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Gala Volunteer (ages 21+)

DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS, WE ARE POSTPONING GALA TO SPRING 2021. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP, PLEASE DO SO AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU. Gala is our main fundraiser of the year. We need several volunteers to help us the day of the gala for setup/cleanup and for help during the gala as auction spotters and other various jobs. Must be age 21+. Must attend volunteer orientation prior to gala. Must pass background check.

Little Rock, AR

3/21/21 3:00 PM

Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers

Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers deliver nutritious meals and provide a friendly face to homebound elderly in our community. Often, our volunteers may be the only person many of our recipients see each day. The Meals on Wheels central kitchen prepares well balanced meals Monday through Friday which are packaged, then delivered to meal distribution sites throughout Little Rock, Maumelle, and North Little Rock. From these locations, volunteers pick up meals for delivery to recipients on their individually assigned routes between 10am and noon. A typical route size is between 10-15 recipients which takes an estimated one hour to complete. CareLink and its recipients rely heavily on volunteers to deliver meals so a weekly commitment is expected. Fifty-five more Meals on Wheels volunteers are needed to help CareLink fulfill all volunteer routes. Hands-on training is provided. *Please note that this volunteer position does require every applicant to submit an official application on the CareLink website and a background check which must be approved before volunteering. Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation for delivery.

North Little Rock, AR

Through 12/31/22

Literacy Tutoring: Help Someone Learn to Read

Help motivated adults in our community fulfill their dreams! Literacy Action of Central Arkansas is a small local nonprofit providing free reading and English language help to adults in the Little Rock and Conway areas. Since 1986, we have trained hundreds of volunteer tutors who work one-on-one or in small groups to offer basic literacy or English as a second language (ESL) instruction. Approximately 10% of adults in central Arkansas lack the basic reading and writing skills they need to function in our society. In addition, many immigrants struggle to communicate well enough to improve their families' lives. These members of our community are challenged each day to understand doctors, safety information, and bus schedules; to find and keep a job; to read notes from school and help their children with homework; to take a simple phone message; or to even get a driver’s license. With as little as two to three hours a week and their knowledge of the English language, our volunteer tutors are able to make a difference in an adult learner’s life and the life of their family. If you were able to read those paragraphs, you are qualified to become a reading or ESL tutor yourself! Visit our website at www.literacyactionar.org to learn more.

Little Rock, AR

Through 6/30/21

Habitat For Humanity ReStore

Mission To help raise money to build simple decent affordable homes for qualifying individuals in the community. In doing so we work hard to keep reusable merchandise out of landfills not only building a stronger community but also helping to keep it beautiful. The ReStore is Habitat for Humanity's biggest fundraiser, the money earned from our 100% donated items helps pay to keep Habita operating and to build homes for low income families. The ReStore always needs help, we have a small team of 4 to manage an entire store, we always need people to help run the register or organize and process the items coming into the store. No skills are required, we will teach you anything you want to learn :) The store is open Monday- Saturday 9-5.

Bentonville, AR

Through 4/30/25

New Foster Grandparent - Volunteer

If you are at least 55 years of age, enjoy working with children, meet certain income and eligibility guidelines and are willing to volunteer a minimum of fifteen hours a week, we want you to apply to become a DHS Foster Grandparent Volunteer. DHS Foster Grandparent Volunteers serve as role model, mentor, and friend to at-risk children or children with special or exceptional needs.

Little Rock, AR

Through 5/3/21

Christmas on the Square Team

Please join our team planning our annual Crhistmas the downtwon Square events

Osceola, AR

Through 4/26/21

Music Heritage Tourism Team

Come to the Osceola/South MIssissippi County Chamber of Commerce building and join our group enacting the action items in our Osceola Music Heritage Tourism. Or contact Sheri Adams and (870)563-2281. Click on this link to read the plan, https://osceolaarkansas.com/index.php/page/188/id/music-heritage-tourism-strategic-plan-june-2020 . Visit the Chamber website at https://www.osceolachamber.net/

Osceola, AR

Through 2/28/21

Grants Alert Team

Please volunteer to assist our team with locating potential grants for our community partners. We meet one afternoon a month for about 45 minutes at the Osceola Community Center. We review our grants matrix and update it as needed. No experience is necessary--just a desire to help the town.

Osceola, AR

Through 2/1/21

Join us at the Momentary!

The Momentary is a contemporary art space that brings today’s visual, performing, and culinary arts to the heart of Northwest Arkansas in a welcoming, communal space. We are so happy that you have expressed an interest in volunteering at The Momentary. We offer flexible scheduling and a wide variety of opportunities for individuals with diverse interests and talents. Your time can be spent engaging the public, or assisting behind the scenes-whatever area you are most comfortable in. You can make a difference here, and your gift of time is a great way to support The Momentary, meet new people, and develop new skills. We want our volunteers’ experiences to be as rewarding as possible. Therefore, we provide all new volunteers with a thorough orientation, where we will review all of the various opportunities available. To apply, please visit: https://ec.samaritan.com/custom/1551/#/volunteer_registration

Bentonville, AR

Through 12/31/21

Hospice Volunteer - Admin or Direct Care Opportunities

Make a difference when life matters most! If you are searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of others, you belong here. Hospice Volunteers are a valuable part of our care team. Based on your interests and preferences, receive specific volunteer training to help improve the quality of life for others. From providing companionship at a patient's bedside, to running errands, and from assisting with administrative duties to creating gifts for patients and their families, one of our volunteer coordinators will help you discover the best fit for you. * Hold a hand, share a story * Send a card * Listen, read, or sing * Make gifts for patients * Run errands or perform light housekeeping * Share flowers, bake, or garden * Administrative office support * Make phone calls * Attend community events Are you a Veteran? Our agencies offer Veteran-to-Veteran volunteer opportunities and participate in the national We Honor Veterans program. Ask us how to get started today! Volunteering takes no advanced medical training or great commitment. All Hospice volunteers are given assignments that best suit their time, skills, and interests.

