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Become a Community Educator with the Alzheimer's Association

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ORGANIZATION: Alzheimer's Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter

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Community Educators are volunteer public speakers who provide Alzheimer's Association education programs through virtual and in-person platforms to community audiences.

KEY ACTIVITIES:
  • Deliver approximately 12 live presentations annually using prepared Alzheimer’s Association evidence-based consumer education programs on a variety of care and support topics.
  • Collaborate with local Association staff to expand programs by securing community partners, scheduling presentations, delivering the programs, and managing technology needs.
  • Serve as a presenter for chapter-scheduled education programs and conferences.
  • Connect people with additional Association services and volunteer opportunities by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Demonstrated success with health education using excellent communication, virtual presentation and adult education skills.
  • Excellent technology skills
  • Ability to network, and collaborate with staff, volunteers, and community partners.
  • 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.
COMMITMENT EXPECTED:
  • Community Educators commit to delivering a target of 4 presentations annually.
  • All program volunteers participate in initial training and ongoing education and must comply with Alzheimer’s Association volunteer policies and procedures.
  • Terms are renewable upon successful completion of annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.
BENEFITS TO THE VOLUNTEER:
  • Perfect your public speaking ability and technique while serving your local community.
  • Increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Be recognized as a leader and resource for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  • Join a network of other volunteers, staff and community leaders to help create a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

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.

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About Alzheimer's Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter

Location:

5285 Meadows Rd, #451, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, US

Mission Statement

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 the promotion of brain health.

Description

The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter is part of the Alzheimer’s Association, the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. From its offices in Portland, Bend and Medford, the Oregon Chapter provides education and support for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their families and caregivers. In addition, it offers local support groups, early-stage engagement programs, community education classes and a 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900).

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Community, Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Portland, OR 97229

(45.5594,-122.80744)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Elder care
  • Adult Education
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Teach at least 1 class monthly, 1-2 hour time frame
  • Background check

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