The 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.
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:
Human Resources Internship
Special Events: RUN TRI RIDE
Special Events: Walk to End Alzheimer's
Medical Scientific Program Support Internship
Latino Outreach Internship
Public Relations: Programs & Special Events
Communications & Graphic Design Internship
Calling All Running Enthusiasts:
We are looking for volunteers to assist our Boston Marathon team during their Saturday morning group-training runs. Each Saturday, from November 21st through April 9th, we’ll need volunteers to meet the runners at designated locations to cheer them on and provide water.
Volunteers can sign up to help on one Saturday, or all 21! Sure, you’ll have to get up early, but we won’t make you run with the team – just provide encouragement and hydration!
Times and location will vary each Saturday. Volunteers must have own transportation and be accessible via cell phone.
To learn more about this important volunteer opportunity, call 617.868.6718 or email: VolunteersMANH@alz.org.
Power+Purpose Volunteers Needed
Our Power + Purpose Program is expanding and we are looking for volunteers to support us as Alz Meet Ups Event Coordinators.
“Alz Meet Ups” are social events organized by the Alzheimer’s Association's Power+Purpose program for individuals living with mild memory loss. Alz Meet Ups are held at a variety of locations, both indoors and outdoors, in the Greater Boston area, including museums, theaters, nature sanctuaries, etc. Typically events are held 3-4 times per month. We are seeking outgoing and energetic volunteers to serve as onsite hosts for these events. Responsibilities will include: checking in registrants and their guests, handing out name tags, facilitating group introductions, providing closing remarks at the end of the event and distributing participant surveys.
The ideal volunteer candidate will be familiar with the Alzheimer’s Association programs and services. For more information, call 617.868.6718 or email: VolunteersMANH@alz.org.
Information Table Host
Promote Alzheimer’s awareness and education at health fairs, conferences and community events. Staff exhibit tables, distribute information and answer basic questions about chapter services.
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.
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
The 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.
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.