Here is a partial list of volunteer opportunities 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 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 Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas is reorganizing it docent program and is accepting applications for volunteers. Help is needed in various areas of the center’s operation and the application process is necessary in order to find the right niche for volunteers. If you were a volunteer docent in the past, the center would love to hear from you. Are you outgoing, physically active, and love children? Then helping with field trips might be just the position for you. Do you prefer quiet, precise, tasks? Working in collections could be your next labor of love. Do you have one day each week or prefer to help out occasionally? Please stop by the front desk at the Arts & Science Center for an application. References are required. For more information, call Magi McEntire at 870-536-3375, ext 222, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday.
The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, that serves children countywide between the ages of 5 and 18, needs volunteers to tutor and assist with scheduled activities. The club is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information is available by calling 870-534-2188.
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.