Volunteer Opportunities in the Batesville, Arkansas area Children’s Advocacy Center needs volunteers for a variety of tasks. Contact Stephanie Evans at 870-569-8099. Old Independence Regional Museum needs volunteers for everything from research to working in the gift shop to assisting with school tours and events. If interested, talk to Laura at 870-793-2121 or email@example.com Family Violence Prevention needs volunteers at their shelters to help with the hotline and clients. They need help at Fresh Start Resale Store going through clothing and other donations. Call 870-793-4011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Main Street Batesville always needs volunteers for different events, clean up days downtown, the haunted house construction/rebuild/maintenance during the spring and summer months and workers/scare actors in October. MainStreetBatesville@gmail.com Caring Hands Hospice needs volunteers to sit with a patient- they could read to them, sing or just be a quiet calming presence to let the family members step away for a few minutes. 870-698-0505 The Humane Society of Independence County needs volunteers constantly… Especially the first Saturday of every month for the dog dip and bath events. Also for the annual Bark in the Park. They accept volunteers seven days a week from 7 AM to 5:30 PM. You don’t have to call ahead – you can just show up to the shelter (5 Environmental Drive, Batesville AR 72501). Call 870-793-0090 for more information. Foster Grandparents and the Nursing Home Ombudsman program at White River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. 870-612-3000 Independence County Library needs volunteers to help with various tasks and projects. Those who are interested should call Angel at 870-793-8814. Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch is in need of business owners, subject matter experts, and artisans to host workshops and field trips. They also need help with their annual pumpkin patch in the fall. If interested, contact Philip Ives at 870-793-6841. Ozark Foothills Literacy Council 870-793-5912 or https://myoflp.weebly.com/volunteer.html Batesville Help and Hope 870-793-9181 or email@example.com Cedar Ridge Food Pantry needs volunteers, and is also in need of donations of canned goods, bath soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc. Contact Ruth at 870-834-0106. Interested in becoming a Fire Department Chaplain? Or CERT (community emergency response teams) and/or NASAR (Search and Rescue) volunteer? Contact Steven Bannick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8705042255. Our Father’s Table Kitchen needs volunteers Monday, Tuesday and Saturday each week. Call or Text (preferred) our Volunteer Coordinator, Cassondra Walker at 870-213-6100. First Baptist Church As You Go Ministries (Angel Tree & Operation Christmas Child) Contact Denise Gatlin 870-307-8309 Contact AmyCrouchHoward@gmail.com with corrections or additions. List compiled October 2022.