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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

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Faulkner County

The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Faulkner County is recruiting volunteers to assist single parents throughout Faulkner County to attain self-sufficiency by achieving a post-secondary education. Volunteers assist with all phases of our organizational development and activities including: scholarship and application review; scholarship interviews; fund raising and public relations; program development opportunities for single parents to increase their skill levels; event planning and awards ceremonies; local media and social media contacts. Volunteers meet either monthly; semi-monthly; or as needed, to participate in events on a semester basis in the Spring and Fall seasons. If you are single parent, or interested in helping single parents succeed, please contact us!

Mayflower, AR

Through 12/31/20

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

Hospice Volunteer

Are you a good listener? Become a Hospice Volunteer today! Assist patients and familes, in their homes, with companionship, friendship, music, art, reading, presense and friendship. We are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people: Patient Care Volunteers Schedules regular visits with patient/family as designated in the Plan of Care Accurately documents services provided as trained and instructed by the hospice agency Maintains strict patient confidentiality & Communicates any changes in the patient status or observations to assigned supervisor Mature, non-judgmental, caring, people-oriented individual who is supportive of the hospice concept of care Completes Volunteer Training Program & Attends at least four (4) in-services per year

Jonesboro, AR

Through 12/31/20

Playhouse Sitter (Admin help)

A playhouse sitter comes to the playhouse in a primary contact role and watches the playhouse while the Site Director is busy with appointments either in or out of the playhouse. It's important that GiGi's Playhouse is open and accessible to all families during all open hours. That means that sometimes we have to staff the playhouse with volunteers while the Site Director is away. A playhouse sitter's main responsibility is to greet guests, maintain order in the playhouse and keep it tidy. Playhouse sitters, upon background check clearance, may be asked to open or close the playhouse if their shift starts or ends a day. This job has very minimal physical requirements. Lifting 0-5 lbs. Walking for 100 feet. Friendly personality required. This job can be done during the morning, day or evening depending on playhouse needs. Some secretarial type work (answering phones, filing, making copies) might be asked of playhouse sitters while here.

Little Rock, AR

Through 1/1/21

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

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