You can make it happen…
Our volunteers are passionate, inspired and want to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or make a more significant time commitment, please consider becoming an Alzheimer's Association volunteer.
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Come walk with us! Alzheimer's Association Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We need volunteers who can help plan, promote and work the day of the event. You can also form a walking team of family, friends or co-workers. Read more.
Assist in the many administrative tasks needed to keep our office running smoothly, including special projects, mailings, collating and copying.
Educational Meetings and Seminars
Greet and register seminar participants, answer basic questions about Alzheimer's disease, and assist with informational materials to be distributed. Volunteer training is provided by the Association.
Make presentations about Alzheimer’s disease to senior centers, community organizations, clubs, congregations, and schools. Volunteer training provided by the Alzheimer's Association.
Become an Alzheimer’s Advocate
Help shape laws at the federal, state or local level by talking with legislators and educating them about Alzheimer’s related issues. Association advocates have successfully raised government funds for Alzheimer’s research and improved access to care and support services for people in their communities. Read more.
Become a Champion
Join the movement to dramatically increase awareness and concern about Alzheimer’s. We’re calling on 5 million Americans – one for every person living with the disease – to become a Champion and join the Alzheimer cause. When you sign up, you will receive email updates and information on how you can help. Read more.
Volunteer at Work
Read about champions at work.
Alzheimer’s Workplace Alliance®
Learn more about AWA
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please complete the Volunteer Application and send to our Chapter office: Maggie Connick; 3445 Causeway Approach, Suite 902, Metairie, LA 70002; If you have any questions, please contact Maggie: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.613.6505, ext. 8038
For information about any of these opportunities, please contact an office in your region:
Chapter office: Chet Harrell email@example.com 504.613.6505, ext. 8039
Shreveport office: Debbie Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org 318.861.8680
Baton Rouge office: Tricia Ory email@example.com 225.331.3615, ext. 8317
Our Louisiana Chapter is fortunate to work with a wonderful network of volunteers that help us provide care and support to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease in our community. Below are just a few of those fabulous volunteers.
Bonnie Hay is a Personal Trainer and Instructor with Anytime Fitness, as well as a volunteer with the Rider Rider Relief Fund. Bonnie has had six family members diagnosed with Alzheimer's, including her father who was diagnosed at age 48, and understands first hand the impact the disease can have on families. When she started volunteering with the Rider Relief Fund in 2014, Bonnie saw an opportunity to combine her passions.
Through the support of family, friends, and the PBR, Bonnie continues to increase awareness of Alzheimer's with her "SAYiWONT" t-shirts, and the new purple flanks from Buckin' Rank Bull Flanks. Chad Berger, Dallas Schott, and Ron Brugh have already purchased their flanks - which a portion of the proceeds donated to research for a cure. Bonnie also leads a Walk to End Alzheimer's team in Monroe, LA, called GetFitPit.
Michele Veillon is the Program Director for Elder Outreach Nursing & Rehabilitation and has her MSW. She has volunteered for the Alzheimer's Association for almost seven years. She is the President of the Advisory Council in Lafayette, Co-Chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, an Alzheimer's Association Ambassador, and Community Educator for Alzheimer's Association education programs. Michele was also the Captain of our first Blondes vs. Brunettes in Lafayette, a flag-football game to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's.
We're not sure how Michele finds the time to fit everything into her busy schedule, especially with raising five children along with her husband Mark! Michele's inspiration is her family and grandmother, who she lost to Alzheimer's disease too soon. Michele truly helps make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's and we are very happy to have her support.
Lisa Wascom is the Senior Solutions Director of Live Oak Village of Hammond. Lisa has been a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association over the past four years. She serves on the Advisory Council in Tangipahoa, the Walk Committee and Chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, and leads an Alzheimer's support group the first Thursday of each month.
She enjoys working with the elderly and knows the impact that Alzheimer's disease has on families and caregivers. She sees how it not only effects the person with the disease but also on family members. We are very lucky to have Lisa as a volunteer, to share her compassion and willingness to help.
Heather Jones is the Clare Bridge Program Director at Brookdale Mandeville Assisted Living. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her Bachelors degree, Heather has been in the assisted living memory care field for 9 years. She has volunteered for the Alzheimer’s Association for 5 years and currently is the president of the Northshore Advisory Council. She also facilitates a monthly caregiver support group.
Heather is the captain of her Walk to End Alzheimer’s team and is a supportive fundraiser. Heather is married to her high school sweetheart, Ben. The couple has two energetic children, Nathan and Olivia . Heather’s gift to serve others comes from her father, who always taught her to give back to her community and from her mother, the “neighborhood mom” who was always taking care of others. Heather’s mom suffered from Huntington’s disease, a neurological disease causing dementia.