Community Liaison Volunteer
With AlzWA
Assignment Details
Flexible Role
Flexible; most events are 3-6 hours. Volunteers are asked to table at least 4 events per year.
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About the Assignment
The tide of people affected by Alzheimer's disease is expected to rapidly increase in the coming years. Alzheimer's disease is already the third leading cause of death in Washington and over 100,00 people are living with this disease everyday in our state. But Alzheimer's affects more than just the individual living with the disease as it poses unique financial and emotional stress to their family and caregivers as well. To meet the needs of this growing population the Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is actively searching for volunteers to join our team.

Our Community Liaison Volunteers increase the public's understandings and awareness of Alzheimer's disease through representing the Alzheimer's Association at health fairs, community events and social gatherings in their local community. Community Liaison Volunteers empower those affected by offering services and tools to cope and inspire all into action to join the movement to end Alzheimer's. This disease sees no boundaries, join these volunteers and help us serve those affected by Alzheimer's in your community today.
Purpose
Volunteers will attend local health fairs, charity campaigns, community, sporting and other public events to provide information about Alzheimer’s disease, services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, and opportunities for communities to get involved. Community Liaison Volunteers share information and community resources to increase understanding of Alzheimer's disease; empower those affected by offering services and tools to cope; and inspire action to join the movement to end Alzheimer's.
Responsibilities
• Attend orientation and training with Volunteer Coordinator, can be done remotely
• Sign up for events that are in your area and fit your schedule
• Travel to and attend events
• Prepare the display table in a welcoming and visually interesting way with materials provided
• Be prepared to listen with kindness and compassion and answer questions about Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association
• Make referrals to the Helpline and other Alzheimer’s Association programs by distributing brochures and literature
• Encourage opportunities for guests to “give back” through participation in Association fundraising events and through volunteer opportunities
• Complete event evaluation and return to Association staff
• Suggest tabling opportunities to the Volunteer Coordinator to arrange booking
Qualifications
• Interest in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission
• Interest in engaging the public; strong interpersonal skills
• Intermediate computer skills, comfort with google apps a plus
• Ability to get to and from event site and carry materials
• Neat and professional working appearance
• Ability to work independently in cooperation with the Volunteer Coordinator
• A firm commitment to the principles of confidentiality
Applications Open
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About AlzWA
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.
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