Serving South Arkansas through Volunteers and Americorps
El Dorado Connections is a volunteer center sponsored by South Arkansas Regional Health Center. Not only do we serve as a clearinghouse for volunteers, matching volunteers with a much needed service in our community, but we also see ourselves as "senior advocates". The staff and a trained group of volunteers assist with Enrollment in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and troubleshooting problems, Educating the public and reporting Medicare fraud and abuse, serve as a site for the Union County Literacy Council providing tutors to help adults learn to read and much more.
AmeriCorps/RSVP is a nationwide volunteer program which invites adults age 55 and over to use their life experience and skills to answer the call of their neighbors in need. Today's adults are busy, productive people. After retirement, many RSVP volunteers in El Dorado, Magnolia and Camden use their experience to keep active in ways that make a difference in Union County, Columbia County, Ouachita County and across South Arkansas. Read more about RSVP and AmeriCorps.
Volunteering is great for El Dorado and South Arkansas no matter your age. Your help makes the community a better place, and could actually have an impact on you! Volunteer opportunities can always be found and you can devote as much or as little time as you have to offer. El Dorado Connections can be a bridge for you to find a rewarding area to volunteer. Read more about volunteering in El Dorado, Magnolia, Camden and across South Arkansas.
Opportunities to Serve
Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help in distributing food and also in the thrift store. To get started call 870-863-4830. Remember you will need to bring your photo ID. Social distancing and facemasks may be required.
Food PantriesWith the COVID-19 Pandemic local food pantries are in extreme need of someone to distribute food. Call 864-7084 to volunteer.Social distancing and facemasks may be required.
Interfaith Help ServicesVolunteers needed to help in Food Pantry, M-Th 10-12(noon) or 1-3. Training will be available. Call Gina Mitchell 870.866.3294 for more information. Social distancing and facemasks may be required