The Alzheimer's Association works 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.
WHAT: Become an Early Stage Social Engagement Leader and recruit and supervise facilitators who implement and assure positive experience during Pathways social engagement events/activities for people living with memory loss and their care partners. As a leader you ensure that individuals provide hospitality, support and volunteer oversight at social engagement events.
At Pathways Early Stage Social Engagement events, volunteers will facilitate a cycle of 6 classes based on skill set such as Art Classes, Music Classes, Writing Classes, Mindfulness, Chair Yoga, Photography, or any other social activity that could be catered to a population with cognitive impairment. Orientation for the role includes: online program volunteer welcome and orientation (1 hour) + working with early stage training (1 hour) + self-study or in-person training with local chapter staff (~4-6hours). Early Stage Social Engagement Leaders commit to a 1-year term delivering at least six programs. Terms are renewable upon successful completion of annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.
WHERE: Due to COVID-19, all current social engagement programming is being delivered virtually. A computer with webcam functionality will be required during this time.
TO QUALIFY: Volunteers must have demonstrated success in working independently and with a team. Organized with a strong attention to detail. Successful in engaging people with dementia. Ability to create and maintain a safe environment where participants’ thoughts and feelings are valued and group members are treated with fairness, equity and respect. Commitment to promote the mission and services of the Association and willingness to act as an extension of the Association. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
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*This is not a New York Cares project*