Volunteer Opportunities

Searching for volunteer opportunities for kids in Northwest Arkansas? This is a good place to start! We’d love for you to add more sites and places – just comment below. We will expand to the rest of Arkansas (and hopefully nationwide!) as we go along. Thanks for volunteering!

Volunteer Match

VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 99,000 nonprofit organizations.

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter is a private, non-profit organization that provides 24-hour emergency residential care to children who are victims of family violence, neglect and physical and sexual abuse.

The Children’s Shelter is designed to meet the needs of these children by providing them with a safe and loving environment to reduce their trauma, through support and nurturing.

We are staffed and ready, day and night, taking in and caring for children in crisis. Children may stay with us for up to 45 days in a six-month period, before being placed in another foster-care setting or returning to their families.

Since opening in 1993, the Children’s Shelter has cared for more than 7,200 children from throughout the state of Arkansas. Our capacity of 48 beds, state-of-the-art complex, on-site school and on-site counseling services make us unique among children’s emergency shelters in Arkansas and our region. The combination of these features creates a stable, secure and loving environment where the hurts that children have experienced can begin to heal.

Volunteer Action Center

The Center for Community Engagement of the University of Arkansas:

Mission: is “Empowering students through service to change the world.”

Vision: To cultivate students’ strengths, facilitate their learning in order to identify societal needs, and empower them to create solutions to those needs through service.

Core Values:

  • Relationship Focused
  • Student Driven
  • Service Minded

We work to engage students in service through on-going opportunities, community partnerships and service events.  If you’d like more information about our staff and our specific programs sponsored by our office visit: http://service.uark.edu 



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