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At the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, volunteers help move our mission forward every day. Throughout the year we are supported by approximately 2000 volunteers across all departments and offices.
The volunteers who support our chapter arrive at the organization in various ways. However, they all have one thing in common – the desire to get behind our cause and make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer’s.

Some volunteers provide support occasionally at our special events; some volunteer one or two hours per week; and some lend their time and talents on a more regular basis. Alzheimer’s Association volunteers benefit from their service in many ways including: learning new skills, resume building, networking, contributing to our cause and meeting new people.

Volunteer opportunities are available at each of the five office locations in Waltham, Springfield, Worcester, and Raynham, MA and in Bedford, NH. 

Review our list of volunteer roles below to decide in what area you can make a difference and complete our Volunteer Interest Form.

College Internships = Real World Experience

The Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter offers internships each semester in a variety of academic disciplines. These internships allow students to gain hands-on experience in the non-profit sector while enhancing their project management, problem solving and networking skills. Our internships are unpaid but provide valuable learning experience for students. Click on the the internship titles below for a detailed description:


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer To Help Advance Research

TrialMatch is an online clinical studies matching service that connects people with Alzheimer’s, as well as healthy volunteers, to local research studies in which they may be eligible to participate.  The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking volunteers to help us spread the word about TrialMatch at our 12 Walk To End Alzheimer’s events in September.

There are three levels of TrialMatch volunteers:

To learn more about these important volunteer opportunities, email


Become an Alzheimer’s Advocate – Make Your Voice Heard!

Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health issues in America. Our advocacy volunteers work tirelessly to make Alzheimer’s a priority for elected officials on both the state and federal level.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help spread the word about our advocacy efforts during our 12 upcoming Walk To End Alzheimer’s events in September. There are two levels of advocacy volunteers at each Walk:

For more information about these roles, email:

Event Day Volunteers – Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!

The Walk To End Alzheimer’s is held in 13 locations in September. This is our signature event and volunteers are the key to its success!

Join our Walk Volunteer Team! Opportunities include: Set Up, Walker Registration, Water Stations, Route Monitor, Photography, Finish Line, Clean Up and more!

Walk volunteers are needed in the following locations: Andover, MA, Cambridge, MA, Chesire, MA, Foxborough, MA, Holyoke, MA, Hyannis, MA, New Bedford, MA, Plymouth, MA, Worcester, MA, Keene, NH, Manchester, NH, Portsmouth, NH and White River Junction, VT.

To register as a volunteer, visit:, or call 617-868-6718

Support Group Facilitator Volunteers

Do you have personal experience caring for a person with dementia? Do you enjoy facilitating group discussions? We are seeking Support Group Facilitators and Co-Facilitators in various Massachusetts and New Hampshire locations.

Support Group Facilitators attend a full day training program and should have the ability to commit to at least one year of service to the group. The ability to speak more than one language is a plus.  Facilitators receive ongoing education and regular meetings with Association staff.

To learn more about this important volunteer role, email:

Dementia Ambassador Volunteers

Help spread awareness about Alzheimer’s disease in your community by becoming a Dementia Ambassador!

In conjunction with Dementia Friendly Massachusetts, the Alzheimer’s Association is training volunteers throughout the state to conduct community outreach, present educational programs, coordinate local Alz Meet Ups events, and provide resources to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in their region.

Alz Meet Ups are social engagement programs for people living with mild Alzheimer's disease or a memory disorder. These programs include trips to museums, nature hikes, lectures and fitness activities.

The anticipated time commitment for this volunteer role is 8 hours per month. Extensive training, and ongoing support, is provided to Dementia Ambassadors.

To apply for this important volunteer role, or to learn more, complete a Volunteer Interest Form and a staff member will contact you.

Young ProfessionALZ

Formerly known as ALZTogether, our young professionals group has changed its name to Young ProfessionALZ! This group is designed for individuals ages 21 – 40 to join together and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease through volunteering, advocacy and fundraising. We are seeking new members!

