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Community Representative with the Alzheimer's Association

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VANTAGE Aging RSVP

Alzheimer's Association Community Representatives (MCRs) are community engagers that raise awareness of Alzheimer's Association programs, provide basic disease information, and link consumers to Alzheimer's Association services. MCRs serve as liaisons between the Alzheimer's Association and local groups such as neighborhoods, rural counties. business and civic organizations or faith communities. MCRs represent the Alzheimer's Association by sharing information about Alzheimer's disease, free resources offered through the Alzheimer's Association, and the many ways to join our cause at local community and education events.

Key Activities:

  • Represent the Alzheimer's Association at a minimum of 4 events per year and distribute Alzheimer's literature at events or appearances in your local community.
  • Present key talking points, brief presentations and short overviews of Association services as coordinated with local Alzheimer's Association staff. Examples of venues include health fairs, community events, community organizations, civic organizations, sororities/ fraternities, clubs, senior centers and schools and other locations identified by the volunteer.
  • Present key talking points, brief presentations and short overviews of Association services as coordinated with local Alzheimer's Association staff. Examples of venues include health fairs, community events, community organizations, civic organizations, sororities/ fraternities, clubs, senior centers and schools 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.
  • Assist the Association by identifying local events to attend in your community
  • Promote the Association by utilizing local networks, announcements, bulletin boards, social media, websites, and physical displays in your community.
  • Complete necessary paperwork for reporting.
Qualifications:
  • Self-motivated individual that is comfortable reaching out 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.
  • Comfort with computers and familiarity with email.
  • Ability to network, and collaborate with staff, volunteers, and community partners.
Commitment Expected:
  • AACR volunteers commit to a 1-year term making a minimum of 4 appearances annually. Terms are renewable upon successful completion of annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.
    AACR volunteers commit to a 1-year term making a minimum of 4 appearances annually. Terms are renewable upon successful completion of annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.
  • Orientation includes: general volunteer orientation (half hour) + online program volunteer orientation (1 hour).
  • 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:
  • Serve your local community and people you care about.
  • 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.
Reporting & Support Provided:
  • AACR volunteers work with local staff partners.
  • AACR volunteers work with local staff partners.
  • This position is supported by the Volunteer Manager at the Greater East Ohio Area Chapter.
  • Alzheimer's Association will provide training. information and electronic or printed materials to assist in your efforts.

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About VANTAGE Aging RSVP

Location:

2279 Romig Rd, Akron, OH 44320, US

Mission Statement

Promoting a positive perspective on aging.

Description

VANTAGE Aging promotes positive aging through a variety of programs and services for older adults. Our nonprofit organization serves 38 counties and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio. In Summit and Medina Counties, we facilitate the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for those 55 and older who want to make a meaningful impact in the community. We also offer employment training, home care and home health aide assistance, nutrition and home-delivered meal services, alcohol and drug addiction counseling, and mental health and prevention services.

Community
Education & Literacy
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

70 W. Streetsboro StreetSuite 201Hudson, OH 44236

(41.2391,-81.44351)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Data Entry
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training

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