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Get involved . . . Make a difference . . . Volunteer!

The Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter relies on dedicated volunteers to help us in our efforts to achieve a world without Alzheimer's.  Whether you can spare only a few hours - or make a more significant time commitment - we hope you will consider sharing your time and talent.  There are many opportunities to serve throughout the year.  We can find the right fit for your interests and skills!

The Chapter provides an orientation to educate our volunteers about the Alzheimer's Association mission, vision and what the Chapter is doing in our community.  Appropriate training and on-going support will be provided.

Complete online application HERE!

Speakers Bureau:   You’ll deliver educational presentations to community organizations like the Rotary Club, Lions Club, care facilities, businesses and other places of worship.

• Ability to communicate effectively
• Compassionate, friendly and courteous
• Experience with public speaking or and the ability to speak comfortably in front of a group
• Dependable and prompt
• Commit to present at 3 events per year (2-4 hrs in length)

Support Group Facilitator:  You’ll be able to help families directly affected by Alzheimer’s disease by leading a support group and providing much needed emotional support. Group leadership training skills and education about Alzheimer's and dementia will be provided; all you need is the desire to help.

• Compassionate and caring
• Active listening skills
• Empathy for individuals and families struggling with the disease
• 2 hrs per month minimum
• Training provided

Health Fair Volunteer:    Attend local health fairs, social events, sporting events, charity campaigns and other public venues to provide information about Alzheimer’s disease, our programs and services, and ways to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s. This is a great way to learn about Alzheimer's and serve your community. Training and materials provided. Locations and times vary. Some events are held out of doors.

• Friendly and courteous
• Dependable and prompt
• Enjoy meeting new people and link them to services and programs of the Association
• Approximately 4-5 hrs per health fair

Helpline: You’ll help individuals and families calling our 24 hour Helpline seeking help and support for the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Training is provided and staff is always available for consult.  Daytime shifts are available as well as Wednesday evening shifts.

• Compassionate with good listening skills
• Available to commit 2-4 hrs per week
• No previous experience required; training provided

Office Support:  You’ll share your time and talent by working at the office performing a variety of administrative/clerical tasks.  Projects may include: general clerical, data entry, editing, filing, mailings, packet preparation, and telephone work.

• Interest  working in an office setting
• Dependability and flexibility
• 2-4 hrs per week
• Microsoft Office  or other computer knowledge a plus

Receptionist:  You will be the “Director of First Impressions” by  answering the phone, assisting callers and greeting visitors as they enter our Chapter office. 

• Ability to communicate effectively
• Friendly and courteous
• Dependable and prompt
• Minimum 3 hr shift

Memory Resource Center: Serve as a guest coordinator at the Memory Resource Center (MRC), a center where people with dementia and care partners come to engage in activities in a fun, therapeutic, and social environment. As the guest coordinator you will help the MRC run smoothly, as well as have the opportunity to interact in a specific and meaningful way with people with dementia and their care partners.

• Organizational and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of how to communicate with persons with memory impairment
• Ability to follow specific instructions
• Minimum of 4 hours per month commitment

Special Event Support:  You’ll be part of the excitement at various education, programming and fundraising events as a greeter, in registration, or organizing logistics.  There are many ways to get involved, from working on a planning committee to day-of-event helpers.

Advocacy:   Become an Advocate and assist with influencing legislators at the federal and state levels by sending e-mails, writing letters, visiting legislators in home district offices, attending our Public Policy Forums and Capital Day events and identifying new advocates.

Walk to End Alzheimer's:  Serve on a planning committee, organize a team of your family, friends, and/or co-workers to walk and raise donations for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, or lend a hand on Walk day!  This is a great opportunity for students to obtain community service hours and for families to serve together. 

Volunteer Benefits Include:

• Orientation and training
• Valuable work and positive feedback
• Opportunity to work with a happy and dedicated staff
• Knowledge that you are doing something that makes a real difference in someone’s life

Complete your online application!

Applications may also be requested by calling or emailing.
Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter
31 W. Whipp Rd., Dayton, OH 45459
937-610-7003
Fax:  937-291-0463
Email:  medwards@alz.org

Once application is received, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.  Please contact Melissa Edwards with any questions at 800.272.3900.


 

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