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The Alzheimer’s Association depends on 35,000 volunteers nationwide to help achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease while enhancing the quality of life for people affected by the disease and other dementias.

Please join us! Whether you can spend a few hours a week or make a more considerable commitment of your time, we hope you’ll consider joining our community of volunteers.


How do I sign up to volunteer or find out more?
Please submit the Volunteer Interest Form.
Listed below are the various ways you can get involved with the National Capital Area Chapter.


Administrative Support—Office support volunteers give their time helping with research, data entry, making calls, answering emails, bulk and regular mailings, preparing program and event packets, and other office needs as they arise. The positions can be weekly, monthly, and occasional.

Advocacy—Assist our Advocacy Manager with outreach and public policy goals with local, state and national officials.

Community Outreach—After your training, volunteers represent the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter by providing general and physician outreach, delivering basic education programs to their community, and representing the Chapter at health fairs and other events.

Special Events—Volunteers participate in a variety of ways with special events including helping  out on day-of-event tasks and being on the committees that assist with planning logistics, securing sponsorship, preparing packets, making calls, and working on recruitment.

Support Group Facilitator—These volunteers facilitate or co-facilitate regularly scheduled in-person and virtual meetings with caregivers, family members, and friends that interact with issues relating to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The groups are primarily designed to be a support meeting but often have social and educational elements. Volunteers are trained by Chapter staff before facilitating a support group.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s—Volunteer with the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care, and support. Volunteers assist on committees that implement the planning and coordination of our seven Walk to End Alzheimer’s events. Volunteers are also needed on day-of-event to support staff with miscellaneous tasks.


To become a volunteer at the National Capital Area Chapter, please submit the Volunteer Interest Form, so we can align your interests and availability with the best possible volunteer position for you. We also want to know if you have any specific skills such as speaking another language or technical abilities that might be beneficial to the cause.  If you have any questions, please contact Ben Donnelly, Volunteer Coordinator at or 703-766-9007.

We look forward to working with you and making your volunteer experience rewarding!

Ben Donnelly, MA | Volunteer Manager
Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter
8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102 | | Direct: 703-766-9007


Alzheimer's Association

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