Sign up and influence our work

 There are so many ways to volunteer with us.  We match opportunities with your interests, hobbies and how you want to get involved. Take a look at some examples.

Sign up

If you would like to use your interests, talents and experiences to influence our work, please complete our form. This will help us match you to the right opportunities for you.

You just need to have first-hand experience of dementia. People living with dementia, current and former carers, friends and family of people with dementia - all welcome!

We’ll provide a named Society Contact for you and support to help you develop your skills and confidence as you get involved with us.

Example of opportunities 


Help people learn from your experiences by sharing them, either through film, radio interviews, TV, social media or a newspaper.  Share your experience of dementia with us if you are interested in telling your story through these channels.

You might also like to write something for the Alzheimer's Society blog on our website. This is a place where you can tell people about your life with dementia in any way you wish - you can even express yourself through poetry. Get more information and submit your story to our blog team.

Training our staff and volunteers

Sharing your personal experiences can have a huge impact on staff and volunteers. Whether at a training course or staff development day, you can chat with staff at a table, join in on activities or give a presentation about your experiences. Sign up to hear about these opportunities.

Recruit our staff and volunteers

It makes a big difference when we get to work with people who really respect and care for people affected by dementia. Help us decide what skills and knowledge someone needs to do a particular job. You might like to help decide what questions we ask candidates at interview. Perhaps you might want to be a member of the interview panel.

If you are interested in taking part in recruitment opportunities, please contact Dementia Voice team by email: [email protected].


You can join our Research Network to help us decide which research on dementia projects we fund, and monitor research that is in progress. 

If you would like to take part in research studies as participants, you can register your interest in Join Dementia Research. This is a UK-based service that helps match individuals with studies that are taking place in their area.

Public speaking

Hearing from a person affected by dementia speak about their experiences is a powerful way to connect with an audience. If you enjoy giving talks or want to gain experience in this area, we have many opportunities as we run conferences and a range of events. Sign up to hear about these opportunities.


We have many types of groups that influence our work. Our main network of groups is called Focus on Dementia. There are other types of groups set up to influence certain projects. If this is something you would be interested in hearing about, you can sign up to hear about these opportunities.

Want to influence our work?

If you'd like to sign up to hear about opportunities available, please fill out our short form. 

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