The Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County has three core annual fundraising events that raise over $100,000 annually for local programs and services for people who are living with dementia. Each event provides a number of volunteer opportunities. The success of these fundraising events is a result of the hard work of our volunteers. It is important for all volunteers to know that all funds raised in Simcoe County stay in Simcoe County to provide programs and services to County residents living with dementia and their care partners.
IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's
The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, a signature nationwide event, takes place each year on a Sunday morning at the end of May. This fun filled event, at the beginning of our Fundraising season, is a great opportunity for the community to get involved by walking to raise funds, to honour, support or remember someone who is living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
It takes a great deal of work to make this event a huge success. Each year, we have a Walk Planning Team of 10 - 12 committed volunteers who begin planning the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in September so that all of the important details are finalized before the big day. There are a variety of roles on the Planning Team, something for everyone’s interests.
The time commitment for the Walk Planning Team involves monthly meetings from September to May and time to fulfill your chosen responsibilities between meetings.
Everyone loves to volunteer for Walk Day. We recruit Walk Day volunteers from our list of current volunteers. We also accept new volunteers to help on Walk Day. New volunteers who wish to participate in Walk Day must participate in an interview no later than 1 month prior to Walk Day. This allows sufficient time to ensure that everyone who wants to volunteer for Walk Day, has a task for the event. Walk Day volunteers spend 3 – 4 hours at our Walk Day activities.
High school students who wish to earn Community Service Hours must participate in an interview at least one month prior to Walk Day.
To learn more about the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's click here!
The annual Tag Days Campaign raises $20,000+ for local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County. Volunteers stand outside of approved locations in their community for one or more 2 hour shifts accepting donations from the public. Tagging locations have included local businesses like: grocery stores, hardware stores, pharmacies, the LCBO and The Beer Store.
Tag Days in each community operate Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is a convenient, two hour shift in your community for every schedule.
We hold Tag Days in many communities in Simcoe County: Alcona, Angus, Barrie, Beeton, Bradford, Collingwood, Midland, Orillia, Stayner, Tottenham, Wasaga Beach.
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The nation-wide Alzheimer Coffee Break® program launches in September but Coffee Break® events are held anytime from late August to early October. Coffee Break Host Sites choose the most convenient time for their Coffee Break®. Coffee Breaks are held in offices or work places, at home at community events or sports centres, local malls and high traffic retail businesses, at clubs and associations, anywhere you serve refreshments or anywhere you can set up a stand for the day, anywhere people want to raise funds to support the programs and services of the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County.
Volunteers help Coffee Break by delivering Coffee Break Host Kits to the Coffee Break Host Sites throughout Simcoe County. The delivery of Coffee Break Host Kits takes place at the end of August. After each Host Site has had their Coffee Break, the same volunteer picks up the donations (September through early October) and brings them to the Alzheimer Society office.
Because of the variety of dates of Coffee Breaks, volunteers who deliver Host Kits and pick-up donations require a flexible schedule. Volunteers must follow specific protocols in the delivery and pick up of Coffee Break materials and donations.
Volunteers are provided with training and ongoing support.
In addition to obtaining a Police Check before they are able to assist with this program, volunteers who help with Coffee Break Deliveries and Pick-ups must also have: a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, access to a reliable vehicle and be trustworthy and reliable.
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Interested in volunteering? Download and complete the Volunteer Application form. We will contact you to arrange an Interview.
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