Volunteer opportunities available in the community


ACCESS Inc., a teen pregnancy prevention agency, located at 200 W. 13th Ave., is in need of formula (Enfamil with iron), children’s clothing from size 0 to 4 and baby furniture, especially baby beds and car seats. For more information or someone to pick up your items, call 870-535-1302 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The American Red Cross needs disaster workers to be on call for the relief of fire victims. All training will be provided, and Red Cross trucks and radios will be provided. Call Donna Booth Johnson at the Southeast Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross office at 870-534-7312 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Arkansas Convalescent Center is asking for volunteers to assist in activities with the residents such as Bingo, crafts, reading stories, playing chess, dominoes, and others. Anyone interested may call Demetrius Thomas at 870-534-8153 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Arkansas Hospice volunteer opportunities are available in direct patient care, office assistance, speaker’s bureau, bereavement team and pet therapy. Training is provided. Information is available by calling Pam Warren at 870-850-6195 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County is seeking volunteers for its tutorial program, which extends through the summer. Volunteers are needed to tutor in all subjects for children ages 6 to 13 in grades one through six. Please contact James Britt at 870-534-2188, Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. for more information.

Anyone wishing to list volunteer opportunities in this column may call Patricia Johnson at 870-543-4227 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.