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Alzheimer's Association, Northern CA and Northern NV

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Advocacy volunteers at State Capitol

Join our volunteer advocacy team!

The Alzheimer's Association is leading the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

With help from volunteer advocates like you, we've passed critical legislation and increased federal research funding five-fold since 2011. But our work isn’t done and we need dedicated advocates like you to build on this success in Congress and in every state capital. We’ll train you to advocate in a variety of ways, some of which take just an hour or two every few months. Whatever your experience and availability, we’re eager to have you on our advocacy team! Will you join us?

Alzheimer's State Champions: cultivate multifaceted, year-round relationships with their state legislators.

Alzheimer's Ambassadors: develop deep, one-to-one relationships with their Member of Congress.

Alzheimer's Congressional Team Members:bring their own unique stories, relationships and skills to complement the work of an Ambassador.

Requirements: Advocacy volunteers must have a direct, personal experience with Alzheimer's or other dementia. Statistics and reason simply aren’t enough; it takes authentic, deeply felt, one-to-one communication from constituents like you to move the hearts and minds of members of Congress and state legislators. We will show you how to tell your personal story in ways that build bridges and create positive change.

Please be sure to describe your connection to Alzheimer's disease in your response; applications without this information may not receive a response.

What Do Advocacy Volunteers Do? Advocates help advance Alzheimer's research, care and support by:

1. Cultivating positive relationships with their Member of Congress, state legislators and staff.

2. Meeting with their legislators in the district several times per year; while physical distancing is in place, meetings are being held by phone and video.

3. Proactively taking steps to interact with their legislators about Alzheimer’s throughout the year by attending events, writing personal letters and emails, writing letters to the editor or interacting on social media.

4. Reporting all legislative interactions on our advocacy website, www.alzimpact.org.

5. Participating in regular meetings (currently being held by video) to share information and coordinate activities with Alzheimer's Association staff and other advocacy volunteers in your area.

6. All advocates are encouraged to attend our annual Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento in February and our National Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC in the spring. Ambassadors are expected to attend the Advocacy Forum and State Champions are expected to attend State Advocacy Day. To learn more about the Forum, visit www.alz.org/forum.

Please be sure to describe your connection to Alzheimer's disease in your response; applications without this information may not receive a response.

Thank you for your interest in helping to create a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia!

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About Alzheimer's Association, Northern CA and Northern NV


2290 N. First Street, Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95131, US

Mission Statement

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission: 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. Our vision, A world without Alzheimer's disease.


We provide programs and support services for patients, families, caregivers, and others in the San Francisco Bay Area affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Outside the federal government, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest research funder in the country and offers advocacy opportunities to make public policy change.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Downtown Santa ClaraSanta Clara, CA 95054



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Varies. Some months there may be nothing to do, while other months might require several hours. Attending State Advocacy Day in February, which is optional but encouraged, takes a full day. Attending the National Advocacy Forum takes 3-4 days.

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