Community Speaker Volunteer

Community Speaker Volunteer

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Volunteer in your local area as a Community Speaker with Alzheimer's Research UK.

Detailed description

Are you looking for a new volunteering opportunity? Volunteering with Alzheimer's Research UK as a Community Speaker is a great way to enhance your CV, meet new people and gain a new experience whilst supporting our mission to find a cure for dementia.

You will help engage your local community with the work we do. You’ll find local groups to approach, then you’ll deliver a talk about dementia and the power of research to find a cure.

What you will be doing

  • Research groups in your area who might be open to you coming to talk to them. For example, Rotary Clubs, W.I.’s etc.
  • Approach those groups to arrange a presentation.
  • Deliver talks to groups in your region. Mainly face-to-face, but could be online.
  • You may be presented with a donation for the charity at the end of your talk.
  • Update your local Regional Fundraising Officer regularly.
  • Occasionally you may be asked to attend a cheque presentation on our behalf. Or attend a local event to say thanks to donors for their support.

When and where

  • Community Speakers can be based anywhere across England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.
  • We’ll provide you with full training on how to carry out the role. This training is normally delivered on a one-to-one basis either online or in person, so can be arranged at a mutually convenient time with your local Regional Fundraising Officer.
  • You’ll need to spend some time researching groups you would like to approach. This can be done at any time to fit your schedule.
  • You will need to call or email the groups to arrange talks. Again, this can be done around your other commitments.
  • The days and times you deliver talks will depend on when your local groups meet, and when you are available.
  • We would like Community Speakers to deliver several talks a year.
  • You will be in control of who you approach. So how far you travel to deliver a talk is up to you.

The skills you need

  • Proactive approach
  • Able to carry out your own research into local groups
  • Confidence to speak in front of others
  • Good communication skills
  • I.T. literate with ability to use a laptop or tablet, and work a PowerPoint presentation, would be helpful. But you could deliver talks without a presentation if not.
  • Able to interact politely with members of the public, other volunteers, and staff.
  • Reliable

The benefits for you

  • Full training and a ready-made presentation will be provided.
  • You’ll be fully supported by your local Regional Fundraising Officer.
  • We can reimburse reasonable out-of-pocket expenses such as travel to a venue, when agreed in advance.
  • Use existing skills or develop new ones like communication, public speaking, fundraising and organisation.
  • You’ll help tackle the misunderstandings and stigma that surround dementia.
  • Your support will bring us closer to finding a cure for dementia.
  • We will ask you what you think, listen to what you have to say, and value your feedback.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. We are working to revolutionise the way we treat, diagnose, and prevent dementia. But we will not stop there.
With your support, we will keep going until every person is free from the heartbreak of dementia.
We exist for a cure.