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Following are just a few ways you can get involved with 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. 

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
Engage with public officials and policymakers at the federal, state and local levels to encourage their support for critical Alzheimer's legislation and policy changes.

Community Educator
Community Educators are volunteer public speakers who help the Alzheimer's Association raise awareness, provide education and expand the reach of educational offerings in the community. These volunteers deliver presentations using prepared training materials on topics related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 

Community Representative
Community Representatives raise awareness of the Alzheimer's Association programs, provide basic disease information, and link consumers to Alzheimer's Association services by serving as liaisons between the Alzheimer's Association and local groups such as neighborhoods, rural counties, businesses and civic organizations or faith communities.

Early Stage Social Engagement Leader
Early Stage Social Engagement Leaders plan, implement and assure positive experience during social engagement events/activities (often called Memory Cafes) for people living with memory loss and their care partners.  

Support Group Facilitator

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. 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.

Special Events
Help with day-of-event tasks and/or serve on committees that assist with planning logistics, securing sponsorship, making calls, and working on recruitment. 

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.

Other interests and skills
Do you speak another language or have technical abilities that might be beneficial to the cause? Let us know on your volunteer form.  

Questions? Contact Ben Donnelly, Volunteer Manager, at bedonnelly@alz.org or 703.766.9007. We look forward to working with you and making your volunteer experience rewarding!