Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Crowder College volunteer opportunities

Upcoming Opportunities

Four individuals needed to volunteer to serve at our annual banquet. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year that helps keeps the doors open for the ministry here in Neosho, MO. Many sponsors & supporters will be attending this event & we could use assistance with serving VIP clients. If you commit to this opportunity please fulfill the commitment as you will be counted on to show up. The dress attire is white dress shirt or blouse if female, black slacks, or black skirt, black shoes. Being presentable is important. A certificate of volunteer service can be issued to look good on any resume as we are a 501 C3 non-profit organization.

 

Contact:

 

During the week of Sept. 19th, we will be framing our concrete homes and will need volunteers from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday and on Friday, Sept. 23rd, we will work from 8 to noon. No specific skill is needed. After that week, we will have many opportunities to volunteers, too.

We are building 2 ICF homes – insulated concrete homes – at 413 Maple street in Neosho. For the first week, we will be stacking styrofoam blocks like legos! We will frame up 2 homes in a week! Habitat homes are built by volunteers and due to the generous donations of community members. After the homes are framed, we will have a variety of things to be done including siding, drywall, painting, etc.

Contact:

What is Show Me Crowder?
Show Me Crowder is our annual recruitment event for area High School Juniors and Seniors. We will host about 350 students on campus.

When is Show Me Crowder?
Show Me Crowder 2022 will be Wed., Oct. 22nd.

Volunteers are needed from 8:30am – 1:30pm

What do Volunteers do?
There are a variety of job assignments for volunteers!
– Guiding groups to their stations
– Greeting Students
– Checking Students in
– Serving Lunch
– Set up/ Clean up
– And many others!

Do I have to volunteer for the entire timeframe, 8:30am – 1:30pm?
You do not have to. If you can only volunteer for an hour, we would love the help. If you are completing this for Service Seed, you will want to try and commit 4 hours to complete your service seed requirement.

Will I be excused from my classes that day?
I will send your instructors an email to ask if they will allow you to be excused. If you do not have a passing grade, or if you have an academic responsibility: assignment due date, test, presentation, speech, I cannot excuse you from your class responsibilities. Usually instructors are very understanding and will excuse your absence if you are in good standing.

Will I have fun?
Without a doubt, YES!!! This is a FUN day to help showcase Crowder to prospective students!

We would love to have you volunteer for Show Me Crowder 2022! Please complete the form below.

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Ongoing Opportunities

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.

Location:

Carthage Elementary Schools
Carthage, MO
Contact:

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.

Location:
Jasper and Newton Counties
Contact:

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.

Location:

200 E Main St.
Carterville, Mo
64835
Contact:
Darren Wallace

The Center Provides comprehensive therapies for special needs children under the age of 6.

Location:
1401 W. Austin
Webb City, MO
Contact:

Volunteer opportunities available for Crowder students Service Seed Project. Any and every opportunity available, including golf course and Neosho parks upkeep.

Location:
Neosho, MO
Contact:

Need volunteers to help water trees, weed, and other light maintenance duties throughout Joplin city parks.

Location:
Joplin, MO
Contact:
Mike McDaniel
City Arborist

There are opportunities to help clean, do laundry, care for cats and kittens, care for dogs and puppies, data entry, customer service.

Go to web page to complete volunteer application.

Location:
Adoption Center
Neosho, MO
Contact:
“Adoption Center Volunteer” in your Subject line

The thrift store is always needing help to sort through donations and to help with getting items out onto the floor.

Call or visit the store to schedule your volunteer opportunity.

Location:
Neosho, MO
Across from Orshelan’s Farm Supply
Contact:
Ruthie, Linda or Miss Barbara, Stop by the Store

(Foster kid non-profit clothing bank) Assistance is needed to help unpack donated clothing items and organizing items for foster kid.

Location:
Aurora, MO
Contact:
Virgina Gaston

Projects are available throughout the year to provide approximately four hours of volunteer service. Projects and schedules will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Students should call in advance to schedule.

