What do volunteers mean to us at The Alzheimer Society of Ireland?
Volunteering and active-citizenship are central to the ethos and functioning of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Volunteers have been the lifeblood and backbone of our organisation since it was founded in 1982. Our expansion and development would not have been possible without the continuing commitment and involvement of our volunteers.
Volunteers allow us to:
Enhance the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers
Extend the reach of our services so that we have the capacity to reach greater numbers in local communities
Bring local knowledge, connections, expertise, enthusiasm and skills to our organisation
Raise vital funds to develop our services in local communities
We aim to ensure that volunteering with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is a two way relationship, one which both the volunteer and The Alzheimer Society will jointly benefit. Our vision is to ensure that people with dementia and their carers are respected, understood and facilitated to lead fulfilling lives. By volunteering with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland you can play a part in this.
We are reliant on the input of volunteers in order to facilitate the enhancement of numerous aspects of our service. Volunteers help us deliver on our mission to advocate the rights and meet the needs of people with dementia and those who care for them.