Community Service Opportunities

Date Volunteer Opportunity Location Contact Information
April 24, 2015
Kelsey Norman Elementary/One Church Joplin
In need of volunteers to help work the Kelsey Norman Carnival. Volunteers will be asked to oversee and manage the game room they will be assigned to. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 5:00PM and will be dismissed at 8:00PM.
Kelsey Norman Elementary
Joplin, MO
Leandria Nigh
April 25, 2015
Point of View Community Center
Poker Run and Entertainment Fundraiser
Kozy Kamp
Pineville, MO
KayCee Hunter
Thursday May 7, 2015
Neosho Freeman Family YMCA
Free event for the community — games and activities for parents and children to participate in. Will need volunteers to assist with game/activity booths from 5:00–7:30 PM
4701 Chouteau Ave
Neosho MO
Tina Ferguson
Now thru August 31, 2015
Project REACH (Rural Early Childhood Initiative)
Make front facing book shelves for child care programs in the Crowder College service counties. Pattern will be provided.
McDonald, Barry, Lawrence, Stone, Barton, Vernon,
Julie Humphrey
Now thru November 11, 2015
United Way of Southwest Missouri & Southeast Kansas
Volunteers are always needed for different projects throughout the year
Joplin Office – 3510 E. 3rd St.
Valerie Searcy, Director of Marketing
Monday thru Friday
Four Feathers Recycling
Assist the Eastern Shawnee Tribe. Build the recycling program through volunteer support with activities such as sorting and baling material.
13976 Bethal Rd
Seneca, MO
Benjamin Bingham

Misti’s Mission
Disaster Relief Site
6893 Hwy 43
Joplin, MO
Misti Lindquist
Every Thursday
McDonald County Recycling Center
Recycling cardboard, plastics, paper, etc.
801 S Kings Hwy
Noel, MO
Shannon Gravette
Omega Health Care
Patient support: Read, games, movies, conversation, memory books. Bring your talent, interest, or area studied. Special Services: such as massage, cosmetology, cooking, art or music. Transportation: trips to the grocery store, doctor’s office, or outings. Administrative Assistance: in Omega. Flexible days and times from 30 minutes up to four hours.
All Crowder locations
Kathy Turner
McDonald/Newton County Master Gardeners
Maintaining various community gardens.
McDonald and Newton Counties
John Hobbs
Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity
We offer different opportunities for volunteers. You can volunteer on the construction site and help build our homes, help in our ReStore by getting donations ready for customers, or even volunteer at our front desk where you can answer phones and greet!
5201 N Main
Joplin, MO
Spiva Center for the Arts
Lobby Desk Docents, Administrative, Education, Special Events, Maintenance, and Technology Volunteers.
Joplin, MO
Joplin Humane Society
Offer any help needed.
Joplin, MO
Chelsey Waddell
Watered Gardens
Offer any help needed/ office, inventory (sorting, moving, stocking), running errands, general labor (cleaning, etc.)
531 S Kentucky Joplin
Marsha Whitford
Little Lighthouse Church/Neosho Help Center
Helping to sort food boxes.
Neosho, MO
Donna Wilson
MO Department of Conservation
The MO Conservation in Southwest MO is ALWAYS looking for a little help! Park maintenance, construction, repair, sign repair etc. Locations in Barry, Barton, Jasper, McDonald and Newton Counties. We look forward to hearing from you!
Southwest MO
Terry Cook
Faithful Friends Animal Advocates, Inc
Animal rescue group for Newton and McDonald counties
Neosho, MO
Helen Hale
Leanne Williams
By Arrangement
Cerebral Palsy of Tri-County
We are in need of a new web site design.
1401 W. Austin Webb City,MO
Christy G. Graham Ed.D.
Every Monday Night
McDonald County Childrens Choir
In need someone to play piano for the practices on monday nights 6:30 to 8 :00 pm
Pineville Methodist Church
Amber Nelson
Every Friday
Joplin Schools
Each Friday from 11:30 to about 1:30 we pack the food for our Snackpack Program. Students can come in for an hour at a time or help the entire two hours. This project will last all school year.
Bright Futures
3901 E 32nd St
Joplin, MO 64802
Melissa Winston
417.625.5200 ext. 2229
Tuesdays and Thursdays
We Care of the 4 States
Food Pantry helping the needy with groceries
6879 E. Newman Road
Dorothy Platt
Year Around
Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce
We have a variety of opportunites throughout the year for volunteers. This may range from data entry to events to everything in between.
