Volunteer

Volunteers are integral to the work we do. Learn more about current opportunities and how we support our volunteers.

A volunteer at River Landing in Saskatoon speaking speaking to IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's attendees

Interested in becoming a Volunteer for the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan?

For more information or inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities, email [email protected] (please provide your name, location, and area of interest), or call 1-800-263-3367 (toll free.)

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Organizing Committee - IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's

We are actively seeking dynamic individuals who are passionate about leading and contributing to various aspects, including volunteer coordination, sponsorships, communications, and more. Your support is essential as we strive to create a world without Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 

Be a part of this impactful cause by joining an organizing committees in one of our four Walk locations across Saskatchewan: 
- Regina
- Saskatoon
- Prince Albert
- Swift Current

Key Roles available:  

Volunteer Coordinator: Recruiting, organizing and directing volunteers on the day of the event. 

Sponsorship Coordinator: Approaching potential event sponsors and ensuring proper sponsorship recognition. 

Logistics and Hospitality Coordinator: Securing family-friendly entertainment/activities, refreshments, and prizes for each walk location. 

Communications Coordinator: Organizing advertisements and promoting the the walk in your community. Publicizing the day of the event.

Committee Member: Reaching out to your connections and community to encourage participation and assisting committee coordinators as required 

Time Commitment: Longer-term (February – June 2024), involving 1 hour per week online (hours will increase as event date approaches). Additionally, your presence on the day of the walk is crucial to our success. 

All of these Walks will take place the weekend of May 25, 2024. If you are located in any of these areas and would like to volunteer please reach out by February 2, 2024 to:

Amanda Baker 
Revenue Development Coordinator 
[email protected] / 1-800-263-3367 

Or, complete our online Volunteer Expression of Interest Form. 

Day-Of Volunteers for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is the largest annual fundraiser that the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan holds. This walk takes place in multiple locations in Saskatchewan every year in May.

Volunteers are required on the day of the walk at every in-person walk location in the province. Some of the duties required are set up, take down, and staffing various stations such as Kid Zone, Refreshment Areas, Registration, Route Captains, and more!

Time Commitment: The Day of the Walk volunteers must be available during the event as well as during set up and take down.

All of these Walks will take place the weekend of May 25, 2024. If you are located in any of these areas and would like to volunteer please reach out by February 2, 2024 to:

Amanda Baker 
Revenue Development Coordinator 
[email protected] / 1-800-263-3367 

Or, complete our online Volunteer Expression of Interest Form. 

    Support Group Facilitators

    Support Group Facilitators oversee and facilitate (or co-facilitate) a supportive and safe support group environment for People with Dementia or Caregivers (Care partners), where participants are able to develop meaningful connections, experience a sense of belonging, gain understanding and knowledge, and be empowered to live proactively throughout their journey with dementia.

    Time Commitment: Support Groups generally meet monthly on an ongoing basis for about 1.5-2 hours. Additional time will be needed for preparation, publicizing meetings and completing reporting. A yearly commitment to attend a facilitators’ training session and 4 hours of continuing education is expected.

    Recruitment: Ongoing; also targeted recruitment for volunteers as needed for in-person or virtual support groups.

    To learn more about our Support Groups, visit the Support Groups page on our website.

    Minds in Motion Volunteers

    Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for those with early stage dementia and a friend, family member, or caregiver. Minds in Motion® volunteers greet participants, assist in set-up and clean-up, support participants in the Instructor-led physical activity portion of the program as needed, assist with refreshments, and interact and encourage participants in the social activity.

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours planning with the volunteer group prior to first session, plus 3 hours per week for a 10-week period.

    Sessions run:

    April to June (spring)
    October to December (fall)
    January to March (winter)

    Session options:
    Saskatoon

    Regina
    Virtual (via Zoom)

    Recruitment: 
    3 times per year 
    Expressions of interest (with name and session location) are due by:

    • March 1st for the spring session
    • September 1st for the fall session
    • December 1st for the winter session

         To learn more, visit our Minds in Motion page.   

    Organizing Committee - A Night to Remember Gala 

    The Night to Remember Gala is an annual fundraising event held by the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan in October. 

    This committee is responsible for providing input and assistance in organizing aspects of the Gala such as décor, food, and strategizing activities designed to meet our fundraising goals. The organizing committee also provides support by soliciting sponsorships, ticket sales, obtaining auction items etc.

    Time Commitment: Organizing committee meetings are typically an hour long and held every two weeks leading up to the Gala.

    Day-Of Volunteers - A Night to Remember Gala 

    This year's Night to Remember Gala takes place Thursday, October 19th at the Casino Show Lounge in Regina.

    Day-of volunteers are responsible for assisting with décor set up and take down of the event. There are also opportunities to volunteer during the Gala by assisting with registration, selling raffle tickets, or staffing a station like the silent auction.

    Time Commitment: On the Day of the Gala volunteers must be available during the event as well as during set up and take down.

    To express your interest in volunteering for any of the above opportunities, please:

    • Call 1-800-263-3367 (toll free) 
    • Email [email protected] (provide your name, location, and area of interest.)


    Volunteer Awards

    Whether acting as board members, helping out around the office, raising their voice by sharing their personal experience, lending a hand at fundraising events or facilitating a support group, our volunteers are vital to ensuring we can help those affected by dementia.

    The individual eligible for this nomination must have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Alzheimer Society in a volunteer capacity. The recipient should demonstrate leadership in helping the Alzheimer Society to achieve the mission through volunteer commitment in the areas of governance, support, education, awareness or fundraising projects.

    Volunteerism Award Recipients

    2023 - Irene Beck

    2022 - Garth and Rhondda Halkyard

    2021 - Jackie Stokvis-Flaherty

    2020 - Gord and Claudia Grant

    2019 - Leah Larson

    2018 - Marcia Verbeke

    2017 - Gordon and Lorraine Allchurch

    2016 - Carol LaRocque

    2015 - Ted Sayer

    2014 - Sons of Scotland Benevolent Society, Regina - Camp Balmoral #177

    2013 - Barb Stewart

    2012 – Pat Bagwell

    2011 – Jean Mahon

    2010 – Trudy Retzleff

    2009 – Therese Jelinski