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Education Support Volunteer


Victoria


“I learned that dementia is a journey, that each day is a new day, that we are not alone and that we (and how we feel) matter. There is help and support.”

-  Workshop Participant

Education Support Volunteer role:
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers workshops on a variety of topics related to dementia and caregiving for persons with dementia.  Education Support Volunteers assist workshop facilitators to set up/tear down workshop space, register participants, organize refreshments, greet and assist individuals as they arrive, and facilitate break-out sessions during the workshop.

Commitment:

  • Between 3 – 9 hours per month, 1 year commitment preferred
  • Flexible as scheduling permits
  • Primarily week day/daytime hours, some evening/Saturday availability

Benefits:

  • Increase knowledge about dementia and family caregiving
  • Gain experience facilitating group discussions
  • Spread awareness and support to persons with dementia and those caring for them
  • Position may count towards training and experience for direct support volunteer positions, including workshop or support group facilitator roles
  • References/reference letters may be provided to volunteers who have successfully completed 6 or more months in their position 

Requirements:

  • Friendly, outgoing personality and well-developed listening skills
  • Willingness and eagerness to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as well as family  caregiving
  • Self-awareness and ability to recognize and respect boundaries with regards to answering questions and interacting with participants
  • Ability to travel within the South Fraser region 
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

Training:

  • Orientation to Society programs, services and information resources

To apply:
Please fill out our online application form or email volunteer@alzheimerbc.org


Last Updated: 02/28/17
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