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 2022, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today we are featuring…
VERONICA TAYLOR WILLIAMS
What brought you to volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association?
My grandmother, Rebecca Tucker, passed away from Alzheimer’s on January 30, 2014. The devastation this disease brings is absolutely heart wrenching. Shortly after her funeral, I remember calling the Alzheimer’s Association office in Raleigh, and I inquired how I could help. They were so helpful and kind. They encouraged me to form a team and to attend the closest Walk to End Alzheimer’s in New Bern. Rebecca’s Rubies was born and the next year, 2015, we participated in the 1st walk in Jacksonville!!!
What volunteer role(s) do you have with the Association?
My volunteer roles have changed over the years. I have been part of Walk to End Alzheimer’s Paint the Town purple, and team retention and sponsorship committees.
What do you enjoy most about your volunteer role?
I enjoy sharing my story with others!! My family, my church and my office team have all rallied around this cause. It feels good knowing that I had a hand in that!!
What piece of your role do you feel makes the biggest impact?
I love how this organization gathers people to brainstorm, encourage and fellowship; but, ultimately, main goal is to financially support those who are searching for a cure. My most important role is to provide funds to make that happen.
If someone were considering volunteering with the Association, what would you say to them?
Join today!!!! Don’t Hesitate!!!
THANK YOU, VERONICA.
Volunteers truly help move our mission forward. Interested in becoming a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association in NC?
Visit alz.org/get-involved-now/volunteer or call 800-272-3900.