Help us shape Alzheimer's care and treatment in the Kansas City region
About the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center (KU ADC) Ambassador Program
The KU ADC Ambassador Program provides study participants and their caregivers with volunteer opportunities beyond their study participation. Ambassadors serve as our partners in research and community projects. Ambassadors receive invitations to exclusive, ADC Ambassador-only educational programming and hands-on activities with ADC researchers and clinicians as a thank you to the Ambassadors for their commitment to our program.
Types of Ambassador Activities
• Community Outreach
• Administrative Assistance
• Strategic Development
• Event Planning
• Research Assistance
Who is eligible to become a KU ADC Ambassador?
Anyone who is a current or past study participant or a caregiver of a current or past study participant is eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on an individual basis. Consistent with University policy you must be willing to sign a confidentiality and liability agreement, carry health insurance and submit to a background check.
How can I sign up as a potential candidate for the KU ADC Ambassador Program?
To be considered for acceptance in to the KU ADC Ambassador Program, each potential KU ADC Ambassador must:
1. Fill out an online application
Upon receipt of the online application, an e-mail invitation to the next KU ADC Ambassador Orientation and Training meeting will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application.
2. Attend a KU ADC Ambassador Orientation and Training meeting. At this meeting you will be able to-
a. Learn more about what it means to be a KU ADC Ambassador
b. Decide if you would like to become a KU ADC Ambassador
c. Fill out KUMC required paperwork
i. Policy Statement
ii. Confidentiality Statement
iii. Liability Release
iv. KUMC Volunteer Application Form
v. KUMC Volunteer Engagement Form
1. Immunization Checklist For KUMC Volunteers (if providing Peer Support)
d. Agree to submit to a background check
e. Pay the application fee of $50, which includes a KU ADC Ambassador polo shirt
3. Once all the paperwork is complete and submitted to the KU ADC Ambassador Program Coordinator, the background check will be performed. Once the background check is complete, you will be notified of your status in the Program.
What will be expected of a KU ADC Ambassador?
Complete the application process described above
Volunteer for KUADC projects a minimum one day (eight hours) per year, but no more than 5 hours per week.
Reap the benefits of the KU ADC Ambassador program with up-close and personal discussions with KU ADC researchers and clinicians about the latest in Alzheimer's disease and brain aging research.