The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is fortunate to have gracious volunteers whose efforts allow us to continue providing high-quality services and raise funds for research. Our volunteers are passionate, inspired and want to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. For more information or to join our wonderful team of volunteers, please contact Melinda Faires, Volunteer Manager, at 727-578-2558.
Volunteer opportunities include:
General Office Volunteer
Assist staff in office activities. Duties could include organization of office, miscellaneous computer work, filing, putting together packets, making phone calls for the chapter, and answering phones.
Special Projects Volunteer
Provide administrative, clerical and secretarial support to organize materials ahead of time for upcoming special projects, including meeting, conferences, symposiums, walks, etc.
Health Fair Representative
Facilitate public awareness of the chapter and our services. Duties include setting up the booth for the chapter, talking to Health Fair attendees, handing out information to interested attendees, etc. Training is provided.
A Reason to Hope - Committee Member
Duties include attending monthly meetings, brainstorming ideas about fundraising, sponsorship, publicity, logistics and helping implement them for the chapter. We encourage participation in the actual day-of-event activities as well. There are 4 Reason to Hope Event Locations; Naples, Sarasota, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, and Tampa. Contact Katie Hood at 727-259-2316 for more details.
Walk to End Alzheimer's - Committee Member
Duties include recruiting team members, passing information from chapter to your team, encourage fundraising, and participating in the event. Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the year as well as on Walk day itself. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter hosts 10 total Walks. Click here to join the Walk Planning Committee
MedicAlert®+Safe Return® Volunteer
Volunteers work to increase public awareness about the program by speaking to various groups and/or helping at registration drives. Training is provided.
Respond to email advocacy alerts by emailing, calling or writing legislators, attend conferences and events, visit legislators in home district offices; and assist in the identifying new advocates.
Members of the speakers bureau would give presentations that provide information and resources about Alzheimer's Disease and the Association. Training is provided.
Volunteers educate health care professionals about Alzheimer’s disease and Chapter’s programs and service to increase referrals of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers to the Alzheimer’s Association. Training is provided.
Help answer Helpline calls from individuals with Alzheimer's disease, family members, care professionals, or medical professionals, to make them aware of services we provide and provide them resources in their community to meet their needs. Must be a Master’s level clinician. Contact Lisa Milne at 727-578-2558 x133 or E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Support Group Facilitator
Facilitators provide a safe environment of acceptance and respect for those that are affected by Alzheimer's disease to share personal feelings, concerns, and information surrounding their experience with Alzheimer's. Facilitators must have a background in social work. Contact Lisa Milne at 727-578-2558 x133 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.