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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


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


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.


Opportunities Senior Day Care Center needs volunteers to assist with games, sing-a-longs, Bible devotions, bingo, arts and crafts, painting and reading stories. Call 903-791-2286.


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 [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.


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 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 870-773-8531 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 [email protected] for an application.

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