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Arapahoe County- teach dementia education to your community! (We teach you, too!)

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Alzheimer's Association, Colorado Chapter

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Alzheimer's Association Community Educators are volunteer public speakers who help raise awareness, provide education and expand the reach of Alzheimer's Association programs in the community. Community Educators deliver Alzheimer’s Association developed presentations using prepared training materials on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as well as information for individuals and families impacted by the disease.

KEY ACTIVITIES:
  • Communicate effectively and deliver Alzheimer’s Association developed presentations and information to the community.
  • Adhere to Alzheimer's Association’s established curricula and position statements.
  • Connect members of the community with additional Association services by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs and free 24/7 Helpline.
  • Complete necessary paperwork for reporting.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Passionate about the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Experience with dementia as a family caregiver or health care professional.
  • Demonstrated success with public speaking; excellent presentation and education skills.
  • Understanding of adult learning principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Comfort with computers, technology, email, and PPT presentations.
  • Ability to network, and collaborate with staff, volunteers and community partners.
  • Must be age 21 to apply. Background checks are required.
COMMITMENT EXPECTED:
  • AACE volunteers commit to a minimum of one year, delivering a minimum of one presentation per quarter.
  • Orientation includes: Online program volunteer welcome and orientation (4 hours), educational videos (2 hours), self-study to learn curriculum (time varies), and in-person training with staff partner (1-2 hours).
  • Observe one class listed on the education calendar and present one class while being observed / evaluated by your staff partner prior to teaching 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.
BENEFITS TO THE VOLUNTEER:
  • Perfect your public speaking ability and technique.
  • 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.
  • Build your resume and skill set.
  • Perfect your community engagement technique and help mobilize your community to create a world without Alzheimer’s.
  • Join a network of other volunteers, Alzheimer's Association staff, professionals and caregivers in the aging field.

This position is currently 100% virtual through Zoom. We are looking for volunteers in Arapahoe county so that when we're able to deliver programs in person again, they will be ready to help in their own community.

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About Alzheimer's Association, Colorado Chapter

Location:

455 N Sherman Ste. 500, Denver, CO 80203, US

Mission Statement

We lead Colorado in the fight against Alzheimer's disease and related disorders by increasing the understanding of dementia and its impact on family and community, providing information and support for those affected, and promoting the advancement of research.

Description

The Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter works with diagnosed individuals, families, caregivers and health care professionals to provide care and support for those who are affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. We provide a 24/7 Helpline; offer free and confidentail Care Consultations; manage 90 support groups monthly; oversee Memories in the Making art program in area nursing homes; present educational programs across the state; and assist in enrolling persons with the disease in safety programs. We offer culturally approptiate support for Latinos, African Americans and the LGBT community. Several time during the year we have fundraising events, including: The Walk to END Alzheimer's, The Longest Day, Annual Symposium, Blondes vs Brunettes.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 2-4 hours each month with the opportunity for more

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