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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

Alz Student Internships

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
Human Resources Internship
Special Events: RUN TRI RIDE
Special Events: Walk to End Alzheimer's
Latino Outreach Internship
Public Relations: Programs & Special Events

Volunteer Opportunities

Alzheimer's Advocacy Day
Volunteer support is needed in many ways as we prepare for our Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day at the State House on Wednesday, May 11th at 10am.  This event brings together our volunteers from across Massachusetts to rally support for the Alzheimer’s Association.  We will prepare attendees to talk with their legislative representatives about our initiatives such as, the importance of early diagnosis and the MA Alzheimer’s State Plan.

Volunteers are needed in three categories:

  • We  need help with spreading the word about Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day. Can you hang flyers in your community and promote the event via social media?

  • We need people to help us make outreach calls to our supporters and encourage them to attend the event and meet with their State Legislators to share their stories. Can you help us make phone calls? This can be done in our Watertown office or remotely.

  • We need volunteers to help on May 11th with greeting attendees, checking people in, and guiding participants to their legislators’ offices.  Can you help for a few hours?

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, please email: volunteersMANH@alz.org or call 617.868.6718.

Support Our Phone Outreach Nights
Grab some friends and join us at one of our upcoming Phone Outreach Nights in our Watertown office! We will be calling past Walk To End Alzheimer's participants and inviting them to join us again this year. Pizza is included so be sure to come hungry! Join us on any of the following Wednesday nights from 6-8pm: April 13th, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, May 18th and May 25th. Whether you can join us for one night or several, we'll be happy to have your support.

For more information, or to sign up, contact: Kyle Wadstrom 617.868.6718 or kwadstrom@alz.org

We Are Looking For Massage Therapist Volunteers:
Our Boston Marathon Team is gearing up for Marathon Monday! In anticipation of the big day, we are looking for 2 Massage Therapists to volunteer for the afternoon of Monday, April 18th to provide 5 minute massages for our charity runners. Massages will be offered to our Marathoners, at the Westin Hotel, after they have finished the run. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Kim L'Ecuyer at 617.868.6718 or klecuyer@alz.org.

Help Motivate Our Runners
Get your purple on and join our team of volunteers at the Alzheimer's Association Cheering Section on Marathon Monday! We will set up our station across from Newton-Wellesley Hospital, right on the Boston Marathon route. Come help us cheer on our running team as they head to the finish line. For more information, or to register, contact Angela Floro 617.868.6718 or afloro@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.

Administrative Support
Assist with projects such as data entry, assembling large mailings, filing, and packet making.

Team Captain Kit Assembly
It's that time of year again to start building up our supply of Team Captain Kits for the busy Walk To End Alzheimer's season! We are looking for volunteers to come into our Watertown office on Tuesdays beginning April 12th and running through May 31st between the hours of 10am - 2pm. Whether you can join us on one Tuesday for two hours, or every Tuesday for all four, we would love to have your help! If you are interested, or have questions, please email: volunteersmanh@alz.org

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 are needed to assist in a variety areas including staffing water stops, organizing pit stops, taking photos and cheering on participants. Click here for more information about these opportunities.

 

Other
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.

 


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.