With April being National volunteer month, we would like to take a moment to thank all of our volunteers.
It is only with your help that we are able to accomplish so much to further our mission. Without you we cannot do it, words cannot express how much we appreciate all that you do!
We would like to invite everyone to take a look at just a few of the volunteers that make it happen, visit our Volunteer Spotlight!
You can help us make it happen...a world without Alzheimer's disease
Our volunteers are passionate, inspired and want to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or make a more significant time commitment, please consider becoming an Alzheimer's Association volunteer. There are many ways to help...
If you are interested in volunteering with the Alzheimer's Association, please submit the Online Volunteer Application or complete the Paper Volunteer Application and send it to email@example.com or call 800.272.3900.
Current open volunteer opportunities
We have several locations across the state in need of your help! Find an open opportunity near your location today.Are you interested in volunteering to help at the Walk to End Alzheimer's or to join one of our several Walk planning committee's? Click here to access the online Walk to end Alzheimer's volunteer form.
2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee
Help us make the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's a success! We are seeking devoted, passionate and energetic individuals to help with our 2015 Walk planning committee and have various opportunities that may suit your talents. Sign up today! Contact Keri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.502.4301.
Health Expo Booth
The Alzheimer's Association has a vendor booth at the Omaha Health Expo on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th, 2015.
We need 2-3 volunteers per day. Saturday time frames are between 9:30 and 5:30 and Sunday between 10:00 and 4:00. A half day of volunteering is also very helpful.
Duties include: sharing information about the Alzheimer's Association, including our offered supports and programs, as well as set-up and tear-down.
Ideal candidates for this unique volunteer opportunity are individuals who are either knowledgeable about Alzheimer's disease through professional experience, or willing to learn in order to inform the community of the Alzheimer's Association's mission and offered supports. Contact Elizabeth, 402.502.4301, email@example.com.
Omaha - Early Stage Engagement/Social Host
Looking for a new way to volunteer? Be a Social Host for the Alzheimer's Association and have fun while making a difference in the lives of individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease! Our chapter is preparing to launch our Early Stage Social Engagement group in May 2015 and we are looking for caring, dedicated people to serve as hosts for monthly social activities throughout Omaha. Social Hosts will plan and organize activities, act as a liaison between an activity site and the group, attend outings, treat group members with dignity and loves to have fun! Potential activities could include touring the zoo, visiting the Joslyn art museum, or attending a cooking class. To maintain a consistent, safe environment for our members, we are asking for at least six month commitment for this position. In addition to hosts, we are seeking volunteers to attend outings and to assist the host with details of the event and to provide social support for group members. Contact Elizabeth, 402.502.4301, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Omaha Growing Hope Gala
Help us make our Growing Hope Gala a huge success! We are seeking devoted, passionate and energetic individuals to join the planning committee and have various opportunities that may suit your talents. We will also need help on the day of the event! Click here to view some of the exciting and unique planning committee opportunities. Contact Jen at email@example.com or 402.502.4301 for more information.
2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee
Help us make the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's a success! We are looking for volunteers for the following committees: Sponsorship, Teams, Marketing & Outreach, Mission, Logistics, and Volunteer Coordination. Meetings will begin in early 2015 and are every month and a half with your committee chair. The date for the Lincoln Walk to End Alzheimer's is set for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Please call or email 2015 Lincoln Walk Chair, Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org, 402.420.2540.
Greeter/ Office Admin needed for NEW Kearney Office
We are in need of volunteers to help answer phones and greet visitors at our new Kearney office(207 West 29th Street, Suite B). Volunteers will also assist with the general office duties such as photocopying, faxing, assistance with mass mailings, filing, data entry, and aid in the overall workflow of the office. Our office is open from 8am - 4:30pm, Monday-Friday. If you are an organized & friendly professional, this is a great fit for you! Contact Susie, 308.520.3146, email@example.com.
Early Stage Committee
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's is life changing for both the person with the disease and the care partner. Help us support those who are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Master level social worker or above needed for Early-Stage Work Group in Hastings, NE. Contact Elizabeth, 402.502.4301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Digital Volunteer
We’ve partnered with Opinions for Good, a market research company with a twist – when you sign up you’re paid to complete surveys and other activities, with a percentage of your choosing (25% to 100%) going to the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. Each survey usually pays a few dollars, and it generally take between 5 and 15 minutes of your time. Register at www.opinions4good.com.
