HandsOn Texarkana, The New Volunteer Center, offers volunteer opportunities in the community and refers prospective volunteers to appropriate agencies and volunteer groups. Potential volunteers should contact Kathey Graves at 903-798-3211. For a complete listing of volunteer opportunities, go to HandsOnTexarkana.org.
Runnin WJ Ranch, is a Christian-based non-profit organization, looking for caring individuals (14 years and older) to donate their time to help children and adults who are challenged. We are in need of horse leaders, side walkers and ranch maintenance assistance. To obtain a volunteer application, please call 903-838-3223 or visit us at www.runninwjranch.org to learn about our progrm and how you can help in many ways. Mandatory Volunteer Training sessions will be from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Aug. 26 or 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 28, and classes will begin Sept. 18.
Salvation Army needs volunteers to help sort, hang and price donated clothing at the Family Thrift Store. Volunteers are also needed to greet customers, straighten the sales floor and put out merchandise 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Volunteers are also needed for the food pantry to sort and stock shelves and complete family boxes for clients. Call Sann Terry at 870-774-2701.
Serenity Hospice needs volunteers to help with facility functions, visit with patients, community events and office tasks. No prior medical knowledge is necessary. Training is provided. Call Stacey Wright, volunteer coordinator, at 903-255-0430.
Silas H. Hunt Community Development Corporation needs volunteers for clerical work, research, community outreach, photography, writing, fundraising, gardening and more. Call 870-774-0446 or email Silashhuntcdc@yahoo.com.
Smith-Keys Computer Learning Center needs volunteers to assist with grant writing, summer computer camp, instructing and assisting with classes, network administration and mentoring for children and adults. Call 870-773-8531 or come by at 3302 Washington.
South Arkansas Youth Association needs youth program volunteers. Call 903-824-2167 or stop by 4323 Jefferson Ave.
Southwest Arkansas Counseling and Mental Health Center Inc. needs mentors for its Hope, Inspiration and Protection program that offers mentoring services to children of incarcerated persons. Call 870-773-4655.
Sterling House Assisted Living, a Brookdale Community, needs volunteers. Call Patsy McManus, activity director, at 903-838-3562.
Sunny Acres, DeKalb, Texas, needs activity department volunteers. Call Kim Ramos at 903-667-2572.
Texarkana Animal Shelter needs volunteers for Webmaster, coordinator, adoption and fundraising events, dog bather/groomer, dog walker, cat attendants and photographer. Contact 870-773-6388 or TASvolunteer@yahoo.com for an application.
Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center needs family greeters for children brought to the center and office help. Call 870-775-1252 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texarkana ISD's Partners in Education Program needs volunteer tutors, mentors, library friends and classroom speakers. Call Jo Ann Rice at 794-3651.
Texarkana Museums System needs volunteers for relatively easy carpentry projects, landscaping, painting, guiding tours, helping with special events, scanning, archiving and more. Contact the volunteer coordinator at 903-793-4831 or email@example.com.