1st Choice Pregnancy Resource Center needs client advocates to counsel girls with unplanned pregnancies (training is provided; teachers to teach prenatal, parenting, life-skills, Bible studies, and any other subject surrounding pregnancy-related issues; nurses to help with pregnancy testing; and sonographers are needed. Call Kristie Wright at 903 792-5735 for information.
Texarkana Museums System has volunteer opportunities at the Ace of Clubs House and Discovery Place Childrens Museum. For more information, please contact Melissa Nesbitt at 903-793-4831 or email manesbitt@texarkanamuseums.org.
Alzheimers Alliance Texarkana Area needs volunteers who have a good knowledge of Alzheimers Disease to answer the HelpLine evenings and weekends, do light clerical work in the office, do fundraisers and other events. Call 903-223-8021.
Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging needs Ombudsman volunteers to adopt a nursing home to visit residents. Call Lisa Brady at 903-832-8636. Also needed are Benefits Counseling volunteers who would advocate to ensure the receipt of benefits for the elderly. Call Robbin Bass at 903-832-8636.
The American Red Cross needs volunteers for the Welcome Team at the Texarkana Red Cross Office. Individuals are needed who are willing to volunteer for 4 hour shifts at least one day a week to greet, welcome, and direct visitors; answer office telephone; assist with filing; and other administrative taks. Also needed are volunteers for the Disaster Action Team (DAT) for the Texarkana area. If you want to help individuals and families who are affected by disasters in your area, this is the opportunity for you. Time commitment is flexible. For further information on these volunteer opportunities, please contact Linda Edwards at 1-903-581-7981 or email edwardslin@usa.redcross.org
Angel Fund Foundation, Inc., needs volunteers, especially cancer survisors, who are willing to help give support to an organization and encouragement to cancer patients who cannot afford their treatments or expenses. Contact 903-791-0349 for more information and to apply.
Arkansas Department of Health Hospice is seeking volunteers to visit with patients and their families in the Texarkana area. We also need volunteers to assist with light office work, such as filing. There\'s a number of ways to volunteer and no set schedule is required. You can volunteer whatever amount of time you would like to give. It doesn\'t take much time to make a big difference in someone\'s life as well as your own. For more information, please contact Laura Cox, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 870-773-2108, ext. 7 or 1-866-661-7453.
AARP Tax-Aide needs volunteer greeters, facilitators, counselors, and coordinators for technology, administration, and communication. Call Mary Ann Daniels at 903-791-6343
Regional Arts Center needs volunteers to serve as hostesses and to work the front desk. Duties will consist of routing phone calls, taking phone messages, and greetng guests. Please call Bobbie Guillot at 903 791-0075.
Caddo Area Council of Boy Scouts of America is seeking volunteers to work with youth in the Texarkana area. Contact Austin Grappe at 903-793-2179 or email agrappe@BSAmail.org for information.
CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates are needed to speak up for an abused or neglected child in the court system. For information, please contact CASA at 870-775-1252 or via email at casatxk@cableone.net.
Main Street Texarkana needs volunteers in the areas of promotion, organization, design, and economic restructuring for the preservation, repurposing, and revitalization of Historic Downtown Texarkana. Call 903-792-7191.
Cornerstone Retirement Center at 4100 Moores Lane, needs volunteers to help with games, social activities, reading, playing the the piano, etc. Call Anna Otwell 903-832-5515.
Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc. is seeking volunteers who are caring and empathetic to work the hotline, the Battered Womens Shelter, the administrative office as a part-time office receptionist, the resale shop and outreach offices. Also needed are two volunteers to watch children during the group meeting every other Tuesday night at the shelter from 5:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., and one or two volunteers are needed to be a check-in person for the Tuesday night group meeting at the main office, 424 Spruce, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please call Marla Bush, Volunteer Coordinator, at 903 794-4000.
Give Someone a real lift! The Escort Program needs volunteer drivers to transport older citizens to the doctor, dentist, grocery store and other necessary errands. Call Joy at 903 798-3211.
