There are always plenty of opportunities to volunteer in El Dorado and South Arkansas. Here are just a few:
Habitat for Humanities
Do you like to work with wood, hammers and saws? This is the place for you. Call Sue Ellen Dillard 870-310-8157 to get started on a new home for a deserving family. Work side by side with the owners. This is a wonderful opportunity to help make this a better place to live.
South Arkansas Fights AIDS
SAFA needs volunteers to help them in their food pantry on a weekly basis. Call Janet Beane 870-875-2099 to get started.
Help Union County's local Food Banks gather and distribute food to needy people in our community: Salvation Army, St.Paul Helping Hands, SAFA, Liberty Ministries, Interfaith Help, St.James Baptist, Immanuel Baptist, PC First Baptist, First Baptist-Smackover, and Living Word Ministry in Strong.
CareNet/Senior Independent Living
A great opportunity for you is to help an elderly neighbor/friend go to the grocery store, get to their doctors appointments, go to church or even the beauty/barber shop. A simple act of kindness creates and endless ripple.
Handcrafted Items for Community Needs
Knitting for Noggins:handmade hats and Blankets of Love: handmade quilts are given to children at Children's Hospital, disaster victims, Agape House, and military children. There is such a need for these items. Call 870-864-7084 and ask Cheryl how you can help.
Project South Serving Our Units At Home
Provides a partnership w/local community, military and their families. You can help with Family Deployment Weekends, Kids Camp, family support groups, monthly deployment care pack distributions. Call Sterling Claypoole 870-814-8405
The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help in the food pantries. To get started call 870-863-4830. Remember you will need to bring your photo ID.
Book Buddies is a program designed to help elementary children in grades 1-3 who are struggling with reading on grade level. Studies show that the most important indicator of high school graduation is reading proficiently by the end of the third grade. Call 870-864-7084 for more information and to volunteer to read with a child.
Red Cross Disaster volunteers are needed
Call American Red Cross 870-863-8196 and learn how you can help during a disaster. Some formal training is required.
Help the Red Cross be there in times of an emergency.
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Literacy Council of Union Co
Would you like to make a lasting impact on someone's life? Empower and open new doors for an adult by helping them learn to read. With your help, adults can get their GED, a better job, their drivers license, or just learn to read better. Call 870-864-7081 to get started
Interfaith Help Services
Volunteers needed to help in Food Pantry, M-Th 10-12(noon) or 1-3. Training will be available. Call Charlotte Steinman 862-5769 for more information.
Area Nursing Homes
Do you like to sing, play the piano or a musical instrument, or even play games? Would you like to share stories by reading? Union County nursing homes have residents who would love to have you join them for some fun, music or just stimulating conversation!
The Agape House Children's Home is needing volunteers to help in the office and/or do lawn work and/or help with special events. Call 870-310-5994 to get started
VITA Tax Volunteer
Help your community in preparing taxes free of charge for low income families in our area. You will receive training. Call Dara at 864-7083 for more information.
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“THERE IS NOTHING STRONGER THAN THE HEART OF A VOLUNTEER.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt