Volunteer Opportunity Details

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Orange County Chapter Virtual Community Representative


Summary:

Community Representative

Currently all Alzheimer's Association Community Representative (AACR) volunteer opportunities are VIRTUAL. Volunteer applicants must be technologically savvy and comfortable conducting outreach via phone and email from their home independently. 

The Alzheimer's Association provides training, a staff partner, and electronic or printed materials to assist you in your efforts. Orientation includes several hours of online learning, self-study, and mentoring. Must be age 18 to apply. Background checks are required.

Key Activities:

  • Represent the Alzheimer's Association at a minimum of 12 events / per year and distribute Alzheimer’s literature at events or appearances in your local community.
  • Present key talking points, brief presentations and short overviews of Association services as coordinated with local Alzheimer's Association staff. Examples of venues include health fairs, community events, community organizations, civic organizations, sororities / fraternities, clubs, senior centers and schools and other locations identified by the volunteer.
  • Promote Alzheimer’s education by hosting at least one education event per year in your community; help promote the events by utilizing local networks, announcements, bulletin boards, social media, websites, and physical displays in your community.
  • Connect members of the community with additional Association services by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline.

Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated individual that is comfortable reaching out to individuals and families in need and connecting them to the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Proactive and passionate about the mission of Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Comfort with computers and familiarity with email.
  • Ability to network, and collaborate with staff, volunteers, and community partners.

Commitment Expected:

  • AACR volunteers commit to a 1-year term making a minimum of 12 appearances annually. Terms are renewable upon successful completion of annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.
  • Orientation includes: online program volunteer welcome and orientation (1 hour) + self-study or in-person role training with staff partner (~2 hours).
  • AACR volunteers must observe 1 presentation in the community led by a staff or mentor + demonstrate making an appropriate Alzheimer's Association referral prior to deployment in the community.
  • Background checks are required as part of the volunteer selection process.
  • Comply with Alzheimer’s Association volunteer policies and procedures.
  • Participate in initial training and ongoing education about Alzheimer’s, dementia and the Alzheimer's Association.

Benefits to Volunteer:

  • Increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias while serving your local community.
  • Be recognized as a leader and resource for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  • Join a network of other volunteers, staff and community leaders to help create a world without Alzheimer’s.

Contact:

Karyssa Schuppe