Volunteer Corner  

Volunteer Recognition 2010

On Wednesday, May 19th, the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, hosted its Annual 2010 Volunteer Recognition Day at the Rubin Museum of Art. Volunteers enjoyed a guided tour of the galleries followed by a reception in the Museum’s café.

The event gave guests the opportunity to mingle with fellow volunteers and learn of their great accomplishments throughout the year. Below are some highlights from various departments.

  • In 2010 alone, (January-May), Speaker’s Bureau volunteers have given 59 presentations reaching 2,203 people.
  • In 2010 alone, (January-May), Health Fair volunteers have manned tables at 13 Health Fairs reaching an estimated 1,255 people.
  • The Women In Action Committee collected over 235 items which were auctioned off at our Forget-Me-Not Gala in June.
  • Volunteer Support Group Leaders help us lead over 125 Support Groups in all five boroughs.
  • Helpline Volunteers continued to answer over 400 calls every month.
  • At the National Memory Walk Conference, our very active Board of Directors came in an extremely close second in the country for the most board participation at Memory Walk.
  • This last November, the Junior Committee organized a Marathon Team, Run2Remember. With over 55 runners they raised $380,000! They donated over $115,000 to Alzheimer’s Research, and helped sponsor several programs at the Chapter with the remaining funds.
The list of accomplishments goes on and on. Needless to say, our volunteers help us everyday to bring much needed resources to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. We simply and truly could not do the work that we do without them, and it was a great honor to have the chance to express our gratitude for all they do for us.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please feel free to contact me
at 646-744-2928 or by e-mail at ckeller@alznyc.org.
— Christina Keller
Director, Volunteer Leadership & Development