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 2023, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today we are featuring…
RENEE & TRENT JOHNSON
NEW BERN, NC
What brought you to volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association?
Renee’s father had Alzheimer’s for about 5 years and passed away from the disease in 2016. We have had other family members and friends with Alzheimer’s also.
What volunteer role(s) do you have with the Association?
State Advocates | The Johnsons came from the coast and stayed over night to attend their first-ever NC State Advocacy Day this past March. They came to advocate for their family members who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s, and because of their experience, they are interested in continuing to be involved with advocacy efforts going forward.
What do you enjoy most about your volunteer role?
Getting to meet others who have a passion to help with fighting to beat this disease.
What piece of your role do you feel makes the biggest impact?
Trying to develop government awareness and establish laws that help caregivers, families, and victims that are affected by Alzheimer’s.
If someone were considering volunteering with the Association, what would you say to them?
Please, join the fight! Your time and effort are not in vain.
THANK YOU, RENEE & TRENT
Volunteers truly help move our mission forward. Interested in becoming a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association in NC?
Visit alz.org/volunteer or call 800-272-3900.