Volunteer opportunities available in the area


Here is a partial list of volunteer opportunities in the community:

ACCESS Inc., a teen pregnancy prevention agency, located at 200 W. 13th Ave., needs volunteers to serve in these capacities: Executive/administrative assistant who can volunteer 10 hours per week, child-care workers to watch children while parents participate in programs and volunteers to prepare food. For more information, call 535-1302 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The American Red Cross Southeast Arkansas Chapter announces Disaster Training classes for spring 2012. The classes include:

Client Casework — March 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Disaster Assessment Basic — March 27 from 6-9:30 p.m.

All classes are held at the Red Cross Training Room in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave. Please call the Red Cross at 870- 534-7312 or go online at www.redcross.org. Volunteers are also needed to assist in house fire, office work and all disaster work. For more information contact the Red Cross Office at 870-534-7312.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County, a non-profit tax-exempt organization serves abused and neglected children throughout Jefferson County, needs volunteers to assist with the supervision of children, educational programs, and clerical duties. Also needed are donations of snacks, fruit drinks, bottled water and paper towels. Call Vickie Hooker or Hazel Maxey at 870-850-7105 for more information.

The Davis Life Care centers have many volunteer opportunities. For specific information call the activity departments at Davis Life at 541-0342, Davis East at 535-1155, Garden Pointe at 535-9283 and Whispering Knoll at 534-1583. Calls are accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Delta Rivers Nature Center needs volunteers to help with special programs such as the Quilting Show, Summer Plant Sale, Trail Tours, Boo on the Bayou and Christmas for the Birds. There are many other opportunities available for volunteers and training is provided. For more information, call Rusty Scarborough at 534-0011 or visit www.deltarivers.com.

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