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 Waltham, 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:
Social Services/Early Stage Engagement Internship
Development/Special Events: RIDE To End Alzheimer's
Development/Special Events: The Longest Day
Special Events: Walk to End Alzheimer's
Public Relations: Programs & Special Events Internship
Professional Healthcare Services Internship
TrialMatch Lead Volunteers
TrialMatch is an online clinical studies matching service that connects people with Alzheimer’s, as well as healthy volunteers, to local research studies in which they may be eligible to participate. The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking one Lead Volunteer for each of our 12 Walk To End Alzheimer’s Events.
The TrialMatch Lead Volunteers will develop a strong understanding of the program. They will help recruit day-of volunteers to promote TrialMatch at their respective Walk. Additionally these volunteers will set up and supervise a TrialMatch table at the Walk and answer questions from Walk participants.
If you are interested in advancing Alzheimer’s research, have strong communication and organization skills and enjoy supervising other volunteers, then we would love to hear from you! The ideal candidate will volunteer in our Waltham, MA office, one day per week, from May through September.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking Volunteer Support for Large Mailing
Can you lend us a hand on one of these days? For more information, or to register to volunteer, please email email@example.com.
Are you passionate about advocacy and public policy?
Congressional Ambassadors – These are high level volunteers who serve as the lead contact between the Association and a member of Congress. Responsibilities include holding at least five meetings annually in your respective congressional office in MA or NH. One of these visits includes participation in the National Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC each spring.
Additionally, Ambassadors will participate in monthly conference calls and complete reports on all interactions with the congressional office into our database. They will also serve as the leader for the local Congressional Team.
Congressional Team Members – This team of volunteers will work with the Ambassador to help the Association achieve federal legislative goals. Activities may include submitting letters to the editor and promoting Association initiatives to congress members via social media outlets. Team members will also attend meetings in the district offices of their respective congress member and build relationships with the staff.
For more information, ,email volunteersMANH@alz.org.
To The Walk?
Alz Meet Ups is a social engagement program for people living with mild Alzheimer's disease or a memory disorder. The program includes monthly trips to museums, nature hikes, lectures and fitness activities.
Alz Meet Ups events, held mostly in Greater Boston, have been very popular and we are now expanding to the Western, Central and Southeast areas of Massachusetts, as well as in NH! We need volunteer support to make it happen!
Volunteer facilitators will pair up to act as hosts at these Alz Meet Ups and will check registrants in, encourage interaction between participants and foster relationships. Training will be provided. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email: volunteersMANH@alz.org
Share Your Caregiving Story
We are seeking volunteers for our newly created Caregiver Speakers Bureau. Members of the Caregiver Speakers Bureau will be asked to speak at engagements including, but not limited to sponsor meetings, special events and conferences. At these events, the volunteer will share their personal experience with being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
Volunteers will work with Association staff to give approximately five presentations throughout the year. The locations of the presentations will vary and may include nights and weekends. Training will be provided.
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email: volunteersMANH@alz.org
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.
Volunteers are needed to assist in a variety areas including staffing water stops, organizing pit stops, taking photos and cheering on participants.
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.
Assist with projects such as data entry, assembling large mailings, filing, and packet making.
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.
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.