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2019 Walk for Dementia - Route Marshall 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: 2

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Feb 5, 2019



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


Stephanie Smith, Manager of Community Engagement


Ext: 3105


Volunteer Opportunity Address
1742-1750 Russell Road


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

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; LGBTTQ; Men; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
- Help make life better for those living with dementia
- Support a cause that you believe in
- Meet new people and work as a part of a team to achieve our fundraising goal
- Boost your health and reduce your stress!

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