Location:

5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO

Contact:
Park Ranger Diane Eilenstein

The librarian needs volunteers an hour a day to shelf books.

Location:
George Washington Carver Elementary
12350 Norway Rd
Neosho, MO
Contact:
Tami Williams

Helping sort food boxes, handle clothing, unload things. Mondays 12-4, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-3pm.

Location:
Neosho, MO
Contact:

We are looking for some tech-savvy individuals who know how to navigate Zoom well and bilingual is also preferred. Volunteers will help us set up tables and chairs, making sure that our clients are in their correct breakout rooms, and that they are not being kicked out while meeting with the attorneys.

Date:
Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:

Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas office
located in Springdale, AR
(614 E. Emma Ave., Suite 231)

Contact:

Feeding ministry on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings. Please schedule your volunteer hours in advance.

Location:
219 E Main Street Neosho, MO 64850

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!

Location:
5201 N Main
Joplin, MO
64801

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.

Location:
Bright Futures
3901 E 32nd St
Joplin, MO 64802
Contact:
Melissa Winston
(417) 625-5200 ext. 2031

Wish Granters are volunteers that meet with wish kids and their families in pairs to help them determine their one true wish. It’s a very rewarding volunteer experience as you help to make wishes come true to children with critical illnesses. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, complete a background check and will be trained. The volunteer will work with the family to set up visiting times so scheduling is semi-flexible.

Location:

Anywhere in Missouri and/or Kansas

Contact:

In need someone to play piano for the practices on Monday nights 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Location:
Pineville Methodist Church
Contact:

Maintaining various community gardens.

Location:
McDonald and Newton Counties
Contact:
Jennifer Lutes

Background checks as well as masks are required. Opportunities to drive or work inside making wellness calls. Two people preferred when driving. Must show proof of insurance.

Contact:

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!

Location:
Southwest MO
Contact:

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.

Location:
First Baptist Church
631 S. Garrison St.
Carthage, MO
Contact:
Jessica Carrick

Help a Military and Veterans Charity. There are many ways you can help. Volunteer-From-Home or Volunteer-In-Public. Anywhere in the USA.

Location:
Volunteer-From-Anywhere USA
Contact:
Thomas Ruley

We have a variety of opportunities throughout the year for volunteers. This may range from data entry, community festivals and parades, special events to everything in between.

Location:
Neosho, MO
Contact:
Ashley Siler
 

We are building 2 ICF homes – insulated concrete homes – at 413 Maple street in Neosho. For the first week, we will be stacking styrofoam blocks like legos! We will frame up 2 homes in a week! Habitat homes are built by volunteers and due to the generous donations of community members. After the homes are framed, we will have a variety of things to be done including siding, drywall, painting, etc.

Location:
Neosho, MO
Contact:
Pris Jeffers Reed

The Genealogy Department at Neosho Newton County Library is looking for volunteers to help with the local obituary index. They need people who are diligent and care about their work. Most of the work is labeling, cutting, and pasting newspaper clippings to large index cards.

Location:

Neosho Newton County Library
201 W. Spring Street
Neosho, MO 64850

Contact:
Nanette Clevenger, Genealogy Librarian

Youth Services Department is in need of volunteers to help bag children’s craft kits, help with decorating the room or bulletin board, helping with big event programs when scheduled and other youth events.

Location:

Neosho Newton County Library
201 W. Spring Street
Neosho, MO 64850

Contact:
Pam Swink, Youth Services Coordinator

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.

Location:
All Crowder locations
Contact:
Kathy Turner

Hospice volunteer opportunities include patient companionship, bereavement support, scrapbooking, etc.

Masters in Social Work Field Practicum Hours available. Service Hours for college students welcome!

Location:

All of Southwest Missouri – Springfield, Lebanon, Branson, and Joplin area

Contact:
Angela Ward – Volunteer Coordinator

 

Various clerical, grounds-keeping, small display repair and refurbishing work.

Location:


1617 Oak
Carthage MO
64836
Contact:
Michele Hansford

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.

