Alzheimer's Association Memories in the MakingĀ® Volunteer Art Facilitator


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1650 NW Naito ParkwaySuite 190Portland, OR 97209


Volunteer Position:

Memories in the Making(r)Volunteer Art Facilitator

Time Commitment:

2.5 hours per week for an eight week session - eight-week sessions are repeated four times a year


The Memories in the Making(r)(MIM) Volunteer Art Facilitator is specially trained to facilitate a MIM group in the community program and/or in care communities. MIM is a unique fine arts program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Association. The program’s creative process provides a safe and validating environment for artistic expression, resulting in a creative and non-verbal way to communicate and capture precious moments through art. The Memories in the Making(r) program is more than a traditional arts and crafts class or hobby activity, it has been proven to be beneficial and therapeutic and can stimulate the brain of persons with dementia. In this group the creative process and the stories that evolve through it are as important and meaningful as the art work itself.


  • Background or interest in working with people with various types of dementia
  • Background or strong interest in art with a willingness to learn
  • Ability to attend a half-day training in MIM techniques/ protocols offered by Alzheimer’s Association staff


  • Painting
  • Elder care
  • People Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2.5 hours per week/ 8-week session
  • 4 hour training
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