About this opportunity
Dementia is the condition that will have the greatest social and economic impact on our time. In the ACT, there is over 6,000 people living with dementia; our services have never been higher in demand. For this reason, Memory Walk & Jog is not only a vital fundraising drive for Dementia Australia, it is also an opportunity to raise community awareness, promote the importance of healthy lifestyles and encourage the community to come together in a fun and active way to help make a difference for people impacted by dementia.
In 2021, the Coffs Harbour Pop-Up Memory Walk & Jog event will be held at Jordan Esplanade on Saturday 20th March 2021. We need volunteers for three shifts throughout the day between 8am and 4pm to provide assistance to our event crew. I encourage you to volunteer for the event, and invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join you.
No special skills, experience or training is required - just your presence and enthusiasm. This is a "pop-up" event meaning our staff and volunteers will be on event site from 8-4 and participants can attend and complete the track during this time. The role of the volunteers will be to provide general assistance to the staff and participants such as registering new participants, selling merchandise, providing information.
We'll provide a virtual briefing in the week of the event, and an in person briefing when you arrive at the event so you can learn all about the task assigned to you.
Some of last year's volunteers have described their experience as "extremely enjoyable" and said their "spirits were lifted by being in the presence of like-minded people" whilst knowing that they were helping to increase public awareness of dementia.
If this sounds like fun to you, we'd love to have you on board! You can register to volunteer by getting in contact with our Volunteer Coordinator, Courtney Allen on 0419 568 170 or completing the form.
Benefits: You will receive a volunteer certificate after the event season for your tremendous contribution!
- Fundraising & Events
You will receive a virtual briefing the week before the event and on the day off