Volunteer Opportunity Details

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Orange County Chapter Virtual Community Educator


Summary:

Community educators

Currently all community educator volunteer opportunities are VIRTUAL. Volunteer applicants must be technologically savvy and comfortable delivering programs via Zoom independently. Must also be comfortable conducting outreach to schedule presentations independently.

Alzheimer's Association Virtual Community Educators are volunteer public speakers who provide Association education programs via Zoom to community audiences. 

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 shadowing. Must be 21 to apply. Background check is required.

Key Activities:

  • Deliver approximately 12 webinar-based presentations annually using prepared Alzheimer's Association education programs on a variety of care and support topics. 
  • Responsible for scheduling and delivering the majority of own presentations utilizing personal connections/community networks and conducting outreach independently to potential community partners.
  • Serve as virtual presenter for chapter-scheduled education programs as opportunities are available.
  • Connect people with additional Association services and volunteer opportunities by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline. 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success with health education using excellent communication, virtual presentation and adult education skills.
  • Excellent technology skills and comfort delivering programs via Zoom independently. 
  • Ability to network and collaborate with staff, volunteers, and community partners. 
  • Passionate about the Alzheimer's Association mission with personal or professional experience with dementia preferred. 

Commitment Expected:

  • Virtual Community Educators commit to delivering a target of 12 presentations annually.
  • All program volunteers participate in initial training and ongoing education and must comply with Alzheimer's Association volunteer policies and procedures. 
  • Terms are renewable upon successful completion of annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.

Benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Perfect your public speaking ability and technique while serving your local community.
  • Increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Be recognized in your community 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 and all other dementia.

Contact:

Jody Wills
Alzheimer's Association