Under the supervision of the Volunteer Manager, the volunteer will be trained in various topics regarding Alzheimer's disease, and make presentations to the general public--such as civic organizations, business groups, church groups, etc.
The Association provides speaker training as well as outlines, scripts, and Power Point presentations on the various topics that we are asked to present, so that presentations are generally standardized. The volunteer will also answer audience questions.
As we receive requests for speakers, we will call those trained volunteers to check their availability on a rotating basis. Presentations are typically one hour in length, including audience questions. The speaking opportunities occur on various days at various times--sometimes weekdays, sometimes evenings, sometime weekends. Each opportunity is different.
Having been touched by Alzheimer's disease is helpful to the Speaker's Bureau volunteer, but not mandatory.
The Speakers' Bureau volunteer is typically 18 years old or older, but we sometimes work with youth who have family experience with the disease to speak partner with an adult to speak to other youth. We are seeking young adults, Baby Boomers, and seniors who are willing to speak to a variety of audiences.
- Public Speaking
- People Skills
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training