Office Assistant

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Join our volunteer team and provide essential support for our Resource Centres across B.C. by becoming an Office Assistant volunteer.

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We are mindful of the importance of social distancing and the role we play in our communities to protect the health of our clients, employees and their families during COVID-19. We have therefore suspended the Society's in-person activities and volunteer engagement program for the next while - this includes Minds in Motion®, support groups and other education.

In the meantime, if you would like to complete a volunteer application, we will follow up when the programs re-opens. We look forward to discussing next steps with you as soon as we return to business as usual!

Regional Resource Centres are hubs for information, programs, and services that support persons with dementia and those who care for them. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. has 15 resource centres across the province.

About the role

Office Assistants help staff deliver high quality services to local communities by taking care of many of the administrative details needed to provide caring, personalized, reliable support to our clients. Office Assistants:

  • Create information packages for the public and medical care professionals
  • Remind program and workshop registrants of upcoming sessions
  • Ensure our resources are organized and ready to be used
  • Provide general office assistance, including photocopying, filing and mailing.

Commitment

  • Minimum 6 month commitment
  • 3 to 6 hours a week, during office hours

Benefits

  • Working with a staff team dedicated to excellence in serving our clients
  • Experience working with persons with dementia and caregivers
  • Access to Alzheimer Society of B.C. training and education
  • References/reference letters may be provided to volunteers who have successfully completed 6 or more months in their position

Requirements

  • Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Patient and friendly telephone manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Respect for the confidentiality of our clientele

Training provided

  • Orientation to the Alzheimer Society’s mission, vision, programs, and services
  • Training in office procedures to track and manage donations

Volunteer opportunities

Whether you have been personally affected by dementia or caregiving; are preparing for a career in health care, fundraising, office administration; or are looking for a worthy cause where you can make a difference, our movement needs you.

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