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. 


More information

About Alzheimer Ireland

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Find out what we docontact us and more

About our services

We offer a range of services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, their families and carers. All our services operate using the philosophy of person centred care.

Featured Events

Fundraising is an extremely important source of revenue for our services and takes place locally across Ireland as well as through national events and campaigns. We aim is to raise €5 million a year.


The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has, since it was founded, campaigned on behalf of people with dementia and their carers to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia.


We have many items available for sale through our shop. Buy these items will help raise much needed funds for The Society to continue providing vital service all around the country.


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