You can make it happen…
Our volunteers are passionate, inspired and want to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or make a more significant time commitment, please consider becoming an Alzheimer's Association volunteer. There are many ways to volunteer.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter, please completely read through our list of Volunteer Opportunities (listed below).
If you have any questions please contact Melissa Gallagher at 631.629.6950 ext. 8115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to Volunteer
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Come walk with us! Alzheimer's Association Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We need volunteers who can help plan, promote and work the day of the event. You can also form a walking team of family, friends or co-workers. Read more.
Education Program Volunteer Presenter
Conduct general presentations to community groups about the Association, chapter programs and services, the disease and caregiving. Volunteers are trained to present curriculum that has been developed by the Association.
Become an Alzheimer’s Advocate
Help shape laws at the federal, state or local level by talking with legislators and educating them about Alzheimer’s related issues. Association advocates have successfully raised government funds for Alzheimer’s research and improved access to care and support services for people in their communities. Read more.
Become a Champion
Join the movement to dramatically increase awareness and concern about Alzheimer’s. We’re calling on 5 million Americans – one for every person living with the disease – to become a Champion and join the Alzheimer cause. When you sign up, you will receive email updates and information on how you can help. Read more.
Volunteer at Work
Read about champions at work.
Alzheimer’s Workplace Alliance®
Read about the AWA.
An Event volunteer is a volunteer who is able to assist the chapter at an event such as Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This volunteer can help to put out food for participants, register participants, hand out goody bags, or serves as an information person. This is a volunteer who donates their time specifically for the event.
A team captain is a volunteer who rounds up a group of friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers to raise funds for the Association. The Team Captain is invited to a free kick off luncheon in June. At that time, a team captains packet is given to each captain. The Team Captain is fully supported by the Association for ideas, materials and information.
Support Group Facilitator
A Support Group Leader is an individual who has knowledge of Alzheimer's disease either by education (a social worker, nurse, etc) or by experience (a former caregiver). This individual will be trained by the Program Director and placed in a location where a support group is needed. Support groups can be for adult children of an Alzheimer's patient, a well spouse or an early stage patient. Times and dates vary according to the need in the community.
Speakers Bureau Volunteer
Help the staff speak to community members about Alzheimer's disease and related topics. Members of the Bureau will be called upon to speak to groups on behalf of the Chapter, on general Alzheimer's topics and/or related topics that your professional expertise may be able to address.