We are looking for a volunteer to lead facilitation of some existing support and early stage groups at St. Thomas UMC. Volunteer Support Group Facilitators help group participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers and family members to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health. Support groups provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns about their loved ones with Alzheimer's.
LOCATION: St. Thomas UMC Manassas, VA
Multiple meetings to choose: 1st Fridays Support Group for Caregivers 3rd Saturdays Early Stage Group 1st Wednesdays Networking Group of Caregivers & Early Stage members
Skills & Abilities
Experience working with people with Alzheimer’s disease, their family members and caregivers
Empathy for individuals and families struggling with the disease
Professional healthcare experience preferred
Comfort with the expression of emotion
Integrity, trustworthiness and discretion
Active listening and verbal communication skills
Strong interest in serving the community
Experience as a caregiver or working directly with caregivers is helpful
A willingness to seek out and provide up to date information on research, care and treatment to group members
About Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter
8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102, US
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. As part of a nationwide network of chapters, the Alzheimer's AssociationNational Capital Area Chapter provides help and hope to more than 66,000 people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their families and caregivers in the District of Columbia, five counties in suburban and Southern Maryland and eleven counties in Northern Virginia. For more than 30 years, we have provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced changes in public policy. The Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization.
The National Capital Area Chapter is affiliated with the national Alzheimer's Association, headquarted in Chicago. We serve persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, their families, caregivers,professionals and communities in Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and Washington, DC through support, counseling information, referrals, education, advocacy and research.
We'll work with your schedule.
8899 Sudley RdManassas, VA20110
June 24, 2020
Counseling / Mental Health
Must be at least 25
Orientation or Training
A few hours; once per month
Online and in-person training plus background check required.