Texarkana Gazette

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.

Sunny Acres, Dekalb, Texas, needs activity department volunteers. Call Kim Ramos at 903-6672572.

Texarkana Animal Shelter needs volunteers for Webmaster, coordinato­r, adoption and fundraisin­g events, dog bather/groomer, dog walker, cat attendants and photograph­er. Contact 870-7736388 or Tasvolunte­er@yahoo.com 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 casatxk@cableone.net.

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 volunteer@texarkanam­useums.org.

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 Volunteer@texarkanam­useuyms.or or cal 903-793-4831.

Texarkana Nursing Center needs patient activity volunteers. Call Suzanne or Daphne at 903792-3812.

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 903-7987074.

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 Volunteer@texarkanam­useums.org, 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 903597-1383.

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 edwardslin@usa.redcross.org.

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 866-8617453.

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 903-2763320 or email pparrish@bbbsca. org.

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 903-8325515.

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 darlenab54@windstream.net.

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