someone who has good verbal communication skills.
• Someone who can commit to volunteering once a week.

Please note as part of the screening process for this role, applicants will be required to provide 2 non-family members references and a vulnerable police records check.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Recreation/Sports, Senior Services

Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Motivate Others, Sensitivity, Empathy, Flexibility

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: One-on-one training provided by staff
Working Conditions: • Outdoor golf course setting
• Walking or driving a cart for 9 holes
• Driving range, pitch and putt
Accessibility: Support Newcomers
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Weekday - Daytime
Day(s): Tuesday June 18 to September 10 and/or Thursday June 20 – September 12
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Commitment: Volunteer schedule to be discussed and determined with Program Coordinator
Length of Program: Programs runs 13 weeks
Position is a 13-week term (renewable upon staff approval for 2025)

   Contact Information
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Melissa Bruce
519-741-2200 Ext. 5346
500 Doon Valley Dr, Kitchener, ON Kitchener, N2P1B4

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