The More We Give, the Happier We Feel.
Volunteering is about giving, contributing, and helping others and the community at large. Serving increases self-confidence. It provides a natural sense of accomplishment, pride in your community, and personal identity.
Volunteering offers help to our friends and neighbors. It also helps us become a part of the culture and community around us. It doesn’t have to be a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time. Donating in simple ways can help those in need. Also, serving will improve your community and increase your health and happiness.
Look for ways to serve the community around you. We have provided ten opportunities right here in Northwest Arkansas.
10 Opportunities for Volunteering in Northwest Arkansas
The Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter relies on volunteers to help with day to day operations as well as special projects.
C.A.S.A (Court-appointed special advocates) C.A.S.A provides professionally-trained volunteer advocates for children in foster care.
The Bentonville Volunteer Program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and volunteer resources for individuals, families, and groups.
Laundry Love partners with community volunteers to provide clean clothes to those living in situations of poverty in Northwest Arkansas.
3 Bags in 2 Days (3B2D) provides bags of basic necessities to those living in poverty.
Art in the Park spends a Saturday afternoon painting, enjoying the wonderful Northwest Arkansas weather, and sharing a meal.
Seven Hills Homeless Shelter assists families with children. These families make up 78% of the homeless population in NWArk. This organization is committed to fighting homelessness and poverty. They provide transitional housing and training to help with employment.
Second Mile Ministries is a food pantry who also provides monetary help with medications and utility deposits. And, annually they provide Christmas presents for their client’s children.
Pagnozzi Charities is leveling the playing field for children in sports b. They provide equipment for kids whose families cannot afford it and set up sponsorships for individual children or whole teams.
Peace at Home Shelter is an emergency shelter that helps abused women and their children. They have a 24-hour crisis line and have a very well-organized thrift store that you can support with household donations.
Busy lives make it hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits make it well worth it. Serving can help you, your family, and your city. It can help reduce stress and help you to meet new friends. Also, it can help you pick up a few new skills while reaching out to your community. Rocky Creek Construction loves our community.