Volunteer Opportunities

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 contact Kathey Graves at 903-798-3211. For a complete listing of volunteer opportunities, go to HandsOnTexarkana.org.


The Regional Arts Center needs volunteer hostesses and front desk workers to route phone calls, take messages and greet guests. Call Bobbie Guillot at 903-791-0075.


Restoration House of Texarkana, 2202 College Drive, needs Christian volunteer coaches to provide one-to-one help with personal problems. One hour per week commitment time is necessary. No prior experience or training is required. Training will be provided. Call Dorothy Ware, area director, at 903-832-8643.


Runnin WJ Ranch is a Christian-based non-profit organization, looking for caring individuals (14 years and older) to donate their time to help children and adults who are challenged. We are in need of horse leaders, side walkers and ranch maintenance assistance. To obtain a volunteer application, please call 903-838-3223 or visit us at www.runninwjranch.org to learn about our progrm and how you can help in many ways. Mandatory Volunteer Training sessions will be from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Aug. 26 or 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 28, and classes will begin Sept. 18.


Salvation Army needs volunteers to help sort, hang and price donated clothing at the Family Thrift Store. Volunteers are also needed to greet customers, straighten the sales floor and put out merchandise 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Volunteers are also needed for the food pantry to sort and stock shelves and complete family boxes for clients. Call Sann Terry at 870-774-2701.


Serenity Hospice needs volunteers to help with facility functions, visit with patients, community events and office tasks. No prior medical knowledge is necessary. Training is provided. Call Stacey Wright, volunteer coordinator, at 903-255-0430.


Silas H. Hunt Community Development Corporation needs volunteers for clerical work, research, community outreach, photography, writing, fundraising, gardening and more. Call 870-774-0446 or email [email protected]


Smith-Keys Computer Learning Center needs volunteers to assist with grant writing, summer computer camp, instructing and assisting with classes, network administration and mentoring for children and adults. Call 870-773-8531 or come by at 3302 Washington.


South Arkansas Youth Association needs youth program volunteers. Call 903-824-2167 or stop by 4323 Jefferson Ave.


Southwest Arkansas Counseling and Mental Health Center Inc. needs mentors for its Hope, Inspiration and Protection program that offers mentoring services to children of incarcerated persons. Call 870-773-4655.


Sterling House Assisted Living, a Brookdale Community, needs volunteers. Call Patsy McManus, activity director, at 903-838-3562.


Sunny Acres, DeKalb, Texas, needs activity department volunteers. Call Kim Ramos at 903-667-2572.


Texarkana Animal Shelter needs volunteers for Webmaster, coordinator, adoption and fundraising events, dog bather/groomer, dog walker, cat attendants and photographer. Contact 870-773-6388 or [email protected] 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 [email protected]


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 [email protected]


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 [email protected] or cal 903-793-4831.


Texarkana Nursing Center needs patient activity volunteers. Call Suzanne or Daphne at 903-792-3812.


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 903-798-7074.


AARP Tax-Aide needs volunteer greeters, facilitators, counselors and coordinators for technology, administration and communication. Call Mary Ann Daniels at 903-791-6343.


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 [email protected], 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 903-597-1383.


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 [email protected]


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 866-861-7453.

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