Here is a partial list of volunteer opportunities in the community:
The Jefferson County Humane Society needs volunteers to foster dogs. The Humane Society will provide food and medical attention. The foster family will provide shelter and care and receive unconditional love in return. For additional information, call 870-247-2677.
The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is recruiting volunteers to assist in providing valuable support to victims of rape and domestic violence. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and have their own transportation. To volunteer or obtain additional information, call 870-541-5386.
The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library is collecting the entire labels from Campbells Soup cans. Place the entire labels in an envelope and drop them in any library book drop. The library also has an on-going project of collecting aluminum cans. These may be brought to the main library. For additional information, call Michael Sawyer, director, Monday through Friday at 870-534-4818.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is asking people 55 years of age and older to volunteer. There are no joining fees or dues; a person just needs a willingness to lend a helping hand. Call Jon Garrison, project director, at 870-534-2156, Ext. 4906.
The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers for a variety of jobs in its thrift store. Help is especially needed during the holiday season such as kettle bell ringers and angel tree assistants. Individuals or organizations can help by calling Capt. David and Joanna Robinson at 870-534-0504 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Star City Nursing Center needs volunteers to help with Bingo, the monthly birthday party and arts and crafts. For more information call Melissa Carnal, activity director at 870-628-4295.
Veterans services needs volunteer drivers to transport disabled American veterans to and from Little Rock to the Veterans Administration Hospital. For more information, call Beatrice Goodloe at 870-541-5495 between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Thursday or the hospital service coordinator in Little Rock at 501-257-6991.
Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program offers many volunteer opportunities in the Pine Bluff School District. The time and expertise one shares with a student can help him or her become successful in life. To volunteer, call Pat Johnson at the VIPS office at 870-543-4227 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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.