Alzheimer's Research UK

About us

Alzheimer's Research UK are the UK's leading dementia research charity.

At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we stand for everyone affected by dementia. We stand for a cure.

If nothing changes, one in two of us will be directly affected by dementia – either by developing the condition ourselves, caring for someone with it, or both.

We’re determined to stop this from becoming a reality.

We’re working to revolutionise the way we treat, diagnose and prevent dementia. But we will not stop there.

With your support, we will keep going until every person is free from the heartbreak of dementia. We exist for a cure.

Volunteering opportunities

CHEER ON OUR RUNNERS AT THE CAMBRIDGE HALF MARATHON 2023! SUNDAY 5TH MARCH
Alzheimer's Research UK Cambridge Onsite Weekends

When the going gets tough for our #TeamARUK runners, and the final mile seems a long way off, we give them that extra encouragement they need to get across the finish line! In 2022 our Cheer Squads supported runners in events across the UK raising upwards of £1.5 million! So your help will be a key contributor to raising vital funds for dementia research. Join us Sunday 5th March for a great day

Event volunteer @ Walk For A Cure London 2023
Alzheimer's Research UK Waltham Abbey Onsite Weekends

Walk For A Cure is an brand new event for everyone impacted by dementia. A cure is within our grasp, together we can make it happen. In supporting this event, volunteers will be creating a platform through which friends & family can gather, share and make a lasting difference to dementia for future generations. Roles include: Greeter, Marshal and Event Village Helper.

Event volunteer - Walk For A Cure 2023 | Edinburgh | Sunday 30 July 2023
Alzheimer's Research UK Edinburgh Onsite Weekends

Walk For A Cure is an brand new event for everyone impacted by dementia. A cure is within our grasp, together we can make it happen. In supporting this event, volunteers will be creating a platform through which friends & family can gather, share and make a lasting difference to dementia for future generations. Roles include: Greeter, Marshal and Event Village Helper.

Spur on cyclists at the London to Brighton Bike Ride
Alzheimer's Research UK Onsite Weekends

Alzheimer’s Research UK is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our awesome Cheer Squad at the London to Brighton Bike Ride on Sunday 18th June 2023 Our #TeamARUK cyclists will be taking on the challenging London to Brighton Bike Ride and we need you, your family and friends to whoop and cheer as loud as you can to support our them along the route.

New Event Volunteering opportunity - ARUK Explorer Jurassic Coast
Alzheimer's Research UK Wareham Onsite Weekends

Brand new for 2023 is ARUK Explorer Hike Jurassic Coast. Walkers will tackle an 18-mile circular hike across this magnificent landscape whilst fundraising for vital dementia research! Volunteers will help facilitate this fantastic occasion and make a huge impact!

Walk For A Cure Harrogate Volunteering Opportunity [Sunday 23rd July]
Alzheimer's Research UK Harrogate Onsite Weekends

Launching in July is Walk For A Cure, a brand new event series from Alzheimer’s Research UK. These 5km fundraising walks will bring together everyone impacted by dementia as Alzheimer’s Research UK strive to make a lasting difference for future generations. Alzheimer’s Research UK need your support to make these events happen. Would you like to be a key part of the team on event day?

Cheer Squad volunteer | London Landmarks Half Marathon |Sun 7 April 2024|
Alzheimer's Research UK Onsite

Our incredible supporters are taking on the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Runners will pass by the capital’s iconic landmarks. We need you to join our Elmer themed cheer squad to support our runners along the route. There will be a brass band and an open top sightseeing bus, a cheer point not to miss! Runner’s will pass our cheer squad two times on the route and your support will give them the motivation to push on. With your support the cheer point will be unforgettable! By donating your time, you are part of our mission to find a cure for dementia.

Become a cheer squad volunteer with Alzheimer’s Research UK
Alzheimer's Research UK Onsite Weekends

Give your time at the London Marathon to support our mission to find a cure for dementia

Cheer Squad VOLUNTEER | Edinburgh Marathon Festival | Sun 26 May 2024
Alzheimer's Research UK Edinburgh Onsite

Are you looking for voluntary work? Volunteering with Alzheimer’s Research UK is a great way to enhance your CV, meet new people and gain a new experience whilst supporting our mission to find a cure for dementia.

Event VOLUNTEER | Walk For A Cure Cardiff| Sunday 21 July 2024
Alzheimer's Research UK Cardiff Onsite

Are you looking for a new volunteering opportunity? Volunteering with Alzheimer's Research UK is a great way to enhance your CV, meet new people and gain a new experience whilst supporting our mission to find a cure for dementia. Join us at Walk For A Cure Cardiff as an event volunteer. Walk For A Cure is a series of six 5km fundraising walks across the UK, bringing together everyone impacted by dementia as Alzheimer’s Research UK strive to make a lasting difference for future generations.