Health Fairs, Community Displays-Simcoe County Locations

(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office)

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Position ID: V-MID0227 Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 Last Full Update: 03 Jan 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactMarguerite Glanfield, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-722-1066; Fax: 705-722-9392; Email: mglanfield@alzheimersociety.ca
Duties* Assist in promoting the programs and services of the Society to the attendees of the Health Fair.  
* Provide basic information about Alzheimer's disease.  
* Direct people to appropriate community support services. 
 
Volunteers: 
* Pick up display and brochures at the Society offices or an agreed to location.  
* Set up the display as per the Procedures listed in the Health Fair Resource Manual.  
* Answer general questions and distribute information about the programs and services of the Society.  
* Refer individuals to appropriate community support services.  
* Take down the display, pack up the brochures and return the display and brochures to the Society offices or an agreed to location.  
* Complete the Evaluation Form located in the Health Fair Resource Manual
More Info Linkwww.alzheimer.ca/simcoecounty
BenefitsVolunteers will: 
* Learn more about Alzheimer's disease, the Programs and Services and the functioning of the Society.  
* Learn about community support services.  
* Gain experience interacting with other volunteers, providing information to caregivers in a non-threatening environment.
ClientsCaregivers, family members, friends of those who have Alzheimer's disease.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestAdvocacy ; Community Outreach ; Event Coordination & Support ; Guide / Greeter ; Health Care ; Information & Referral Services ; Marketing & Promotions ; Office Administration ; Program Coordination / Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Volunteers applying for this position must have the following:  
* An approachable, out-going personality and enjoy meeting people  
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly as they apply to interactions with caregivers  
* Understanding of the 'stigma' attached to Alzheimer's disease  
* Able to discern the degree of sensitivity required to respond to individuals and respond appropriately to the vulnerability of caregivers  
* Some knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and the programs and services of the Society  
* Willingness to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and the Society  
* Availability during week days, flexible schedule  
* Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) ; Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one year as a Health Fair Volunteer.
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group ; Volunteers will engage the public in conversations about information about Alzheimer's disease, caregiver support, community support services. Some of the conversations can develop into deep conversations.
Minimum Hours2 (Total)
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
 
Health Fairs are held at various times through the week. Our goal is for each volunteer to have a 2 hour shift. Sometimes the shifts are longer, depending upon availability of other volunteers.
SeasonsYear Round ; Health Fairs are organized and implemented by a variety of community groups throughout Simcoe County. They are held at various times of the year. Some years we are invited to very few Health Fairs. Other years, we are in great demand.
AccessibilityUnknown ; Varies with location of Health Fair.
LocationSimcoe County
Number of PositionsAlliston: 2 individual(s) ; Barrie: 2 individual(s) ; Collingwood: 2 individual(s) ; Innisfil: 2 individual(s) ; Midland: 2 individual(s) ; Orillia: 2 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 2 individual(s) ; Wasaga Beach: 2 individual(s) 
 
16 individual(s) needed in total. 
 
Volunteers will be accepted from any of the communities in these areas.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; There is a two hour Initial Training Session for Health Fair Volunteers. There is an additional annual meeting of 2 hours to update the volunteers on new information, research, etc. There is a Health Fair Resource Manual for each volunteer as a reference document. A copy of the Resource Manual is also kept with the Resource material at each Health Fair.
TransportationVolunteers are responsible to provide their own transportation to and from the Health Fair.
CostThere is no specific cost attached to this position.
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsVolunteers new to the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County must participate in an interview.
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
Office Phone705-722-1066
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-5391
Fax705-722-9392
E-MailSimcoecounty@alzheimersociety.ca
Websitewww.alzheimer.ca/simcoecounty
Address & Map
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Barrie, ON L4N 2C6
 
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Mailing AddressPO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON L4M 5R4