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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

February 9th, 2019 in Features

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.


Big Brother Big Sisters needs volunteers for one hour a week to work with children. To become a Big Brother or Big Sister, call 903-276-3320 or email pparrish@bbbsca.org.


Caddo Area Council of Boy Scouts of America needs youth workers for the Texarkana area. Call Erin McVay at 903-793-2179.


CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a non-profit organization, is in need of volunteers to help the abused and neglected children in an 8 county area in Texas and Arkansas. CASA volunteers speak up for a child in court, they are the voice that makes a difference in a child's life. Volunteers get to know the children and everyone who is involved with the child. Information sessions are at the office at 1201 Main, Texarkana, Tx. the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm. Our number is (903) 792 1030 or go to our website at casatexarkana.org. Speak up for a child.

Christus St. Michael Health System Auxiliary needs volunteers ages 18 and up. For more information, visit christusstmichael.org/volunteering or call 903-614-1000.


Church of Truth of Texarkana outreach program needs a volunteer to work with clothing in the thrift shop and serve food to the homeless and working poor on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Susan T. Moore at 870-774-2819.


CIMA Hospice of Texarkana is looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Shelley Steger at 903-794-2462.


Cornerstone Retirement Community at 4100 Moores Lane needs volunteers. Call Anna Otwell at 903-832-5515.


Darnell Brown Community Development Center needs volunteer painters, wallpaper hangers, carpenters and carpet layers for restoration and renovation of the From Bondage to Freedom Recovery Chem-Free House. Call Darlena Brown at 903-244-0036 or darlenab54@windstream.net.


Discovery Place Interactive Museum needs volunteers 14 and older to help with Saturday Boredom Buster Activities from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be trained and then will provide assistance as the activities are presented to the public. Contact Volunteer@TexarkanaMuseums.org; call 903-793-4831 or sign up at TexarkanaMuseums.org/volunteer.


Domestic Violence Prevention Inc. needs caring and empathetic individuals to work the hotline and at the Battered Women's Shelter, administrative office, Resale Shop and outreach offices. Two volunteers are also needed to provide childcare during group meetings 5:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. every other Tuesday at the shelter.; and one to two volunteers to serve as a check-in workers for the Tuesday night group meeting 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the main office. Call Marla Bush at 903-794-4000 or email at volunteers@dvptxk.org.


Family Matters (formerly Kid Exchange) needs volunteers to help monitor court-ordered supervised visits. Training will be provided. Call Jen Mugno at 903-793-7988.


Federal Correctional Institution, Religious Services Department, needs volunteers from Islam, Native American, Rastafarian, Eastern Religion and Spanish volunteers to assist with worship services and study groups. Call Mark Reed, volunteer coordinator at 903-838-4587 ext 239.


First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center needs volunteer client advocates to counsel women in a crisis pregnancy situation, nurses/doctors/sonograhers to perform pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, Mommy Store workers, teachers for a variety of classes and general housekeeping. Call client service director Laaura McDowell at 903-792-5735.


Habitat for Humanity of Texarkana needs volunteers. For more information, groups or individuals may e-mail habitattexarkanavols@gmail.com or cal 903-832-1746. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.


HandsOn Senior Transportation Program needs drivers to transport older citizens to the doctor, dentist, grocery store and other necessary errands. Call Joy at 903-831-7946.


Harvest Texarkana needs volunteers to sort donated food items anytime 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evenings and weekends can be scheduled for groups. Volunteers will also be needed later in the summer to help harvest fresh produce. Call 870-774-1398 or email harvesttxk@cableone.net.


The Healing Place is in need of a receptionist, someone to help clean and maintain the building, GED instructors. We are located at 1002 Ferguson Street. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested, please call 870-779-9232 or email healingtexarkanavcc1@gmail.com for more information.


Heritage Plaza Nursing & Rehabilitation Center need volunteers to call Bingo, help with arts and crafts and paint fingernails. Call Roxanne Miller at 903-792-6700.


Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) needs volunteers to assist with filing, typing, storing and competing curriculum inventory. Call 870-772-3055, or page 1-800-264-9606 Pin 3108, or email swadchippy46@cableone.net.


The HIP (Hope, Inspiration and Protection) Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program needs volunteers to serve as positive role models, friends, advocates and listeners for children between the ages of 4 and 18 who live in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Mentors, who will be trained and screened, are asked to commit to one hour a week with a child. Call Mary Schroeder at 903-748-8915 or Evelyn Formby at 903-748-6622.

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