Habitat for Humanity of Texarkana, Inc. needs a volunteer coordinator, volunteers to serve on various committees within the organization, and individuals to serve as active members of the Board of Directors. Please call 903-832-1746 and leave a message or e-mail pecanlady1@aol.com
Hospice of Texarkana needs volunteers to help with office tasks and to visit patients. Call Sarah at 903-794-4263 to learn about Hospice of Texarkana\'s volunteer program. The agency is nonprofit and serves the community. If you want to make a difference in 2011, we have the volunteer job for you. Call 903-794-4263 or learn more at our website: hospiceoftexarkana.org.
Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas has volunteer opportunities for short-term volunteers to help plan and implement weekend events, facilitate 8- to 10-week leadership series, or provide one-time workshops on specific areas of expertise. Also have opportunitites for troop leadership. Call 870-773-2151 or contact kcalvert@girlscoutsdiamonds.org
The Literacy Council needs tutor and office assistant volunteers. Please call 903-838-8521.
Manna Kitchen volunteers to cook and deliver hot meals to the elderly, shut-ins, and handicapped in New Boston and DeKalb. Call 903-628-6636 or 903-628-2444.
The Veterans Administration is looking for volunteer van drivers to transport VA patients in the Texarkana area. Volunteers operate passenger vans transporting veterans to the VA Outpatient Clinic in Texarkana and to Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport. Drivers typically work one day a week from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information contact Bob Frasier or Esther Comb at 1-800-863-7441. Press \"1\" and then enter 6701.
H.I.P. Mentoring Children of Prisoners (HIP stands for Hope, Inspiration, and Protection) is looking for individuals to mentor children between the ages of 4 and 18 who live in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Mentors are thoroughly trained and screened and commit to one hour or more a week with a child for at least one year. Mentors are not intended to be replacement parents, but will serve as positive role models, friends, advocates, and listeners. For information, please call Mary Schroeder at 903 748-8915 or Carey Martin at 903 748-6622.
Ozan-Ingram Iron Mountain Neighborhood Center needs volunteers to assist children after school with homework and computer lab. Call 870-772-8652.
Texarkana Animal League needs a Cat Room Volunteer Coordinator, Adoption Event volunteers, fundraising volunteers, cat huggers and petters and foster homes. For more information, call 1-877-525-4825 or email info@TexarkanaAnimalLeague.org. for an application or more information.
Texarkana Public Library needs volunteers to work front desk, put up magazines, help with story hour, do landscaping. Contact Dru-Ann Merriman at 903 794-2149.
Heritage Plaza Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is looking for volunteers to dedicate about an hour a week to residents by calling bingo, helping with arts & crafts, painting fingernails, etc. If you would like to be a part of the family, please contact Roxanne Miller, Life Enrichment Coordinator, at 903-792-6700.
Arkansas Department of Community Corrections needs volunteers to assist with clerical work. Some of the duties would include filing, answering phones, and helping the staff. Call 870-779-2000 or scott.mercer@arkansas.gov.
Randy Sams Outreach Shelter needs help preparing meals, sorting can goods, and helping with the Childrens Room. Call 903-792-7024.
Runnin WJ Ranch located at 4802 Kings Highway, needs sidewalkers and horse leaders for therapeutic riding for special needs children. Call Runnin WJ Ranch at 903-838-3223.
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 Monday - Saturday, 9AM to 6PM. Contact Sann Terry at 870-774-2701.
Samaritan Charities, Inc., needs volunteers to work in the Thrift Store. Call Linda Rodgers at 903-793-0011.
Texarkana ISD Partners in Education Program needs volunteers as tutors, mentors, library friends and classroom speakers. Call JoAnn Rice at 903-793-7561.
Texarkana Volunteer Center offers volunteer opportunities in the community and refers prospective volunteers to appropriate agencies and volunteer groups. If you wish to volunteer contact Kathey Graves at 903 798-3211.
Texarkana Nursing Center needs volunteers to help with patient activities. Please contact Suzanne or Daphena at 903-792-3812.
