We are in need of some experienced volunteers to help out our Northwest Ohio Chapter! Engage in our mission, promote awareness, build relationships with staff and supporters and help us advance the cause!
Interested in volunteering? Fill out our volunteer form here.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Activity/ Program Volunteers We need you to help represent the Alzheimer’s Association at different community and education events including, but not limited to, health fairs, educational conferences and programs and community gatherings. This person will help distribute chapter services information and serve as a community liaison for individuals interested in accessing services. Skills needed for this role include a knowledge of community resources available for seniors and for those dealing with dementia, experience working with individuals and families, ability to listen and respond to needs of participants and caregivers, strong organization and problem-solving abilities, sensitivity to needs of individuals and families regarding aging issues, willingness to travel and work independently.
Advocates Advocacy is a major component of the Alzheimer’s Association mission. Advocates call for advancements in research and enhanced care and support. Become an Advocate and assist with influencing legislators at the federal, state and local levels by sending e-mails, writing letters, visiting legislators in home district offices, attending our Advocacy Forum and Memory Day events and identifying new advocates.
Caregiver Support Group Leaders The Alzheimer’s Association is looking for volunteers to facilitate new support groups for families affected by dementia in all 24 counties we serve. This would include a monthly time commitment. Responsibilities and requirements of this role are being a support to those struggling with tremendous responsibilities and changes, learn information required to care for someone living with progressive dementia, willingness to attend training, strong listening and interpersonal skills, comfort with emotional expression and silence, and extended time commitment.
Committee Members (Walk to End Alzheimer's and Annual Spring Gala) The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the Alzheimer’s Association’s largest fundraiser. Ten Walks are held across our 24-county area for the Northwest Ohio Chapter. The Spring Gala: An Affair to Remember is an elegant event that features a themed dinner, music, silent auction, and many other fun activities. Committee members play a key role in actively planning our fundraisers! Opportunities vary depending on event and will include publicity, sponsorship, logistics, mailing preparations, phone support, community outreach, graphic design, decorations, and silent auction/donations. Committee members are assigned jobs that interest them and that they feel most comfortable doing and generally meet once a month.
Day Center Provide support to our day center staff by assisting with activities, sharing your talents and spending time with our participants.
General Office Volunteers Both on-call and weekly volunteers are needed to assist with general office priorities. This includes special projects, event preparation and office priorities such as mailings, answering phones, creating packets and helping to keep a tidy and organized space.
Helpline Volunteers Helpline volunteers provide support by making follow-up communications with helpline callers. Volunteers will manage light clerical duties including, but not limited to, follow-up, data entry, photocopying, and preparing packets of information. People who best suit this role have a strong ability to listen and respond to needs of persons with questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, strong organization and problem-solving skills, sensitivity to needs of individuals and families regarding aging issues, confidence in keeping strong ethics and providing confidentiality, clear and effective written and verbal communication.
Speaker's Bureau Volunteers are needed to serve in various capacities. Speakers may be asked to speak to individuals to facilitate resource groups for family, friends and professional caregivers of persons with dementia. The meetings provide a non-judgmental environment where people can share ideas, experiences, information and coping skills. Speakers will also deliver educational presentations to community organizations like the Rotary Club, Lions Club, care facilities, and other philanthropic groups.
Walk Day Volunteers are needed to help out on Walk day with multiple needs. Some tasks may include setting up, registering walkers, handing out water, cleaning up, parking, greeting participants, assisting on walk route, managing the t-shirt and flower garden tables, and executing activities.
Please contact our office at 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900 for further information. Volunteer opportunities may require an orientation program specific to volunteer job description.