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 Introduction
 Volunteer Opportunities in the Twin Cities Area
 Volunteer Opportunities in our Regional Centers
 Intern Opportunities
 More Information




Introduction

Our volunteer program is the link between a need and an offer to help! We welcome and encourage new areas of volunteer involvement. If you have an interest, we'll do our best to actively engage you. Be a Champion: volunteer!

For more information, please call 952.830.0512.  

Walk to End Alzheimer's®
Though the 2015 Walk season is still months away, now is the time when volunteers from the community begin to come together to ensure all of our Walks are a success. Please consider joining us. We're looking for walkers, donors, caregivers, community leaders and others who want to get more involved with the Alzheimer's Association and your community to help make the 2015 Walk even better.

Volunteers help coordinate logistics, recruit new Walk teams, garner community support, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and generally lend a hand to ensure a successful event. To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Robin Thorstenson at 952.857.0530 or rthorstenson@alz.org.

The Longest Day® 
The Longest Day® calls on participants to raise funds and awareness by coming together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing dementia with a day of activity on summer solstice. Task Force Members from all over Minnesota and North Dakota assist with recruitment and promotion of this event.  The time commitment would be approximately 2 hours/week:  most heavy during the Winter and Spring team recruitment push leading up to the event on June 21, 2015.
To learn more about this opportunity contact Terri Waddell to learn more at twaddell@alz.org or 952.767.7564.


Volunteer Opportunities in the Twin Cities Area

Blondes vs. Brunettes® 
Blondes vs. Brunettes® is an annual, volunteer‐driven event culminating in a flag football game, designed to bring young community leaders together to support the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association. In the first two years combined, the Twin Cities event has raised more than $280,000! Planning for the 2015 game is already underway, and new committee volunteers and players are needed and welcome! Click here for more information.

Office Assistance/Data Entry
Assist our personnel with various clerical-related data entry projects. Proficiency needed in both Word and Excel. Training on Raiser’s Edge will be provided.

Special Events
Assist us with fundraising events, conferences, and education sessions. Volunteers are needed to serve in various capacities dependent on event.

Public Policy and Advocacy
If you have an interest in legislative issues, join our advocates as they organize letter-writing campaigns, speak to legislators, phone interested individuals, and more.

Special Projects
Assist in one or more of our departments with short or long term projects. Various opportunities are available for your area of interest or expertise.

Support Group Facilitators
Facilitate or co-facilitate an Alzheimer’s Association-affiliated support group in your community for those caring for someone with dementia. Groups typically meet one or two times per month. Training will be provided.

Information Helpline Assistants
Join a talented group of individuals who provide information, resources and support to those who contact our Information Helpline with inquiries. If you have a professional and/or an educational background related to Alzheimer’s disease, please consider this area of service. Shifts are available during regular business hours. Good communication and computer skills necessary. Training is provided.

  • Information Helpline Support Specialist Volunteer
    The Support Specialist provides follow-up response and support for the Information Helpline and Care Consultation inquiries. This position requires the volunteer to be available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) once a week for a three- to four-hour shift. People interested in this position should have a degree in social work, psychology or a related field, as well as a comfortable level of knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. A one-year commitment is preferred.

  • Information Helpline Resource Assistant Volunteer
    The Resource Assistant provides assistance with resources for the Information Helpline. Primary duties include printing, assembling and mailing requested materials to Helpline callers. This position requires the volunteer to work independently and be available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) once a week for a three- to four-hour shift. A volunteer in this position may also have the opportunity to serve as a Quality Assurance Phone Caller.

Other areas of interest? Allow us to create an opportunity for you!


 

Volunteer Opportunities in our Regional Centers

The following opportunities and more are available in each of our regional centers as well as communities throughout the Minnesota - North Dakota area. No matter where you live, call for information how you can be involved to discover the rewards through service!

General Office Assistance
Assistance needed in our regional center offices to perform clerical-related tasks. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not essential. Flexible scheduling is available during general business hours. If you are interested in volunteering at a location near you, please call for additional information.

Support Group Facilitators
Facilitate or co-facilitate an Alzheimer’s Association-affiliated support group in your community for those caring for someone with dementia. Groups typically meet one or two times per month. Training will be provided.

 


 

Intern Opportunities

Our interns gain valuable experience related to their field of study. Positions are flexible during regular business hours from 12 - 20 hours per week. Openings are available seasonally as our current internship positions are filled.

Special Events Intern
The intern would assist with the overall planning and implementation of the major fundraising events for the Alzheimer's Association. The Association has 2 internship opportunities for the Spring Semester (January to May). These positions will work with our Development staff primarily focusing on our "Remembering Our Stars Gala". To insure a positive experience, we do request that an intern schedule at a minimum, 3-4 partial days per week during the regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Generally our interns work 12-20 hours per week. We would also ask that the interns be available for the Gala on April 12.

Community Outreach Intern
Join our Duluth Regional Center to gain experience in a variety of disciplines. The intern will assist in marketing the programs and services of the Association, plan special events, and represent the Association at community events. Please call 218.733.2560 for more information or to review the job descriptions.

 


More Information

We are more than happy to discuss your area of interest and create a volunteer opportunity that fits your skills.

Fill out our Volunteer Online form.

Please note: Some employers make financial contributions based on the number of hours given to a charity. If you volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association, you may wish to check if your employer participates in this type of program.

For more information, please call 952.830.0512.

 

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