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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...

Volunteer Application
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 mmroberts@alz.org 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.

Omaha
Lincoln
Norfolk
Virtual Opportunities

Click here to access our VolunteerMatch page for the latest volunteer opportunities throughout Nebraska.

Are you interested in volunteering to help at the Walk to End Alzheimer's or to join one of our several Walk planning committees?  Click here to access the online Walk to end Alzheimer's volunteer form.


 



Omaha Opportunities
Click here to access our current Omaha-area volunteer opportunities.

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee
Help us make the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's a success! We are seeking devoted, passionate and energetic individuals to help with our 2016 Walk planning committee and have various opportunities that may suit your talents.  Sign up today!  Contact Keri at kmenage@alz.org or 402.502.4301.





Lincoln

Walk to End Alzheimer's Planning Committee

We are currently seeking volunteers for the 2016 WALK to End Alzheimer’s which will be held at Holmes Lake on Sunday, September 18, 2016. If you are interested in volunteering, or have questions about what being a volunteer would consist of, contact Jenn Sanchez at 402-599-3328 or walkforalz@gmail.com.   Click here to learn more.

2016 Blondes vs. Brunettes Planning Committee - Lincoln
Help us make our female flag football fundraiser, Blondes vs. Brunettes a success by helping with the planning committee.  Contact Megan Myers, 402.420.2540 ext. 8266 or mailto:kmenage@alz.org

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 Lincoln.  Contact Elizabeth at 402-502-4301 or echentland@alz.org for more information.




Norfolk

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 echentland@alz.org.



Ongoing Opportunities

Learn more about the following ongoing volunteer opportunities.

Public Policy Volunteers

Programs & Services Volunteers

Special Events Volunteers

Internships

 

Public Policy Volunteers

Advocate:
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, and attending Public Policy Conferences and Capital Day events.
 
Ambassador:
The Alzheimer’s 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. When requested, Ambassadors schedule in-district meetings with their U.S. Senator/Representative (or staff) to build rapport and request action on the Association’s legislative priorities. Click here to read the position description.

Alzheimer’s Congressional Team:
Ambassador-led teams, or Alzheimer's Congressional Teams (ACT) work directly with Association staff to implement federal advocacy activities directed toward members of congress. Click here to read the position description.

Young Advocate:
Young Advocates are young adults dedicated to furthering the efforts to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease. Working as part of a committee, they engage young adults in the fight to end Alzheimer’s through education, support, advocacy and events that raise awareness and funds; help plan fundraisers, support special events and increase the Association’s presence in the community.
 

 

Programs & Services Volunteers


Community Educator:
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 and be interested in educating the public. Degreed Masters-level professional (e.g., social worker, professional counselor, RN) or equivalent experience is required for delivery of programs for individuals with dementia. Click here to read the Community Educator position description. 

"Living with Alzheimer's" Community Educator - Click here to read the Community Educator - Living with Alzheimer's disease position description.
 
Outreach Volunteer:
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.
 
Support Group Facilitator – General Caregiver:
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 required. Facilitators will work with the Program team to host a group at an approved facility, manage publicity, sustain a contact network, and follow up with participants. Takes approximately 5 hours per month and must attend a Facilitator orientation and an annual training. Minimum commitment of one year and Background Check required. Click here to read the position description.
 
Support Group Facilitator  - Early-Stage:
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. Facilitators will host a support group at an approved facility, manage publicity, sustain a contact network, display Association and educational materials, and follow up with participants. This Support Group will run for a shortened time frame with caregivers or those with the disease. A degree in Mental Health or equivalent experience is required. Please submit a resume with your application. Annual Training and support from the Program department will be provided as needed. Minimum commitment of one year and Background Check required. Click here to read the position description.
 
Early Stage Engagement
The Early-Stage Social Engagement Program offers a comfortable way for individuals living in the early-stage of Alzheimer’s or other dementias to engage with peers also living in the early-stage of the disease through community-based social activities. The program is adaptable to each community and driven by the interests of group participants. Program volunteers assistance chapter staff to coordinate and supervise the Early-Stage Social Engagement Program.
 
Physician Outreach:
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. Click here to read the position description.

Administrative:
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.
 

Special Events Volunteers

Special Event Support:
Volunteers can assist with special events, conferences, galas, luncheons, or meetings. This includes preparing materials, mass mailings, data entry and day-of-event/conference assistance such as registration check-in, set up, tear down and hospitality. Another option is to volunteer for our signature events Walk to End Alzheimer’s or The Longest Day. Volunteers are needed to participate in recruiting volunteers and participants and day of event assistance.

Event Committees
Special Events Committee Volunteers assist with the planning and execution of fundraisers, helping fuel the mission‐relative initiatives of care, support and research of the Alzheimer’s Association. Committee member tasks include recruiting team members, raising revenue, increasing awareness and implementing event activities.

The Longest Day Team Task Force
The Team Task Force is a group of out-going and energetic community volunteers who are willing to take on a one year leadership role in helping to recruit and mentor teams for the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day. Click here to read the position description.

Internships

Programs and Services
The internship program is designed to give participants firsthand experience in service delivery, community engagement and relationship building, and program development, implementation, and evaluation. Click here to read the position description.

Special Events - Lincoln
The internship program is designed to give participants firsthand experience in community engagement and relationship building, and special event development, implementation, and evaluation. Click here to read the position description.

Government Affairs
The internship program is designed to give participants firsthand experience in government relations, legislation development and implementation, and policy development. Click here to read the position description.

 

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