Walk to End Alzheimer's Walk to End Alzheimer's Event Home


Volunteer Registration is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who has signed up! If you have any questions, please reach out to elthien@alz.org

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our success starts with our volunteers – people like you who support the fight against the disease and want to become more involved. 

As a volunteer, you can help make the Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer's a safe, meaningful community event while getting to know others who share your passion for the cause. You'll network with fellow volunteers and committee members, have fun bringing the Association's mission to life and feel the satisfaction of creating a successful event.

Just as it takes a village to care for someone living with Alzheimer's, it takes a team to put on the Walk to End Alzheimer's.  Join us! 

For the health and safety of our constituents, volunteers acting on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association at outdoor in-person events must either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a negative COVID test within seven days prior to the event.

Given our role as a public health organization, we are aiming to keep our communities safe as we continue to pursue our mission. Thank you for your cooperation.

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If you have any questions; please reach out directly to Walk Director, Ellie Thien at elthien@alz.org.



Set Up Volunteer (8:00am-11:45am)
Come early before the event kicks off and help to set up Columbus Commons for a successful Walk day. Projects will include: unloading our trucks, setting up tables and chairs, distributing and hanging signage, decorating specific areas of the park. *Need to be able to lift 25 lbs* 

Volunteer Check In (8:00am-12:00pm) - FULL
You will help get all Walk day volunteers checked in and to their assigned areas. This job will require a fair amount of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. 

Sponsor and Vendor Check In (9:30am-12:00pm) - FULL
You will help check-in our Walk to End Alzheimer's Sponsors. You will guide sponsors to their designated display area and will ensure each sponsor has the appropriate equipment (tables and chairs) in their area. You will continue to be available as a resource for troubleshooting. 

Promise Garden Team (10:30am-2:30pm) - FULL
Our Promise Garden represents all Walk participants coming together in the fight against Alzheimer’s. As a member of the Promise Garden Team, you will distribute pinwheel flowers to individuals. Participants are encouraged to choose the flower that represents their connection to Alzheimer’s disease. 

Family Fun Zone (11:00am-2:30pm) - FULL
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a family friendly event. There are a variety of activities for families to enjoy in the designated family fun zone inside the park. As a family fun zone volunteer, you will engage kids and families in the activities and keep the area fun! 

Check In Team (11:00am-2:30pm)
As a member of the Check-In Team, you'll be stationed at and around the front entrance of the Commons. You'll ensure Walkers have pre-registered and, if not, help them register from their device. This job will require a fair amount of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. 

Champions Club Team (11:15am-3:00pm) - FULL
The Champions Club represents our most dedicated donors. Each champion fundraiser and a guest is invited to for a light lunch and a VIP experience in the exclusive Champions Club Area. You will help ensure everything runs smoothly in the area.

Memory Wall Team (11:30am-2:30pm) - FULL
On Walk day, we will ask our participants to take a moment and write, draw or create a tribute to a loved one and display it on our "memory wall". We will have paper and markers available. This area is a great space for all ages to take a moment and reflect. As a volunteer in this area you’ll be encouraging individuals to participate, help sanitize the area/markers as well as help participants clip their tribute to the wall. 

Route Direction Team (1:30pm-4:00pm)
As a member of the Route Direction Team, you will be stationed at various points along the route to help people stay on course and cheer them along. This opportunity will require you to be on your feet most of the day, so remember to wear comfortable shoes.

Thank You Brigade (1:30pm-4:00pm)
As a member of the Thank You Brigade, you will be positioned at the end of our Walk Route, cheering on and thanking our Walkers for being part of the fight to End Alzheimer's. This opportunity will require you to be on your feet most of the day, so remember to wear comfortable shoes.

Water Distribution Team (1:30pm-4:00pm) - FULL
As a member of the Water Distribution Team, you will be placed at one of the spots along our Walk Route to distribute water and cheer on our Walkers. This opportunity will require you to be on your feet most of the day, so remember to wear comfortable shoes. 

Clean Up Team (2:30pm-5:00pm)
Creating a "day filled with hope" takes the energy and enthusiasm of many volunteers. We work to leave the Columbus Commons, just as we found it. We need your help to clean up each area of the Commons, pack boxes, load the U-Haul, break down tables, etc. *Need to be able to lift 25 lbs*"