Public Education Volunteer
(Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton, Oakville Location)

Position ID: V-HVC0589 Last Full Update: 17 Mar 2014
Opportunity Details
Suitable ForYouth ; High School Students ; Newcomers/ESL ; Seniors (55+) ; Families ; Community Groups ; Corporate Groups
ContactKerri Emberlin, Team Lead, Volunteer Engagement, Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton; Phone: 905-529-7030; Email: kerri.emberlin@alzda.ca
DutiesPosition: to assist the Public Education Coordinators with Virtual Dementia Tours and Public Display request at various locations in Hamilton and/or Halton  
 
Virtual Dementia Tours (VDTs): 
1. Explain the Virtual Dementia Tour and its’ goals of promoting awareness and empathy  
2. Provide participants with all pertinent information and materials 
3. Follow the procedures as indicated for each participant involved 
4. Keep records of attendees, questions and evaluations as required by staff 
 
Public Display/Information Booths: 
1. Act as a representative of the Alzheimer Society at public display opportunities 
2. Set up and take down the display booth  
3. Answer questions, provide brochures and direct people to appropriate resources in a professional and helpful manner 
Benefits1. Increase knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias  
2. Enhance public speaking and outreach skills  
3. Knowledge that your time and commitment strengths the ability of the Society to expand its’ reach within the community 
4. Access to Alzheimer Society resources (books, videos, publications)  
Dates and TimesTime commitment will vary depending on schedule of events
Volunteering Locationthroughout the Halton region
Number of PositionsBurlington: 5 individual(s) ; Milton: 5 individual(s) ; Oakville: 5 individual(s) 
 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
Ages17 year(s) and up
Suitable for high school diplomaYes
Minimum Hours5 / Month
TrainingTraining will be provided on site
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Police CheckNot Required
Volunteer CategoriesAdvocacy ; Any (Education) ; Group Leader Adult ; Speaking engagements ; Teaching Assistant
Skills/Experience1. Knowledge of dementia and its implications for those with the disease 
2. Previous experience with public speaking, educational workshops, facilitation and adult education  
3. Patience; excellent communication skills; empathy 
4. Good people skills, professional attitude and reliable  
5. Willingness to complete all record keeping requirements  
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton, Oakville Location
Office PhoneOakville 289-837-2310; 
Hamilton 905-529-7030
Toll Free Phone1-888-343-1017
FaxOakville 905-827-2608; 
Hamilton 905-529-3787
Organization Emailadministration@alzhh.ca
Websitewww.alzhh.ca
Address & Map
2345 Wyecroft Rd, Unit 13
Oakville, ON L6L 6L8