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African Methodist Episcopal Support Group Facilitator

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Alzheimer's Association New York City Chapter

To APPLY DIRECTLY for the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Support Group Facilitator position, visit our website at volunteer.alz.org. Click on our "Learn About Volunteering " tab and then on the "Local Volunteer Opportunities " drop down option. From there, you can navigate to the desired volunteer position of your choice.

AME Support Group Facilitators

African Methodist Episcopal Support Group Facilitators create a safe, open environment where people share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared problems of dementia.

Key Activities:
  • Facilitate AME-based Alzheimer’s Association support groups for caregivers or people living with dementia to provide social and educational support helping group members provide emotional support to one another.
  • Present pertinent Association materials and information to group members and assure a positive experience for attendees.
  • Connect people with additional Association services and volunteer opportunities by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline.
Qualifications:
  • Strong listening and effective communication skills with demonstrated ability to be empathic and separate personal needs from group needs.
  • Ability to redirect and facilitate discussion as well as fulfill the Facilitator duties and responsibilities as described in onboarding.
  • Ability to create and maintain a safe environment where participants’ thoughts and feelings are valued and group members are treated with fairness, equity and respect.
  • Ability to network in the community and collaborate with Alzheimer’s staff and other AME volunteers.
  • Passionate about the partnership of the AMEC Health Commission and Alzheimer’s Association. Personal or professional experience with dementia preferred.
  • Must be age 21 to apply. Background checks are required.
Commitment Expected:
  • AME Support Group Facilitators commit to a 1-year term delivering a monthly group.
  • All Facilitators participate in initial onboarding and ongoing mentoring and must comply with Alzheimer’s Association volunteer policies and procedures.
Benefits to the Volunteer:
  • Perfect your active listening and group management technique while serving your community.
  • Increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Be recognized as a leader and resource for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in your congregation and community.

The Alzheimer's Association will provide training, information and electronic or printed materials to assist in your efforts. Orientation includes several hours of online learning, self-study and shadowing or mentoring by local Alzheimer's Association staff and volunteers. Some materials are available in multiple languages.

For additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Community Relations Manager Cody Medina
comedina@alz.org

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About Alzheimer's Association New York City Chapter

Location:

60 East 42nd Street, Suite 2240, New York, NY 10165, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association 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 brain health. To learn more, visit alz.org/nyc or call the 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900, anytime.

Description

The Alzheimer's Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals who recognized the need for an organization that would unite caregivers, provide support to those facing Alzheimer's, and advance research into the disease.

Today the Alzheimer's Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. We are the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. You can help advance our mission by volunteering for one of our signature fundraising events - the Walk to End Alzheimer's or The Longest Day.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Group Facilitation
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • AME Support Group Facilitators commit to a 1-year term delivering a monthly group.
  • All Facilitators participate in initial onboarding and ongoing mentoring and must comply with Alzheimer’s Association volunteer policies and procedures.

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