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Position: 1632 - Music Volunteer
Organization: Eatonville Care Centre (Rykka Care Centres LP)
Position Address: 420 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga, Brampton
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Newcomers, Older Adults
Description
Our 'Music Volunteers' will enjoy a very flexible, creative experience that likely will include the following:
- collaborate closely with our Volunteer Coordinator, staff, and like-minded volunteers to plan varied, ongoing musical programs
- programs centre on a particular instrument OR voice(s) (piano, guitar, ensemble of instruments, soloists, duets, choirs, etc.)
- volunteering may be one-on-one or within a group, by a single musician or by a group
- programs can be performances (eg. 'concerts') or music opportunities that invite participation by our residents (a 'sing-a-long')
- 'jam sessions' or more formal, theme-based presentations (eg. a concert in our auditorium)

PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS UNIQUE VOLUNTEER POSITION by December 31st, 2019. We are ready to plan music programs/fixtures for 2020. Create a volunteer 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, then click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to immediately access the 'Eatonville Care Centre Volunteer Application Form'. Please DOWNLOAD it. Fill in the Application and sign it. SCAN the signed WORD document, save and attach it to an email to 'robert.freer@eatonvillecarecentre.ca', identifying the role you are applying for in the subject line. Your name will also join a list of volunteers ('Applicants') specifically for the 'Music Volunteer' role. Thank you!

Goal
Eatonville Care Centre is situated just across the street from the Eatonville Branch of the Toronto Public Library, in a lovely neighbourhood in the heart of Etobicoke. This accredited long term care home has served our 247 multicultural residents since 1971. Centrally located, we are near the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road and The East Mall, easily accessible by Mississauga Transit (Route 26). Our mission is to promote inclusion, independence and autonomy for all residents. We work as a team of families, physiotherapists, social workers, recreation therapists, dietitians, doctors/nurses, AND VOLUNTEERS to maximize the health and wellness, plus enjoyment of life, of our residents..

For individuals looking to volunteer, whether it's to complete the '40 hours' secondary school graduation requirement, meet new people, or just give back to the community, Eatonville offers attractive roles designed to make volunteering easy, enjoyable, and REWARDING FOR ALL!

Our residents LOVE MUSIC! We seek talented, engaging performers who share that love! Highly creative volunteering opportunities are yours for the asking! Respond to our residents' requests and preferences by designing/delivering music programs just for them! Music has also been shown to assist those who have issues with memory, as some of our residents do.

Benefits
+ Excellent, unique opportunity to showcase and develop further your musical talent, individually or as part of a group
+ Bring your creativity to this volunteering opportunity!
+ Let your musical talent uplift our residents, providing them with immense enjoyment through musical engagement
+ Build endearing friendships with residents, their families, and Centre staff
+ Flexible hours
+ Engage in performance, build your stage presence, confidence (add to your resume)
+ Easily accessible by TTC and Mississauga Transit (Route 26)
+ Secondary school students can earn hours towards their '40 hours' community service graduation requirement

Position Qualifications
If you're looking to make a difference in someone's life, share your special talent, skills, plus gain experience with seniors, we'd love to hear from you!

Performance-level proficiency with a musical instrument (piano, guitar, an ensemble) and/or your voice (or as part of a choral group) PREFERRED.

Your overall commitment can range from a few performances (sessions) to development/delivery of an engaging musical program over several months. How you choose to give substance to the role is largely up to you.
Min Age: 13    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Any Duration
Due Date:2019-12-31
Start Date:2019-12-02
Anytime
FLEXIBLE: Schedule to be determined based on volunteer(s) availability, having regard to the needs of Centre residents and performance opportunities/occasions

Training
Orientation to be provided.

Area(s) of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Culture & Heritage, Event Planning, Holiday & Festive, Healthcare, Music/Theatre, Senior Support, Multilingual
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.eatonvillecarecentre.ca


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