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Volunteer Orientations are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12 Noon - 1pm at the Charlottesville office.  Please contact Ellen Phipps at or (434) 973-6122, ext. 103 for more information.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Support Group Facilitator

Host an ongoing caregiver support group and/or a time-limited group for persons in the early stages of memory loss. You will be responsible to maintain contacts for monthly statistics, share association material and events, and have your group open to the community area. You will be trained (including information on Alzheimer's and group dynamics) and have continued support through education, newsletters, and teleconferences. Application required to discuss skills and background. Needed in all areas.

Creative Arts Programming Volunteers

Our chapter is developing a creative arts program that will encompass a variety of experiences for people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Volunteers are needed to assist facilitators with programming that may include music, visual arts, performing arts, horticultural therapy, and more.  If interested in learning how you can be a part of this program, please email: Sharon Celsor-Hughes, Creative Arts Director

Administrative Assistant Volunteers

Administrative Assistant Volunteers needed to work up to 2 hours a week with the Events Manager at the Alzheimer’s Association. Limited excel knowledge needed; work independently on site, flexible schedule. For more information contact

Speakers Bureau Volunteers

Volunteers needed to represent our association at speaking engagements and present information on a variety of Alzheimer’s Disease -related topics. Should be comfortable with public speaking. Training, support, and materials provided. Must stay current on research and topics. Volunteers work on an as needed basis and are needed in all chapter coverage areas.
Please email if you need more information or would like to attend an upcoming speakers bureau training session.




Alzheimer’s Junior Committee
Mid-20s to late-30s young professionals who further awareness of AD and the association. Help plan fundraisers, event support, ticket sales, and community visibility. An active and dedicated social and awareness group.

Community Resources
Place phone calls, send faxes, and do Internet searches to keep resource database updated. Make changes and update sheets in database. Work with a staff and/or committee liaison.

Computer: Data Entry
Perform data entry into a number of computer programs including: Results Plus, Volunteer Works, Excel, Helpline Database and Access. Training provided for each program. Available at all offices.

Computer: Typing
General office assistance in typing memos, minutes, letters, or other assorted tasks.  Available at all offices.

Coordinating Special Events
Committee member for an association sponsored event. May help with any of the following: Contacting sponsors, organizing guest lists, picking up donations, arranging logistics, publicizing event, or other duties needed to organize an event. All areas.

“Day-Of” Special Event Support 
Serve at periodic events to help with logistics, set up, tear down, provide support and general assistance anywhere it is needed.  Great for groups or people looking for an “as-needed” commitment. Volunteers needed in all areas at a variety of times per year.

Delivering Items
Pickup and transport donations, event supplies, or other items. Volunteers work on an as-needed basis. All areas.

Graphic Design
Help on as-needed basis to create flyers, pamphlets, invitations, newsletters, or other graphic projects using Word, Photoshop, Illustrator or other specialty software.  Experience required.

Health Fair Representative
Serve on an as-needed basis to staff information tables at local venues to educate people about Alzheimer's disease and association services. Includes set up, tear down, handing out materials, and answering questions.  Training and materials provided. Needed in all geographic areas.

Legislative Support/Advocate
Use script to make phone calls to legislators, write emails and letters about legislation, and participate in the annual Memory Day lobby day in March.  Training and supervision provided. Volunteers can work from home as they are available.

Office Volunteer
Assist with clerical tasks which may include filing, copying, typing, answering phones, follow-up calls, stocking supplies, recycling, assembling packets and mailings, shredding, using the Internet, or others. Training is provided to operate equipment. All locations.

Greet guests, answer phones, and direct callers to appropriate staff through phone procedures. May help run postal machine and prepare outgoing mail. Training and support provided. Available at all offices during business hours.

Experienced photographer to take photographs at special events and provide digital photos on a CD for chapter use. Volunteers work on an as-needed basis.

Sharing Special Expertise
Ideal for people who want to share special skills with the association.  Open to most areas of expertise. Examples include: legal knowledge, financial expertise, human resources, landscaping, art, musical talent (band, piano, etc), or others. Work is on an as-needed basis.

Safety Services Educator
Attend monthly TRIAD meetings in your county. Present PowerPoint to first responders (police, fire, rescue, sheriff, etc..) in your community on topics such as: wandering, abuse/neglect, disaster response and firearm/shoplifting crisis. Training provided.

Speaker’s Bureau
Represent association at speaking engagements and present information on a variety of AD-related topics.  Must bring knowledge of the subject matter (from professional or personal experience), comfortable with public speaking and an experienced presenter. Training, support, and materials provided. Must stay current on research and topics. Volunteers work on an as-needed basis and are needed in all areas.

Support Group Facilitator
Host an approved group at a location, and manage publicity, contacts, follow-up, and referral to chapter services. Report monthly statistics, display association materials, and maintain order of the group. Advanced training required, support and follow-up provided. Needed in all areas.

Educational Program Assistant
Assist in a variety of educational programs set-up; corresponding with speakers and trainers, scheduling dates for presentation; capturing attendee information and entering in data base. Attend local meetings and gain networking opportunities as an Alzheimer’s Association representative.

Helpline Assistant
Prepare basic HelpLine packets; label brochures, assist Care Coordinator in keeping library resources up to date, provide follow up to callers in need of basic information (background in health related field required); enter data.



Please contact:  or  (434) 973-6122, ext. 106.
Revised 03-22-12



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