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Peer volunteer
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 7:17 PM
Joined: 6/24/2012
Posts: 605

What does it mean that some of you have this on your "picture"?  


Johanna C.
Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 5:35 AM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 13681

Hello Abuela:   I am sorry, but I don't know what the reference to "this" is . . . .


Do you mean the logo?  Or do you mean the "shadow" man figure on the "active users" sidebar?   If it is one the sidebar, it just means that we have not provided  a photo of ourselves, so the shadow figure is a default when no photo is available.


If you mean the purple logo, that is the Alzheimer's Assn. logo and is the avatar for all Peer Volunteers as provided by the Alzheimer's Association for the PV position.


If you mean something else, please describe it and I will do my best to explain.  Thank you for asking and I am sorry I did not fully understand the question.


Johanna C.

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:46 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 514


Yes, I think you are referring to Peer Volunteer logo that is the photo or avatar for all of the Peer Volunteers that serve on the Message Boards. 

We are comprised of Care partners and individuals with Alzheimer's who are here to help all members with questions or concerns and to offer support or direct you to further information.

We all take our volunteer positions seriously and try to keep a positive friendly environment for everyone.  We also try to welcome as many newcomers as we can recognize.

We hope we are serving the community well!!

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 4:18 PM
Joined: 6/24/2012
Posts: 605

Yes, I mean the Peer volunteer icon.  So, if you are a peer volunteer how did you get to that point?  Who do you contact about it?  I find it very difficult to find ways to volunteer for without having to "raise money".  Advocacy and volunteer opportunities are not readily accessible somehow through the website.  I write to the legislators, etc, but hands on stuff... working with real people... is what I would find helpful.


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 7:11 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18692

Abuela, peer volunteers are official through the Alz. Assoc. but we other members can contribute.  I welcome new members and answer questions, and try to be a resource for caregivers if I can.  I look upon this message board as my volunteer activity although I am not official.

Iris L.

Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:12 PM
Joined: 12/5/2011
Posts: 795



There are many ways to volunteer.  Call the toll free 24/7 AD Helpline 800-272-3900 and they will put you in touch with you local AD Assn where you can help.


Thank you so much for being a part of these alzconnected message boards.  You are helping by participating here.


Take care and keep in touch.


Peace and Hope,