Health Fairs, Community Displays-Simcoe County Locations

(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie)

Position ID: V-MID0227
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021
Last Full Update: 06 Oct 2021

Opportunity Details: Health Fairs, Community Displays-Simcoe County Locations

Comments This Volunteer Opportunity is currently not available due to COVID-19.
Contact Marguerite 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 Link www.alzheimer.ca/simcoecounty
Benefits Volunteers 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.
Clients Caregivers, family members, friends of those who have Alzheimer's disease.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Advocacy ; Community Outreach ; Event Coordination & Support ; Guide / Greeter ; Health Care ; Information & Referral Services ; Marketing & Promotions ; Office Administration ; Program Coordination / Support
Skills/Experience Communication & 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 Length Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one year as a Health Fair Volunteer.
Interaction Level Solitary ; 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 Hours 2 (Total)
Accessibility Unknown ; Varies with location of Health Fair.
Location Simcoe County
Number of Positions Alliston: 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.
Training Orientation ; 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.
Transportation Driver License required ; Car required ; Volunteers are responsible to provide their own transportation to and from the Health Fair.
Police Check Not Required
Additional Requirements Volunteers new to the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County must participate in an interview.

Agency Details: Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie

Office Phone 705-722-1066
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5391
Fax 705-722-9392
E-Mail Simcoecounty@alzheimersociety.ca
Website alzheimer.ca/simcoecounty
Address & Map
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Barrie, ON L4N 2C6
Mailing Address PO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON L4M 5R4