Early Stage Social Engagement Leaders

Open Opportunity


Early-Stage Social Engagement Leaders plan, implement and assure positive experience during social engagement events/activities for people living with memory loss and their care partners. As leaders, individuals provide hospitality, support and volunteer oversight at social engagement events.

  • Consult with staff and early-stage advisors to schedule early-stage engagement activities, secure event logistics, assure group safety, and coordinate volunteers to provide hospitality.

  • At social engagement events, provide hospitality and support needed to attendees by working with additional volunteers to provide a positive experience for ES groups.

  • Responsible for the management of early-stage attendance statistics & rosters.

  • Collect, distribute, and manage additional materials & literature needed by early-stage attendees at events.

  • Follow expectations and recommendations of the Early-Stage Social Engagement Manual, including the handling of transition/termination of group members, participation in ongoing training and record keeping.

  • Connect members of the community with additional Association services by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline.

  • Demonstrated success in working independently and with a team.

  • Organized with a strong attention to detail.

  • Successful in engaging people with dementia.

  • Ability to create and maintain a safe environment where participants’ thoughts and feelings are valued and group members are treated with fairness, equity and respect.

  • Commitment to promote the mission and services of the Association and willingness to act as an extension of the Association.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Early-Stage Social Engagement Leaders commit to a 1-year term delivering a monthly group. Terms are renewable upon successful completion of annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.

  • Orientation for the role includes: online program volunteer welcome and orientation (1 hour) + self-study or in-person training with local chapter staff (~2 hours).

  • Early-Stage Social Engagement Leaders must observe 1 social engagement activity in the community led by a staff or mentor + demonstrate working with people with cognitive impairment prior to deployment in the community.

  • Background checks are required as part of the volunteer selection process.

  • Comply with Alzheimer’s Association volunteer policies and procedures.

  • Participate in initial training and ongoing education about Alzheimer’s, dementia and the Alzheimer's Association.

  • Serve your local community and people you care about.

  • Increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

  • Be recognized in your community as a leader and resource for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

  • Join a network of other volunteers, Alzheimer's Association staff and professionals and caregivers in the aging field.

  • Build your resume and skill set.

  • Perfect your community engagement technique and help mobilize your community to create a world without Alzheimer’s.

Contact rbrandenburg@alz.org with any questions!
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  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

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