Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia

355 Rio Rd W #102a, Charlottesville, VA 22901, USA
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Our missionThe 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.

Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia

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TrialMatch volunteer

Find clinical trials through Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch®. This free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service generates customized lists of studies based on user-provided information. You can easily see what studies you may qualify for.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Speakers’ bureau volunteer

Provide presentations about Alzheimer’s, other dementias and memory loss as well as the Alzheimer's Association to audiences including senior centers, health fair attendees, community organizations, clubs, congregations and schools.
  • Occasional
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Physician outreach volunteer

Help establish relationships with clinical health providers by sharing information about our programs and services.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Caregiver support group facilitator

Help facilitate support groups that provide emotional, educational and social support to those caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Administrative volunteer

Assist in the many administrative tasks needed to keep our office running smoothly, including special projects, mailings, collating and copying.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Special events volunteer

Assist with the planning and execution of fundraisers such as Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and The Village at Gordon House 21st anniversary Bill Howard Golf Tournament. Committee member tasks include recruiting team members, raising revenue, increasing awareness and implementing event activities.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Event support
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Advocate

Help improve the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by carrying our message to elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. Communicate with elected officials via petitions, phone calls and other calls-to-action, participate in area events, and share your story.
  • Occasional
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Community educator

Deliver community education programs using prepared training materials on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and memory loss as well as information for individuals and families impacted by the disease.
  • Occasional
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Early-stage support group facilitator

Help facilitate support groups that offer dementia-related education, emotional support, and connections with resources so that group members may live their best life for as long as possible.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpJoin the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by becoming an Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia volunteer. From planning an event to hosting a support group to providing office support, there are many ways to get involved.
About usOur chapter is comprised of five regions serving 52 counties and cities. Our offices are in Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg and Roanoke. Currently more than 140,000 in Virginia are living with Alzheimer's disease and over 458,000 caregivers, family and friends are providing care. Serving 52 counties and cities, with offices in Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg and Roanoke, the Alzheimer's Association is here to help. We provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer's and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. We are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer's disease and advancing critical research toward metnods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
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