Why Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are an essential part of our success as an organization. With your help, we can move closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. We have an ongoing need for volunteers of all ages and skill levels to help throughout the year. Whether you have been personally affected by Alzheimer’s disease, want to give back to your community or are looking for career experience, we would love to hear from you.
This spring Walk is a community-based fundraising event taking place in 3 locations across Toronto. With a variety of volunteer roles, this is great opportunity to volunteer with family, friends or colleagues. Funds raised go to support educational programs, counselling services, as well as support research into finding the cause and cure.
Walk and Picnic in High Park is an annual event for people with dementia and their care partners. This wonderful day is spent outdoors walking, taking part in some light activities and socializing over lunch. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and clean-up, registration, socializing, etc.
Each winter, Alzheimer Society of Toronto hosts their largest annual fundraising event to support people living with dementia, their caregivers and families, and to continue to fund research to find a cure. With over 350 volunteer positions for this day, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. We accept high school students, families, corporate/school groups and individuals looking to make an impact by participating in this one of a kind event.
Memory Ball is an annual fundraising event for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto that takes place in April and brings together young professionals, community leaders and local philanthropists in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions including setup, silent auction, coat check, etc.
Minds in Motion is a community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners. We are looking for an individual to lead the meaningful activity component of program (framework developed by a team from Brock University Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies).
Join our Social Media Ambassador Team and raise awareness about available programs, services and events for families impacted by dementia, as well as opportunities to get involved and make a difference. Our Social Media Ambassador team will be managed through an online-application called Social Horse Power, which will allow us to post messages through your personal accounts, but still respects your privacy. It does not allow us to collect your login information, private messages or photos. It also gives you the option to approve posts before they get published and suggest your own content. It’s simple to get involved – just sign up and then we’ll do the work for you.
Participating in clinical research helps improve the ways we can prevent, diagnose and treat disease.The Alzheimer Society has great resources and information about what you should know about participating in research studies. For more information about participating in research studies, please click here:
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Dementia Research in Canada: What do you Think? Do you have a personal or professional connection to dementia? Want to help shape the future of Canadian dementia research? Click the button below to tell us what you think:
Driving and Dementia Study: To learn more and participate in an upcoming Driving and Dementia study, please click here:
Technology Research Study: Take part in a research project with the goal of creating an online tool that connects family caregivers to resources they need to support themselves and an older person with dementia.