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COMMUNITY OUTREACH VOLUNTEER

You are key to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and chapter resources at community events. As a Community Outreach Volunteer you will represent the Alzheimer’s Association at Health and Wellness fairs and community events, provide materials and basic information on programs and services, and provide public awareness, education, and support to Orange County’s communities.

Health Fairs are sponsored by cities, companies, and other organizations so that individuals may attend and have access to valuable information and services. They include, but are not limited to, community health expos, 5k walk events, community fairs, educational events, etc.

We provide the training to help you interact with individuals seeking assistance. Volunteers should have good interpersonal skills, reliable transportation, must be 18+ years of age, and willing to submit a background check.

Potential volunteers are asked to commit to at least two events per month for a period of 12 months. Events are generally scheduled mid-week between 7AM and 8PM and on weekends. Events average about 4 hours in length and are scheduled throughout Orange County only.

If this sounds like an opportunity that fits your interests and schedule, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Brent Deines. Email bdeines@alz.org or call 949.757.3728.

 

 

 
MEMORIES IN THE MAKING COMMITTEE MEMBER

Outreach Committee Member – Volunteers will focus on marketing & community outreach by finding public spaces to display artwork and increase the number of facilities that offer Memories in the Making. Volunteers should have good interpersonal skills, reliable transportation, must be 18+ years of age, and willing to submit a background check.

Event Committee Member – Volunteers help with all aspects of planning and producing events. Attend committee meetings one Thursday of each Month, 6:00PM—7:30PM. Volunteers should have good interpersonal skills, reliable transportation, must be 18+ years of age, and willing to submit a background check.

Interested volunteers can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Brent Deines. Email bdeines@alz.org or call 949.757.3728

 

 

 

 

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR/CO-FACILITATOR

As a Caregiver Support Group facilitator or co-facilitator, you will provide much needed support for families directly affected by dementia. You will guide discussion groups of approximately 8-12 caregivers to exchange useful information, share experiences, and provide mutual support. Groups meet 1-2x/month at various locations across Orange County.

Potential volunteers must complete a candidate application/questionnaire, 6 hours of facilitator training (fee involved), Live Scan fingerprinting, online HIPAA training, and additional annual requirements. A commitment of 12 months is required.

Interested volunteers can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Brent Deines. Email bdeines@alz.org or call 949.757.3728


 

 

 

 

 

 

HELPLINE OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

The Helpline Office Administration volunteer works closely with our Helpline staff to update external agency information used for client referrals such as addresses and services provided. Duties include making phone calls to various agencies to gather new and/or updated information and to enter that information into the AAOC database.

AAOC staff will train volunteer to complete all functions of the role and will be required to complete HIPPA training and submit a LiveScan background check.

Work schedule is flexible. 1-2 days per week, 4-6 hours per day during normal business hours. A commitment of 12 months is preferred.

Additional skills required include: Interest in health promotion for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia's and their family caregiver; good communication and listening skills; the ability to maintain confidentiality and to represent the Alzheimer’s Association in a professional manner; dependability; good organizational skills; reliable transportation; and data entry skills.

Interested volunteers can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Brent Deines. Email bdeines@alz.org or call 949.757.3728


 

SPECIAL EVENTS - LONGEST DAY TASK FORCE

Join our Development Team as we prepare for a fundraising event called Longest Day!

What is Longest Day? The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Held annually on summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey that so many living with the disease and their caregivers are asked to endure. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.

As a Longest Day Task Force member you will:

  • Recruit Team Captains to start teams.
  • Connect with past participants to re-engage them in event.
  • Cultivate relationships with Team Captains and provide coaching and ideas on how to raise funds, recruit team members and plan their day.
  • Participate in monthly meetings or conference calls with other Team Task Force members and staff.
  • Be knowledgeable about the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Become familiar with online tools, resources and registration process.
  • Participate in kickoff and post- event celebrations.

The time commitment of a Team Task Force member is 6 months, with most activity taking place from January through June. Chapter staff will provide support and actively assist your efforts by providing clear communication and answers to questions, event materials and any tools you may need. We will work together to make this a rewarding and enjoyable experience and of course an incredible event for The Longest Day participants!

Interested volunteers can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Brent Deines. Email bdeines@alz.org or call 949.757.3728


 

 
EDUCATION AMBASSADOR

The Alzheimer’s Association provides training at scheduled events to help individuals maintain the quality of life throughout the caregiving journey. As an Education Ambassador, you will be our representative at these events. You will act as a host to event guests and help field questions. Additionally, you will assist the presenter and provide administrative support.

Volunteer will need reliable transportation and an ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

Potential volunteers must complete a background check and online HIPAA training. A commitment of 12 months is preferred. Commitment times may vary based on events scheduled.

Interested volunteers can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Brent Deines. Email bdeines@alz.org or call 949.757.3728

 

 
COMMUNITY EDUCATION SPEAKER

As a Community Education Speaker, you will deliver general presentations to community groups, ranging from 20-50 in attendance. Topics include introduction to the association, chapter programs and services, the disease and caregiving. Training will be provided.

Volunteer will need reliable transportation and an ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

Potential speaker must complete a background check and online HIPAA training. A commitment of 12 months is preferred.

Interested volunteers can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Brent Deines. Email bdeines@alz.org or call 949.757.3728

 
   
   
   

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