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 Request 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. This 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:
Grant Writing Internship (.pdf)
IT Internship (.pdf)
Special Events Intership (.pdf)
Athletic Events Internship (.pdf)
Communications Internship (.pdf)
Web/Graphic Design Internship (.pdf)
Special Events (Walk to End Alzheimer's, Golf Tournament, Night at the Pops, etc.)
Assist a member of the special events team with planning, implementing and coordinating one or several of our fundraising special events. Events are held throughout the year and provide the much needed financial support to further the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.
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
The Run Tri Ride to End Alzheimer's program needs your help and enthusiasm! We are looking for individuals and groups to volunteer with our runners and riders throughout the year. Assist in distributing energy snacks and water, directing athletes, cheering the field, and so much more.
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 Request Form.