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Volunteer Opportunities

January 8, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

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 call 903-798-3211. For a complete listing of volunteer opportunities, go to HandsOnTexarkana.org.

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 [email protected]

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 870-773-5847 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 TASvolunte[email protected] 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 [email protected]

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 protected]

Texarkana Museums Systems is looking for docents to help with tours of the Museum of Regional History, Ace of Clubs House, and P.J. Ahern Home. Training will be provided. For more information, contact [email protected] or cal 903-793-4831.

Texarkana Nursing Center needs patient activity volunteers. Call Suzanne or Daphne at 903-792-3812.

Texarkana VA Outpatient Clinic needs volunteers to answer telephones from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Sandra Holmes at 870-216-2242.

TRAX Transportation Department in Texarkana is seeking a volunteer or two to help answer phones from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Emily Green at 903-255-3542.

Wadley Regional Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers ages 18 and up interested in helping in surgery waiting, gift shop, information desk, emergency room, surgery waiting, cancer treatment center, quilting group, fundraising group or special projects group. Call Jean Cornelius at 903-798-7074.

AARP Tax-Aide needs volunteer greeters, facilitators, counselors and coordinators for technology, administration and communication. Call 903-791-6343 for info.

Ace of Clubs House and P.J. Ahern Home need volunteer docents to assist with regular tours of these historic homes. Volunteers will undergo a training workshop to prepare them to guide visitors through the homes. Contact [email protected], call 903-793-4831 or sign up at TexarkanaMuseums.org/volunteer.

Alternative Opportunities/DaySpring Behavioral Health Services needs volunteers to help with its programs and monitor and mentor children. Call Terence Fulce at 824-2167 or go to 4323 Jefferson Ave.

Alzheimer's Alliance needs people knowledgeable of Alzheimer's Disease to answer the HelpLine evenings and weekends, and volunteers for light clerical work, fundraisers and other events. Call 903-223-8021.

American Cancer Society needs volunteers for its Road to Recovery program which provides transportation for cancer patients to their appointments. Mileage reimbursement is available. Must have reliable vehicle, valid drivers license, proof and insurance and pass a background check. Call 903-597-1383.

American Red Cross needs welcome team volunteers at the Texarkana office who can work 4 hour shifts at least one day each week greeting and directing visitors, answering the phone and assisting with filing. Volunteers for the Disaster Action Team for the Texarkana area are also needed. Contact Linda Edwards at 903-581-7981 or [email protected]

Arkansas Department of Health Hospice Program needs people to visit patients and families in the Texarkana area. Call Laura at 870-773-2108 ext 7 or 866-861-7453.

Arkansas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center needs mail deliverers and craft helpers, readers, letters writers and piano players. Call Deanna Prejean at 870-772-4427.

Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging needs Ombudsmen to adopt nursing homes. Activities are available for groups, schools or churches. Call Robert Morris at 903-832-8636 or 800-372-4464.

Bailey Creek Health & Rehab, 1621 E 42nd, needs volunteers to assist with parties, games, reading and other activities for the residents. Call 870-774-3581.

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 [email protected]

Caddo Area Council of Boy Scouts of America needs youth workers for the Texarkana area. Call Emily Eudy 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 needs volunteers who are interested in assisting in a healthcare environment at the Information Desk (main hospital), Gift Shop, Information Desk (Medical Office Building), Joint Replacement Center and for specific projects. Please call 903-614-2069 for more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities.

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.

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