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Support Group Facilitator

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ORGANIZATION: Alzheimer's Association - Wichita Falls Regional Office

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Support Group Facilitators create a safe, open environment where people share their feelings, thoughts and experiences to better cope with and manage the shared challenges of dementia.
Support Group Facilitators:

  • Facilitate groups of 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.
The Association is seeking volunteer candidates with:
  • 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.
  • Passionate about the Alzheimer’s Association mission with personal or professional experience with dementia preferred.
  • Must be age 21 to apply. Background checks are required.

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About Alzheimer's Association - Wichita Falls Regional Office

Location:

901 Indiana Avenue, Suite 350, Wichita Falls, TX 76301, US

Mission Statement

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.​ Our Mission: The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia -- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.​​

Description

Alzheimer's Association volunteers deliver support and education, raise funds, advocate for Alzheimer’s and more to help achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia(r).

We seek committed, passionate volunteers to educate the public, lead support groups, and provide social engagement to those living with early-stage Alzheimer's in all communities. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or can make a more significant time commitment, please consider becoming an Alzheimer’s Association volunteer.

Ready to get started? Visit volunteer.alz.org or contact Alyssa Johnston at akjohnston@alz.org.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Wichita Falls, TX 76308

(33.85116,-98.54464)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • After onboarding/training, about 5 hours/month. Support Group meetings are monthly. Days and times are flexible.

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