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Dementia Friendly Trainer

Organization: Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: May 17, 2019


The Dementia Friendly Trainer is responsible for providing educational information to local agencies and businesses on how to best accommodate people living with dementia in their day-to-day operations. The successful volunteer has excellent communication and listening skills, in addition to experience delivering educational training programs and developing curriculum. It is hoped that the volunteer will have lived experience with dementia.

The volunteer for this role will offer a safe and welcoming environment for discussion and support, while reflecting DSORC’s mission and values in Ottawa and Renfrew County.


Jesslyn Smith


Ext: 3105


Volunteer Opportunity Address
1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742


Good for people interested in: Mediation and Facilitation; Teaching/Tutoring; Public speaking (Speaking about value of volunteering)

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Become active and involved in communities across Ottawa, sharing resources and information about dementia with employees and local business owners. Help others learn while also improving day-to-day lives of caregivers and people living with dementia.

How will the organization benefit?
Volunteers are key to making our educational programs a success! We rely on the support of our volunteers to offer resources and support while also reflecting our mission and values in Ottawa.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - None of the above

Public transportation available: Yes

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Police record check required: Yes