Regional Arts Center needs volunteers to serve as hostesses and to work the front desk. Duties will consist of routing phone calls, taking phone messages, and greetng guests. Please call Bobbie Guillot at 903 791-0075.
Wadley Auxillary is looking for hospital volunteers, age 18 and up, interested in helping in surgery waiting, the gift shop, the front desk, helping with discharges, delivering mail, etc. Please ontact Jean Cornelius at 903-798-7074.
Texarkana VA Out Patient Clinic is need of volunteers to answer telephones. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If interested, please contact Sandra Holmes at 870-216-2242.
Faith, Love & Hope Youth Center is seeking dedicated volunteers to spend time with our youth in an after school program. Volunteers help with homework assistance, mentoring, computer assistance and social and emotional development through games and other activities. Call 870-774-0214.
Family Matters (formerly Kid Exchange) needs volunteers to help monitor court-ordered supervised visitation. Training will be provided. Call Jen Mugno at 903-793-7988.
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is seeking a volunteer with exceptional skills in literacy, filing, typing, store curriculum and to assist the Pre-School Education Coordinator. For more information, please contact Mary Harris at 870-772-7914 and leave a message or page 1-800-264-9606 Pin #3108.
The Church of Truth Texarkana outreach program needs volunteers to sort and hang donated clothing and to interact with clientele. Volunteers are also needed in the soup kitchen to serve food, bus tables, sweep floors, and wash dishes. Contact Susan T. Moore at 870 774-2819.
Prisoner Visitation and Support needs volunteers to vist prisoners at the federal prison in Texarkana. Visitors make monthly visits and see three to five prisoners on a visit. Visitors provide friendship, encouragement, and a listening ear to prisoners who get no, or few, other visitors. Visitation, including preliminary correspondence and follow-up reporting, requires the equivalent of one day a month. Training and information manual are provided. For an application, contact Denise Carpenter at dcarpenpvs@gmx.com, by phone at 314-223-8284, or by mail at P.O. Box 28201, St. Louis, MO 63132.
Silas H. Hunt Community Development Corporation needs volunteers to serve in various capacities, including but not limited to clerical, researchers, community outreach, photography, writing, fundraising, gardening, and much moore. Call 870-774-0446 or email Silashhuntcdc@yahoo.com
Southwest Arkansas Youth Association located at 4323 Jefferson, Ste B, is in need of tutors who are bilingual and can teach Spanish as a Second Language in the out-of-school program. Please call 870-330-7451 for information.
Dierksen Memorial Hospice Foundation needs volunteers to assist patients and families with the Last Wish Program. Call Heidi Adams at 903-793-6350.
Senior Outreach Program, sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Greater Texarkana, is looking for volunteers to give a small number of hours each month to help underserved seniors throughout the area. These volunteers are needed to assist with transportation, minor maintenance of homes, pharmaceutical company programs, yard service, and be available to make presentations to community organizations on issues pertaining to seniors. Please call 870-779-4983 for information.
The Perot Theatre is seeking volunteers to usher various performances throughout the year. All ages of volunteers,from high school students to senior citizens, are accepted. Ushers will fill a variety of jobs, including ticket tearing, stuffing and handing out programs and seating patrons. Call Traci Waller at 903-792-8681 or twaller@trahc.org. for more information.
Dunbar Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help tutor individual or small groups of students, read to students or to classes, assist students in the lunchroom, help in the library, make copies of teachers, make bulletin boards or games, etc. Please contact Arvis Deloney at 903-794-8112 if you are interested.
The Darnell Brown Community Development Center needs volunteers to help with restoration and renovation of the From Bondage to Freedom Recovery Chem-Free House. Painters, wall paper hangers, carpenters, carpet layers are needed so the doors can open on January 15, 2009. This will be a safe place for women to recover from the addiction of drugs and alcohol and also a safe plan to bring their children. Contact Darlena Brown at 903-244-0036 or email darlenab54@windstream.net.
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 Linda Babineaux at 903-791-2286.
