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How volunteers help the mission

You can make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's and related dementias just by giving a few hours of time. Some 35,000 volunteers nationwide work with us to achieve our vision of creating a world without Alzheimer's disease while optimizing quality of life for people who are affected by Alzheimer's disease. Whether you can spare only a couple of hours a week or make a more significant time commitment, we hope you will consider joining this very special community.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Walk to End Alzheimer's® and/or The Longest Day®, please contact Sarah Granby at sgranby@alz.org or 619.329.1307

For other volunteer opportunities please send your volunteer application and any inquiries to Carla Ruiz-Velasco at cruiz@alz.org or 619.329.1294

Check out some of our Volunteer opportunities below.

Fill out a volunteer application today!

Ways to volunteer


Chapter Office Coordination:

Administrative Office Volunteers 
As a member of the administrative team, you’ll help input data, update resources, organize and prepare materials for conferences, special events and aid in the overall workflow of the San Diego/Imperial Chapter. This encompasses making copies, organizing mailings, data entry and more. We offer weekday opportunities with a minimum commitment of 2 hours per week.

Programs:


Administrative Programs Volunteer 
You’ll help input data, update resources and referrals, flyers, organize brochure mailings, organize and prepare materials for educational programs, and aid in the overall Programs department.

Information Table Host Volunteers/Health Fair Volunteer
Promote Alzheimer’s awareness and education at health fairs, conferences and community events. Exhibit and distribute informational material and answer basic questions about chapter services.

Community Educator/Education Program Presenter
The Education Program Volunteer Presenter is to deliver community education programs developed by the Alzheimer’s Association, using scripted curricula, PowerPoint presentations and other prepared training materials provided by the Association. All topics are related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as the information that affected individuals and families need.

Advocacy and Public Policy:


Advocate
Advocates cultivate deep, one-on-one relationships with their members of Congress and other local elected officials. Whether it be dropping by District Offices to discuss Alzheimer’s support and care, having coffee with key policy makers, or simply picking up the phone or writing letters to garner awareness and support - Advocacy Volunteers play a key role in fighting for those living with Alzheimer’s. No experience needed, just passionate volunteers ready to make a difference! Association Public Policy staff stands ready to train and support our Advocates.

Development:


Walk to End Alzheimer's® Volunteers
Do you want to be part of the largest movement against Alzheimer’s disease in the country? Volunteer with Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Please find more specific roles below:
Walk Planning Committee: Are you a party planner? Do you have lots of ideas and connections throughout the community? We're looking for planning committee members who want to help with the planning and logistics for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Set up/Tear down Volunteers: You'll help put the walk together and take it down.
Registration:  Help walkers as they arrive by verifying registration,  and directing participants to the start area.
Route Volunteer: Keep our walkers hydrated by working the water station or be part of the cheer committee. You'll be staged at different points in the walk to cheer on the walkers.
Booth Activity Coordinator: We have several Alzheimer's supported booths that need volunteers to help organize the participants, keep the booth area clean, answer questions and serve as all around general support.
Entertainment Volunteer: Do you want to showcase your talent?  Can you spin a record? Do you have mad photography skills? We're looking for Cheer Squads, Dance Squads, photographers and a DJ for our Walk events.


The Longest Day®  Committee
Email Sarah Granby at sgranby@alz.org for more information on being a volunteer for this signature event.

Communications:

Speaker’s Bureau Volunteer
Our Speakers Bureau volunteers represent and promote the Alzheimer’s Association through presentations and at events. Presentations can range from as little as three minutes to full two-hour trainings. Speakers Bureau volunteers may also distribute information and brochures at health fairs and employee giving drives. These volunteers need access to reliable transportation and should be willing and able to travel in local areas.

Community Outreach Volunteer
A volunteer with a communications background or simply an interest in learning will garner lots of great experience and will help make a significant difference increasing awareness of Alzheimer's and the services and events of the Alzheimer's Association. This includes activities such as using traditional media, social media and community resources to promote upcoming events, posting short summaries and photos of programs and special events afterward, writing short stories for our electronic newsletter and website, keeping the media list up-to-date and researching media opportunities for stories about Alzheimer's. Additionally, this is a great experience for a volunteer who is computer savvy and who has the ability to write professionally, has excellent attention to detail in writing and reviewing copy, college-level reading comprehension, and people skills.


 



 

 


 


 

 

 

 


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.