What Is It?
A day program that provides fellowship, memory care, and wellness for adults with mild to moderate memory loss, and support to their families and the community.
Visit with participants and join them in activities and outings, or participate in the STARS summer internship program.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
STARS participants must commit to serve for at least 40 hours during the summer. Shifts are typically Monday – Friday 8-9:30 AM, 9:30 AM -Noon, 1 PM-3:30 PM, and 3:30-6 PM.
Amazing Place will hold a training session in early June 2023 and students are required to attend training in order to volunteer. Once trained, student volunteers sign up online for shifts throughout the summer.
ACTIVITIES AND PRESENTATIONS
Join participants in activities such as dominoes, card games, pool, or conversation; have coffee or lunch and conversation with participants, join participants and staff on special outings; present a special talent such as a craft, entertainment, cooking, gardening. Monday-Friday, various times from 8 AM-4:30 PM.
STARS SUMMER INTERNSHIP
“Each summer we recruit and train 20-25 exceptional students ages 16-22 to participate in our STARS program, working directly with our staff and participants to create, shape and enhance exciting programs for Amazing Place. Our STARS have an enormous impact on our organization.” The STARS web page is here.
Houston, Texas 77027
Houston, Texas 77027
Amazing Place Day Program and Connections Program Video (2019) (5 minutes 32 seconds)
The Blessings of Amazing Place Video (7 minutes 6 seconds) (2014)
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Francis S. (Troop 55) sanded and reapplied oil finish to 35 pieces of furniture. (2014)
Eagle: Merritt B. (Troop 55) hosted a reception for veterans. (2012)
Gold Award: Kathryn P. built a raised garden; she helped the clients paint ceramic tiles and then mounted the tiles to the garden boxes.
I sing and play guitar at Amazing Place during the summers around once a week. It’s an amazing experience. Staff is super helpful and friendly when it comes to scheduling and logistics. The participants are a joy. They are always so happy to see me, and they sing along and are just overall lovely to be around. Overall, volunteering at Amazing Place is a wonderful and rewarding experience.