Community Service Opportunities

Date Volunteer Opportunity Location Contact Information
February 5 – March 16, 2018
We currently have several opportunities to work directly with Elementary schoolers during the school day this spring. We call our in-classroom volunteers Educators, and we ask our educators to commit 2 or more hours each week for the duration of our weekly programming, which in this case is 6 weeks. The requirements for being an Art Feeds Educator are 30+ hours of college credit and/or 500 hours of experience with children or some combination of the two. All Educators are fully trained by Art Feeds before programming begins so they can enter the classroom equipped with confidence.
Carthage Elementary schools
Carthage, MO
Niki Cloud
Wednesdays through May 2, 2018
Carterville First Baptist
Awana Children’s Ministry – You will be responsible for playing games with or helping serve dinner to children grades k-6th.
200 E Main St.
Carterville, Mo
Darren Wallace
Newton County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster)
More than 300 Newton Co residents were affected by the flooding in May of 2017. They have needs that were not met by insurance or FEMA reimbursement. As construction assessments are completed, the COAD will assist with labor and some supplies. Projects will be scheduled periodically to address such items as roof repair, moving furniture, cleanup, debris removal, fencing, yard work, etc.
Newton County
Kris Jones
In Season
Powers Museum
Various clerical, grounds-keeping, small display repair and refurbishing work.
1617 Oak
Carthage MO
Michele Hansford
Monday thru Friday
City of Neosho: Parks and Recreation
Need volunteers to help water trees, weed, and other light maintenance duties throughout Neosho city parks.
Neosho, MO
Georgia Holtz
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
Any Day
Speech therapy
Gran Villa
Neosho, MO
Becky Wylie
Various Times
Cerebral Palsy of Tri-County, Inc.
The Center Provides comprehensive therapies for special needs children under the age of 6.
1401 W. Austin
Webb City, MO
Christy G. Graham Ed.D.
Various Times
Cerebral Palsy of Tri-County, Inc.
Raking leaves and replacing gravel for the playgrounds. If someone is a skilled painter that would really be helpful too!
1401 W. Austin
Webb City, MO
Christy G. Graham Ed.D.
Regional Hospice
One-on-one with patients to provide extra companionship. This can include reading, listening to stories, music therapy, nail painting, playing card/board games, etc.
Joplin, MO
Neosho, MO
Nevada, MO
Rona Amos
By Arrangement
Sagmount Baptist Camp
Cleanup and Preparation of Campground and Facilities for Summer Camps. May include Painting, Mowing, Weed Eating, Maintenance and/or Custodial Services depending on current needs and abilities of individuals volunteering.
4368 Old Hwy 71
Joplin, MO
Chet Wampler
Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center
YOU can make a difference. The support you provide as a volunteer is critical to the Audubon Center! You can volunteer where you are most passionate or help in multiple areas. Positions include Welcome Desk, Nature Store, Education Programs, Maintenance/Trail Work, Special Events.
201 W. Riviera Drive
Joplin, MO
Carla Bond
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
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
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
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