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Summer Volunteers Needed. Students welcome. Click here for opportunities.

If you would like to become a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association, please contact us at 1.800.272.3900.  We appreciate all those who support us with their gift of time and talents.

You may complete a volunteer profile and e-mail it to Shelly Young or fax it to us at 817.336.4966.  Volunteers are needed throughout our 40-county service area.  We will process your information through the Fort Worth office.  You can also download the complete list of volunteer opportunities here.

We require and provide training for the first 5 volunteer opportunities listed below.  For other opportunities not needing training by chapter staff, please refer here.

Helpline:  The Helpline provides information about Alzheimer's Disease, chapter services, local community resources, and emotional support to the caller.  Helpline volunteers should have a basic knowledge of Alzheimer's and a keen understanding of the emotional issues experienced by the caregivers.  Training and office support are provided.
TIME: 2-3 hrs/week

MedicAlert®+Safe Return®: Nationwide program to help identify and return individuals who are memory impaired to their loved ones. Volunteers work to increase public awareness about the program by speaking to various groups and/or helping at registration drives.  More information regarding MedicAlert®+Safe Return® is available here.
TIME: Varies/As needed throughout the year.

Memories in the Making® Assistants: Help people with dementia in assisted living and community settings express themselves creatively through making art.  Some familiarity with art helpful but not required.  To learn more about this program, click here.
TIME: 1-2 hours/week, ongoing

Speakers Bureau: Members of the speakers bureau would give presentations that provide information and resources about Alzheimer's Disease and the Association.  Speakers need not be professionals. Training is provided.
TIME: Varies/As needed throughout the year.

Support Group Facilitators: Facilitators provide a safe environment of acceptance and respect for those that are affected by Alzheimer's disease to share personal feelings, concerns, and information surrounding their experience with Alzheimer's.
TIME: 1-2 hrs/month


Opportunities listed below do not require specialized training.

Office Assistance: Various office duties including copying; labeling/stamping brochures; sorting; filing; mailings.
TIME: 2-4 hrs/ prefer weekly or as needed for Special Event mailings

Health Fairs or Workshops: Volunteers will staff and/or set up table/booth displaying Association literature-help to increase public awareness of Alzheimer's disease and the Alzheimer's Association's services.
TIME: Varies/As needed throughout the year

Alzheimer's Advocates: Take part in Chapter's efforts to raise level of awareness regarding AD issues in the government (national and state) by visiting officials, representing the Association in coalition meetings, organizing local activities, taking part in letter writing or telephone calls.
TIME: Varies, usually a few hours a month

Special Events: "Thanks for the Memories" Dinner/Auction, "Steppin' Out for Memories" and Walk to End Alzheimer's are our three major fundraisers for the chapter.

The "Thanks for the Memories" Event is usually scheduled for April.  This event is held in our Fort Worth region.  Although this event is a year-long process, most of the activities surrounding this event occur in January through April.  Help is needed to plan the event, solicit event sponsors and to collect items for the auction.  For more information regarding this event, click here.
TIME: Varies/As needed May through April

The Steppin’ Out for Memories Evening normally is held in April.  This event takes place in our Abilene region.  Although this event is a year-long process most of the activities surrounding this event happen between January and April.  Help is needed to plan the event and solicit event sponsors and auction items.
TIME: Varies/As needed May through April

Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ usually occurs in late September/ early October.  Our chapter conducts 7 of these walks each year.  Walk to End Alzheimer’s utilizes all volunteer sources when possible.  Because it is such a large event, planning begins a year in advance of each Walk.  Walk to End Alzheimer’s steering committees generally meet once a month starting in January. Other volunteers are needed at various times throughout the year as well as on Walk day itself.  If you are interested in participating, we can use your talents and skills (or, in some cases, your muscle power!) in various areas.  Please fill out this short form or contact the office and we will put you in touch with the appropriate Walk committee. 
TIME: Varies/As needed throughout the year

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