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2019 Walk for Dementia - Marketing & Communications 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: 1

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Jan 31, 2019


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


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; Communications and Marketing; 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; Youth 16-24; Groups