Alzheimer’s Association seeks
volunteers for community outreach
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[April 08, 2016]
SPRINGFIELD, IL — The
Alzheimer’s Association,® Greater Illinois Chapter is seeking
outgoing and engaging individuals interested in becoming Alzheimer’s
Association Community Representatives (AACR) in the Springfield
This dynamic volunteer position is an opportunity to make a big
impact in generating awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, the
sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. AACRs assist the
Alzheimer’s Association education team by presenting brief education
programs in the communities they serve and representing the
Association at health fairs and other community events. Those in the
role also speak to community organizations about the mission,
programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association as well as
perform outreach to church, school or senior clubs.
Volunteers must be organized, energized and comfortable with public
speaking. Professional experience in dementia care is not required.
To avoid conflicts of interest, AACRs cannot work with organizations
or programs that are potential referral sources for the Association
and must undergo a screening and background check New volunteers
will receive training led by Association staff members, who continue
a hands-on role with AACRs as they help to further the mission of
the Alzheimer’s Association.
To become an AACR, go to alz.org/illinois, click on Volunteer and
select Alzheimer’s Association Community Rep on the application
form. Applicants will also be asked to provide one personal and one
education or professional reference.
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About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research
and support, is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated
to finding prevention methods, treatments and cure for Alzheimer’s.
Since 1980, the donor supported, nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association
has provided reliable information and care consultation; created
supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia
research; and influenced public policy changes.
The Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties with offices in
Bloomington, Carbondale, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford and Springfield.
For more information, call our Helpline at 800.272.3900.
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