VOL­UN­TEER OP­POR­TU­NI­TIES

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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 903798-3211. For a com­plete list­ing of vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties, go to Hand­sOnTexarkana.org. Her­itage Plaza Nurs­ing & Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter need vol­un­teers to call Bingo, help with arts and crafts and paint fin­ger­nails. Call Rox­anne Miller at 903-7926700. 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 1-800-2649606 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. Hospice of Texarkana-Hospice of Hope needs vol­un­teers to help with of­fice tasks, pa­tient vis­its and fundrais­ing 4-6 hours per month. Train­ing is pro­vided. Call De­bra, vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tor, at 903-794-4263 or go to hos­pice­of­texarkana.org.

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-In­struc­tCoach-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 870-7728652. Ju­nior Achieve­ment of

Texarkana needs vol­un­teers to teach youth in grades kinder­garten through 12th how to set ed­u­ca­tional and ca­reer goals, make in­formed de­ci­sions and learn how to con­trib­ute to their com­mu­ni­ties. Con­tact Kait­lyn Flan­na­gan at 870-648-5884 or ja­texarkana@ jaest­texas.org.

Main Street Texarkana needs vol­un­teers to serve in pro­mo­tion, or­ga­ni­za­tion, de­sign and eco­nomic re­struc­tur­ing for the preser­va­tion of the his­toric district and re­vi­tal­iza­tion of Down­town Texarkana. Call 903-792-7191.

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 vol­un­teer@ texarkana­mu­se­ums.org or call 903-793-4831.

Oaks As­sisted Liv­ing needs vol­un­teers to play games and spend time with re­tirees. Call 903-8385001. 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 1-800863-7441 ext. 6124 or es­ther. comb@va.gov; or Sandy Franks at ext. 6171 at ei­ther num­ber or sandra.franks@va.gov.

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