The Surrey branch of Alzheimer Society of B.C. needs volunteers.
Volunteers allow the nonprofit society to provide a range of free services for families dealing with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Volunteers help the society with everything from making phone calls to caregivers to facilitating support groups.
"They are absolutely invaluable to our team, and are a big reason why we are able to meet the growing need for support and education for families living with dementia," said Avalon Tournier, a regional support and education co-ordinator.
The need locally right now is for volunteers who can facilitate local support groups that meet each month. The objective is to strengthen the coping abilities of caregivers and people with early symptoms of dementia, and reduce the impact of dementia on the community.
For more information on the volunteer positions, contact Tournier at 604541-0606 or atournier@ alzheimerbc.org.