We Need Volunteers!
By sharing your skills, time, and talents, you can help provide relief to families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. For more information on volunteering at the Alzheimer's Alliance, download our Volunteer Recruitment Packet or contact us for more information or additional questions.
Potential volunteer check list
Have time at least one day per week to help?
Like to play games?
Enjoy the company of others?
Have a desire to help members of your community in a life changing way?
Have knowledge on Alzheimer's and related dementia and want to help?
If you checked yes to two or more of these question, please contact us about becoming a volunteer at Our Place Day Respite Center!
If you are interested in volunteering, please submit your application to us.
If you have any questions, call 903-223-8021 or email
Shirley Potter is one of our extraordinary volunteers. She has the ability to light up a room when she walks in. Her helpful and cheerful spirit has been a wonderful addition to Our Place. About a year ago, Shirley met one of our dear volunteers, Jo Ann Ward. “Her excitement and dedication to Our Place made me realize I wanted to be a part of the Alliance,” Shirley stated. At the time, she lived in Springhill, AR and couldn’t drive over on a regular basis. A year later, when she moved to Texarkana she decided to be a part of Our Place. Shirley says that everyday at the Alliance is rewarding. “The laughter is loud and often. I love to listen as our Friends sing their favorite old songs and amazed at how the words and tunes are still there. It makes my heart happy when Friends tell us what a good time they have and how they look forward to the next time.” Shirley’s best friend developed Alzheimer’s. “I was blessed to be with her from the time she first started showing signs of the disease, listening to her fears and crying often with her. I walked with her as she slowly changed and needed more support.” Shirley saw how hard it was for her friends’ family to accept this was their “new mom.” Shirley was there as this awful disease took the last remnants of her best friend. We are so thankful that Shirley is part of our Alzheimer’s Alliance family.