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Congrats to Frank Reinhart for his AFP Unsung Hero Award
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its more than 30,000 members in over 200 chapters throughout the world.
Frank was nominated as an Unsung Hero for his many hours of service to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter. Since 2007, Frank has served nearly 2,500 hours valued at over $50,000.
Celebrating National Volunteer Week
Volunteering is a Maryland tradition, reaching as far back as 1633 when the Maryland Charter established its first militia. Sally Drumm, volunteer coordinator, reported that Alzheimer's Association's volunteers served more than 8,114 hours in Greater Maryland last year valued at more than $185,000. “What you do with us matters more than we can express,” said Drumm at a recognition event on April 26 in Pikesville, Md.
Cass Naugle, executive director, read a governor’s proclamation honoring the Association’s recognition of the more than 250 Greater Maryland volunteers.
Volunteers serve as:
• Helpline Specialists
• Support Group Facilitators
• Event and Committee Volunteers
• Young Professionals for Alzheimer’s Awareness Members
• Community Outreach Volunteers
• Education Program Presenters
• Administrative/Office Support Volunteers and Public Policy Ambassadors
The following volunteers reached milestones this year:
Julie Hile 10 years
Phyllis Baird 11 years
Sue Grott 11 years
Pat Stein 12 years
Kathy Siggins Brooks 14 years
Mary Faith Ferretto 14 years
Ruth Wales 15 years
Nicholas Walker 15 years
Sharon Baker 16 years
Janet Yellowitz 17 years
Lisa Kovens Harris 18 years
Rae Ann Butler 18 years
Suzanne Dillman 19 years
Barbara Pumphrey 20 years
Sandy Millner 22 years
Kay Seiler 28 years
In May, we celebrated volunteers serving over 8,500 hours over the past 12 months valued at more than $180,000.
Help shape laws at the federal, state or local level by talking with legislators and educating them about Alzheimer-related issues. Association advocates have successfully raised government funds for Alzheimer's research and improved access to care and support services for people in their communities.
Community Outreach Volunteer/Presenters Annual Training
Sign up for a refresher or to join our team of presenters. Training will be held at the Alzheimer's Association office at 1850 York Road., Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093. Contact email@example.com or 410.561.9099, ext. 210 to register.
Wednesday, June 5, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 6:30-7:45 p.m..
Support Group Facilitator Training
Contact Yolanda Locklear at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.561.9099, ext. 208 to register.
Friday, June 7, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association office
1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093
Monday, June 10, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Talbot Senior Center
400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton, MD 21601
Volunteer Early Stage Support Group Facilitator
The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking to engage a volunteer support group facilitator to effectively facilitate support groups for people with early stage dementia and their care partners. This is a dual support group: one for people with dementia and the other for their care partners.
The candidate should: be a licensed nurse or social worker who has had experience in caring for people with dementia and their care partners; have knowledge of the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; and have some expertise in group dynamics.
There is a one year minimum commitment with this position. Training and support are provided.
Contact Sally Drumm, Volunteer Coordinator, to learn more: email@example.com or 410.561.9099.
The Alzheimer’s Association provides vital services and support to individuals’ families and care partners in the community. Volunteers contribute in all aspects of the organization including program services, education, advocacy and development. Training is available for our volunteer positions.
Mission Enhancement Center Volunteer: Stop in for an hour or so and help make phone calls, packets, prepare mailings, type, file or other needed office-related services at our Timonium location. Most volunteers are “on-call” Monday- Friday, 10-5.
Community Outreach Volunteers: Attend local health fairs, social events, sporting events, charity campaigns and other public venues to provide information about Alzheimer’s disease, our services, and ways to give back. This is a great way to learn about Alzheimer's and serve your community. Training and materials provided. Locations and times vary. Some events are held out of doors.
Community Outreach Volunteer, Speaker's Bureau: Be trained to provide brief educational presentations in your community about Alzheimer’s disease and the Association’s services. Flexible times. One year commitment.
Helpline: Extensive training provided to answer calls relating to Alzheimer’s and other dementias and give support and referrals to callers at our Timonium office. One year commitment.
Fundraising Events: Be a part of the excitement at various fundraising events from our wine tasting event, to our galas, or to one of our seven Walks to End Alzheimer's. There are many ways to get involved, from planning committees to day-of-event helpers. All ages welcome event day. This is a great way for students to get community service hours.
Support Group Facilitator: Educate people about dementia and care options, offer helpful advice on a variety of topics, and provide support at monthly meetings. One year commitment.
As a Support Group Facilitator, you will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as research in the field and, services that are available to people who live with the disease. Consistency is vital to the success of any support group. For that reason, volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one year as a facilitator of a monthly support group.
The purpose of the support group is to:
- Educate people about dementia and care options
- Offer helpful advice about issues such as behaviors, safety, legal and financial matters
- Inform participants about the array of services that the Alzheimer’s Association offers to caregivers and people with dementia
- Provide mutual support in an accepting and supportive atmosphere
Fax to 410.561.3433, email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the following address:
Attn: Sally Drumm
1850 York Road, Suite D
Timonium, MD 21093