Volunteer opportunities

Please note, recent events regarding COVID-19 have had an impact on our volunteer engagement program.

Because of the government's strong directive for physical distancing and the role that we play in our communities, the Society has made the difficult decision to discontinue all in-person activities for the time being, including all volunteer roles. This applies to our Minds in Motion®, support groups, administrative roles and other education opportunities. Effective as of Tuesday March 16, 2020, volunteer roles within the Society have been suspended until further notice.

If you would like to complete an application, we will follow up when our volunteer program re-opens.

Want to join the movement?  We have a volunteer role for you.

Whether you have lived experience with dementia or caregiving; have family or friends living with dementia; are preparing for a career in health care, fundraising, events management, office administration; or are looking for a worthy cause where you can make a difference, our movement needs you.

 To join us:

  1. Check what’s available on our listings (below). We have a range of volunteer opportunities available throughout B.C.
  2. Apply using our online application form.
  3. If you have other skills you’d like to donate, or if you have questions about our volunteer opportunities, please contact Volunteer Resources at [email protected].

Direct support

Our direct support roles involve building relationships over time.  Volunteers in direct support roles stay involved for a minimum of 6 months in some roles, a year in others.




Create safe and open spaces for people living with dementia or care partners to share their concerns and solutions.

Support group meeting

Your commitment

  • 4 hours per month
  • One year minimum commitment
  • Weekday morning or afternoon opportunities available

Great for

  • Making a difference for people living with dementia and care partners
  • Building skills in group facilitation
  • Careers in social work, counselling, gerontology, health care

Communities served

  • Metro Vancouver: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Ladner, Langley, New Westminster, North Delta, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, White Rock
  • Fraser Valley: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge
  • Islands/Coast: Bowen Island, Campbell River, Duncan, Gabriola Island, Gibsons, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Powell River, Qualicum Beach, Salt Spring Island, Sechelt, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria
  • North/Interior: Ashcroft, Chase, Enderby, Grand Forks, Hope, Kamloops, Kelowna, Keremeos, Merritt, Nelson, Oliver, Osoyoos, Peachland, Penticton, Prince George, Quesnel, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Trail, Vanderhoof, Vernon, Williams Lake




Support participants to exercise, enjoy themselves, and socialize in our gentle fitness program for people living with dementia and care partners.


Your commitment

  • 4 hours per week
  • Six month minimum
  • Weekday morning or afternoon opportunities available

Great for

  • Making a difference for people living with dementia and their care partners
  • Building skills in hands-on support work
  • Careers in social work, counselling, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, gerontology, health care

Communities served

  • Metro Vancouver: Coquitlam, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, White Rock
  • Fraser Valley: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge
  • Islands/Coast: Colwood, Courtenay, Duncan, Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Oak Bay, Parksville, Saanich, Sechelt, Sidney, Victoria
  • North/Interior: Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George, Vernon
  • Kootenays: Cranbook





Helpline volunteers provide referrals and information to people with dementia, care partners, health professionals and the general public.

Woman with headsets talking on phone

Your commitment

  • 3.5 hours per week
  • One year minimum or 150 phone hours
  • Full attendance at extensive training program

Great for

  • Gaining skills in effective communication and support strategies.
  • Connecting with people throughout British Columbia needing support and information on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
  • Learning about dementias and how to support those who have received a diagnosis.
  • Careers in first response, social work, counselling, gerontology, health care.

Communities served 

  • Based in our Victoria Resource Centre, answering calls and giving information and support to residents province-wide.



Office & Administrative Support

Organizations require a lot of administrative effort to keep track of our good work and make sure everything is running smoothly.  Our office and administrative volunteers donate their diligence and attention to detail to help our Provincial and Regional Offices shine.


Ongoing administrative roles in our Resource Centres and Provincial Office, including reception, workshop registration, data tracking.  Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel needed.

Resource Centre office volunteer

Your commitment

  • 3 hours per week
  • One year minimum
  • Weekday morning or afternoon opportunities available

Great for

  • Careers in office administration

Communities served

Based in our Provincial Office (Vancouver) and Resource Centres in Vancouver, Surrey, White Rock, Richmond, North Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kamloops, Kelowna, Castlegar, Penticton, Prince George




Volunteer when you can, as needed.  Office Heroes are an on-call list of volunteer willing to pitch in when there’s work to do!


Office Heroes

Your commitment

As needed and as fits your schedule

Sign up to our email list – we’ll email you as opportunities arise. If they fit your schedule, sign up!

Great for

  • Anyone with a flexible or unpredictable schedule
  • Careers in office administration


Provincial Office
#300 – 828 West 8th Ave
(parking provided)




Our signature events are almost 100% organized by local volunteers. Join an Event Committee or find out how to run your own event in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. 

You can also sign up as an Event Day Volunteer on any of our event webpages.


Our signature events are organized by teams of committed volunteers who raise awareness and funds in their community.


Your commitment

  • 6-month planning windows
  • Most committees meet monthly
  • Complete your work on your schedule

Great for

  • People who like teamwork
  • Careers in project management, event planning, fundraising

Roles include

Organizing roles include, but may not be limited to:

  • Recruitment for teams and individuals
  • Event day volunteers
  • Sponsorship
  • Promotions and publicity
  • Refreshments
  • Prizes
  • Accounting
  • Registration
  • Site and route logistics


  • Metro Vancouver and Sea-to-Sky Corridor: Burnaby & New Westminster; North Shore; Richmond; South Delta; Tri-Cities & Ridge Meadows; Vancouver; White Rock, North Delta & Surrey, Whistler.
  • Fraser Valley: Abbotsford, Chilliwack
  • Vancouver Island: Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Victoria
  • North/Interior: Barriere, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, Penticton, Prince George, Vernon




Our events need extra help on the day to make everything go smoothly.  Sign up and show up!

Volunteers on Walk route

Your Commitment

Event day!

Great for

  • Individuals, families, groups

Sign up at the event webpage by registering as an event volunteer!

Last Updated: 07/16/2020