Community Service Opportunities

Date Volunteer Opportunity Location Contact Information
October 2, 2015
Neosho Booster Athletic Club
Concession Help 6pm – 10 pm
Football Concession
Neosho High School
Debbie Werneke
October 3, 2015
Newton County Historical Park
This is our 17th annual HISTORY ALLEY event. From 10AM-4PM. It is set up like a tiny Silver Dollar City. Pioneering life “come to life.” Need help to set up & tear down tables, tents, etc. Assist participants with their needs. This is a FUN event & Service Seed was my life line last year. Your help was instrumental! Need 8AM set up help & all day to assist. Tear down at 4PM. Will provide light lunch. Thanks for volunteering!! Can help 1 hour or ALL day!!!
121 N. Washington St.
Neosho, MO
Deanna Booyer
Park Director
October 10, 2015
Joplin Roadrunners
The Pumpkin Run is a 5 mile race with proceeds to benefit the Cerebral Palsy of Tri-County in Webb City. Volunteers are needed to help with the race including handing out water, directing runners, and assisting at the finish line. Volunteers would be needed from approximately 8:30am-11:00am.
McClelland Park
Joplin, MO
Jenna Mutz
November 7, 2015
Neosho YMCA
Zombie 5k run. In need of volunteers to help at event. Race will start at dusk. Approximately 2 hours of volunteer time.
Neosho YMCA
Sarah Sonis
Monday thru Friday
City of Joplin: Parks and Recreation
Need volunteers to help water trees, weed, and other light maintenance duties throughout Joplin city parks.
Joplin, MO
Mike McDaniel
City Arborist
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
Faithful Friends Animal Advocates
There are opportunities to help clean, do laundry, care for cats and kittens, care for dogs and puppies, data entry, customer service.
Adoption Center
Neosho, MO
“Adoption Center Volunteer” in your Subject line
Faithful Friends Thrift Store
The thrift store is always needing help to sort through donations and to help with getting items out onto the floor.
Neosho, MO
Across from Orshelan’s Farm Supply
Ruthie, Linda or Miss Barbara, Stop by the Store
United Way of Southwest Missouri & Southeast Kansas
Volunteers are always needed for different projects throughout the year.
Success by Six progam “Little Blue Bookshelf” is one of many opportunities.
Joplin Office – 3510 E. 3rd St.
Duane Dreiling, Exec. Dir.
Belinda Belk, Campaign Volunteers;
Melissa Dumas,
Success by Six program
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
Gospel Lighthouse Church/Neosho Help Center
Helping sort food boxes, handle clothing, unload things. Mondays 12-4, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-3pm.
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