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Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

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Stephanie Smith
Manager of Community Engagement
Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

1750 Russell RD, Suite 1742
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1G 5Z6

TEL: 613-523-4004 x3105
FAX: 613-523-8522

E-mail: info@dsorc.org
Web: www.dementiahelp.ca

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Seniors

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County provides support, information and education to individuals and families coping with dementia.

www.dementiahelp.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Summary:
In collaboration with the Walk for Dementia Committee, the Family Zone Coordinators are responsible for setting up and managing the Family Zone and Family Zone volunteers. This position reports to the Event Coordinator, and will take an active role on the Volunteer Planning Committee.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Attend Volunteer Planning Committee meetings - approximately 4 meetings will occur between March and May. Date/Time TBD
• Explore activity options and associated costs
• Develop and execute an activity plan
• Organize supplies in advance of the Walk for Dementia and help purchase new supplies/activities if needed
• Assign roles to Family Zone Volunteers, and supervise them on event day
• Manage the set-up/tear down of the Family Zone



Requirements, Qualifications and Skills
• Has prior experience with coordinating family and children’s recreation
• Has experience supervising volunteers
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Organized and detail-oriented
• Able to complete work at home, and correspond regularly with the Event Coordinator via email and phone
Location: Tunney's Pasture
Saturday, May 11
Deadline: Jan 31, 2019
Summary

In collaboration with the Walk Committee, the Route Marshal Coordinator is responsible for setting up and managing the Walk route, and route marshals on Saturday, May 11, 2019. This position reports to the Logistics Coordinator, and will take an active role on the Walk for Dementia Planning Committee
Time Commitment: Current Date – May 31st 2019, 3-5 hours per week. Must be able available on event day.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Attend monthly Planning Committee meetings; Meetings are by-weekly in month before Walk
• Develop an in depth understanding of the Walk route by studying maps and attending a site walk
• Working with the Logistics Coordinator, determine signage and plan for route marshals
• Orient, train and supervise route marshals
• Oversee the water/cheering stations and assist volunteers where needed
• With volunteer marshals, set up route prior to event and tear down/clean up after
Location: 1742-1750 Russell Road
Deadline: Jan 31, 2019
Summary
Working in collaboration with the Walk for Dementia Committee, the Volunteer Coordinator will promote and publicize the Walk for Dementia in the Community. This position reports to the Manager of Community Engagement, and will take an active role on the Walk for Dementia Planning Committee.

Time Commitment: Current Date – May 31st 2019, 3-5 hours per week

Responsibilities and Duties

• Attend monthly Planning Committee meetings; Meetings are by-weekly in month before Walk
• Working with the Manager of Community Engagement, develop a plan for volunteer recruitment
• Work with committee members to determine volunteer needs for the day of the event
• Work with other committee members to ensure appropriate orientation for day-of volunteers
• Ensure all volunteers are adequately supervised in their assigned area on the day of the Walk
• Set up volunteer check in station on the day and ensure all volunteer hours are tracked and recorded
• Make sure all volunteers are thanked during and after the Walk

Requirements, Qualifications and Skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Volunteer management experience desirable and/or extensive experience as a volunteer
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Good organizational skills
• Able to complete work at home, and correspond regularly with Walk for Dementia Staff via email and phone

Location: 1742-1750 Russell Rd
Ottawa, ON

Walk Location: Tunney's Pasture
Deadline: Jan 31, 2019

Summary
Working in collaboration with the Walk for Dementia Committee, the Marketing and Communications Support will promote and publicize the Walk for Dementia in the Community. This position reports to The Dementia Society Communications Officer, and will take an active role on the Volunteer Planning Committee.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Attend Volunteer Planning Committee meetings - approximately 4 meetings will occur between March and May. Date/Time TBD.
• Assist the Committee with developing Walk for Dementia key messages
• Promote the Walk for Dementia in the community through local media via PSAs, Blog posts, etc.
• Promote the Walk for Dementia through personal social media network, and increase the reach of The Dementia Society’s social media presence.
• Working with the Volunteer Planning Committee, develop a plan to distribute brochures and posters

Requirements, Qualifications and Skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Media, public relations, and social media experience
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Organized and able to meet deadlines
• Able to complete work at home, and correspond regularly with the Communications Officer via email and phone
• Support Social Media activities on event day, as required



Location: 1742-1750 Russell Rd
Ottawa, ON

Walk Location: Tunney's Pasture
Deadline: Jan 31, 2019
Summary

In collaboration with the Walk Committee, Reporting to the Logistics Coordinator, the Site Set up and Tear Down Coordinators are responsible to lead a team of volunteers who will assist in setting up and tearing down the event site on the Friday evening before the event and at the conclusion of the walk.


Responsibilities and Duties:

• Attend Committee meetings as required
• Supervise and assist the setting up and tearing down of the event site
• Oversee the coordination of supplies returned to the office or specified location
• Follow the Set up and Tear Down Plan created by the Logistics Coordinator


Requirements, Qualifications and Skills

• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Organized and detail-oriented

Location: 1742-1750 Russell Rd
Ottawa, ON

Walk Location: Tunney's Pasture
Deadline: Jan 31, 2019
Lead Role: Parking/Barricade Coordinator

Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Mother’s Day weekend) at Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa

Summary:
In collaboration with the Walk Committee, reporting to the Logistics Coordinator, the Parking/Barricade Coordinators are responsible to lead a team of Parking/Barricade Marshals in setting up, monitoring, and taking down the barricades.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Attend Committee meetings as required.
• Supervise prompt set up of ALL barricades early morning the day of the walk.
• Create roster and schedule for all parking and barricade volunteers.
• Ensure marshals are monitoring the barricades in the route area to be sure it is clear and safe for Walk participants as well as cheering them on as they walk by.
• Ensure barricade monitors are guarding barricades to ensure no unauthorized persons or vehicles enter the Walk area.
• Help direct Walk participants to parking areas and traffic control in parking areas.
• Ensure traffic control to parking lots and into parking spaces and direct any vehicles that require accessible parking.
• Ensure areas are kept neat and free of all litter.
• Ensure monitors are providing a high level of customer service in dealing with Walkers, volunteers, staff and sponsors.

Requirements, Qualifications and Skills

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Organized and detail-oriented.
Location: 1742-1750 Russell Rd
Ottawa, ON

Walk Location: Tunney's Pasture
Deadline: Jan 30, 2019
Summary
In collaboration with the Walk for Dementia Committee, the Recruitment volunteer(s) are responsible for recruiting, and supporting Team Captains and Individuals for the Walk for Dementia. This position reports to the Walk for Dementia staff counterpart, and will take an active role on the Walk for Dementia Planning Committee
Time Commitment: Current Date – May 31st 2018
Responsibilities and Duties
• Attend monthly Planning Committee meetings; Meetings are by-weekly in month before Walk
• Working with The Walk for Dementia Committee, compile list of businesses, organizations and other
contacts to target as potential teams and Walk participants.
• Promote The Corporate Team Challenge to enhance potential walker participation
• Responsible for follow-up with past participants to enlist their support for May 2018
• Assist Team Captains and Team Members with accessing fundraising information and resources
Requirements, Qualifications and Skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to recruit new team captains/teams and encourage past participants to register
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Strong familiarity with social media and other sources of online communication
• Able to complete work at home, and correspond regularly with Walk for Dementia Staff via email and phone
Location: 1742-1750 Russell Rd
Ottawa, ON

Walk Location: Tunney's Pasture
Deadline: Jan 30, 2019