Meet volunteers from across the country

Learn what it's like to volunteer with us and the types of projects you could get involved in:

Odette Bourgeois


"Like many, I volunteer because of my personal experience with the disease. I volunteer at the Society's Vancouver Resource Centre, preparing materials for different dementia education sessions and doing general office work, and at the Society’s Provincial Office, where I gather statistical data that will help the Society better serve people living with dementia." - Odette Bourgeois, volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia

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Marilyn McCorrister


"As a retiree, volunteering at the Alzheimer Society gives me a sense of purpose. It’s flexible and there’s a lot of variety in the work. When I walk through the front doors of the Society, I’m never exactly sure what the day will bring. On one day, I may be tasked with amalgamating workshop evaluations, and on another I may find myself creating brain challenging games for the Minds in Motion® program." - Marilyn McCorrister, volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

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John Clarke


"My father lived the journey of Alzheimer’s, so after I retired I wanted to give back to the community in a meaningful way that benefitted others dealing with the disease. I help out the Alzheimer Society any way I can, and that includes making deliveries and pick-ups of educational material as well as supporting fund development initiatives." - John Clarke, volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Josie Erlach


"I have been volunteering with the Alzheimer Society for about 6 years, and I have no plans of stopping anytime soon. Mostly I help around the office, preparing mail outs, folding t-shirts or sorting surveys. But I have also been known to don the Hali Derby duck costume and participate in events around the city. That’s right, I dress like a duck and I like it!" - Josie Erlach, volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

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Jaclyn Turpin


"I am a student at King’s University College studying Family Studies and Thanatology (bereavement and grief). Volunteering with the Alzheimer Society allows me to put my academic knowledge to practice. As a support services volunteer, I help review the current programming and research its benefits to clients. I also initiated a new program called Touch Quilts." - Jaclyn Turpin, volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of Oxford (Ontario)

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Last Updated: 11/08/2017