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You can make it happen…
a world without
Alzheimer's disease


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…

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.

Office Support
Assist in the many administrative tasks needed to keep our office running smoothly, including special projects, mailings, collating and copying.

Educational Meetings and Seminars
Greet and register seminar participants, answer basic questions about Alzheimer's disease, and assist with informational materials to be distributed. Volunteer training is provided by the Association.

Speakers Bureau
Make presentations about Alzheimer’s disease to senior centers, community organizations, clubs, congregations, and schools. Volunteer training provided by the Alzheimer's 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 Early Detection Alliance
Read about the AEDA.

Special Events
Help us raise money through other seasonal events, such as Forget Me Not Days and Blondes vs. Brunettes
 

For more information

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please complete the Volunteer Application and send to our Chapter office: Megan Bourg mbourg@alz.org; 3445 Causeway Approach, Suite 902, Metairie, LA 70002

For information about any of these opportunities, please contact an office in your region:

Chapter office: Chet Harrell charrell@alz.org 504.292.2942

Shreveport office: Debbie Hayes dhayes@alz.org 318.861.8680

Baton Rouge office: Tricia Ory tory@alz.org 225.910.2835

Volunteer Spotlight

Our Louisiana Chapter is fortune to work with a wonderful network of volunteers that help us provide care and support to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease in our community. Below are just a few of those fabulous volunteers.

Pam Lavender is the Director of Grief & Community Services with Kilpatrick Funeral Homes. Having worked with senior citizens in Ouachita Parish for over 20 years, Pam has a great love for the elderly. Pam is an active volunteer with the Grief Ministry at First Baptist Church in West Monroe as well as with many hospice agencies, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Pam says she does her “best to offer understanding, counseling and support to those in need, as well as a variety of creative and appealing events for seniors and special healing activities for children and teens.”

When asked why she volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association, Pam said, “I have seen this disease change the American Dream that many senior citizens have when they retire. I see firsthand the grieving process begin at the diagnosis with family members. I hope by volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association I can bring comfort and passion to those with the disease and encouragement and hope to the family.”

Shirley Richardson has spent six years as a rehab counselor in work therapy at Central Louisiana State Hospital. Additionally, she is a group facilitator for Hope House Battered Women’s Shelter and serves on Board of Directors for CHATS the Central Louisiana Equine Assisted Therapy Program for at risk youth and veterans. Outside of work, Shirley assists with Wholistic Wellness monthly meetings and conducts speeches about health and stress reduction at local churches and women’s groups.

When asked why she volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association, Shirley said, “I am interested in helping others especially when they cannot help themselves. I like to be an advocate for those who are under stress and need assistance in handling it naturally without medications.”

Debra A. Hines has her B.A. in Sociology from Louisiana Tech University and currently works for Preferred Care At Home. Outside of work, Debra enjoys gardening, pets, nature and doing improvements on her home.

Debra currently volunteers on the Alzheimer’s Association Advisory Council and says her work, volunteer experience and family led her to this role. Debra helped care for her grandmother with Alzheimer’s from the time she was 13 years old and knows how stressful caregiving can be.

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.