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The Alzheimer's Association relies on a diverse group of volunteers who perform essential functions for the organization. The Board of Directors, support group facilitators, committee members for large scale fundraising and education events all generously volunteer their time, talent and expertise. Other volunteers provide much-needed assistance with Walk to End Alzheimer's, facilitate Memories in the Making, help with the Early Stage Social Engagement Program, and help out in numerous other ways.

If you would like to become a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association, please contact Twyla Berry at 1-800-272-3900.  We appreciate all those who support us with their gift of time and talents.

Please complete a volunteer profile, selecting the area that most interests you, and e-mail it to Twyla Berry 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. 

Program Volunteers - Most opportunities require training


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 hours/month
   
Office Assistance- Various office duties: copying; labeling/stamping brochures; sorting; filing; mailings; compiling notebooks, etc.
TIME: Varies/As needed throughout the year

Health Fairs / Workshops / Seminars- Volunteers will staff and/or set up
table/booth displaying Association literature. They will help to increase public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association‘s services. During larger educational events, volunteers will act as greeters, “runners”, room monitors, moderators, and other duties as assigned.
TIME: Varies/As needed throughout the year

Alzheimer’s Advocates- Take part in the Chapter’s efforts to raise the level of awareness regarding Alzheimer’s Disease issues in the community and at higher levels (national and state) by visiting officials, representing the Association in coalition meetings, organizing local activities, taking part in letter writing or telephone calls.  These volunteers can also host awareness events for churches, employers, civic groups, etc.
TIME: Varies, usually a few hours a month

Committee Participation – There are a number of committees that assist our Chapter in various areas such as educational events, fundraising events, and Public Policy. These committees help plan and implement specific events and awareness in the community and are made up of volunteers, staff and Board members. They usually meet monthly at various times. If interested in participating, please specify if there is a particular area in which you are interested in serving.
TIME: 1-2 hours/month

Memories in the Making®
MIM is a fine arts program for people with dementia. Volunteers spend an hour each week helping small groups of people express themselves creatively and discover lost memories through painting and drawing.  Set up materials, help artists get started on a picture, encourage their efforts, and help them describe what they have painted. Knowledge of art is helpful but not required.  Training is provided.
TIME: 1 hour per week, weekdays, ongoing

 

Early Stage Social Engagement Program: "The Friday Group" meets every Friday at the Alzheimer's Association office in Fort Worth as a way to stay socially and mentally engaged, have fun and make new friends.  Volunteers are needed every Friday from 10 am to 1 pm to help set up, greet people, facilitate conversations, assist with activities and clean up.  Those so motivated or who have a talent or interest to share are welcome to help with program ideas.  To learn more about volunteering for the Friday Group, click here.
TIME: 3 hours/week, Fridays 10 am to 1 pm, as scheduled

 

Special Events - There are four major fundraisers for the chapter.

• ALZ Stars is a group of runners who train together to participate in The Cowtown Half, Full or Ultra Marathon each year, while raising valuable funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

• Memory Gala is a dinner and auction held in the spring in our Fort Worth region.  Although planning 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. 

• The Longest Day is a new event for us.  Held on the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year – this event encourages people to form groups or teams to engage in fundraising activities during the 18 hours of sunlight on that day.

• The Walk to End Alzheimer’s usually occurs in late September / early October.  Our chapter conducts 7 of these walks each year throughout our Chapter territory. The Walks utilize all of our volunteer sources when possible.  Because it is such a large event, planning begins a year in advance of each Walk. (Everyone is not required at all the meetings.  When your volunteer area is discussed either you or the coordinator for your Walk area will attend the meeting.)  If you are interested in participating we can use your talents and skills (or just your muscle power) in various areas.                   



 

Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.