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 2021, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today we are featuring…
What brought you to volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association?
I wanted to volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association because I know the impact Alzheimer’s disease can have on a family. Both of my grandmothers died from Alzheimer’s and it was a painful process to watch. Being a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association has given me purpose to help individuals living with dementia and families in their time of need.
What volunteer role(s) do you have with the Association?
I am a member of The Longest Day Committee for North Carolina.
What do you enjoy most about your volunteer role?
I enjoy helping with the fundraising process for The Longest Day. Donations raised by The Longest Day help families affected by Alzheimer’s and research. I also enjoy working with my committee members and getting to know them during our meetings.
What piece of your role do you feel makes the biggest impact?
The biggest impact I have made as a volunteer is reaching out to those participating in the Longest Day. As a committee member, my role is to help raise donations for The Longest Day and I enjoy making connections with participants. Many of our The Longest Day participants have family members who have passed away from Alzheimer’s and have the same passion to give back.
If someone were considering volunteering with the Association, what would you say to them?
Being a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association is a great way to give back and help end Alzheimer’s disease. No role is too small when volunteering with the Association. It is a wonderful way to meet like-minded volunteers and make a difference for those suffering from Alzheimer’s.