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Offered by:
Alzheimer's Research UK
 
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West, Outside of Nottingham City
 
Address where volunteering takes place:  

How many places are on offer?

Several

Purpose of Role:

Our vision is to create a network of Community Speakers across the country, who will act as ambassadors for the charity, helping to increase the understanding of dementia and raise awareness of our vital work to make breakthroughs possible.


We’re seeking proactive individuals who are ready to connect with community groups and organisations in their local areas to help spread awareness of the charity and breakdown stigmas surrounding dementia.


Role Description:

Our vision is to create a network of Community Speakers across the country, who will act as ambassadors for the charity, helping to increase the understanding of dementia and raise awareness of our vital work to make breakthroughs possible.

We’re seeking proactive individuals who are ready to connect with community groups and organisations in their local areas to help spread awareness of the charity and breakdown stigmas surrounding dementia.
You’ll be involved in important activities and opportunities including:
• Identifying opportunities for talks in local organisations and community groups.
• Identifying and developing potential fundraising opportunities within local groups.
• Giving talks to local organisations and community groups in your region.
• Engaging with community organisations who have supported or are considering supporting ARUK.
• Attending cheque presentations or local events on behalf of ARUK and officially thanking donors for their support.
• Identifying opportunities for talks in local organisations and community groups.
• Acting as an ambassador for ARUK through building community networks.
• Regularly updating your local Regional Fundraising Officer with your planned and completed volunteering hours.

The role takes place in and around your local area, so you can choose how far you wish to travel, or can be entirely home-based by giving talks online. The role is flexible and you can put in as much or as little time as you wish to work around your existing commitments.

In return, as one of ARUK’s fantastic Community Speakers you’ll benefit from:
• Becoming part of a movement that believes we can make breakthroughs possible
• The opportunity to develop your leadership, communications, fundraising, PR and organisational skills.
• Slides, information and updates on dementia and the work of ARUK.
• Full training and guidance prior to your first public speaking event.
• Having your expenses paid within agreed guidelines.

Our volunteers tell us that volunteering is fun and rewarding, and it helps them meet new people and have new experiences. But most importantly, it’s their way to help challenge the way people think about dementia.

Many of our volunteers have been affected in one way or another by dementia. Often, they’ve cared for a friend or family member with dementia. Volunteering for Alzheimer’s Research UK is their way of being part of the community whose mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.

When you volunteer with Alzheimer’s Research UK, you’re helping us make breakthroughs possible.

 
Skills and Qualifications:

Although you don’t need to have previous experience of a similar volunteering role within a charity ideally, you’ll have the following:
• An interest in Alzheimer’s Research UK and the work that we do.
• A proactive approach and have confidence in liaising with groups and organisations.
• Good communication skills.
• Strong organisational skills.
• Honesty and reliability.
• Passion and enthusiasm.

 
When required:

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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

Must be 18+

 
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
 
How long before volunteer can expect a response?

2-3 working days

How long to complete training and recruitment?

Depends on response from referees and the volunteers availability to complete training, but from around 2 weeks.

 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? No
 

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