Kim Carpenter – National Volunteer Week 2020 Spotlight

We are endlessly grateful to our volunteers for giving their time to better the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Our volunteers are truly the heart of the Alzheimer’s Association here in North Carolina.

In honor of National Volunteer Week 2020, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today we are featuring…

Kim Carpenter
Mebane, NC

What brought you to volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association?

My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in April 2018…We need to find a cure!  It is important to spread awareness to our community.

What volunteer role(s) do you have with the Association?

I was a Team Captain (Go Team Nanna!) in 2019 which was the first year I participated in Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Triangle.  This year I am the 2020 Team Retention Chair for the Walk as well as the Team Captain for Team Nanna.

What do you enjoy most about your volunteer role?

I enjoy helping others, offering a smile and kindness.

What piece of your role do you feel makes the biggest impact?

Perhaps the biggest impact is when we call Team Captains and get to know them and their “why” and letting them know they are not alone, and we are all in this fight together and here to help.

If someone were considering volunteering with the Association, what would you say to them?

As Nike says, ‘Just Do It’.  We all have talents we can offer to make a difference.


Volunteers truly help move our mission forward. Interested in becoming a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association in NC?
Visit or call 800-272-3900. 

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