John Hawk – 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…

John Hawk
Concord, NC

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

As the owner of Home Instead Senior Care of Mecklenburg County, I have daily interactions with those personally affected by Alzheimer’s. These interactions have left me with the desire to give back to the Alzheimer’s community…especially those in the Charlotte and surrounding areas.

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

Charlotte Memory Gala Committee Member

Gala Committee members work with the gala chairs and Association staff to ensure the gala’s success in the areas of sponsorship opportunities, securing auction items and attendance growth .

What do you enjoy most about your volunteer role?

 I enjoy identifying out of the box opportunities that will bring financial assistance to the Association.

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

I feel that by generating awareness and raising some of the necessary funds for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Charlotte Memory Gala, an impact will be felt by the efforts of those on the committee. Alzheimer’s is a disease that, unfortunately, many of us have dealt with in some regard…our goal at the Memory Gala is to highlight those folks in our area that dedicate much of their time to research, advocacy, and caring for those dealing with Alzheimer’s.

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

I would tell them to absolutely go for it. I would let them know to be prepared to be inspired by all of the many stories that they will hear and the special individuals that they will meet. Through this organization I have met so many individuals who I am still connected to in many ways.


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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