Community Service Opportunities

Date Volunteer Opportunity Location Contact Information
March 29, 2014
YMCA
Need 25 volunteers for the bike route and 8 for the un route. Starts at 8 A.M.
YMCA
Neosho, MO
Jennifer Denefrio
417.850.6130
March 29, 2014
Faithful Friends Animal Advocates
2nd Annual Sprint Triathlon
We will have triathletes competing in swim, bike and run events. We will need help with preparation, cleanup, and help during the event.
YMCA
Neosho, MO
John Dolence
Jill Denefrio
April 5, 2014
The Amazing gRACE
The Amazing gRACE is a local 5k/10K race. All proceeds will go to 4 local organizations that help the poor and needy of Joplin. We will need volunteers to be along the race course to ensure the runners safety. Volunteers will be posted at intersections to alert oncoming traffic to the runners, as well as keep the runners on course. Volunteers will be at the race from around 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM, some volunteers will also be used at the finish line to hand out medals and awards to runners.
Forest Park Baptist Church
Valerie Rogers
417.830.6115
April 5, 2014
Growing Trees Together
Planting with Missouri Master Naturalists
Joplin Park Office
3010 W. 1st St.
Joplin, MO
417.624.6937
April 12, 2014
Growing Trees Together
Planting with Scout Troop 631
Joplin Park Office
3010 W. 1st St.
Joplin, MO
417.624.6937
April 25, 2014
Growing Trees Together
Arbor Day celebration.
Joplin Park Office
3010 W. 1st St.
Joplin, MO
417.624.6937
May 1, 2014
Neosho Freeman Family YMCA
Volunteers needed to help with our Power Puff 5k.
YMCA
Neosho, MO
6:00 PM
Sarah Sonis
417.455.9999
Weekly
English Language Institute
Meet 1 hour/week for 5 weeks to lead a conversational English group for international students.
Crowder College
Neosho Campus
Rosie Speck
417.455.5493
Spring 2014
White Rock Volunteer Fire Department
4 hours to stuff envelopes for dues letters for the fire department. Could handle up to three students for this project.
Jane, MO
Dan Moore
479.871.3158
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
417.451.7219
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
417.624.0153
Daily

(Scheduled)
Misti’s Mission
Disaster Relief Site
6893 Hwy 43
Joplin, MO
64804
Misti Lindquist
417.499.8198
Every Thursday
McDonald County Recycling Center
Recycling cardboard, plastics, paper, etc.
801 S Kings Hwy
Noel, MO
Shannon Gravette
417.226.0254
Year-Round
McDonald/Newton County Master Gardeners
Maintaining various community gardens.
McDonald and Newton Counties
John Hobbs
417.223.4775
Year-Round
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
64801
417.782.6533
Year-Round
Spiva Center for the Arts
Lobby Desk Docents, Administrative, Education, Special Events, Maintenance, and Technology Volunteers.
Joplin, MO
417.623.0183
Year-Round
Joplin Humane Society
Offer any help needed.
Joplin, MO
Chelsey Waddell
417.623.3642
Year-Round
Watered Gardens
Offer any help needed/ office, inventory (sorting, moving, stocking), running errands, general labor (cleaning, etc.)
531 S Kentucky Joplin
Marsha Whitford
417.623.6030
Year-Round
Little Lighthouse Church/Neosho Help Center
Helping to sort food boxes.
Neosho, MO
Donna Wilson
417.389.1626
Year-Round
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
417.451.4158
Year-Round
Faithful Friends Animal Advocates, Inc
Animal rescue group for Newton and McDonald counties
Neosho, MO
Helen Hale/Leanne Williams(President)
417.592.2512
By Arrangment
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.
417.673.4940
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 choir director
417.631.7690
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.
The location is our Food Service warehouse located
The contact is Cynthis Marlow-Sweet and anyone wan
417.438.9350
Tuesdays and Thursdays
We Care of the 4 States
Food Pantry helping the needy with groceries
6879 E. Newman Road
Dorothy Platt
417.625.1600
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
410.687.3568
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
417.388.8425
Ongoing
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
64850
Sherrie Hansen
Ongoing
Newton County Extension
Processing monthly newsletters
Smith Hall
417.455.9500
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
417.623.0065
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
417.451.9450
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
417.638.5028
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
417.638.5028
Any School Day
East Newton Bright Futures
Parking lot attendants.
East Newton High School, Granby, MO
Jill Carter
417.638.5028
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
417.850.5015
Any Friday School Day
East Newton Bright Futures
PATS Shack, Fridays from 7:45-8:15AM
Granby School, Granby, MO
Jill Carter
417.638.5028
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
417.638.5028
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
417.638.5028
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
417.638.5028
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
417.638.5028
Monday-Friday
East Newton Bright Futures
Playground Buddies 9:30-10:45AM
Supervising a variety of grades on the playground.
Triway Elementary, Stella, MO
Jill Carter
417.638.5028
Monday-Friday
East Newton Bright Futures
Tutoring Buddies 8:00-8:45AM
Support students’ reading by listening and providing guidance.
Triway Elementary, Stella, MO
Jill Carter
417.638.5028
Monday-Friday
East Newton Bright Futures
Lunch Buddies 10:45AM-12:00PM for Elementary
12:10-12:40PM for 7-8 grade.
Stella, MO
Jill Carter
417.638.5028