Speakers Bureau

(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office)

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Position ID: V-MID0648 Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 Last Full Update: 05 Jan 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactMarguerite Glanfield, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-722-1066 * 1-800-265-5391; Email: mglanfield@alzheimersociety.ca
DutiesTo fulfill speaking engagements in the community on behalf of the Alzheimer Society to educate about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, the challenges and needs of caregivers and developments in research into Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
More Info Linkwww.alzheimersociety.ca/simcoecounty
BenefitsOpportunity to use/develop a skill which you enjoy. Meet new people and groups in the community. 
Assist in the education of the public about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
ClientsGeneral public
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills - Use of laptop ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Able to learn material and present it in an interesting and understandable manner
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) ; Community groups extend invitation to the Alzheimer Society for a Guest Speaker
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group ; Groups vary in size. Speakers are placed with group sizes in their comfort level.
Minimum Hours2
Dates and TimesDay and times of invitations vary according to the needs of each community group.
SeasonsYear Round ; Usually a greater number of request during September (fundraiser Coffee Break) and January (Alzheimer Awareness Month)
AccessibilityUnknown ; Accessibility depends upon the meeting location of the community group
Number of PositionsAlliston: 1 individual(s) ; Barrie: 1 individual(s) ; Bradford West Gwillimbury: 1 individual(s) ; Collingwood: 1 individual(s) ; Midland: 1 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total. 
Speakers bureau volunteers may have presentations anywhere throughout the county. All will be done to ensure each volunteer's assignments are as local as possible.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going ; Initial training takes place in September and March. Further training at the same time of the year.
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers provide own transportation speaking engagements. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
CostThere is no cost to the volunteer.
Police CheckNot Required
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
Address & Map
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Barrie, ON L4N 2C6
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Mailing AddressPO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON L4M 5R4