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Volunteer Orientations are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12 Noon - 1pm at the Charlottesville office.  Please contact Ellen Phipps at or (434) 973-6122, ext. 103 for more information.

Volunteers are critical to the Alzheimer's Association's ability to provide needed information and support to the families of those who have Alzheimer's disease.

Please read the application carefully.

Applications may be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

Alzheimer's Association
c/o Mary Sandridge
1160 Pepsi Pl. Suite 306
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Fax number: 434.973.4224

If you have any questions, please call Mary Sandridge at 434.973.6122 x106 or email

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Alzheimer’s Junior Committee
Mid-20s to late-30s young professionals who further awareness of AD and the association. Help plan fundraisers, event support, ticket sales, and community visibility. An active and dedicated social and awareness group.

Community Resources
Place phone calls, send faxes, and do Internet searches to keep resource database updated. Make changes and update sheets in database. Work with a staff and/or committee liaison.

Computer:  Data Entry
Perform data entry into a number of computer programs including: Results Plus, Volunteer Works, Excel, Helpline Database and Access. Training provided for each program. Available at all offices.

Coordinating Special Events
Committee member for an association sponsored event. May help with any of the following: Contacting sponsors, organizing guest lists, picking up donations, arranging logistics, publicizing event, or other duties needed to organize an event.  All areas.

“Day-Of” Special Event Support
Serve at periodic events to help with logistics, set up, tear down, provide support and general assistance anywhere it is needed. Great for groups or people looking for an “as-needed” commitment. Volunteers needed in all areas at a variety of times per year.

Delivering Items
Pickup and transport donations, event supplies, or other items. Volunteers work on an as-needed basis. All areas.

Just Rewards Planner
Assist with annual special event for caregivers. Volunteers can help with set up, day of support, and clean up. Charlottesville
Health Fair Representative
Serve on an as-needed basis to staff information tables at local venues to educate people about Alzheimer's disease and association services. Includes set up, tear down, handing out materials, and answering questions. Training and materials provided. Needed in all geographic areas.

Legislative Support/Advocate
Use script to make phone calls to legislators, write emails and letters about legislation, and participate in the
annual Memory Day lobby day in March. Training and supervision provided.
Volunteers can work from home as they are available.

Office Volunteer
Assist with clerical tasks which may include filing, copying, typing, answering phones, follow-up calls, stocking supplies, recycling, assembling packets and mailings, shredding, using the Internet, or others. Training is provided to operate equipment.  All locations.

Experienced photographer to take photographs at special events and provide digital photos on a CD for chapter use. Volunteers work on an as- needed basis.

Graphic Design
Help on as-needed basis to create flyers, pamphlets, invitations, newsletters, or other graphic projects using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator or other specialty software. Experience required.
Speaker’s Bureau
Represent association at speaking engagements and present information on a variety of AD-related topics. Must bring knowledge of the subject matter (from professional or personal experience), comfortable with public speaking and an experienced presenter. Training, support, and materials provided. Must stay current on research and topics. Volunteers work on an as- needed basis and are needed in all areas.

Support Group Facilitator
Host an approved group at a location, and manage publicity, contacts, follow- up, and referral to chapter services.
Report monthly statistics, display association materials, and maintain order of the group. Advanced training required, support and follow-up provided.  Needed in all areas.

Educational Program Assistant
Assist in a variety of educational programs set-up; corresponding with speakers and trainers, scheduling dates for presentation; capturing attendee information and entering in data base. Attend local meetings and gain networking opportunities as an Alzheimer’s Association representative.

Helpline Assistant
Prepare basic HelpLine packets; label brochures, assist Care Coordinator in keeping library resources up to date, provide follow up to callers in need of basic information (background in health related field required); enter data.


Please contact:  or  (434) 973-6122, ext. 106.



Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.