A team captain for the Walk to end Alzheimer’s plays a crucial role in helping the Alzheimer’s Association meet its goals by being heavily involved in the fundraising and participation aspect of the walk. It is the team captain’s job to be the organizer, motivator, and leader for those on your team. A team captain is provided with an ample amount of tools and resources to successfully raise awareness and funds to help the walk to end Alzheimer’s.
The goal of a team captain is to use the tools on your captain’s page in order to spread the news and updates about the upcoming events. The goal should be to get the word out to as many people as you can in hopes that those who feel passionate about the cause can know when and how to join or help.
One thing I have learned since my time of being a team captain for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is that you don’t have to have a personal connection or story pertaining to the disease. However, after hearing people’s testimonies and seeing the impact this disease and organization has on others around the community, it makes it easier to be motivated to help the cause and make a difference however you can. This feeling and motivation to help can make the role of being a team captain somewhat easy because you will quickly realize that there are a lot of people who want to volunteer, help, or contribute in other ways.
As a team captain, it is helpful to go into the role with a goal and a plan. Whether your goal is to recruit a certain number of members on your team, or to raise a certain dollar amount. Having a goal will help you and your team stay motivated and and on track.