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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. Training is provided. There are many ways to support the Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter. We want to know about your special skills!! In addition to the list below, we are looking for people with experience in photography/videography, graphic design, yoga instruction and expertise in fun activities that can be offered to support groups. Share your expertise with us!!

Get started by visiting our new volunteer community.  If you have any questions, please contact our Helpline Manager, Maribeth Madigan at mamadigan@alz.org

Volunteer Interest: 

If you are interested in volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter, please completely read through our list of Volunteer Opportunities below.
If you have any questions, please contact Maribeth Madigan at 631.629.6950 ext. 8269 or mamadigan@alz.org.

Ways to Volunteer

Become an Alzheimer’s Advocate 
Advocates play an essential role in the Association's legislative efforts by taking political action in support of our cause. Advocates are engaged in a variety of public policy activities, such as emailing, calling or writing legislators, attending conferences and events, visiting legislators in home district offices, and helping to identify new advocates. Help us build relationships with decision-makers and their staff and hold them accountable to their commitments to fighting Alzheimer's and increasing funding for research. All you need is the desire to have your voice heard by your elected officials on behalf of individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Community Educator/Speaker's Bureau
Community Educators deliver a variety of Association-developed presentations to raise awareness about the disease, facilitate diagnosis and encourage healthy living. Through these presentations, community educators discuss Alzheimer's disease and share information about local services. Training on the Association's core education programs is required and will be provided to you. Must be an effective communicator with good public speaking skills and be interested in educating the public. Bilingual speakers needed.

Community/Health Fair Representative 
Assist the Alzheimer's Association by attending health fairs and community events to raise awareness about the disease. Support is needed in settting up displays, distributing information and conversing with the public about dementia and the services we provide. Volunteers will receive training on the basics of the disease, the Alzheimer's Association and our mission. 

Community Outreach
One barrier to seeking services is not knowing that they are offered. We need assistance with reaching the communities that we care about. Outreach includes handing out flyers in retail esablishments, community centers and churches for programs offered in local areas.

Administrative Support
Assist with clerical tasks such as preparing materials, mass mailings, making follow up phone calls and other office activities.

Special Events
Volunteers are needed to participate in activities such as planning committees, thank you calls, event day support and team recruitment for annual events such as Walk to End Alzheimer's, The Longest Day and A Night to Remember Gala.

Support Group Facilitator
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. Assist with guiding participation in caregiver support groups or early-stage support for people with the diagnosis and/or their caregiver. 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 facilitators must be a masters-level mental health professional (e.g., social worker, psychologist, professional counselor) or equivalent experience.

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