Bird Tales-Connecting People with Dementia to Birds

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Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Participant holding plush bird
Sight, sounds, and tactile senses are all engaged in this program.

Bird Tales is an innovative program that connects seniors affected by dementia with nature. Increasing access
to nature and environmental education to under-served populations is a top priority of Bird Conservancy. By
facilitating this one-hour program, volunteers provide the opportunity to learn interesting information about
birds and conservation, spark memories, and bring joy from intentional interaction to memory care residents.
Bird Conservancy depends on volunteers to make Bird Tales a success and would be unable to provide this
program without their continued commitment.

We are looking for 8-10 committed and engaging volunteers to facilitate our Bird Tales program in local Memory Care and Assisted Living facilities. Each program generally runs 45 minutes to an hour every 2 weeks. Specific times vary by location.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitating the Bird Tales program twice per month (approx. 1 hour per program) at memory care units in the Denver Metro
  • Maintaining program materials, recording and reporting program attendance
  • Communicating progress, needs, and ideas with BCR staff
  • Tracking number of hours volunteered in the Volgistics system
  • This position requires transporting self to and from program locations
  • Physical demands: Ability to sit or stand while teaching for 1 hour at a time

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Community Environment Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various Locations around Denver MetroCentennial, CO 80121

(39.61179,-104.95057)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy
  • Public Speaking
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours every two weeks (twice a month)
  • knowledge of ornithology & informal education; experience working with seniors; at least 18 years old with valid drivers license; maintain materials & report attendance

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