Helping hands

Youth volunteers needed for charitable organizations in Texarkana


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Story by Victoria Van, editor in chief

At any given time, there are various opportunities available for any individual to reach out and aid a local organization. If you want to make a difference in the community, check out these volunteer activities.


Jamisons’ Center of Kindness, Inc:

At Jamisons’s Center of Kindness, there are multiple ways to volunteer whether it’s through tutoring, donating food or one on one mentoring. Tutors are tasked with children ranging from 1st to 5th grade. One can tutor for art, math, spelling, reading, etc. Contact Jeraldine Sanders at 301-258-8442 for more information.

Open Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

1101 Couch St., Texarkana, AR


Harvest Texarkana:

Harvest Texarkana provides meals to needed individuals and are aiming to eliminate hunger in the Texarkana area. Individuals who want to volunteer can help with the mobile pantry, sort and box up items. Their Backpack Program started, so a volunteer can help with those. Call executive director Camille Wrinkle at 870-774-1398.

Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

3120 E 19th St., Texarkana, AR


Soup Kitchen of Church of Truth of Texarkana:

This soup kitchen aids people by offering food and holding a daily clothing drive for any individuals who need it. More regular volunteers are needed in order to pass out supplies to the homeless. For any additional information, contact manager Susan Moore at  870-774-2819.

Wednesdays and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

2710 South Rondo Rd., Texarkana, AR


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