Virtual Health Fair/Community Event Representative (Long Island Chapter)
Alzheimer's Association - Long Island Chapter
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Virtual Community Representative
Alzheimer's Association Virtual Community Representatives are volunteer community engagers that raise awareness of Alzheimer's Association programs, provide basic disease information, and link consumers to Alzheimer’s Association services. Virtual Community Representatives serve as liaisons between the Alzheimer's Association and local groups such as neighborhoods, rural counties, business and civic organizations or faith communities. Virtual Community Representatives by sharing information about Alzheimer’s disease, free resources offered through the Alzheimer’s Association, and the many ways to join our cause via social media, phone or email.
- Connect the Alzheimer's Association to a target of 2 new community organizations / month and promote Alzheimer's Association virtual support groups and education programs.
- Offer 20-minute Introduction to Alzheimer’s presentations via webinar as coordinated with local Alzheimer's Association staff. Examples of venues include virtual meetings for community organizations, congregations, civic organizations, sororities / fraternities, clubs and other locations identified by the volunteer.
- Connect members of the community with additional Association services by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline.
- Engage community members in the cause by promoting annual awareness campaigns such as Alzheimer & Brain Awareness Month, chapter volunteer opportunities and participation in Walk to End Alzheimer’s or The Longest Day.
- Complete necessary paperwork for reporting.
- Self-motivated individual that is comfortable reaching out virtually to individuals and families in need and connecting them to the Alzheimer's Association.
- Proactive and passionate about the mission of Alzheimer’s Association.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills via email, phone and webinar.
- Comfort with boosting Alzheimer's Association posts on social media.
- Ability to network, and collaborate with staff, volunteers, and community partners.
- Virtual Community Representatives volunteers commit to a 1-year term making a target of 24 connections annually.
- Orientation includes: online program volunteer welcome and orientation (1 hour) + self-study or in-person role training with staff partner (~2 hours).
- Virtual Community Representatives volunteers must observe 1 presentation in the community led by a staff or mentor + demonstrate making an appropriate Alzheimer's Association referral prior to deployment in the community.
- Background checks are required as part of the volunteer selection process.
- Comply with Alzheimer’s Association volunteer policies and procedures.
- Participate in initial training and ongoing education about Alzheimer’s, dementia and the Alzheimer's Association.
- Terms are renewable upon successful completion of annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.
Benefits to Volunteer:
- Serve your local community and people you care about.
- Increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
- Be recognized in your community as a leader and resource for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
- Join a network of other volunteers, Alzheimer's Association staff and professionals and caregivers in the aging field.
- Build your resume and skill set.
- Perfect your community engagement technique and help mobilize your community to create a world without Alzheimer’s.
To apply for a volunteer role please visit: www.volunteer.alz.org
For more information about the Alzheimer's Association please visit:
About Alzheimer's Association - Long Island Chapter
300 Broadhollow Rd, Melville, NY 11747, US
Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Visit: https://volunteer.alz.org/home
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest, private nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. We have more than 80 local chapters and National Service Areas throughout the country. We offer: Community education, support groups, early stage engagement programs, information & referral, and care consultations.