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Alzheimer’s Insights: Saluting our volunteers

Scott Finley

This week, April 19 – 25, was National Volunteer Week.

The week is set aside to recognize the huge impact of volunteer service throughout the nation, in all the forms it takes, from food banks to firefighters to caregivers and beyond.

The Alzheimer’s Association relies on dedicated volunteers to achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and expand the reach of our programs to all communities. We seek committed, passionate volunteers to educate the public, lead support groups and provide social engagement to those living with early-stage Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association Program Volunteer Community is a dedicated resource for our volunteers to learn, interact with one another across the country, and expand the reach of our programs in their local communities. New users can learn about and apply for volunteer opportunities near them.

Join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by becoming an Alzheimer’s Association volunteer. From planning an event to hosting a support group to providing office support, there are many ways to get involved.

How can you become a volunteer?

Simply visit the site here and let it guide you through the process.

https://volunteer.alz.org/volunteeropportunities/opportunities-list-public149648

Here’s how it works:

  • Review our volunteer opportunities. 
    Each opportunity describes its purpose, responsibilities, qualifications, commitment and benefits to the volunteer.
  • Complete the application and screening process.
    When you find a role that fits your passion, skills and availability, simply apply online. Our staff will contact you to start the matching process.
  • Learn about volunteer training.
    Each position has a unique training pathway designed to help you reach your volunteer goals.
  • Have fun!
    Volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Association is a rewarding experience that builds your skills, gives back to your community and helps people facing Alzheimer’s.

Only you know why you should volunteer, and there are as many reasons why as there are volunteers.

If you have a question about Alzheimer’s disease, you can always call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®.

Scott Finley is Media Relations Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association® in Texas.  He can be reached at scfinley@alz.org