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The San Diego Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has nearly 300 volunteers who participate in the work of the Chapter in a variety of ways. Whether you can spare only a little bit of time or make a more significant time commitment we hope that you will join us in our very special community.

There are many ways to volunteer! Apply Here>>

Chapter Administration

Assist in administrative tasks needed to keep our chapter running smoothly, including: special projects, mailings, data entry and more. If you have 2-3 hours open during business hours (8:30AM - 5:00PM, Monday - Friday) and would like to use them to give back, we would love to talk to you!

Respite Companion Volunteer

Companion Volunteers provide in-home breaks to caregivers in the form of social visits with their loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. Volunteers do not help with any physical or personal care.
Volunteers spend time with individuals who have dementia to provide:

  • Companionship – encouraging reminiscing about the past or enjoying a movie together
  • Socialization – engaging in activities such as games, listening to music or gardening.
  • Supervision – ensuring their safety while their caregiver is absent.

Time requirement: Minimum 6-month commitment; approximately 2-4 hours per week.

Qualifications: Must have excellent people skills, such as being caring and patient. Experience working with persons with dementia a plus, but not required. Training is provided.

For more information about becoming a Companion Volunteer: 858.492.4400

Special Events

Throughout the year we hold several fundraising events to raise critical funds and awareness. Volunteers are a crucial part of the success of these events and will assist with event set-up, greeting and registering guests, and other event logistics.  Events are usually held in the evening or on weekends. If you want to volunteer, but don't have the time to volunteer in our office on a regular business, becoming a special events volunteer would be a great fit for you.

Support Group Facilitator

Become a support group leader and help provide much needed emotional support, coping skills, education and resources to caregivers.

The Alzheimer’s Association San Diego / Imperial Chapter is looking for facilitators and co-facilitators for our Caregiver Support Group Meetings.  These support groups are located throughout our County.  If you have professional or personal knowledge about Alzheimer’s Disease or if you have been a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you may be qualified to help others by facilitating or co-facilitating a Caregiver Support Group.

Help us to create a community of strength and support for caregivers who are coping with the stressors that accompany living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. If you’re interested in learning more about how to become a support group leader and ​our training process, please contact Nicole Reich at 858-966-3293 or

Walk to End Alzheimer's ®

Walk to End Alzheimer's ® is our largest fundraising event of the year and we rely on our dedicated and passionate volunteers to make it a success! If you are interested in volunteering at one or both of our Walks this October, please view the job descriptions and sign up for the job you feel you would be best at.
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For more information about volunteer opportunities please contact Adrianna Lewis: 858.966.3296 or



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.