Alzheimer’s group asks for volunteers
Friday September 13, 2013 | By:Submitted to Journal |
WESTERN NEW YORK — Much of the outreach work performed by the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter relies on volunteers to perform a number of services, and they are once again asking for assistance across their eight-county territory: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.
In most cases, volunteers do not need specific experience or backgrounds. Those who have earned a Bachelor or Master’s degree in social work may assist with care consultations, but anyone may apply. The team will provide training for volunteers who are willing to commit their time to assist in early-stage programs and respite services—to work with those with a dementia diagnosis; education presentations; health fair and care consultations.
The areas outlined above cover only a portion of the functions that volunteers perform. Those interested in volunteering in any area served by the WNY Chapter should call 1-800-272-3900 and ask to speak with a program staff member.