Thank you for your support!
Ongoing OpportunitiesLearn more about the following ongoing volunteer opportunities.
Community Educator - Living with Alzheimer's
Special Event Support
General Caregiver Support Group Facilitator
Early-Stage Support Group Facilitator
Advocates play an essential role in the Association’s legislative efforts by taking political action in support of our cause. All you need is the desire to share your story and have your voice heard by your elected officials. Advocates are engaged in a variety of public policy activities, such as emailing, calling or writing legislators, attending Public Policy Conferences and Capital Day events, visiting legislators in home district offices, and helping to identify new advocates.
The Alzheimer Ambassador Program is designed to enhance the Alzheimer’s Association’s federal government relations efforts through personal contact with targeted members of Congress. Ambassadors are constituents capable of building relationships with decision-makers and their staff and holding them accountable to their commitments to fighting Alzheimer’s.
Ambassadors play a critical role in helping the Alzheimer’s Association meet its federal legislative goals. They work directly with National Chicago and local staff to implement federal advocacy activities at the community level.
Ambassadors are responsible for scheduling regular in-district meetings with their U.S. Senator/Representative (or staff) to build rapport and request action on the Association’s legislative priorities.
Community Educators deliver a variety of Association-developed presentations targeted to specific audiences-- the general public, individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families, healthcare and eldercare professionals. Through these presentations, community educators discuss Alzheimer's disease and share information about local services. Training on the Association's core education programs is required. Must be an effective communicator with good public speaking skills, have basic knowledge of Alzheimer's disease, be interested in educating the public, and be able to give a minimum of 6 presentations.
In order to fulfill the demands of the role, prospective education program presenters for the "Living with Alzheimer's" education series are required to be degreed as a Masters-level mental health professional (e.g., social worker, psychologist, professional counselor) or equivalently experienced. Volunteers will deliver the following programs:
Living With Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s
Living With Alzheimer’s: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s
Living With Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Early-Stage
Living With Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Middle-Stage
Living With Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Late-Stage
Read the complete Job Description.
Volunteers represent the Alzheimer's Association to community, civic, and faith-based groups. They staff the Alzheimer’s Association resource tables at community health fairs and conferences, help raise awareness in the community about Alzheimer’s disease and the mission and resources of the Alzheimer’s Association. Volunteers will receive training on the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Volunteers assist with the general office duties such as answering phones, photocopying, faxing, assistance with mass mailings, filing, data entry, and aid in the overall workflow of the office.
Volunteers can assist with special events or conferences such as preparing materials, mass mailings, data entry and day-of-event/conference assistance such as registration check-in, set up, and hospitality. Another option is to volunteer for our signature event Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Volunteers are needed to participate in activities such as planning committees, thank you calls to Walk participants and day of event assistance.
An Alzheimer’s Association support group is an open gathering of people who come together to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared problems of dementia in a safe environment. Facilitators hold support group meetings to provide emotional, social and educational support for family members and caregivers. Facilitators must have strong listening skills and be effective communicators. Experience with dementia as a family member or health care professional is preferred. Ability to be empathic, create and maintain a safe environment and redirect and facilitate discussions is also required.
The purpose of the Early-Stage Support Groups is to facilitate the process by which people with the diagnosis or their care partner/caregiver support each other and adjust to the disease process. The role of the facilitator is to create a supportive setting where group members connect with each other and benefit from the shared wisdom and experience of living with AD. Degreed as a Masters-level mental health professional (e.g., social worker, psychologist, professional counselor) or equivalent experience is required. Must have experience facilitating support groups and working with people living in the early stages of chronic illness. Experience working with people with dementia is preferred.
Physician Outreach Volunteers contact clinical practices to build relationships with physicians, educating them about the disease and about the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. Contacts are made face-to-face and via phone.
In order to fulfill the demands of the role, physician outreach volunteers are required to have a good working knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease, including the ability to provide answers to common questions about diagnosis and treatment, or a strong medical background. Experience in pharmaceutical sales or working in clinical practices is preferred.