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a world without
Alzheimer's disease

 Volunteer Interest Form


Our volunteers are passionate, inspired and want to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or make a more significant time commitment, please consider becoming an Alzheimer's Association volunteer. There are many ways to volunteer…

For more information contact:

Susana Vargas | Associate Director, Programs
E-mail: svargas@alz.org | 
24/7 Helpline 1.800.272.3900 

Ways to Volunteer: 

Education Program Volunteer Presenters:
We're looking for dynamic Education Program Volunteer Presenters to deliver community education programs developed by the Alzheimer's Association, using scripted curricula, Power Point Presentations and other prepared training materials provided by the Association.  All topics are related to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. In order to fulfill the demands of the role, prospective education program presenters are required to have:

  • Effective presentation skills and a strong knowledge of the subject matter to be taught, including familiarization with handout materials.
  • Availability and interest to provide no less than six presentations per year (English/Spanish)
  • Act at all times as a trusted representative of the Alzheimer's Association

Caregiver Support Group Facilitators and Co-Facilitators (Bilingual):
An Alzheimer’s Association support group is an open gathering of people who come together to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared problems of dementia in a safe environment. Facilitators hold support group meetings to provide emotional, social and educational support for family members and caregivers.  Facilitators must have strong listening skills and be effective communicators. Experience with dementia as a family member or health care professional is preferred. Ability to be empathic, create and maintain a safe environment and redirect and facilitate discussions is also required.

Early-Stage Support Group Facilitator and Co-Facilitator (Bilingual):
The purpose of the Early-Stage Support Groups is to facilitate the process by which people with the diagnosis or their care partner/caregiver support each other and adjust to the disease process. The role of the facilitator is to create a supportive setting where group members connect with each other and benefit from the shared wisdom and experience of living with Alzheimer’s disease.  Health Care Professional (e.g., social worker, psychologist, professional counselor) or equivalent experience is required.  Must have experience facilitating support groups and working with people living in the early stages of the disease.

Walk to End Alzheimer's 
Come walk with us! Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We need volunteers who can help plan, promote and work the day of the event. You can also form a walking team of family, friends or co-workers. Read more.

Office Support
Assist in the many administrative tasks needed to keep our office running smoothly, including special projects, mailings, collating and copying.

Speakers Bureau
Make presentations about Alzheimer’s disease to senior centers, community organizations, clubs, congregations and schools. Volunteer training provided by the Alzheimer's Association. 

ACT Members
Play a crucial role in achieving the Alzheimer's Association's federal legislative goals.  Ambassador-led teams, or Alzheimer's Congressional Teams (ACT) work directly with Association staff to implement federal advocacy activities directed toward members of congress.

Special Events
Help us raise money through other seasonal events, such as Forget Me Not Days or Blondes vs. Brunettes!

Health Fairs, Street Fairs, Agency Fairs
“Man” an Alzheimer's Association table at health fairs, agency fairs and street fairs (seasonal). Answer basic questions on Alzheimer’s disease to senior groups, corporate offices, community centers and schools. Volunteer training provided by the Alzheimer's Association. 

Become a Champion
Join the movement to dramatically increase awareness and concern about Alzheimer’s.  We’re calling on 5 million Americans – one for every person living with the disease – to become a Champion and join the Alzheimer cause. When you sign up, you will receive email updates and information on how you can help. Read more.

Volunteer at Work
Read about champions at work.

Alzheimer's Workplace Alliance
Read about AWA. 

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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.