Community Service Opportunities

Date Volunteer Opportunity Location Contact Information
Saturday, December 7th
Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce
Christmas Parade
Downtown Neosho
Ashley Siler
(417) 451-1925
On Going
Art Feeds
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
On Going
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters has been the Gold Standard of mentoring since 1904. We take “Littles”, children in our community that need a positive role model and Match them with “Bigs”, adult volunteers in our community that want to change the life of a child for forever.
Jasper and Newton Counties
Hazel Long
(417) 626-9244
Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
City of Neosho Parks Department
The Neosho Parks Department manages and maintains approximately 400 acres of parks in the city of Neosho, MO. This includes Big Spring Park and Morse Park, trails and White Ribbon Trout Area.
Neosho City Parks
Clint Dalbom, Kenny Balls
(417) 451-8050
On Going Wed 6-8 or
After School Program 3-6
Carterville First Baptist
Awana Children’s Ministry – You will be responsible for playing games with or helping serve dinner to children grades k-6th.
Contact a week prior to when you’re wanting to volunteer
200 E Main St.
Carterville, Mo
Darren Wallace
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
Volunteer opportunities available for Crowder students Service Seed Project. Duties could include picking up trash/emptying trash cans, cleaning the park bathrooms, weeding flower beds and gardens, and other light maintenance duties.
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
Every day
Trinity Circle Horses Healing Hearts
Open House, office work to grooming horses and anything in between. Other pportunities are available daily Monday thru Friday all year long.
7370 Marten
Neosho, MO 64850
Any time or day
Gran Villas Nursing Home
Looking for students who’d love to volunteer their time and wonderful personality to the residents at the Gran Villas. Opportunities include playing games, visiting, or any number of activities that might interest the residents here.
Neosho, MO 64850
Tressa Wilson
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.
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- May)
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.
First Baptist Church
631 S. Garrison St. Carthage, MO
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
Mon-Thurs 9-5:30, Fri 9-2, Sat 9-1
Newton County Library
The Genealogy department at Newton County Library is looking for some volunteers to help with the local obituary index. We have fallen behind on making the cards for our cabinet and would appreciate the help so that our records are available for those who come to research their family members. The work is more time consuming than difficult. Volunteers would mostly work on labeling, cutting, and pasting so we can upload the information to our online obituary index and our cabinet.
Neosho, MO 64850
Heather Kimbrough
Every Friday
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels delivers meals to home bound senior citizens.They are in great need for someone to help in delivering meals specifically on Friday for at least 2hrs. Call a few days ahead.
2616 S Picher
Joplin MO
Rita Breen
(417) 781-9353
Mon-Thurs 2-6, Sat 11-3
Newton County Library
labeling, cutting, and pasting information for online index
Neosho, MO
Heather Kimbrough
Eastern Shawnee Tribe
Early childhood programs for children in daycare as well as your after school programs. Students who are interested are encouraged to contact us at the center. We do have a volunteer application that they must fill out as well as some kind of information stating they are in school. We work with children age 6 weeks-12 years old. Contact a week in advance.
Wyandotte, OK
Stacie Frieze
Neosho Habitat for Humanity
Clean-up to clean and fix up Neosho, work will usually include picking up trash but may sometimes involve more specific tasks.
Neosho, MO
Jeremy Bridges
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