Alzheimer’s Association - Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter

309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, Ma 02452, Usa
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Our missionTo 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.
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Alzheimer’s Association – Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter

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Walk Planning Committee

We are currently recruiting energetic and outgoing volunteers to join our Walk Planning Committees! Each of our 12 Walk To End Alzheimer's events has a Planning Committee that meets monthly, year-round to work on areas such as community outreach, corporate engagement, logistics and more!
  • Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Family Support Volunteers

In conjunction with Dementia Friendly Massachusetts, the Alzheimer’s Association is training volunteers to provide outreach and delivery of caregiver education, facilitate social engagement events, and provide peer support programs for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The anticipated time commitment for this volunteer role is 16 hours per month. (Extensive training and ongoing support is provided)
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Congressional Ambassadors

You'll serve as the lead contact between the Association and a member of Congress. Responsibilities include holding at least five meetings annually in your respective congressional office in MA or NH. One of these visits includes participation in the National Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC each spring.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Young ProfessionALZ

Young ProfessionALZ is a group designed for individuals ages 21 – 40 to join together and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease through volunteering, advocacy and fundraising. We are seeking new members!
  • Monthly
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Volunteer Interpreters for Alzheimer’s Educational Programs

The Alzheimer’s Association is looking for volunteers who can either translate presentations for staff or be trained to give presentations themselves. Presentations cover basic information about Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the programs and services that the Alzheimer’s Association provides.
  • Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays

Support Group Facilitator Volunteers

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups are regularly scheduled in-person or virtual gatherings of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, family, and friends. All Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitators attend a full-day training program that focuses on group dynamics, management, and facilitator roles and responsibilities.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Congressional Team Members

You'll work with the Ambassador to help the Association achieve federal legislative goals. Activities may include submitting letters to the editor and promoting Association initiatives to congress members via social media outlets. Team members will also attend meetings in the district offices of their respective congress member and build relationships with the staff.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Data Entry Enthusiasts

Support our Programs & Family Services Department by helping to track important information about our education programs and attendees. As a volunteer, you'll conduct data entry in our Waltham, MA office on an ongoing basis. (ideally during business hours)
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Saturday Morning Volunteers

The Alzheimer’s Association has a team of over 30 runners participating in the 2019 Boston Marathon and raising funds for the organization. They need your support to meet them out on the route to provide water, Gatorade and encouragement!
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekends

Administrative Support

As a volunteer, you'll help us with administrative projects such as assembling large mailings, helping to organize special event supplies, putting together information packets, etc. These volunteer opportunities typically take place in our Waltham office during business hours.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Skill Based Volunteer

There are many other volunteer opportunities with the Alzheimer's Association. If you have a specific skill like computers, graphic design or are bi-lingual, we will work to accommodate your skill set with a specific volunteer position within the organization.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays

Caregiver Speakers Bureau

You'll be asked to speak at engagements including, but not limited to sponsor meetings, special events, and conferences. At these events, the volunteer will share their personal experience with being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpAt the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, volunteers help move our mission forward every day. Throughout the year we are supported by approximately 2000 volunteers across all departments and offices.
About usThe Alzheimer's Association opened its doors in 1980 as one of the founding Chapters of our national association. We are proud to be a strong statewide affiliate of the national Alzheimer's Association, the largest non profit organization dedicated to supporting families and professionals and working to find effective treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Association is the largest private investor in innovative research related to Alzheimer's and related disorders.
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