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Volunteer OpportunitiesThe Alzheimer's Association counts on 35,000 volunteers nationwide. Please join us in helping achieve our vision of creating a world without Alzheimer's disease while optimizing quality of life for people who are affected by Alzheimer's. Whether you can spare a couple of hours a week or make a more significant time commitment, we hope you will consider joining this very special community. Volunteer opportunities are available at each of the five office locations in Watertown, Springfield, Worcester, and Raynham, MA and in Bedford, NH.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please submit the Volunteer Interest Form. A complete list of exciting opportunities is below.

Student Internship

Learn more about non-profit management with a hands-on internship with the Alzheimer's Association. Each position is unpaid but offers a valuable learning experience for any college student looking to work in the non-profit sector when he/she graduates. Click each available internship for a detailed description:

Advocacy Internship, Fall 2015
Corporate Initiatives
Donor Relations
Human Resources Internship, Fall 2015
Special Events: Walk to End Alzheimer's, Fall 2015
Special Events: RUN TRI RIDE, Fall 2015
Public Relations: Programs & Special Events
MedSci Internship Fall 2015
Latino Outreach Internship

Volunteer Opportunities

Phone Outreach

Volunteers Needed to Support Our Phone Outreach Nights
Grab some friends and join us from 6-8pm on Wednesday nights through October 14th. Pizza's included, so be sure to come hungry! We'll be calling Walkers to generate excitement for another successful event year. If you can't make it to our office, you can easily call from home with our virtual calling system. Everything's the same as calling from the office. We just can't send pizza through the phone...sorry! For more info, contact Jason Lynch at 617.868.6718 or

Administrative Support
We will be holding 11 Walks To End Alzheimer's in September and October. In preparation, we are assembling lots and lots of Team Captain Kits and could use some help. We will be assembling the kits in our Watertown office on the following Tuesdays, between 10am - 4pm: August 25th, September 1st, September 8th, September 15th, September 22nd and September 29th.

If you can help for a couple of hours, on any of these dates, please email:

Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Walk To End Alzheimer’s will be held in 11 locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts in late September and early October. The Walk is the largest annual fundraising and public awareness event for the Alzheimer’s Association and volunteers are the key to its success!

Each Walk will need volunteer support in the following areas: set up & breakdown, registration, water stops, mission (Promise Garden) activities, mission (programs & advocacy) activities and more. Please sign up to volunteer and join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!

For more info, or to register, visit:

Education Programs
Promote Alzheimer’s awareness and education at health fairs and exhibit tables at conferences. Distribute information and answer basic questions about chapter services. Participate as volunteer trainers to families and professionals.

Alzheimer’s Public Policy Advocacy
Help improve dementia care and services including access to community-based care and quality care in residential settings. Speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Contact elected officials, participate in advocacy efforts at the statehouse and lobby for increased national research funding.

Administrative/Finance/IT Support
Assist with data entry, mailings, filing and packet making. Assist with accounting tasks and projects. Assist with IT general tasks or specific IT projects. Experience with MS Office, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003/2008, SharePoint Server or network management helpful.

Patient Care and Family Support
Make a difference by working with support groups, assisting in resource information research and database management, and telephone counseling via the 24/7 Helpline. The Patient Care & Family Support department provides resources, support and clinical consultation to those affected by Alzheimer’s, families and professionals.

RUN/TRI/RIDE to End Alzheimer's / Athletic Events

Picture of Volunteers at a RUN TRI RIDE EventThe RUN TRI RIDE program consists of a series of athletic events which are held throughout the year. Athletes participate in these events and raise funds on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association. The RUN TRI RIDE program encompasses the following athletic events: Ride To End Alzheimer’s, Boston Marathon, Boston’s Run To Remember, Falmouth Road Race and Max Performance Triathlon Series.

Volunteers can provide support to these events in a number of ways including; staffing water stops, providing support on training runs, event promotion, providing massage therapy, assisting with participant check-in/registration, etc.

There are many other volunteer opportunities with the Alzheimer's Association. If you have a specific skill like computers, graphic design or are bi-lingual, we will work to accommodate your skill set with a specific volunteer position within the organization.

The work of volunteers is truly appreciated by the Alzheimer's Association, and we offer a wide variety of positions to meet your specific talents and needs. If you'd like to volunteer Please submit the Volunteer Interest Form.



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