We need your help in the fight against Alzheimer's.
The Heart of America Chapter is a volunteer-driven organization. Our volunteers are passionate, inspired, and want to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Whether you are an individual, a family member, part of a group of employees or company, please consider giving your time and talent to help support the nearly 50,000 individuals and nearly 200,000 family members impacted by Alzheimer's in our service area.
If you have one hour to give us or a few hours each week, we can find the right fit for your interest and skills. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout our 66-county service area and, in some cases, you may be able to volunteer from the comfort of your own home computer. For more information, please contact Katherine Rivard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913.831.3888.Now is a great time to volunteer and we will provide the training! Currently we have immediate openings in the following areas:
Below you will find a complete list of our special event, public policy, and Chapter service volunteer opportunities:
Special Event Volunteers
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Join the Walk to End Alzheimer's community. The Walks are our signature fundraisers and are great events filled with community support, food, entertainment, and family fun. Walks are held in several communities throughout our service area. Volunteers are needed at every location and opportunities include: joining the planning committee, distributing posters and brochures to market the event, or helping the day of the Walk. Learn more about Walk locations and dates.
Blondes vs. Brunettes
Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer-driven Kansas City event that raises awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association where two teams of women compete in a fun, but competitive, flag football game. Volunteers are needed to assist with event planning and promotion and are needed on game day between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Learn more about Blondes vs. Brunettes.
Public Policy Volunteers
Become an Alzheimer's Association Advocate. The Heart of America Chapter's efforts in public policy have extended the voices of persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families into legislative awareness throughout Kansas and Missouri and into the offices of every U.S. Senator and Representative.
Volunteers are needed for phone trees to legislators, email trees and to visit with individual legislators on both sides of the state line and promote new legislative action on issues facing those with Alzheimer's disease and those who assist in their care. Volunteers are also needed to track bills affecting those struggling with the disease.
Chapter Services and Educational Programming Volunteers
Help with various office duties at Chapter offices in Prairie Village, Topeka, Parson, KS and Midtown, Kansas City, and St. Joseph, MO including some of the following: answering the phone, copying, mailings, faxing, computer entry, library assistance, etc. daytime hours are preferred Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Health Fair Host
Represent the Association at health fairs where volunteers distribute information about Alzheimer's disease and the work of the Association.
Memories in the Making Group Facilitator
Lead a group of individuals with Alzheimer's disease in creating watercolor paintings. Memories in the Making is an innovative art program that provides individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias with a means of creative expression through watercolor. For more information on Memories in the Making, contact Karen Clond at 913.831.3888 or email@example.com.
Assist in producing a Memory Room mural for a person with late-stage Alzheimer's disease. Memory Room is a joint venture between the Alzheimer's Association, area artists, high school artists and nursing home facilities that focuses on people with late-stage dementia.
Support Group Facilitator
Facilitate a caregiver support group. Comprehensive training is provided, along with post-training consultation and on-going support from Chapter staff. Support group facilitators lead a caregiver group once or twice a month at a designated location. Each group meets for 1-2 hours.
In addition to the above listed volunteer positions, there are other opportunities within the Alzheimer's Association. If you have a specific skill (i.e. computers, photography, videography, bi-lingual, etc.), we will work to accommodate your skill set with specific volunteer tasks within the organization.