Preprofessional Opportunities

Alzheimer’s Association – New York City Chapter

Details

Category: Volunteer
Type: Clinical
Location: New York New York

Contact

Sherri Partridge, Director of Volunteer Leadership and Development
(212) 983-6906 ex. 2

Description

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter is to create and promote comprehensive and humane care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and to provide support for their families and professional caregivers. The Chapter meets this mission in the community through increasing public awareness, providing education, creating and encouraging replication of model programs, collaborating with research centers, and undertaking advocacy

 

The 24-Hour Helpline: The 24-hour Helpline supports the New York City Alzheimer’s community round the clock, 365 days a year, at no charge to callers. Staffed by specially trained volunteers, who respond weekdays from the office or by call forward from home evenings and weekends, this valuable resource offers information, referral and comfort to callers. Helpline Counselors provide callers with immediate access to a team of trained and dedicated volunteers and professionals who are familiar with Alzheimer’s Disease. Counselors answer the telephone, provide a supportive and listening ear, offer informational materials and refer callers to community resources or professional staff as required.
Hours : One 4-hour daytime shift, per week.

Special Events: Help us raise money for the New York City Chapter through events such as Memory Walk and our annual gala.
Hours : varies

Educational Meetings and Seminars: Greet and register seminar participants and assist with informational materials to be distributed.
Hours: 4 hours, one evening per month.

Translation Services: Translate written materials, such as newsletters, website stories, and various letters and informational packets, from English to Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Russian or French. Hours: can be done from home- volunteer can pick up materials, or they’ll be faxed, or emailed.

Speaker’s Bureau: Make presentations about Alzheimer's disease to senior groups, corporate offices or community centers.
Hours : varies, speaking engagements take place on a periodic basis.

Development: Assist Development Associate with data input, clerical phone work, preparing and organizing reports and filing. Knowledge of word processing is a must.
Hours: 4 daytime hours, per week.

Safe Return: Provide clerical support to the effort to register persons with dementia who may wander from home and become lost. The registry is the information source for a national alert program.
Hours: 4 daytime hours, per week. Need to be detail-oriented.