Advocacy Volunteer: Work with Alzheimer’s Association staff to further legislative priorities by contacting lawmakers, signing petitions, attending town halls meetings and volunteering at agency events.
Friendly Connections: Telephone support network making follow-up calls to families and caregivers. Training provided. Commitment of 2 times per month. Calls are made onsite under the supervision of a Care Coordinator.
Garden: Exercise your green thumb in our Memory Gardens at Monroe Community Hospital. Work is seasonal and includes weeding, planting, mulching, raking, and other physical activity.
Health Fairs: Work with staff at local health fairs. Assist in setting up the displays and distributing information.
Host or Hostess: Provide social and emotional support to those affected by dementia at agency events. Assist with set up and clean up. Commitment dependent on activity.
Library Services: Welcome visitors, organize materials, light data entry/typing, photocopying, make telephone calls, loan materials and track items.
Office Support: Assist with clerical tasks such as filing, copying, typing, answering phones, making follow-up phone calls, stocking supplies, assembling packets and mailings, shredding, using the Internet or other computer programs. Computer experience is preferred but not required.
Outreach Ambassador: Distribute information or schedule meetings with groups and civic leaders. Training, direction and support are provided. Volunteer ambassadors are especially needed in our rural and outreach areas.
Photography/Videography: Take photos or shoot video at special events and provide digital files on a CD or flash drive for Chapter use. Use of own camera is preferred. Volunteers work on an as-needed basis. Experience required.
Sharing Special Expertise: Ideal for those who want to share special skills with the Alzheimer’s Association. Open to most areas of expertise, including legal knowledge, financial expertise, human resources, art and musical talents, or others. Work is on an as-needed basis. Background check may be required for some positions.
Speakers’ Bureau: Represent the Alzheimer’s Association at speaking engagements and present information on a variety of Alzheimer’s-related topics. Must bring knowledge of the subject matter (from professional or personal experience), be comfortable with public speaking and be an experienced presenter. Training, support and materials provided. Must stay current on research and related topics. Volunteers work on an as-needed basis.
Special Events: Assist at events such as our annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s with set-up, cleanup, logistics and other support on the day of the event. This opportunity is perfect for families or groups who are looking for as-needed commitments.
Support Group Facilitators: Facilitate a community support group for caregivers, friends, and families of people with dementia. Most groups meet once each month. Training is provided and a background check is required.
Supportive Activity Project Manager: Collaborate with chapter staff in creating, marketing, and managing a supportive activity program. Responsible for implementing the program, monitoring the activity while in progress, and reporting back to chapter staff. Training is provided and a background check is required.
Information updated by agency 3/11/13. (Volunteers Needed updated.)