Join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by becoming an Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia 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.
VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND
To learn more or find out when our next volunteer orientation session is schedule, contact Rachel Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER PEP RALLY
Thursday, April 29 | 5-6 p.m.
This is going to be a true pep rally - although VIRTUAL - complete with marching band music, spirit chants, and a visit from our very own surprise mascot. We will crown a Mission Queen/King for most spirIted mission attire/costume, so don’t forget to come decked in your Alz gear! Details HERE. Register by clicking HERE.
Ways to get involved
Deliver community education programs using prepared training materials on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and memory loss as well as information for individuals and families impacted by the disease.
Caregiver support group facilitator
Help facilitate support groups that provide emotional, educational and social support to those caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
Early-stage support group facilitator
Help facilitate support groups that offer dementia-related education, emotional support, and connections with resources so that group members may live their best life for as long as possible.
Physician outreach volunteer
Help establish relationships with clinical health providers by sharing information about our programs and services.
Speakers’ bureau volunteer
Provide presentations about Alzheimer’s, other dementias and memory loss as well as the Alzheimer's Association to audiences including senior centers, health fair attendees, community organizations, clubs, congregations and schools.
Special events volunteer
Assist with the planning and execution of fundraisers such as Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and The Village at Gordon House 21st anniversary Bill Howard Golf Tournament. Committee member tasks include recruiting team members, raising revenue, increasing awareness and implementing event activities.
Help improve the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by carrying our message to elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. Communicate with elected officials via petitions, phone calls and other calls-to-action, participate in area events, and share your story.
Find clinical trials through Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch®. This free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service generates customized lists of studies based on user-provided information. You can easily see what studies you may qualify for.
Assist in the many administrative tasks needed to keep our office running smoothly, including special projects, mailings, collating and copying.