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Millions of Americans are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and you can do something to help by becoming an Alzheimer’s Association volunteer. Our ability to reach and support those affected depends on people like you who are dedicated to the fight against this disease.
By becoming a volunteer, you can use your unique talents to make a meaningful impact in your community while connecting to others who share your passion. We are looking for diverse, mission-driven volunteers to help deliver our programs, assist in our fundraising events and serve as advocates.

As a program volunteer, you can:

  • Increase awareness of Alzheimer’s Association programs and services
  • Deliver education classes
  • Build partnerships with community and faith organizations
  • Organize fun social activities for people living with dementia
  • Facilitate support groups for dementia caregivers
  • Assist with data entry
  • And more!
If you would like to learn more about program volunteer opportunities, contact Courtney Sipes, director of community engagement, at If you are ready to join our team of dedicated volunteers, click here.

As a special events and fundraising volunteer, you can:

  • Help plan, execute and assist at events such as
  • Serve on our event planning committees or event leadership teams
  • Help at external events (which are great for corporate groups!), such as representing the Alzheimer’s Association at the Buffalo Marathon, Corporate Challenge and The National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival
If you would like to serve as a special event or fundraising volunteer, contact Kaitlyn Less, director of development, at or 716.241.0357.

As an advocate, you can:

  • Make your voice heard to drive policymakers to address Alzheimer's and dementia
  • Help to make a difference by sharing your story to improve the lives of everyone affected by Alzheimer's
  • Join other advocates who are making Alzheimer's a national priority by writing, calling, emailing or visiting government officials
  • Share your story on social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook and tag elected officials asking them to help on our issues
  • Check out more information on ways to get involved at
These are just a few examples. Whatever your availability or experience, we want you to make a difference! To request more information about how to become an advocate, contact Lauren Ashburn, associate director of advocacy, New York State, at or 716.241.0354.

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