The importance of volunteering
The Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce involves volunteers as part of our human resources team so that we can access skills, experiences and talents beyond those that our excellent professional staff bring to our organization and its work.
Want to get involved?
You want to make a difference. And we need your help. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce. Whether you have just a bit of time or want to get involved on a regular basis, there are a number of ways you can help.
Here are a few examples of volunteer opportunities that may appeal to your interests to get you thinking:
Offer your time
Help to prepare, plan, or run local events in Grey-Bruce like our Walk for Alzheimer’s, Gala, and Coffee Break.
Offer your expertise
Visit Types of Volunteering for more information about volunteer positions available at the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce.
Apply to be a Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering with the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce, you may download and submit the volunteer application form or contact:
Jen Legge, Coordinator of Volunteers
Phone: 519-376-7230 ext. 22 or 1-800-265-9013
Email: [email protected]
Prospective volunteers are asked to participate in an interview.
Mail or fax the registration form to:
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
753 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2G9
The Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce is currently recruiting volunteers for the following positions:
IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's
An army of volunteers is needed the day of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's. Volunteers positions include registration, set-up/take-down, education, skating monitors and more.
Communities: Owen Sound and Hanover.
We are recruiting a team of volunteers to help us prepare for presentations to schools about Alzheimer's disease. Volunteers helping in the endeavour will research the best approach to gain access to the appropriate grade levels to make presentations about Alzheimer's disease. They will also prepare and present the material appropriate to each grade level.
Minds in Motion
Our Minds in Motion programs in Owen Sound, Southampton, Markdale, and Hanover have volunteers who can support the facilitator in delivering the program and also prepare the social time snacks. As a part of our Support Services, these volunteers will receive additional training.
All new volunteers, regardless of position, are asked to attend an orientation session. Orientation sessions are usually offered in our Owen Sound office for small groups and provide volunteers with the following:
- Information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
- Information about the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
- An opportunity to meet staff and key volunteers
- An opportunity to ask questions
Specialized training will be provided to volunteers in the following areas:
- Speakers Bureau
- Reception and administration
- Other areas as required
- Minds in Motion