NATARSHA NESBITT – National Volunteer Week 2023 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 2023, 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?

After my mom passed, I felt helpless. The Alzheimer’s Association gave me an opportunity to DO SOMETHING.

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

Volunteer advocate – Ambassador | Alzheimer’s Ambassadors perform a number of grassroots advocacy activities at the federal level that include periodic in-district meetings with elected officials, attendance at the annual Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C., written and online communication with elected officials and submission of letters to the editors of local papers.

What do you enjoy most about your volunteer role?

The feeling that I’m making a difference by keeping Alzheimer’s relevant and a high priority by calling on Congress for funding and other types of support.

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

Telling my story to representatives and senators. Putting a face to Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, so they see that real lives are being impacted.

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

Do it. Do it now. Second only to being a caregiver to my parents, it is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.


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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