Alzheimer's Association Community Volunteers - Penobscot County
Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter
Millions of Americans are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, and you can do something to help by becoming an Alzheimer’s Association volunteer. Our ability to reach and support those affected depends on people like you who are dedicated to the fight against this disease. As an Association volunteer, you can use your unique talents to make a meaningful impact in your community while connecting with others who share your passion. Find the role that’s the best fit for you!
The health and safety of our constituents, volunteers and staff remain our driver as we address the COVID-19 outbreak and as we continue to pursue our mission. Based on the guidance from local public health agencies, all Maine staff are working remotely and all volunteer positions are virtual. We will re-evaluate these measures on an ongoing basis and resume in person engagements as soon as we are able, based on public health guidelines.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee
Committees are comprised of business and community leaders that use their organizational and networking skills to grow the movement to end Alzheimer’s disease. Each committee, led by an event chair and co-chair, include subcommittees that focus on team recruitment, sponsorship, team retention, marketing, advocacy, mission, and logistics.
Community Representatives connect with local groups such as business and civic organizations, neighborhoods, rural counties, or faith communities to raise awareness and share information about Alzheimer’s disease, free resources offered through the Alzheimer’s Association, and the many ways to join our cause at local community and education events.
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.
Support Group Facilitators (Caregiver or Early Stage)
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.
Advocacy State Champions
Join our Advocacy Team and share your unique perspective as a caregiver, person living with dementia, researcher, young person, etc. Advocacy volunteers cultivate multifaceted, year-round relationships with targeted state officials, raise awareness through local media, spark social media conversations, and coordinate events.
The Longest Day Planning Committee
The Longest Day Committee members help recruit participants, provide coaching on fundraising and event planning, and spread the word about this exciting event that brings thousands of participants across the world to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through an activity of their choice.
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.
If you’re interested in volunteering with the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter or would like more information, please contact Alison Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.772.0115
About Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter
383 US ROUTE 1 STE 2C, SCARBOROUGH, ME 04074, US
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Capter is a non-profit voluntary health organization that focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer's disease.
The Maine Chapter is one of over 70 Alzheimer’s Association chapters serving communities across the United States. We provide services to an estimated 26,000 Mainers with Alzheimer’s as well as their caregivers; advocate for policy change and research funding; and advance toward prevention and a cure.
Right now Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in this country and the only disease (in the top ten causes of death) with no preventable measures or form of a cure. Approximately 147,000 Alzheimer's and dementia unpaid caregivers in Maine provide care valued at over $900 million a year our state. It should also be known that Maine is the oldest state in the US regarding median age at 43.5. That is more then 6 years older then any other state.
The most common cause of Alzheimer's is age and anyone with a brain could some day have this disease. Until we find a cure, our Nation and the state of Maine are facing a serious financial and medical crisis.
We are making strides towards our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s, but there is much work to do. Please join us and help us be an unstoppable force again this disease! Find the role that’s the best fit for you at alz.org/maine/volunteer