Conway, AR

Through 4/23/21

AmeriCorps Camp Counselor

Position Title: AmeriCorps Counselor at Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp Position Description: Pfeifer Camp is an educational, residential camp for at-risk youth ages 8-14 that has received many local, national, and international awards, and was named a national Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Program. Our director was named as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2012. During the school year AmeriCorps Counselors will serve in the local schools as tutors and mentors to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, leading them in a variety of activities: teambuilding, social/emotional learning, gardening, cooperative games, service learning, etc. During summer AmeriCorps Counselors live at the camp from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon each week, are responsible for up to 12 campers in a cabin, and will lead them in all camp activities. Position Requirements: AmeriCorps Counselors must live on site in a cabin with campers when they are present. You must be able to pass the following background checks: NSOPR (National Sex Offender Public Registry), state criminal background checks, FBI fingerprint check, and child maltreatment checks. We prefer applicants who have their own transportation, but exceptions are possible. You must be able to certify in First Aid and CPR. You must be able to adhere to the AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities and the camp’s policies and procedures. We prefer applicants with college and/or residential camp experience who are at least 21 years of age. Service Location: Little Rock, AR Schedule: Full Time 9/13/2020 - 7/31/2021; Shorter schedules are possible such as Summer Only Program Benefits for full time members: Living Allowance $14,279 per year; Education Award $6,195; Health Coverage; Training; Childcare assistance if eligible Accepting Applications 8/10/2020 – 6/1/2021 Primary Service Area: Education Skills to be Gained: Public Speaking, Team Work, Communications, Recruitment, Writing/Editing, Teaching/Tutoring, Computers/Technology, Community Organization, Group Management, Social and Emotional Learning, Camping, and How to Play.

Little Rock, AR

Through 6/30/21

Literacy Tutoring: Help Someone Learn to Read

Help highly motivated adults fulfill a dream to learn to read! Approximately 145,000 adults (10%) in central Arkansas struggle with basic reading, writing, and math skills. These individuals have difficulty filling out a job application, understanding a prescription label, or reading a bedtime story to their children. Adult literacy is a factor in almost every socioeconomic issue, including workforce development, health care, parenting, and poverty. To address these issues effectively, we must invest in educating adults with low literacy. Literacy Action has worked hard since 1986 to teach literacy skills to struggling readers in the central Arkansas area. We have offices in Little Rock and Conway, but serve students from a seven-county area: Pulaski, Faulkner, Jefferson, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, and Saline. In the last 12 months, Literacy Action served over 600 adult students delivering over 11,000 hours of individualized instruction. Learning to read or speak English enables our students to get family-supporting jobs, have better access to health information and teach their children the value of literacy. We believe in acknowledging and advocating for the important role adults play in fostering their children’s basic literacy skills and attitudes toward learning. Literacy Action provides a crucial service that benefits the entire community and helps break the cycle of intergenerational illiteracy and poverty. All services are free of charge. Literacy Action uses on a one-on-one tutoring model for Adult Basic Literacy (ABL) instruction and a group conversation model for English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to improve adult literacy levels. In the past two years we have partnered with over 20 Local Community Partner Organizations (LCPOs) to reach even more adults and families in our area that need literacy services. Based upon research and our experience in the field, Literacy Action believes that the availability of quality, community based ESL literacy instruction is not meeting the demands of the rapidly increasing immigrant population in the central Arkansas area. Literacy Action feels that it is imperative we provide dependable, proven pathways for these populations to learn English language skills in order to acquire household supporting employment, participate in family literacy activities, make informed healthcare decisions, and integrate into community life. Literacy Action is uniquely positioned to address this need. We are the only organization in central Arkansas focused on improving the literacy skills of adults who read at an 8th grade level or lower. Aside from adult education centers, Literacy Action is the only organization providing free citizenship classes in the area. Most immigrants, especially those without documentation, do not feel comfortable going to these centers. Adult education centers and programs (both ESL and ABL) in the central Arkansas area are geared towards students with 9th grade and above reading levels with the goal of achieving their GED. Our ABL and ESL students typically do not yet have the reading or classroom skills to succeed in this environment, nor are they ready to succeed in community college. For this large niche adult population, Literacy Action is their only option to increase their literacy skills and chances for a better future. Our goal is to reach more of these individuals, more quickly and more efficiently. Volunteer tutors serve hundreds of students each year through Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. This program matches one adult tutor with one adult student. Volunteers may choose to work either with an adult who needs literacy instruction or with ESL adults who want to learn to read and speak English. The different needs and objectives of individual students are carefully matched with the strengths and experience of particular tutors. There is no need for a tutor to speak another language - in fact, we prefer if you don't! Tutors work one-on-one with students in a public setting. We provide tutor training and all materials necessary to work with the student. We conduct volunteer tutor training sessions at our classrom in the Central Arkansas Library System main library branch in downtown Little Rock or the Faulkner County Library in Conway. You may register for any tutor training workshop on our website www.LiteracyActionAR.org. Make a difference in a family's life - learning to read helps parents read to their children and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) students to communicate with their children's teachers; it helps adults get jobs with family sustaining salaries; and it gives native and non-native English speakers dignity and the ability to talk with health care progfessionals, fill out an application or simply go grocery shopping!

Through 9/30/21

EngageAR seeks to foster a  culture of service to strengthen communities and solve local problems.  This work is done in part by pairing individuals with meaningful volunteer and national service opportunities through the VolunteerAR portal, and connecting community organizations with resources to expand their civic engagement capacity.   


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