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2019 Walk for Dementia- Participant Recruitment & Support Coord.

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: Feb 15, 2019


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


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: 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 is The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County’s signature fundraising event held each May and it has been growing and evolving for over 20 years. The event features a Special Memory Tribute, an Exhibitor Alley, a Family Zone and accessible 1km and 2km walking routes. The Walk for Dementia is a wonderful way to support and pay tribute to caregivers and families in Ottawa and Renfrew County impacted by dementia.

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