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Join the fight against Alzheimer's disease by becoming an Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania volunteer. From planning an even 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. 

To learn more, contact Alyssa Marsico at amarsico@alz.org or 412-261-5040 x3104

Ways to Get Involved 


Community Educator
Deliver community education programs using prepared training materials on topics related to Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and memory loss as well as information for individuals and families impacted by the disease. 

Caregiver Support Group Facilitator
Help facilitate support groups that provide emotional, educational and social support to those caring for someone living with Alzheimer's or another dementia. 

Early-Stage Support Group Facilitator
Help facilitate support groups that offer dementia-related education, emotional support, and connections with resources so that group members may live their best life for as long as possible. 

Physician Outreach Volunteer
Help establish relationships with clinical health providers by sharing information about our programs and services. 

Speakers' Bureau Volunteer
Provide presentations about Alzheimer's, other dementias and memory loss as well as the Alzheimer's Association to audiences including senior centers, health fair attendees, community organizations, clubs, congregations and schools. 

Special Event Volunteers
Assist with the planning and execution of fundraisers such as Walk to End Alzheimer's, The Longest Day, conferences and other events. Committee members tasks include recruiting team members, raising revenue, increasing awareness and implementing event activities.

Advocates
JOIN THE CAUSE!!  Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Advocates are asked to make two actions a year. Actions include: writing a letter or email, making a phone call, signing a petition, or visiting your local legislator.  Add your voice to ours—become an advocate today! 

TrialMatch Volunteer
Find clinical trials through Alzheimer's Association TrailMatch. This free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service generates customized lists of studies based on user-provided information. You can easily see what studies you may qualify for. 

Early Stage Social Engagement  
Help to facilitate fun and comfortable opportunities for people living in the early stage of Alzheimer's or other dementia to get out, get active and get connected with one another through a variety of social events and community based activities. Program volunteers assist chapter staff to coordinate and supervise the Early-Stage Social Engagement Program.

Faith Outreach Ambassador 
Serve as liaisons between their faith-based communities and the Alzheimer's Association Greater PA Chapter. An Ambassador helps raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and link families and individuals to Alzheimer's Association services and support. The chapter supports Faith Outreach Ambassadors to ensure needed materials and resources are available to fulfill responsibilities. For more information on becoming a Faith Outreach Ambassador please view our flyer.

Why I Volunteer

“…with the Alzheimer’s Association…I can truly make a difference. I appreciate the support and education that they provide to me and my team and the families that I serve.”
          – Jamie Yockin, Bethany Village, 8+ years volunteering

"For the past 16 years I have participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s™. With the help of the Alzheimer’s Association, my sponsors feel they can contact me when the disease strikes their family or friends. My awareness of the many available resources is helpful to them and it makes me feel like I am doing more than fundraising.”
– Sally Lied, 16+ years volunteering

“As someone who has lost three members of her family to Alzheimer’s Disease, volunteering gives me an opportunity to increase awareness and provide hope and help to others.  I'm proud to be part of the Alzheimer's Association’s team of caring and dedicated health care professionals, staff and volunteers.  It's very rewarding to know that I'm truly making a difference.”
– Linda Schorr, 1+ years volunteering

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