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ORGANIZATION: Alzheimer's Association Central and Western VA Chapter

  • 1 person is interested

KEY ACTIVITIES:

  • Represent the Alzheimer's Association at a target of 12 community events / year in neighborhoods, rural counties, business and civic organizations or faith communities.
  • Offer 20-minute Introduction to Alzheimer’s presentations for community organizations, congregations, civic organizations, sororities / fraternities, clubs and other locations.
  • Promote support groups, education programs, Alzheimer & Brain Awareness Month, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, or The Longest Day using your local connections, bulletin boards, social media and physical displays in your community.
  • Connect the Alzheimer's Association to new community organizations and connect people with additional Association services and volunteer opportunities.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Self-motivated individual that is comfortable reaching out to individuals, organizations and families in need and connecting them to the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and comfort with computers and email.
  • Passionate about the Alzheimer’s Association mission with personal or professional experience with dementia preferred.
  • Must be age 18 to apply. Background checks are required.
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COMMITMENT EXPECTED:
  • Community Representatives commit to appearing at a target of 12 events annually..
  • 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 annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.
BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEER:
  • Increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias while serving your local community.
  • 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 Association Central and Western VA Chapter

Location:

355 Rio Rd. W., Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901, US

Mission Statement

The Alzheimer's Association leads 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. Our Vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

Description

Alzheimer's is a progressive and fatal disease, which is devastating our families, our finances and our future. As the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research, the Alzheimer's Association addresses this global crisis by providing education and support to the the millions who face dementia every day, while advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately a cure.

Nationally over $167 million committed to more than 500 best-in-class research projects in 27 countries. Nearly 300,000 calls made to our free 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900). Association donors and partners contributed to total revenues of $393 million. Over $98 million raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's research funding has more than quadrupled at the NIH since 2015 due to the dedication of the Association and thousands of advocates. Over $90million secured in state appropriations to advance local policies to improve the lives of all affected by dementia.

And in the Central and Western Virginia Chapter 2573 new people were served by our care and support staff and volunteers more than 4370. We supported 457 new people that attended our support groups all more than 1343 times.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Rocky Mount, VA 24151

(36.99764,-79.89198)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Community Representatives commit to appearing at a target of 12 events annually..

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