OUR STRENGTH LIES IN OUR VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are vital to Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County (ASWE). Volunteers provide their time, enthusiasm, ideas, and skills to help ASWE to better serve our community through a variety of volunteer activities. Without volunteers, many programs and services offered by our organization simply would not exist.
ASWE strives to match persons interested in volunteering with volunteer positions suited to their interests, skills, abilities, and availability. Orientation and training are provided based on requirements of the volunteer positions. Long-term, short-term, event, and project-based volunteer positions are available.
Areas of volunteer involvement include:
- Adult Day Program Assistant
- Board of Directors
- Committee Member (Fundraising)
- Community Awareness Volunteer
- Office Assistant
- Special Events Helper
HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
The first step in becoming a volunteer at ASWE is to complete and submit a Volunteer Application Form. From there you will be contacted to set up a virtual volunteer interview where we will discuss the possible opportunities (if you don’t have a specific position in mind for which you want to volunteer) and learn about the required screening steps you’ll have to complete to become a volunteer for a specific position.
WHY VOLUNTEER FOR ASWE?
Persons volunteer at ASWE for a variety of reasons:
- Helping others in need
- Making the community a better place to live
- Sharing your time and talents with others
- Gaining experience or clarifying employment interests
- Keeping active during retirement
- Fulfilling 40-hour community service high school diploma requirement
- Supporting the clients, programs, and services of ASWE
- Wanting to “give back” after having been helped by ASWE
Benefits of volunteering
Volunteers are people like you who want to make a difference in their community. When you become an Alzheimer Society volunteer you have a chance to:
- Help make life better for those living with dementia
- Help improve the quality of community life
- Support a cause that you believe in
- Work with other members of the team to achieve a specific goal
Volunteering also helps you make a difference in your own life.
- Use your professional skills in a new setting
- Meet other people who share your interests and passions
- Learn new skills and discover new talents
- Advance your career or gain experience and qualifications for future employment, scholarships, bursaries and academic programs
- Build your network and establish contacts in your field of interest
- Boost your health and reduce your stress
- Create a schedule that works for you
- Have fun!
Volunteer Board Directors and Standing Committee Members-At-Large
If you are interested and would like more information on becoming a Board Director or member-at-large on one of the Board's standing committees (Finance & Services. Nominating & Governance, Community Advisory Council), please email [email protected].
We want to work with you to better understand, and create change to our healthcare system informed by the healthcare concerns of our communities.
If you are interested in participating...
Danica McPhee & Barb Masotti
Co-Chairs - Patient, Family, and Caregiver Partnership Council [email protected]
(519) 969-8188 Ext. 353