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2018 Walk for Dementia - Food & Beverage Support

Organization: Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Mar 5, 2018



In collaboration with the Walk for Dementia Committee, and reporting to the Logistics Coordinator, the Food and Beverage support are responsible for securing, arranging and liaising with refreshment suppliers and supporting logistics surrounding the offering of coffee and snacks for the Walk for Dementia participants on event day.

Responsibilities and Duties

• Attend scheduled committee meetings.
• Ensure that all refreshments to be served are pre-packaged and do not require preparation or refrigeration.
• Arrange for refreshments to be delivered.
• Oversee delivery of refreshments and set up of refreshment station(s) on the day of the event.
• Oversee refreshment volunteers.
• Make sure that refreshment donors are appropriately recognized at the event.
• Arrange for all refreshment stations to be cleaned up after the event.

Requirements, Qualifications and Skills

• Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Organized and detail-oriented.
• Strong computer/email skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.


Stephanie Smith, Manager of Community Engagement


Ext: 3105


Volunteer Opportunity Address
1742-1750 Russell Rd
Ottawa, ON

Walk Location: Tunney's Pasture


Good for people interested in: Food preparation and services; Fundraising; Event planning and participation; Special events and festivals

You will be working with: Seniors

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Networking, build new relationships, team building & leadership, and most of all.... an opportunity to have FUN!!

How will the organization benefit?
The Walk for Dementia expects over 1,000 walkers to help raise $300,000 in 2018. Proceeds of the event are used to provide support, education and resources for people in Ottawa and Renfrew County who are living with dementia and their caregivers.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Groups