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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc

Early-Stage Social Engagement Leaders plan, implement, and assure positive experience during social engagement events/activities for people living with memory loss and their care partners. As leaders, individuals provide hospitality, support, and volunteer oversight at social engagement events.

Key Activities:

  • In collaboration with staff and early stages advisors, schedule and implement social engagement events providing hospitality, support, and volunteer oversight.
  • Maintain clear communication with participants and early-stage attendance rosters.
  • Present pertinent Association materials and information to group members and assure a positive experience for attendees.
  • Connect people with additional Association services and volunteer opportunities by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline.

  • Strong listening and effective communication skills with demonstrated success in working with a team.
  • Successfully engages people living with dementia and has strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to create and maintain a safe environment where participants' thoughts and feelings are valued and group members are treated with fairness, equity, and respect.
  • Passionate about the Alzheimer's Association with a person or professional experience with dementia preferred.
  • Must be 18 to apply. Background checks are required.

Commitment Expected:
  • Early Stage Social Engagement Leaders commit to a 1-year term delivering a monthly group.
  • All program volunteers participate in initial training and ongoing education and must comply with Alzheimer's Association volunteer policies and procedures.
  • Terms are renewable upon successful completion of an annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.

Benefits to Volunteers:

* Perfect your active listening and group management technique while serving your community.
* Increase your knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
* Be recognized as a leader and resource for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
* Join a network of other volunteers, staff and community leaders to help create a world
without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

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About Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc


1159 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85712, US

Mission Statement

The Desert Southwest Chapter's purpose is to empower and support individuals, families, care partners and communities affected by dementia in Arizona and southern Nevada. We offer a variety of free programs, services and resource information. These include a Helpline/Information & Referral 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, Family Care Consultation, Support Groups, Education, Early Stage programming and MedicAlert + Safe Return.


The Southern Arizona Region of the Alzheimer's Association is located in Tucson and provides programs/services to the surrounding communities. Our programs objectives are in place to help increase awareness and knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and available resources, build usable skills to effectively manage the journey of Alzheimer's, reduce the isolation of the family care-giving experience and build social support, and lastly, to enhance the quality of life for both the person with the disease and the family caregiver. We hold an annual Southern Arizona Education Conference in the Spring; Half-day Family Caregiver Conferences throughout AZ for family members and friends of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, as well as Workshops and Community Education presentation requests, available in both English and Spanish. Our fundraising events are the Annual Wine to Remember held in the spring and Walk to End Alzheimer's events in the fall.



We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Tucson, AZ 85712



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year
  • Must be vaccinated

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