Location:
4368 Old Hwy 71
Joplin, MO
Contact:
Chet Wampler

YOU can make a difference. The support you provide as a volunteer is critical to the 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.

Location:
201 W. Riviera Drive
Joplin, MO
Lobby Desk Docents, Administrative, Education, Special Events, Maintenance, and Technology Volunteers.
 
Applications to volunteer on website.
 
Location:
Joplin, MO
Contact:

We provide groceries for families with children from ages 2-18. We need help bagging food items and loading those bags into the vehicles of the families at pick-up. We meet in the back room of the store at 2pm to bag food items and the pick-up is from 3:30-4:30pm.

Location:

Every Tuesday: G&W Foods, Seneca, MO

Every Wednesday: King Food Saver, Neosho, MO

Contact:
Tine Ferguson

Open House, office work to grooming horses and anything in between. Other pportunities are available daily Monday thru Friday all year long.

 
 
Location:
7370 Marten
Neosho, MO 64850
Location:
Joplin Office – 3510 E. 3rd St.
Contact:
Campaign Volunteers;
Melissa Dumas, Success by Six program

Offer any help needed/ office, inventory (sorting, moving, stocking), running errands, general labor (cleaning, etc.)

Location:
531 S Kentucky Joplin
Contact:
Food Pantry helping the needy with groceries.
 
Please email with your schedule and we will get back to you with available opportunities. If time sensitive, please call to volunteer.
 
Location:
6879 E. Newman Road
Contact:

Connections and Contacts

Animals

 

Arts & Culture

Children & Teens

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    • 417-626-9244
  • Boys & Girls Club – Bella Vista
    • 479-876-6786
  • Boys & Girls Club – Joplin
    • 417-623-8072
  • Cassville YMCA
    • 417-846-1535
  • Girl Scouts
    • 877-312-4794
  • Neosho Newton County Library
    • 417-451-4231
  • Seneca Parents as Teachers
    • 417-776-1204

Environment & Outdoors

  • Neosho Fish Hatchery
    • 417-451-0554

Government

  • Cassville Chamber of Commerce
    • 417-847-2814
  • Economic Security – Joplin
    • 417-781-0352
  • Economic Security – Neosho
    • 417-451-2206
  • McDonald County Library
    • 417-223-4489
  • Newton County Library
    • 417-451-4231

Health Care

  • Newton County Health Department
    • 417-451-3743
  • Omega Health Care
    • 417-268-7600
  • WIC – Joplin
    • 417-623-1928

Seniors

  • Golden Living Center
    • 417-845-3351
  • Joplin Senior Center
    • 417-781-9353
  • Neosho Medicalodge
    • 417-451-2544
  • Newton County Senior Citizens
    • 417-451-0981
  • Omega Health Care
    • 417-268-7600
  • Stella Senior citizens
    • 417-451-0981

Social Services

  • Avalon Hospice
    • 417-782-6811
  • CASA
    • 417-312-5515
  • Crossline Ministries – Joplin
    • 417-782-8384
  • Domanko
    • 417-236-4614
  • Goodwill – Bella Vista, AR
    • 479-855-8770
  • Goodwill – Joplin
    • 417-782-6363
  • Habitat for Humanity
    • 417-451-7992
  • Joplin Regional Center
    • 417-629-3020
  • Neosho Crosslines
    • 417-347-7860
  • Ozark Center/Turnaround Ranch
    • 417-347-7860
  • Ronald McDonald House of the Four States
    • 417-624-2273
  • Salvation Army – Carthage
    • 417-358-2262
  • Salvation Army – Joplin
    • 417-624-4528
  • Scott Greening Center
    • 417-623-1990
  • Souls Harbor
    • 417-623-4358
  • Teen Challenge International Neosho, MO
    • 417-451-2980
  • VFW – Carthage
    • 417-358-1657
  • VFW – Joplin
    • 417-623-5174
  • Watered Gardens
    • 417-623-6030

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