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You can make it happen…
a world without
Alzheimer's disease


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. There are many ways to volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit any interest and time commitment.  This menu of opportunities includes our greatest volunteer needs—but if you have a special area of interest or talent to contribute that you don’t see listed below, fill out our volunteer application and contact us to tell us more. 

Administrative office volunteers:
Do you love a fun office environment and thrive on being organized and up for anything?  As a member of the administrative team, you’ll help organize and prepare materials for conferences, special events and aid in the overall workflow of a chapter office.  This encompasses making copies, organizing mailings, data entry and more.  We offer weekday and limited weekend opportunities.

Advocacy volunteers:
If you feel passionate about the Alzheimer’s cause and want the world to know, you will make a great advocacy volunteer!  You don’t have to be experienced in advocacy (we teach you that!) just a desire to become involved in policy.  Advocates help us influence legislators and the Federal and State level by sending emails, writing letters and calling or visiting legislators.  You can respond to action alerts from the comfort of your own home, attend advocacy events, visit legislators in home district offices and assist in the identifying of new advocates.  Learn more about becoming an advocate or sign up to be one now!

Art volunteer: 
Are you an artist-either in practice or at heart? Our volunteer Memories in the Making (MIM) art facilitators lead groups of people with dementia in a weekly water color activity at a care facility.  Our MIM facilitators are given training and required to commit to a year of volunteering on a weekly basis.

Community educators:
Our community educators deliver programs developed by the Alzheimer’s Association using scripted curricula, PowerPoint presentations and other prepared training materials provided by the Association.  All topics are related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as the information that affected individuals and families need.

Outbound Helpline volunteers:
Empathy, patience, kindness and problem-solving skills are hallmark characteristics of our Outbound Helpline volunteers.  If you have a background as a caregiver or a degree in social work, counseling, psychology or gerontology, this is a good fit for you.  These team members provide support, hope and guidance to families facing challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s volunteers:
Do you want to be a part of the largest movement against Alzheimer’s disease in the country?  Volunteer with Walk to End Alzheimer’s as a member of our volunteer committee and you’ll help plan and execute the event, assisting with anything from publicity and team recruitment to logistics and securing sponsorship.  Or, be a part of the team of volunteers that makes the walk happen on the day of the event, from setup to tear down!  Learn more about a Walk to End Alzheimer’s near you.

Provider Ambassadors:
Provider Ambassadors assist with the Provider Outreach initiative by helping establish strong, valued relationships with clinical settings to improve awareness of existing and new programs and services, and increase constituent participation through referrals from clinical settings.

Community Educators and Speaker’s Bureau:
Shrinking violets need not apply!  Our Speaker’s Bureau and community educators represent and promote the Association through presentations and events.  They speak on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association at events such as health fairs and expos. They use their knowledge of the basics of Alzheimer’s disease to help distribute materials and guide event attendees towards appropriate information and resources.

Special event volunteers:

Are you a planner and networking extraordinaire?  Help us plan and execute annual chapter events.  We are looking for committee members to assist with publicity, logistics, sponsorship and more.

Support group volunteers:
If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity that gives you in-person contact with families that are coping with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, facilitating a support group might be a good fit for you.  Our expertly trained support group leaders facilitate or co-facilitate support groups throughout our chapter for family members and caregivers seeking assistance, emotional support and information on all topics related to Alzheimer’s disease.  The required time commitment varies from three to four hours on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis depending upon the specific support group assigned.  Support group leader volunteers are required to make a minimum one-year commitment.

I’M INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING!  HOW DO I GET STARTED?

If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you!  Just fill out a volunteer application and get in touch with the volunteer contact, Lisa Day, at 406.252.3053, x8127

 


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.