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Support Group Facilitator

Hosted by: Alzheimer's Association Mississippi Chapter


June 15, 2017


Past Opportunity


Adina Welker

This is a past opportunity

About Support Group Facilitator


Our support groups are open gatherings of people with common needs, problems, and interests who come together to share their experiences, feelings, and thoughts in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared problems of life with dementia. Volunteers are needed to facilitate support group meetings for individuals facing Alzheimer's once a month from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Scheduling is open to change. Volunteers are also encouraged to provide emotional, social, and/or educational support to members in a safe environment.

Volunteer Requirements include:
*Background check required
*Attend the Support Group Facilitator Training
*Attend at least one Advanced Volunteer Training per year
*One year commitment to facilitate monthly support groups within the parameters set forth during the Support Group Training, including record keeping and regular meetings with Association staff

Volunteer Duties include:
* Arrange for speakers/presenters for the group as needed and inform staff in advance of changes in facilitators, time, or location of meeting
* Encourage participants to provide assistance and emotional support to one another.
* Present pertinent Association materials and information to group members, staying informed about Chapter services, Alzheimer's Association mission, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and caregiving
* Communicates and collaborate with staff, volunteers, community partners, and the public
* Maintain a high level of integrity, initiative, and diplomacy,and welcoming with people from diverse demographics

Application Process

Previous experience is preferred, but not required. To volunteer, contact Adina Welker at 601-497-3053 or

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