Host an Exchange Student and make a difference in a young person\'s life. Host parents are needed to host international exchange students from Europe, Asia, and South America for the upcoming school year. The SHARE! High School Exchange Program is sponsored by ERDT, a global educational nonprofit foundation. Contact Yvette Coffman at SHARE!Southwest for more information at 800-941-3788 or www.sharesouthwest.org.
Randy Sams Outreach Shelter is seeking an experienced individual who will dedicate an average of 10 hours per week to bookkeeping activities for a medium sized non profit. Duties would include AP/AR, filing and payments of monthly tax deposits, etc. The volunteer will report to the Executive Director. Experience in QuickBooks is a must. Call 903-792-7024.
Randy Sams Outreach Shelter is seeking a personable individual to support the administrative staff. Duties will include but not be limited to correspondence with volunteer groups, interacting with drop in donors, assisting clients, and clerical work. The volunteer will report directly to the Administrative Assistant. Call 903-792-7024.
Randy Sams Outreach Shelter is seeking a personable individual to answer a busy multi-line phone system, assist clients and other tasks as assigned. The volunteer must be personable and be able to multi-task. Call 903-792-7024.
Harvest Texarkana needs volunteers that can help sort canned goods, pack pantry boxes, clerical work, or be available for special projects such as community gardening or mobile pantry distribution. Those interested can call 870-774-1398.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Texarkana Affiliate needs volunteers during office business hours to assist with special projects, answering telephone calls and some light computer work. Projects vary throughout the year. For information call 903-244-2329.
Restoration House Personal & Family Life Coaching is in need of Christian volunteers to become Life Coaches. God\'s love for people, a listening ear, and willingness to commit 1hr/wk is all that is required. Training will be provided to help individuals and familites with personal and family issues. Great opportunity for ministry. Call 903-960-8350 or email info@restoretexarkana.com for additional information.
The Housing Authority of Texarkana, Texas, Neighborhold Network Center needs volunteers to help residents at the Rosehill Neighborhood Center / Otis Williams Rosehill Cultural Center become computer proficient by helping the resident have a smooth session as he or she does the task at hand. Volunteers need to be computer literate in Word, Excel, filing out job applications, and set-up knowledge in Email and Social Media. The Cultural Center is located at 2220 W. 15th Street in the red brick building (formerly Steven\\\'s Court Office). Please call Carolyn Nance at 903-798-3514.
A Circle of Love, Inc. is an art organization that is partnering with the Artisans Gallery located at 333 E. 9th Street,Texarkana, AR on a local project that will benefit the art community. We are in need of volunteers that have experience in spackling, mudding, sheet rocking, and dry wall. Any building contractor and carpentry experience is appreciated. Once this project is completed it will benefit the community by providing additional space at the Artisans Gallery for exhibiting local art work, classroom space, and use for events and benefits for the community to enjoy. We can be reached at 870-774-2300 or 903-949-0492 for further information.
The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for the Road to Recovery Program. This program helps give rides to cancer patients undergoing treatments that have no method of transportation to their appointments. Mileage reimbursement is available. Your time each month can make all the difference and you will be helping those battling cancer to celebrate more birthdays. Volunteers must have a reliable vehicle, a valid drivers license, proof of insurance, and pass a background check. Please call 903-597-1383.
The American Cancer Society is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have no personal history of cancer to join a historic research study, Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The ultimate goal is to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the United States with a goal of 200 to be enrolled from Texarkana. They need from our community volunteer \"Champions\" who are basically people that have strong ties in the community to help get the word out. Each champion will be asked to recruit 10 people to enroll in the study as well as forward information to friends, co-workers and other community groups. For information, call Courtney Hickey at 903-280-4107.
Big Brother Big Sisters - Think of how amazing it would be if every child fulfilled his or her potential. Volunteering just one hour a week with a child can start something incredible. To become a Big Brother Big Sister, please call 903-276-3320 or email pparrish@bbbsca.org. There are kids out there REAdy to start. Are you?
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