RUTH HOOD – National Volunteer Week 2022 Spotlight

We are endlessly grateful to our volunteers for giving their time to better the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Our volunteers are truly the heart of the Alzheimer’s Association here in North Carolina.

In honor of National Volunteer Week 2022, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today we are featuring…


What brought you to volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association?

My Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2003, and passed in 2013.  It was extremely devastating for our family.  I wanted to remember my mom and turn our loss into something meaningful.  I began volunteering the same year of her passing to find purpose.  

What volunteer role(s) do you have with the Association?

I’ve volunteered in the office organizing the library, making phone calls, volunteering at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University Health Fair and Queen’s Cup Steeplechase.

What do you enjoy most about your volunteer role?

What I enjoy most about my volunteer role is interacting with people and sharing my story, and assisting wherever I can make a difference.

What piece of your role do you feel makes the biggest impact?

My biggest impact is I guess my engagement with people.  It’s gratifying to be able to lend support wherever needed.

If someone were considering volunteering with the Association, what would you say to them?

If someone was considering volunteering, I would say do it.  It is a very worthy cause, and there is a great need.  You will be blessed knowing you’ve help in some way.


Volunteers truly help move our mission forward. Interested in becoming a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association in NC?
Visit or call 800-272-3900. 

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