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Join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by becoming an Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter volunteer. From planning an event to hosting a support group to providing office support, there are many ways to get involved. See below for opportunities that best fit your interests and availability.

Volunteer opportunities are available at each of our four office locations in Phoenix, Tucson, and Prescott, AZ and in Las Vegas, NV. 

If you’re interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you! Just fill out our online Volunteer Interest Form. 

Or

Download the form, complete, and email Katie Skvarce at kskvarce@alz.org.

Looking for the form in Spanish? It can be found here

**Please note: The Alzheimer's Association is standardizing our programs to ensure quality and consistency. One of the standardization processes is to conduct background checks on all program volunteers that have direct, unsupervised contact with Association constituents or constituent data. This includes, but is not limited to, support group facilitators, community educators, early stage social engagement, and data entry volunteers.

If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities, call us at 800.272.3900.

Ways to get involved:

Advocate
Community Educators
Community Representatives 
Community Volunteer Leaders
Early Stage Social Engagement Leaders
Special Events
Support Group Facilitators 


Advocate
Help improve the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by carrying our message to elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. Communicate with elected officials via petitions, phone calls and other calls-to-action, participate in area events, and share your story.

Community Educators
Community Educators are volunteer public speakers who help Alzheimer's Association raise awareness, provide education and expand the reach of educational offerings in the community.  These volunteers deliver presentations using prepared training materials on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Community Representatives
Community Representatives raise awareness of Alzheimer's Association programs, provide basic disease information, and link consumers to Alzheimer’s Association service by serving as liaisons between the Alzheimer's Association and local groups such as neighborhoods, rural counties, business and civic organizations or faith communities.

Community Volunteer Leaders
Community Volunteer Leaders help recruit program volunteers, network, build relationships, plan & promote local events, and evaluate community needs. Community Volunteer Leaders traditionally serve an underserved rural or minority communities to raise awareness and expand the reach of Alzheimer's Association programs.

Early Stage Social Engagement Leaders
Early Stage Social Engagement Leaders plan, implement and assure positive experience during social engagement events/activities for people living with memory loss and their care partners.

Special Events
Assist with the planning and execution of fundraisers such as Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and 'A Love Not Forgotten' Gala. Committee member tasks include recruiting team members, raising revenue, increasing awareness and implementing event activities. Day of volunteer tasks include assisting with registering, greeting and ushering participants, selling merchandise and decorating the event venue.

Support Group Facilitators
Support Group Facilitators create a safe, open environment where people share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared problems of dementia.

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