The programs and services available at the Alzheimer's Alliance would not be possible without our outstanding volunteers! By volunteering at the Alliance, you are investing in the families, friends, and neighbors right here in our community touched by Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities available, and each role comes with full training and support from the Alliance staff. If you have a talent, interest, or passion for a certain project, we will find a place for you! Current volunteer projects include:
The Alliance staff is busy throughout the week with the necessary office work that keeps a nonprofit open and serving the community! Volunteers are always needed to help in the office with answering phones, filing, greeting clients, data entry, mailing, and supporting the staff with other administrative tasks.
Since more than 70% of people with dementia will wander, the Alliance partners with local law enforcement to deliver Project Lifesaver, a transmitter bracelet to help first responders locate a person with Alzheimer’s disease when they are reported missing. Volunteers can help to check equipment, change transmitter batteries monthly, prepare for trainings, follow up with clients, and ensure records are up-to-date.
Day Club Friend
Our Wonderful Wednesdays Day Club program is popular with both clients, who enjoy the company and activities with other participants and friends, as well as their caregivers, who get a much-needed break during the week. Volunteers in Day Club become a "friend" to participants and assist them with program activities and crafts. Ideally, this is a weekly or bi-weekly commitment.
The Alliance is active throughout the community to educate people about the programs and services we provide. Event volunteers may work with the Alliance staff before or during the event. Community events include health fairs, expos, professional development outreach, and other agency initiatives throughout the year. Annual events hosted by the Alliance include the Caregiver Conference (April), Mah Jongg for Memory (July), Butterfly Hope Luncheon (September), and National Memory Screening Month (November).
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