Help Bring Music to Those in Need
Volunteers play a vital role at Music & Memory. Since the beginning, champions of our program have advocated and promoted the benefits of personalized music, often bringing news of the Music & Memory program directly to care organizations. Today, thousands of dedicated individuals give their time and energy to help support our network of Music & Memory certified organizations in a number of different ways.
If you’re passionate about helping people have access to life-affirming music, you can make a difference at Music & Memory. Whatever your interests and skills, we have a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you. Take the first step today!
Volunteer at a Music & Memory Location
Many of our most passionate advocates volunteer their time at local Music & Memory programs, often working alongside certified staff to maintain equipment, create playlists, and provide personalized music. If you are interested in working directly with those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive challenges, this may be a good option for you.
First, to find a local Music & Memory program, use our map of certified locations.
Next, take our Volunteer Orientation Webinar, a one-hour on demand course that offers best practices and step-by-step instructions on how to give your time to a local Music & Memory program.
For more information, download our free guide, Volunteering for Music & Memory:
Become a Music & Memory Ambassador
Is there a nursing home or care organization in your community that hasn’t heard of Music & Memory? You can help spread the word by contacting organizations and sharing the benefits of personalized music. Sometimes all it takes is someone to show the way.
For a full overview of the key benefits of certification and step-by-step instructions on how to promote Music & Memory, please download our free guide, Become a Music & Memory Ambassador:
Fundraise for Music & Memory
Fundraising is a great way to support the use of personalized music, and there are a number of fun and easy ways to be successful. This guide provides tips and best practice for soliciting funds on behalf of Music & Memory, both online and in your community, including:
- Where to Start
- Fundraising Platforms
- Corporate Giving
- DIY/Offline Giving Ideas
- Other Ways to Give
The funds you raise can go directly to Music & Memory, which relies on donations to continue it’s mission, or you can donate directly to a Music & Memory program in your area.
For more detailed information, please download our free guide, Fundraising for Music & Memory:
Host a Music & Memory Donation Drive
Hosting a donation drive is a great way to collect gently used music devices for people who need them most, support your local community or a sister community in need, and raise awareness for Music & Memory. You can also collect iTunes gift cards, cables and chargers (if in working condition), and cash donations.
This is a wonderful activity for a grade school, high school or college community service project; church, synagogue or mosque community outreach; or service club program.
Anyone whose family member or friend has been affected by Alzheimer’s will have a strong motivation to contribute. In addition, as more and more people switch their music collections from music players to smartphones, there’s a growing supply of second-hand music players. We want to keep these devices out of landfills and put them into the hands of elders who can really benefit from personalized playlists.
You’ll find everything you need by downloading our free guide, How to Run a Successful Donation Drive for Music & Memory:
Donating your gently used equipment is a great way to support the use of personalized music. All donations go directly to those in need. If you have an iPod Shuffle or iTouch, we will gladly accept and put into use. Please mail to:
Music & Memory
160 First Street
PO Box 590
NOTE: Due to our limited capacity to maintain equipment, we ask that all donated music devices first be restored to factory settings. Please do not ship equipment that contains personal information or music.