You can make a difference in the life of a child!

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Volunteers Make a Difference

Volunteers support the mission of Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter by donating their time in a wide variety of roles that all positively impact the lives of the children in our care. Much of what we provide would not be possible without the commitment of time and talent from community members like you.

On this website, you will find some examples of ways you can get involved. We are committed to placing volunteers in meaningful roles that reflect their interests and skills and address the needs of the children in care. Contact us today if any of the activities listed could be a good fit for you, or to discuss other ways to get involved.

Volunteer hours may be scheduled from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year and may be set up on a recurring or call-as-needed basis.

Working directly with our kids, you can …

  • Teach a child or teen how to:
    •   Ride a bike
    •   Braid hair
    •   Read
    •   Play basketball
    •   Balance a checkbook
    •   Tie his or her shoes
  • Spend “quality time” with a child or teen:
    •  Playing sports
    •  Ice skating
    •  Tutoring
    •  Playing video games
    •  Rocking a baby to sleep
    •  Painting nails

Working behind the scenes, you can …

  • Organize donations
  • Volunteer at an event
  • Join an event committee
  • Assist with maintenance/landscaping

Your group can …

  • Do landscaping
  • Volunteer at an event
  • Do housekeeping/organizing tasks
  • Conduct special group activities with the children

Yourfamily can …

  • Volunteer at an event
  • Organize a fund-raiser/drive for our kids
  • Assemble craft, toiletry or school kits

Need more convincing? Check out this video about “Why We Love Volunteers”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tz2BHHmLLI&feature=youtu.be

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