The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
1450 Neotomas Avenue, Suite 140Santa Rosa, CA95405
Media Relations Volunteers act as the point of contact for local media in their neighborhood, and ask those outlets to tell stories about our work or share information related to our mission and advocacy efforts. Volunteers monitor local news outlets in order to understand how Alzheimer's Association messages might fit in. They then approach their assigned outlets and reporters with information and ideas, under the direction of the chapter communications director and with input from the advocacy team.
Read local papers, at least weekly and preferably daily, to identify topics that relate to the Alzheimer's Association mission
Monitor other local media (broadcast, internet, social) and identify opportunities to engage.
Identify local media members who report on dementia, healthcare and other relevant topics
Under the direction of communications staff, reach out to local reporters with news and information
Write or coordinate others to write Letters to the Editor
Assist in placement of calendar items
Keep communications staff apprised of opportunities as they emerge
Basic Computer Skills
Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Orientation or Training
2-4 hours/ week
Professionalism, Reliability, Passionate, Ability to work with diverse communities