Neosho, MO
Ashley Ackerson
Year Around
National Remember Our Troops Campaign
Help a Military and Veterans Charity. There are many ways you can help. Volunteer-From-Home or Volunteer-In-Public. Anywhere in the USA.
Volunteer-From-Anywhere USA
Thomas Ruley
The first and third Tuesday of the month (Sept- Ma
MOPS and Moms Next
Our Carthage MOPS and Moms Next group are looking for volunteers for our Moppet program. We need child care providers that are willing to watch our kiddos on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6pm to 8 pm.
631 S. Garrison St. Carthage, MO [First Baptist Ch
Jessica Carrick
For the Youth Closet (Foster kid non-profit clothing bank)
Assistance is needed to help unpack donated clothing items and organizing items for foster kids .
Aurora, MO
Virgina Gaston
Faithful Friends Thrift Store
Help will be needed to sort donations, hang clothes, work in the store, etc. training required
915 W Harmony St
Neosho, MO
Sherrie Hansen
Newton County Extension
Processing monthly newsletters
Smith Hall
Year Round
Rebuild Joplin
Rebuild Joplin is a non-profit that uses volunteers to rebuild homes affected by the May 22, 2011 tornado. Joplin is still in great need of volunteers, as approximately 25% of homes still need rebuilding. We accept skilled and unskilled volunteers.
Joplin, MO
Theo Holtwick
Year Round
ACCESS Family Care
Miscellaneous office duties; greeter duties, organize lobby area; Xerox copies; customer service duties’ stock/inventory; miscellaneous clinic duties.
Cassville, Anderson, Joplin, Neosho
Laura V. Pina
Any School Day
George Washington Carver PTO
The librarian needs volunteers an hour a day to shelf books.
George Washington Carver Elementary
12350 Norway Rd
Neosho, MO
Tami Williams
Any School Day
East Newton Bright Futures
Running copies, cutting, and preparing papers for teachers.
East Newton, Granby, MO
Triway Elementary, Stella, MO
Jill Carter
Any School Day
East Newton Bright Futures
Clothing Bank — To help organize and distribute clothing items that are donated.
Triway Elementary, Stella, MO
Jill Carter
Any School Day
East Newton Bright Futures
Parking lot attendants.
East Newton High School, Granby, MO
Jill Carter
Any School Day except Tuesday
East Newton Bright Futures
PASS Class, 2:45-3:15PM
Persons to come in and help tutor students on various subjects. These are typically subjects they have fallen behind in.
East Newton High School, Granby, MO
Jill Carter
Any Friday School Day
East Newton Bright Futures
PATS Shack, Fridays from 7:45-8:15AM
Granby School, Granby, MO
Jill Carter
Once a Quarter in the School Year
East Newton Bright Futures
5-8 Rewards Party Volunteers. Once a quarter we hold a rewards party for students that have had good grades, behavior, and attendance for the quarter.
Granby School, Granby, MO
Jill Carter
Any School Day
East Newton Bright Futures
Breakfast Buddies 7:45-8:15AM
Volunteers come in and eat breakfast with a student that needs TLC. Administration will appoint a volunteer to a student.
Granby School, Granby, MO
Jill Carter
Any School Day
East Newton Bright Futures
Bus Duty Buddies 7:45-8:15AM
Volunteers help greet students in the mornings, help students with carrying items, and general supervision.
Granby School, Granby, MO
Jill Carter
Any School Day
East Newton Bright Futures
Reading/Tutoring Buddies for Middle School students 10:55-11:25AM
Support students’ reading by listening and providing guidance. Also, volunteers will help students with homework or in areas where a student is struggling.
Granby School, Granby, MO
Jill Carter
East Newton Bright Futures
Playground Buddies 9:30-10:45AM
Supervising a variety of grades on the playground.
Triway Elementary, Stella, MO
Jill Carter
East Newton Bright Futures
Tutoring Buddies 8:00-8:45AM
Support students’ reading by listening and providing guidance.
Triway Elementary, Stella, MO
Jill Carter
East Newton Bright Futures
Lunch Buddies 10:45AM-12:00PM for Elementary
12:10-12:40PM for 7-8 grade.
Stella, MO
Jill Carter