Lecture Series Support Volunteer

Lecture Series Support Volunteer
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
  • Event Coordination
  • Event Helpers
Short term (Less than 6 months)
  • Ontario - Ottawa

Time Commitment:    Thurs. Dec. 5th and Thurs. Dec. 12th 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
*plus early arrival/departure time to account for setup/cleanup
*plus attending general orientation and training as needed

Supervisor:                  Education and Program Coordinator

Location:                     Orleans, ON

Program Description:

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking a volunteer to assist with hosting our upcoming Supporting Dementia Lecture Series.

Volunteers in this role will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of dementia, provide a welcoming environment for participants, and support the DSORC mission by helping us share important information and resources with the community.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with DSORC staff to secure all logistical details as needed
    •  appropriate educational materials, name tags, refreshments, etc.
  • Work with DSORC staff to successfully deliver two Supporting Dementia sessions
    • Thursday December 5th and Thursday December 12th 2019
  • Responsible for the set up/ take down of tables and chairs, and general clean up
  • Greet and welcome participants at the door and provide any relevant materials
    • e.g. name tag, handouts
  • Engage in conversation with participants as appropriate
  • Provide general housekeeping guidance

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bilingualism in English and French is preferred
  • Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
  • Professionalism and a positive disposition
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Maintain a positive, supportive, and welcome environment learning
  • Maintain confidentiality of all participants
  • Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)
  • Accommodate participants with health and mobility challenges (as able)


 Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form and provide a valid Criminal Police Record check. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their interest to volunteer@dsorc.org