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  • 301 E Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • (850) 386-2778
  • 301 E Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • (850) 386-2778

Volunteer With Us

Thank you for your interest in getting involved with the Alzheimer’s Project, Inc.

We have several current volunteer opportunities. All volunteers are asked to make a 6 month commitment. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Social Club – Day Respite Volunteers: We need volunteers to assist guests with mild to moderate dementia in a group day care setting one day a week (Monday-Friday) between 9:00 – 3:00 for a minimum of 2 hours a week. Volunteers are supervised by the Social Club-Day Respite Coordinator. Activities include: singing, arts and crafts, puzzles, seated exercises, bingo, and much more. We have opportunities for this position in Leon, Gulf, Wakulla, and Gadsden counties.

 Office Volunteers: Office volunteers will greet individuals with dementia, family caregivers, and the community on the telephone and in person. Office volunteers are trained to provide information and referral to families. Office volunteers will assist in mailings, making phone calls, and general office tasks as assigned by staff. Office volunteers are trained to change Project Lifesaver Batteries for clients that come to our office to have their batteries changed. (See below.) 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.

Project Lifesaver Volunteers (PLS): 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 may be done in the evenings and on weekends. Each battery change, including drive time, takes approximately one hour. Volunteers are encouraged to serve more than one client.

Street Team Volunteers: We need volunteers to help us publicize our program 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.

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to contact megan@alzheimerproject.org to find out the date of the next the volunteer training

All paperwork will be distributed at the volunteer training.

 

AmeriCorps In-home Respite Volunteer:  We also need volunteers to provide in-home care and activities to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 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 Fabiola Jean Charles directly at  fabiola@alzheimersproject.org

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.

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 Volunteer

AmeriCorps offers military veterans and their families up to 10 hours of respite care a week. After you are trained by AmeriCorps, you provide support and companionship to clients, while giving caregivers a much needed break.

Contact us for more information on how you can become an AmeriCorps volunteer.

Office Volunteers

We need office volunteers to greet caregivers on the telephone and in person. Office volunteers are trained to provide information and referral to families. They also assist with writing thank you notes, answering phones, and maintaining email lists. The time commitment is 2 hours minimum one day a week.

Event Volunteers

We need volunteers to help us organize and manage events.

(850) 386-2778
info@alzheimersproject.org
301 E Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Hours of Operation: M-F 8am-5pm