Alzheimer's Association Community Educators are volunteer public speakers who help raise awareness, provide education and expand the reach of the Association's programs in the community. Community Educators deliver Alzheimer's Association Core Curriculum using prepared training materials on topics related to Azlheimer's disease and other dementias as well as information for individuals and families impacted by the disease. Right now, millions of Americans fact the devastation of dementia. It is robbing us of our families, our futures and our finances. Educating local communities is one way we increase awareness and give families tools for decreasing risk, recognizing the signs, understanding dementia and managing care. We provide extensive online and in-person training We ask for a 1 year commitment and a minimum of 8-12 presentations per year (most presentations are 1 hour long). We are looking for volunteers from every background, but are seeking especially Spanish speaking and/or African American volunteers. To APPLY: https://volunteer.alz.org/home
About Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, Western MD Office
108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick, MD 21702, US
Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease and related dementia 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.
The Alzheimer's Association provides care and support through our 24/7 toll free Helpline, our early stage programs including Memory Cafes, social engagement programs and support groups, Family and Caregiver Support Groups that meet in-person, on the phone or online, we provide care consultations either in-person or on the phone through the Helpline, we educate the community through our Free Community Education programs - available in-person or online, we provide healthcare professionals with reliable tools to assess cognitive impairment and to educate people living with dementia to manage symptoms and care planning resources, we raise awareness through local campaigns, we train advocates whose voices are critical in engaging elected officials at the state and national level regarding a national plan to fight and manage Alzheimer's disease and provide support for families and to increase federal funding for research and we raise funds for programs, support, education, awareness and research through our WALKs and other fundraising activities. Plus much more!
Each program presentation is typically 30 minutes or 1 hour plus preparation time. Community Educators are expected to do a minimum of 8-12 presentations per year.
A love for learning, experience with public speaking, excellent verbal and written communication skills, comfort with computers and familiarity with PPT presentations, ability to network and collaborate with staff, volunteers and community partners.