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
Medicare Drug Open EnrollmentEl Dorado Connections advocates for senior adults and those who are on Medicare. We need your help during the Open Enrollment Period (October 15-Dec 7th). Opportunities available: 1. Greeter(make appointment for clients via phone or in person). 2. Medicare Counselor(assisting seniors with their drug plans and finding the best pharmacy and drug plan that will help them the most). Training will be available. Call 870.864.7080 for more information.
Handcrafted Items for Community NeedsCOVID-19 Pandemic has our creative volunteers thinking outside of the box. Facemasks, Quilts of Valor, Knitting for Noggins, quilts for disaster victims. Call 870.864.7084 to find out what is needed.
Project South Serving Our Units At HomeA partnership w/local community, military and their families. You can help our military and their families in many ways. Call 870.864.7084 for more information.