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.
Learn more about non-profit management with a hands-on internship with the Alzheimer's Association. Each position is unpaid but offers a valuable learning experience for any college student looking to work in the non-profit sector when he/she graduates.
The Alzheimer's Association offers internships during the Fall (September - December), Winter/Spring (January - May), and Summer (May - August) semesters.
Click each available internship for a detailed description:
Public Relations Internship
Special Events: Walk To End Alzheimer's Internship
Research Education Project Management Internship
Special Events: RIDE and RUN to End Alzheimer's Internship
Early Stage Social Engagement Internship
Volunteer at RIDE
Join us at the 23rd annual RIDE To End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, June 22nd in Rye, NH! Over 500 cyclists will be riding to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. Come on out to support them as a volunteer!
Opportunities to assist include: Registration, Food/Beverages, Pit Stop Support, Medical Support and more! Various shifts/locations are available.
To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, email volunteersMANH@alz.org.
Seeking Phone Force Members
Join our volunteer Phone Force on Thursday evenings, 5:30-7pm, and help promote the Walk To End Alzheimer’s! Assist us on one Thursday, or several, as we call current and past Walk participants to share important event info. The Phone Force will be making calls from May through September. This is a great group volunteer opportunity! Daytime calling options are available, too!
To learn more about the Phone Force, email: VolunteersMANH@alz.org
Support The Walk To End Alzheimer’s
Our largest annual fundraising and public awareness event, Walk is held in 9 locations in MA & 3 in NH. We need lots of support to help them run smoothly! Volunteer opportunities include: Set Up, Walker Check In, Route Monitor, Water Station, Thank You Brigade, Break Down and more!
Walks are held in Adams, Andover, Cambridge, Fall River, Foxboro, Holyoke, Hyannis, Plymouth and Worcester MA and in Keene, Manchester and Portsmouth NH. Walks take place on the weekends of 9/14 – 9/15 and 9/21 – 9/22. This is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity! For more information, email: VolunteersMANH@alz.org.
Support Group Facilitator Volunteers
Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups are regularly scheduled in-person or virtual gatherings of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, family, and friends. All Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitators attend a full-day training program that focuses on group dynamics, management, and facilitator roles and responsibilities. Please review the following requirements of an Alzheimer’s Association Affiliated Support Group to determine if the role suits you.
- Ability to commit to at least one year of service to the group
- Have at least one year of experience in dementia care (personal or professional)
- Not be currently caregiving in a personal capacity
- Participate in monthly attendance collection and submission
- Complete annual Support Group renewal paperwork
- Be willing to undergo a criminal background check
If you meet these requirements and are interested in becoming an Alzheimer’s Association Affiliated Support Group Facilitator, please click here to complete the application. You will be contacted within three business days to schedule a call to review your application.
To learn more about this important volunteer role, email: volunteersMANH@alz.org.
Family Support Volunteers
Help spread awareness about Alzheimer’s disease in your community by becoming a Family Support Volunteer!
In conjunction with Dementia Friendly Massachusetts, the Alzheimer’s Association is training volunteers throughout the state to provide outreach and delivery of caregiver education, facilitate social engagement events, and provide peer support programs for people living with dementia and their caregivers.
The anticipated time commitment for this volunteer role is 16 hours per month. Extensive training and ongoing support is provided to Family Support Volunteers.
To apply for this important volunteer role, or to learn more, complete a Volunteer Interest Form and a staff member will contact you.
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: VolunteersMANH@alz.org
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: VolunteersMANH@alz.org
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: VolunteersMANH@alz.org
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, or to sign up, call 617-868-6718 or email volunteersMANH@alz.org.
Walk To End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee
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, participant recruitment, logistics, marketing and more!
If you would like to combine your passion for our cause, with an interest in Development/Special Events, email VolunteersMANH@alz.org or 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: VolunteersMANH@alz.org
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: VolunteersMANH@alz.org.
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.