Here Are Volunteer Opportunities to Help Those With Alzheimer’s Disease
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, meant to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 6 million people in the U.S. and 50 million people around the world. The number of people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to reach 12.7 million by the year 2050. In addition to various activities, the Alzheimer'sAssociation encourages people to use a purple photo frame on social media and the hashtags #EndAlz or #EndAlzheimers to bring more attention to the disease.
One way to honor Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month that you may not have considered is volunteering to help the Alzheimer’s Association or other local groups that assist those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The Alzheimer’s Association has a list of several ways you can volunteer to help, and we provide a summary of that information here, along with a few other ideas to consider.
- Virtual Community Representatives lead 12 virtual events a year and conduct virtual webinars on Introduction to Alzheimer’s for community organizations. They also promote special Alzheimer’s Association events in their community.
- Program Tech Support volunteers assist Alzheimer’s Association staff as they host special events online. They also host or moderate online education events.
- Walk to End Alzheimer’s volunteers help with this annual event that goes on around the U.S. and can serve in various roles, including sponsorship, team recruitment, and marketing. Similar opportunities are available with The Longest Day event held in June.
- Clinical trial participants may have Alzheimer’s or related dementias and take part in trials to help find treatments for the disease.
- Volunteer with the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Association. Open volunteer opportunities include office volunteer, program volunteer, brand volunteer, and volunteering with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s or The Longest Day events.
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