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The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter partners with highly engaged volunteers to help us work toward a world without Alzheimer's. Whether you can spare only a few hours - or make a more significant time commitment - please consider sharing your time and talent. There are many opportunities to serve throughout the year. We can find the right fit for your interests and skills!

The Chapter provides an orientation to educate our volunteers about the Alzheimer's Association mission, vision and what the Chapter is doing in our community. Appropriate training and on-going support are provided to our volunteers.  Below are our current volunteer opportunities:

EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Commitment:
2 events a month, 2-3 hours, including travel; minimum of 12 months
Training: Dementia Care Training (6 hour session), self-led on-line education trainings (5, 1-2 hour sessions)

Community Educator - Deliver community education programs developed by the Alzheimer’s Association, using scripted curricula, Power Point presentations and other prepared training materials. 
Commitment: 4 outreach events a year, 4-6 hours per event hours, including travel
Training: Outreach Volunteer Training (1.5 hours)
Community Outreach Liaison - Cultivate community relationship by attending health fairs and other community events in an agreed upon region of our service area (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Elyria, Geauga, and Lake counties) to share information about Alzheimer’s disease and Association services.
Hispanic Community Outreach Liaison - Cultivate community relationship in the Hispanic community by attending health fairs and other community events in an agreed upon region of our service area (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Elyria, Geauga, and Lake counties) to share information about Alzheimer’s disease and Association services.

SUPPORT SERVICES
Commitment: 1 meeting a month, 2-3 hours, minimum of 12 months
Training: Support Group Facilitator Training, annual re-training

Stay Connected Support Group Facilitator – Provide activities that encourage socialization, provide entertainment, relaxation and fulfillment as well as improve daily living skills for people living with dementia.
Early Stage Support Group Facilitator – Provide emotional, social and educational support for those caring for those with early stage dementia by facilitating conversations among participants about the challenges and success of being a caregiver
General Support Group Facilitator – Provide emotional, social and educational support for those caring for those with later stages of dementia by facilitating conversations among participants about the challenges and success of being a caregiver

SPECIAL EVENTS
Commitment:  Monthly meetings often by phone, 1-2 hours, self-paced time independently completing assigned monthly duties; event cycle is typically 8-10 months leading up to the event.
Training: Provided on the job.

*Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee* – Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held locally in Cleveland, Kirtland & Oberlin in the fall, committee members help recruit and train walk teams as well as plan all aspects of the event including coordinating logistics, securing sponsorship, developing marketing, outreach and advocacy efforts. Separate committees for each location:
*Saturday, September 22, 2018, Tappan Square, Oberlin*
*Sunday, September 30, 2018, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland*
*Saturday, October 13, 2018, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland*
Night of A Thousand Lights – The Cleveland Area Chapter’s annual fundraiser dinner that enables area families to receive free support and exceptional services and fund critically needed research to treat and cure the disease.  Committee members secure auction donations, identify and solicit new and returning table hosts or identify and solicit new and returning corporate sponsors. 
Thursday, May 3, 2018, InterContinental Hotel, Cleveland
The Longest Day Committee – One of the Alzheimer's Association's signature fundraising events. Culminating on the summer solstice each year, this campaign allows individuals to show their love by organizing an event or activity of their choosing to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association. Committee members help retain and recruit teams, coach team captains, and more.
June 21, 2018, TBA

PUBLIC POLICY & ADVOCACY
Commitment: Minimum of 3 contacts a month, 2-3 hours; bi- monthly committee meeting, 1.5 hours
Training: Provided on the job.

Ambassador – Promote the advocacy message by representing the Association at local outreach or fundraising events.  Participate in statewide and national advocacy events such as Memory Day.

DONE-IN-A-DAY
Commitment - no set schedule, based on staff needs, typically 2-3 hours a session
Training - Provided on the job.

Office Assistant - Help with data entry and/or making phone calls at our Beachwood office and other clerical tasks.
Project Assistant - Help with packaging program materials or preparing mailings at our Beachwood office.
Special Events Assistant - Help out at one of our special events assisting with a variety of tasks specific to the needs of the event. Examples include staffing the registration table, sponsor check-in, wayfinding guides, water station servers, etc.
 

For more information contact Marilyn Hahn, Volunteer Engagement Manager
216.342.5596 or mahahn@alz.org.


 

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.