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"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Fair and Display Representative
Help with community awareness and education by representing the Alzheimer’s Association at local health fairs and educational events. Distribute information and answer questions about the disease and Chapter services.
Commitment Time:  Approximately 4 to 6 times a year.

Speakers Bureau
Help others understand Alzheimer’s disease by telling your family’s story or sharing your knowledge about an issue related to Alzheimer’s disease. Serve as a panel member for educational events. Training provided.
Commitment Time:  Approximately 4-6 times a year. 

Memory Room
Memory Room is a joint venture between the Alzheimer’s Association, area artists, high school artists and nursing home facilities that focuses on late-stage dementia patients. Volunteer artists are needed to create the mural to be painted on a patient’s room wall and other volunteers are needed to then paint the murals.
Commitment Time: Varies depending on creative process. Murals are usually painted over 1-2 days during daytime hours.

Memories in the Making© Artist Facilitators
Memories in the Making is an innovative art program for people with dementia. People with artistic talent are needed to lead the groups in various facilities around the Kansas City area. Training provided.
Commitment Time:  2 hours per week for the volunteer artists, preferably during daytime hours Monday Friday

Public Policy/Advocacy
The Heart of America Chapter’s efforts in public policy have extended the voices of persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families into legislative awareness throughout Kansas and Missouri and into the offices of every U.S. Senator and Representative. Volunteers are needed for phone trees to legislators, email trees and to visit with individual legislators on both sides of the state line and promote new legislative action on issues facing those with Alzheimer's disease and those who assist in their care. Volunteers are also needed to track bills affecting those struggling with the disease.
Commitment Time: Hours based on project and volunteer time availability.

Support Group Co-Leader
Participate as a co-facilitator for one of the caregiver support groups in our region. Initial and ongoing training will be provided. Support Group leaders facilitate a caregiver group once to twice a month at a designated location. Each group meets for 1-2 hours, based on a prior arrangement with the host location.
Commitment Time:  Hours arranged between Chapter staff and volunteer based on group meeting time and location.

Special Educational Projects
Participate with education staff on special projects in and out of the Chapter office. Many new and intriguing ideas develop throughout the year when the staff is looking for a volunteer who would like to be on the “cutting edge” of program development and research. Possible projects currently being considered include: children’s programs in schools, development of educational programs for diverse populations, physician education programs, etc.
Commitment Time: Hours based on project and volunteer time availability.

Special Events/Office Assistance

Fundraising Event Volunteer

  • Memory Walk:  The Walk is our signature fundraiser and is a great day of exercise, food, entertainment, and family fun. Walks are held in several communities throughout our service area. Click on 'Memory Walk' to find out the exact locations. Volunteers are needed at every location and opportunities joining the planning committee, helping to distribute posters and brochures to market the event out in the community, or helping on the day of the Walk with course monitoring, food serving, kid’s corner, etc.
  • Tivol Golf Classic:  The golf tournament is held yearly in the summer. Volunteer opportunities include joining the planning committee or helping on the day of with the beverage cart or hole monitoring
  • Memories in the Making Art Auction:  This event will be held April 20, 2007. Volunteer opportunities include joining the planning committee or helping at the event.

Office Assistant
Help with various office duties within the Chapter office including some of the following:  answering the phone, copying, mailings, faxing, computer entry, library assistance, etc.
Commitment Time: Daytime hours are preferred Monday-Friday between 8:30 am 5:00 pm.

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Special Office Projects
Help with one-time special projects such as bulk mailings, calling to update office listings, assembling educational booklets, etc.
Commitment Time:  Daytime hours preferred, but possibly some evenings and weekends.

Volunteer Needs for Project Lifesaver
Volunteers are matched with a project lifesaver participant. Project Lifesaver participants wear a wristband that emits a tracking signal which can be tracked with a mobile locator tracking system utilized by the police. Volunteers are needed to make monthly visits to check and change the batteries and bands on the transmitters. Monthly report forms are completed and sent to Raytown Police department.


Upcoming Events


March 12 and 19 - ABC's of Alzheimer's Disease
An overview of the disease process including how family caregivers can work with the individual experiencing the disease. 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Shawnee County Library in Topeka. Call 785-271-1844 or for details.


March 13 - Memory Day
Join others who are advocating for Alzheimer's and speak to your Missouri legislators in Jefferson City. Call 913-831-3888 or for details.


March 27 - All About Alzheimer's Disease - Clinton, MO
Discussion will focus on general disease information including diagnosis, stages, risk factors, current treatments and interventions.6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Clinton Senior Center. Call 913-831-3888 or for details.