Join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by becoming an Alzheimer’s Association volunteer. From planning an event to hosting a support group to providing office support, there are many ways to get involved. See below for opportunities that best fit your interests and availability. To learn more, contact the Chapter's volunteer and outreach coordinator, Martha Hutchinson, by calling the office nearest you or by email.
NOTE: Please download and complete our volunteer application in advance of your interview.
Speak out in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Participate in federal and state legislative efforts to support our mission. This may include calling or emailing legislative offices in support of legislation, or visiting state or Congressional offices to advocate on behalf of families living with Alzheimer’s disease. Become an advocate today!
Office and Mailing Volunteers
Provide general office assistance at our Syracuse office, including clerical work, stuffing, mailing or labeling envelopes for bulk mailing, or data entry. Volunteers may operate office equipment when appropriate.
Physician Outreach Specialist
Conduct visits to physicians’ offices to bridge the connection between the Chapter and healthcare professionals. Deliver in-person overviews of Chapter programs and services, and provide printed materials to assist healthcare providers in referring patients to the Alzheimer’s Association and other community resources.
Educate members of the community about Alzheimer’s disease. Present to community groups, civic organizations and corporations to grow awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, as well as the programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. Staff Alzheimer’s Association booths at local health fairs. Assemble and disassemble a small display, distribute informational materials and answer basic questions about Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association. Training provided.
Support Group Facilitator
Facilitate monthly support group meetings in a safe, supportive environment. Groups are confidential and non-judgmental. Facilitators encourage members to discuss caregiving issues and concerns and share coping techniques, and provide education to the group. Training provided.
The Longest Day Committee
Play a vital role in the success of our signature event that takes place each June. Opportunities include team recruitment, participant cultivation, and event promotion. This is a great opportunity for bowling teams, bridge leagues, running groups and recreational groups.
Numerous opportunities exist with the planning and execution of this annual event. Advance planning committees and awareness-building opportunities exist, as do a number of on-site roles, including registration, incentives, water stops, walk guides and more.
If your club, civic organization, team or other group is looking to give back to the community, think about the Alzheimer’s Association. We have roles for groups of all sizes. Not only can you build camaraderie and collegiality among your group, but you can feel good about making Central New York a better place to live. Contact us to learn more.