ALS Association of Arkansas

Locations: 1113 W Poplar, Rogers
Phone: 479-621-8700
Website: http://www.als-arkansas.org

Mission: To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

About: The Northwest Arkansas Chapter was founded to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers.  The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS.  ALSA covers all the bases – research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy – in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.

The ALS Association (National Office and the Northwest Arkansas Chapter) operates under a shared mission: to help people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and to leave no stone unturned in search for the cure.

We work together to accomplish our mission.  The Northwest Arkansas Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy.  The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions.  The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information and materials.

Our accomplishments are made possible by the generosity of others.  From the smallest donation to the largest gift, donors touch the ALS community with hope for the future.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Home Companion - Support and companionship (i.e., reading, writing letters, assisting with feeding, light housekeeping, etc.).  Volunteers will report any concerns or equipment needs to ALS office.  No physical work is expected (i.e., lifting, toileting) unless mutually agreed upon by volunteer and the person with ALS and caregiver.

Home Adaptations/Home Maintenance - Home adaptations: handle and carry lumber, construct ramps and/or make home adaptations, or clean up.  Home Maintenance: painting, gardening, yard work, washing windows, etc.

Phone Pal.  Contact person with ALS on a routine basis, report any needs or concerns to volunteer coordinator for follow-up.

Patient Services Coordinator - Contact any person with ALS by telephone or in person.  Act as an additional contact between person with ALS and ALS office representative.  Report any needs or concerns of patient for follow-up.  Submit reports when needed.

Fund Raising Events Volunteer.