Public Education Program Assistant

(Alzheimer Society of Durham Region)

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Position ID: V-OSH1196 Last Modified: 25 Jun 2019 Last Full Update: 20 Jun 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactShankari Surendran, Administrative Coordinator - Programs, Alzheimer Society of Durham Region; Phone: 905-576-2567 ext 5244; Email:
DutiesSupport the Alzheimer Society Durham Region's public education program * opportunities include public speaking, facilitating information booths, and implementing the Interactive Dementia Experience * volunteers will be asked to study relevant learning materials, accept info booth sessions, act as a ambassador on behalf of ASDR, attend professional development sessions, and engage with the community
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BenefitsEnhance public presentation skills * exposure to the local community * help make life better for those living with dementia by promoting public awareness and providing accurate information to the community * access to information can help families have more success getting help, learn tips and strategies that could help them in their dementia journey * recruit additional volunteers * combat negative stigmas and misinformation
ClientsPersons living with dementia, care partners, members of the community
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Couples ; Groups ; Individuals ; Community Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Program Coordination / Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Ability to speak French is an asset
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours8 / Month
Dates and TimesOpportunities range from morning - evening including weekends * volunteers create their own schedule * must volunteer a minimum of twice a month
SeasonsYear Round
LocationLocations in Durham Region
Number of PositionsDurham Region 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit ; Driver License required
Application Deadline30 Jun 2020
CostVulnerable Sector Check
Police CheckRequired
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Durham Region
Office PhoneOffice: 905-576-2567
Toll Free Phone1-888-301-1106
Address & Map
1600 Stellar Dr
Ste 202
Whitby, ON
Canada L1N 9B2
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