The first step to becoming a volunteer is to contact Mindy Towler at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the date of the next volunteer training.
Volunteer With Us
Thank you for your interest in getting involved with the Alzheimer’s Project, Inc.
Day Respite Volunteers
We need volunteers to assist guests with mild to moderate dementia in a group day care setting one day a week between 9:00 – 3:00 for a minimum of 2 hours a week. Volunteers are supervised by the Day Respite Coordinator. Activities include: singing, arts and crafts, puzzles, scrapbooking, seated exercises, bingo, and much more. We have opportunities for this position in Leon, Gulf, Wakulla, and Gadsden counties.
Day Respite Meals on Wheels Delivery Volunteers
Volunteers pick-up Meals-on-Wheels from Alzheimer’s Project at 11:00 AM and deliver meals to one of the Day Respite Sites, then return the empty boxes to Alzheimer’s Project. Time commitment is 1 hour a week.
Project Life Saver Volunteers
Project Life Saver is a GPS tracking device that individuals with dementia wear on their wrist or ankle so that they may be found if they wander from home. Clients need their PLS batteries changed once every other month. We need volunteers to go to client’s homes to change their batteries. The hours are flexible and may be done in the evenings and weekends. Each battery change, including drive time, takes approximately one hour. Volunteers are encouraged to serve more than one client.
AmeriCorps volunteers are needed to provide in-home care and activities to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. After you are trained by AmeriCorps, you provide support and companionship to clients, while giving caregivers a much needed break. Volunteers receive extensive training in dementia care, a monthly stipend, a scholarship to use for yourself (or if 55 years of age or older, pass down to your children or grandchildren), and student loan forbearance with paid interest. If you are interested in this position, please contact Caitlin Dilley at Caitlin@alzheimersproject.org for more information.
We’re looking for office volunteers who will greet individuals with dementia, family caregivers, and the community on the telephone and in person. Office volunteers are trained to provide information to families, assist in mailings, making phone calls, and general office tasks as assigned by staff. Office volunteers are also trained to change Project Lifesaver Batteries for clients that come to our office to have their batteries changed. The time commitment is 2 hours minimum one day a week. This position is only open for Wednesdays from 8:00-10:00 or 12:00-5:00. You may choose a 2 hour (or longer) time slot to work.
Street Team & Event Volunteers
We need volunteers to help us organize, manage, and publicize our programs and events. Volunteers work with the volunteer manager to distribute fliers to businesses, doctor’s offices, religious institutions, schools, and community centers. Street Team members are liaisons to the community.