Young ProfessionALZ holds monthly social gatherings in the Greater Boston area to plan and promote events including, Comedy for a Cause (March), RivALZ, flag football game (June) and the Greater Boston Walk To End Alzheimer’s (September).

For more information email:

Are you passionate about advocacy and public policy?

We are seeking volunteer support for our Alzheimer's Congressional Team in MA & NH on two levels:

Congressional Ambassadors – These are high level volunteers who serve as the lead contact between the Association and a member of Congress. Responsibilities include holding at least five meetings annually in your respective congressional office in MA or NH. One of these visits includes participation in the National Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC each spring.

Additionally, Ambassadors will participate in monthly conference calls and complete reports on all interactions with the congressional office into our database. They will also serve as the leader for the local Congressional Team.

Congressional Team Members – This team of volunteers will work with the Ambassador to help the Association achieve federal legislative goals. Activities may include submitting letters to the editor and promoting Association initiatives to congress members via social media outlets. Team members will also attend meetings in the district offices of their respective congress member and build relationships with the staff.

To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please email:

Volunteer Interpreters Wanted for Alzheimer’s Educational Programs

Are you bilingual in Portuguese/English or Haitian Creole/English? Would you like to educate residents of diverse communities about Alzheimer’s disease?

The Alzheimer’s Association is looking for volunteers who can either translate presentations for staff or be trained to give presentations themselves. Presentations cover basic information about Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the programs and services that the Alzheimer’s Association provides.

This ongoing volunteer role would take place on weekdays, during business hours, in both the Greater Boston and South Shore areas. Extensive training will be provided. Time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours per month.

To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please email:


Chatty Volunteers Wanted (for phone outreach)!

If you love to talk with people, this is your dream volunteer opportunity!

The Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter is seeking volunteers to call past participants of our  Walk To End Alzheimer’s events and invite them back to participate again this year. They will also share details about upcoming Walk-related events.

Volunteers can make calls in our Waltham office, during business hours, Monday through Friday, or in the evenings from 6-8pm. Training is provided and scheduling is flexible. You can make calls on one day or several. Grab a friend and join us!

To sign up to help, or for more information, email


Seeking Data Entry Enthusiasts

Support our Programs & Family Services Department by helping to track important information about our education programs and attendees. We are seeking volunteers who can conduct data entry in our Waltham, MA office on an ongoing basis. The ideal candidates can volunteer one day per week, for about 2 hours, during business hours.

Extensive training is provided. For further information about this volunteer role, email


Looking To Step Up Your Commitment To The Walk?
If you have participated in one of our Walk To End Alzheimer’s events and thought,  “I’d like to get more involved” – now is your chance!

We are currently recruiting energetic and outgoing volunteers to join our Walk Planning Committees! Each of our 12 Walk To End Alzheimer's events has a Planning Committee that meets monthly, year-round to work on areas such as community outreach, corporate engagement, logistics and more!

If you would like to combine your passion for our cause, with an interest in Development/Special Events, email for more information.


Share Your Caregiving Story

We are seeking volunteers for our newly created Caregiver Speakers Bureau. Members of the Caregiver Speakers Bureau will be asked to speak at engagements including, but not limited to sponsor meetings, special events and conferences. At these events, the volunteer will share their personal experience with being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Volunteers will work with Association staff to give approximately five presentations throughout the year. The locations of the presentations will vary and may include nights and weekends. Training will be provided.
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email:

Administrative Support

We occasionally need volunteers to help us out with administrative projects such as assembling large mailings, helping to organize special event supplies, putting together information packets, etc.    These volunteer opportunities typically take place in our Waltham office during business hours. For more information, email:



There are many other volunteer opportunities with the Alzheimer's Association. If you have a specific skill like computers, graphic design or are bi-lingual, we will work to accommodate your skill set with a specific volunteer position within the organization.

The work of volunteers is truly appreciated by the Alzheimer's Association, and we offer a wide variety of positions to meet your specific talents and needs. If you'd like to volunteer Please submit the Volunteer Interest Form.



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