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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 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. 

Memories in the Making® Assistants: Help people with dementia in assisted living and community settings express themselves creatively through making art.  Volunteers must complete Memories in the Making facilitator training before being assigned to a MIM site.  Some familiarity with art helpful but not required.  To learn more about this program, click here.
TIME: 1-2 hours/week, 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

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.

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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