Get Involved, Make A Difference...Volunteer!
The Alzheimer's Association counts on some 35,000 volunteers nationwide. Please join our dedicated volunteers in helping achieve our vision of creating a world without Alzheimer's disease while optimizing quality of life for people who are affected by the disease. Whether you can spare only a couple of hours or weeks or make a more significant time committment, we hope you will consider joining this very special community.
Volunteers are critical to the Alzheimer's Association's ability to provide needed information and support to the families of those who have Alzheimer's disease.
Please read the application carefully.
Applications may be mailed, faxed, or emailed.
c/o Sherry Warren, Office Operations Specialist
6350 Center Drive, Suite 102
Norfolk, VA 23502
Fax number: 757-461-7902
If you have any questions, please call Sherry Warren at 800.272.3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Most Urgent Volunteer Needs
The Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter has several openings for volunteers with special skills in certain areas. Below are a few of these exciting opportunitites:
Helpline Specialist- Provide phone support to callers by answering questions, listening, and addressing concerns about Alzheimer's disease, community resources, and chapter services. Extensive training is provided and a minimum of 1-year commitment for 4 hours a week is required.
Office Support Specialist-Greet visitors, answer phones and direct callers to appropriate staff. Assists with general office functions. Includes filing, copying, typing, answering phones, follow-up calls, stocking supplies, assembling packets and mailings, shredding, using the Internet, or other tasks. Training is provided (Norfolk or Williamsburg).
Community Resource Speciaist- Place phone calls and do Internet searches to keep Resource Manual updated. Make changes and update database. Work with staff and/or committee liaison.
Support Group Facilitator or Co-Facilitator - Facilitate or co-facilitate a monthly support group. Provide support to attendees by answering questions, listening, and addressing concerns about Alzheimer's disease, community resources, and chapter services. Extensive training is provided and a minimum of 1-year commitment is required.
YAAA! (Young Adults for Alzheimer's Awareness) - Our young professionals group is made up of passionate people 21 to 45+. They meet socially once a month at local places around town and plan the Black Tie Bowling event. They also play in league kickball, visit nursing homes, and help with the Walk to End Alzheimer's.
"Day-of" Special Events Support- Serve at periodic events to help with logistics, set up, tear down, staff support, or general assistance where needed. Great for groups or people looking for an as needed committment.
Special Events Planning Committee- Committee member for association sponsored events. May help with any of the following: Contacting sponsors, organizing guest lists, picking up donations, arranging logistics, publicizing event, or other duties needed to organize and produce an event. Serve on any of our event committees to plan a specific event from beginning to end. Download the Walk to End Alzheimer's Planning Committee Volunteer Application HERE
February- Parrot Head Beach Ball
April- YAAA! Black Tie Bowling & Silent Auction
June - The Longest Day
Sept./Oct.- Walk to End Alzheimer’s (We have 6 different walk locations and dates)
Internships/other - Contact us!
Plan your own Friendraiser!
Friendraisers are third party events organized by friends and supporters that benefit the Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter. These individuals or groups have a personal connection to our cause and are looking to engage others to support their efforts. The awareness and funds raised through these events help the Alzheimer's Association move closer to a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Creative ways to participate in friendraisers are:
Have your company or organization host an after-work event;
Have your company host a casual day - Casual for a Cause;
Partner with a local restaurant during lunch- and/or dinner-time;
Suggest to your club or group to hold a car wash, yard or bake sale;
Organize a softball tournament;
Click here for more ideas. Have your own an idea? Let us know!
We hope you'll consider being a part of leading our community in the fight against Alzheimer's! Together we can make a difference!