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2019 Walk for Dementia Volunteer Coordinator

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: Feb 15, 2019


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


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