Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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

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.

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 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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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.

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available at1st Choice Pregnancy Resource Center. If interested, please contact Kristen Moya [email protected] 903-792-5735

Habitat for Humanity of Texarkana needs volunteers. For more information, groups or individuals may e-mail [email protected] 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 Shanna at 903-798-3211.

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].

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.

Hospice of Texarkana, a non-profit agency, seeks friendly volunteers to visit patients at homes, facilities and in the Hospice Care Center. We also need office support, people who can crochet or knit, people to make calls or assemble marketing items. All volunteers receive training and will have a criminal history check, TB skin test and drug test that is paid for by the agency. Call the volunteer coordinator to learn more: (903) 794-4263.

Housing Authority of Texarkana, Texas, Neighborhood needs volunteers to teach free computer, resume writing, job preparation and other educational or certification classes. Computers, a Smartboard and necessary supplies will be provided for the free classes. Volunteer constructors may set classes for their available schedule from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Rosehill Neighborhood Network Center, 2220 W. 15th St. For information, call Shanetta Cannon at 903-798-3514.

Jamisons' Center of Kindness needs volunteers for its ENRICH (Educate-Nurture-Reach-Instruct-Coach-Help) after-school tutoring program for Texarkana, Ark., students in grades 1-6 and for an after-school feeding program from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1101 Couch St. For information on being a tutor or serving meals, call 870-772-8652.

Make-A-Wish Foundation needs volunteers in Bowie, Cass and Red River Counties to help with public speaking, fundraising, special events, resource development and wish granting. Call Billie Milner at the Northeast Regional Office at 903-597-9474 or go online at northtexaswish.org.

Manna Kitchen, 301 N. Center St., New Boston, Texas, needs volunteer route delivery drivers, salad makers, dishwashers, cooks and people with organizational skills. Call and leave a message at 903-628-2444.

The Museum of Regional History is looking for volunteers to assist in updating and maintaining the archives and collections database. For more information contact [email protected] or call 903-793-4831.

Oaks Assisted Living needs volunteers to play games and spend time with retirees. Call 903-838-5001.

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, needs volunteers to help at community-based clinics in Longview, Texas; Monroe, La., and Texarkana. Duties include assisting staff and patients and operating passenger vans. Contact Esther Comb at 318-221-8411 ext. 5024 or 1-800-863-7441 ext. 6124 or esther. [email protected]; or Sandy Franks at ext. 6171 at either number or [email protected].

Prison Visitation and Support needs volunteers to visit prisoners at the federal prison in Texarkana. Visitors make monthly visits and see three to five prisoners. Training and information manual are provided. For an application, contact Denise Carpenter at dcarpenp[email protected], 314-223-8284 or P.O. Box 28201, St. Louis, MO 63132.

Randy Sams Outreach Shelter needs volunteers, including administrative personnel with duties of correspondence, interacting with drop-in donors, assisting clients and clerical work; and front desk clerk with duties of answering a busy multi-line phone system, assisting clients and other tasks. Call Patricia Watkins at 903-792-7024.

The Regional Arts Center needs volunteer hostesses and front desk workers to route phone calls, take messages and greet guests. Call Bobbie Guillot at 903-791-0075.

Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council (TRAHC) Is seeking front desk volunteers. We are the art, entertainment, and arts education hub of Texas and Arkansas! We are looking for volunteers Tuesday through Friday 10am - 1pm or 1pm - 4pm. Text volunteer to 903-945-4108 for an application or visit our website trahc.org for more information.

Restoration House of Texarkana, 2202 College Drive, needs Christian volunteer coaches to provide one-to-one help with personal problems. One hour per week commitment time is necessary. No prior experience or training is required. Training will be provided. Call Dorothy Ware, area director, at 903-832-8643.

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 [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 [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 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.