Day of Caring – Fort Smith Projects

To sign up for a project fill out the form at the bottom of the page, make sure you click submit to complete. Please fill out the form completely. You will get a free t shirt if you sign up before March 16th. After you sign up if you have not heard from us in 48 hours, please call, 782-1311.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 1 – Antioch Consolidated Association for Youth and Family
Antioch for Youth & Family provides supplemental food assistance and youth development services in the Greater
Fort Smith Area.
10 – 20 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
City block at North K and L Streets and North 7th and 8th Streets – Prepare raised beds and fields for planting, plant seeds and seedlings, harvest early spring crops, pull weeds, plant flowers and spread mulch.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Enjoy working outdoors in nature.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Rakes and hoes. Garden tools.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 2 – Arc for the River Valley
The Arc for the River Valley provides advocacy, education, and recreation for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
3 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
7821 Texas Road – Replacing bricks in outside sitting area, planting bushes or flowers around the sitting area and cutting trees from fence line.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Ability to lift bricks and lay them down with sand and cutting limbs.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats, sunscreen.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 3 – Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
To provide supplemental financial assistance to those single parents who are pursuing a post secondary course
of instruction that will improve their income-earning potential.
1 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Supplies can be picked up from Abbie Cox at the Day of Caring breakfast at the Riverfront Pavilion. – Information cards about the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund to be delivered to area high schools, trade schools, colleges and universities.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Transportation to get to each campus.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 4 – Boys Shelter
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of children and young adults who are displaced from their families.
8 – 12 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon
5904 Zero St. – Outside cleanup and spring planting, flowers and shrubs.
SPECIAL SKILLS – Ability to coordinate project.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Gloves, sun hat.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 5 – Boys Shelter
4 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5904 Zero St. – Clean inside and outside of kitchen cabinets.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

Project full no longer accepting volunteers. 6 – Children’s Emergency Shelter
The Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter provides shelter & care, in a safe & structured, home-like environment for children ages 6-17 who have been removed from their home by the Department of Human Services due to neglect and/or abuse.
6 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
3015 S. 14th St. – Apply stain/sealer to wood privacy fence.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Knowledge in stain/sealer application to insure a smooth surface once application dries.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats, etc.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 7 – Community Dental Clinic
The Community Dental Clinic provides dental care for low income individuals.
6 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3428 Armour – Painting walls.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Painting clothes.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 8 – Community Services Clearinghouse
Works to assist working families in crisis, the elderly and the disabled.
4 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Removing food items from the pantry, prep the room for painting, paint the room, install new shelving and move food items back to the shelves.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Carpentry and painting experience.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, closed toed shoes.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 9 – Community Services Clearinghouse
3 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Cleaning the back and side outside walls of the building with a power washer and brush. Light gardening in the front flower beds. Removing dead plants, trimming, mulching and clearing of brush.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, closed toed shoes, sun hats or glasses.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 10 – Community Services Clearinghouse
4 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Clean floors in warehouse, move items so that floors can be swept, power washed and mopped.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 11 – Community Services Clearinghouse
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Shredding old documents and placing paper in bags to be donated to the animal shelter. Checking used plastic bags for usability, flattening them and put them in boxes to be used for the Meals for Kids backpack program.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 12 – Community Services Clearinghouse
4 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Paint six small offices, a hallway and large packing room. Remove items from walls and prep walls for painting.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Painting experience helpful.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Painting clothes.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 13 – Community Services Clearinghouse
2 – 3 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Reorganizing storage closet. Items will be removed, sorted, boxed and put back in the storage area, given away or discarded.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 14 – Crisis Intervention Center
The mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault through services, education and prevention programs.
5 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5603 South 14th Street – Landscaping, trimming hedges, mulching.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, hedging equipment, leaf blower, gardening tools.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 15 – Crisis Intervention Center
2 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5603 South 14th Street – Deep cleaning the inside of the facility, windows, carpets, floors, baseboards, etc.
Special Skills: Will require lifting and bending.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 16 – Crisis Intervention Center
10 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5603 South 14th Street – Build outdoor play areas for the children in the shelter.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Carpentry and construction skills.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, saws, drills, nails, etc.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 17 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club helps youth develop qualities to become responsible citizens and leaders.
5 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Evans Boys and Girls Club, 6015 Boys Club Lane – Paint both gym walls, front entrance poles and men’s bathroom. Put up windscreen on middle baseball fields, re mulch flower beds in front of club.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Gloves, sunglasses, hats.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 18 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
5 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Goldtrap-Gardner Boys & Girls Club – 8800 South Dallas – Till flower beds and plant flowers, put up windscreens on four fields, paint dugouts, clean and organize shop room in baseball press box.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Gardening and painting skills.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 19 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
5 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Jeffrey Club – 4905 North “O” St. – Clean out flower beds, plant flowers and mulch, clean out garden, rake leaves.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 20 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
5 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stephens Club – 3101 North 6th – Clean out flower beds, plant flowers and mulch, clean out garden and replant, rake leaves.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 21 – Fort Smith Parks & Recreation
15 – 25 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Pendergraft Park at the west end of Garrison Ave. – Mulching of flower beds and the street scape along Garrison Avenue.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Physical ability to spread mulch.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun protection.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 22 – Fort Smith Public Schools Families in Transition Program
Fort Smith Public School program designed to help preschool children and school-age children achieve success in the classroom.1 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
Parker Center – 811 North “T” Street – Putting together United Way Resource Guides, filing documents, making
photocopies, and putting together school supplies in backpacks if needed.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Just a positive attitude.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 23 – Fountain of Youth Adult Day Center
The Fountain of Youth Adult Day Center exists to serve as a safe haven and loving refuge for care giving families.
2 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
2801 McKinley Avenue – Organization of activity supplies, games, books and crafts. Cleaning shelves and re labeling supplies.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Organizational skills.

24 – Fountain of Youth Adult Day Center
2 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
2801 McKinley Avenue – Clean out and replant raised garden and flower beds.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Gardening skills.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 25 – Gateway Recovery Center
Providing quality comprehensive chemical dependency treatment and services to our clients and their families.
4 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
3900 Armour – Yard work to include: mulching, raking, mowing, weed eating, planting flowers and plants, etc.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Weed eaters.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Ability to lift bags of mulch, operate a riding lawn mower and weed eater.

Project full no longer accepting volunteers. 26 – Gateway Recovery Center
10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m..
3900 Armour – Painting outside of building. Building will be prepped and ready to paint.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Sun hats, work gloves, painting clothes.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Ability to paint and climb ladders.

This project is full, no longer accepting volunteers. 27 – Girl Scouts Diamonds of AR, OK and TX
Girl Scouts develop self-esteem, personal skills and a sense of service in girls.
10 – 20 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
5705 Gordon Lane – Pressure washing, landscaping, trail clearing/maintenance, facility clean out.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, eye protection, sun screen, closed toed shoes.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 28 – Girls, Inc.
Girls Incorporated works with girls to develop potential and a sense of responsibility.
8 – 16 Volunteers – 8:45 a.m. – noon.
1415 Old Greenwood Road – Painting several locations around the center, wood garden borders and benches, kitchen walls and some cabinets, gym area and touch up of main room and concession stand.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Painting skills.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 29 – Girls Shelter of Fort Smith
The Girls Shelter provides housing to girls who need supervised care and counseling.
3 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
2600 Raleigh ( Phoenix & South 26th ) – Power wash the outside of the house, driveway and sidewalks.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats.

30 – Girls Shelter of Fort Smith
3 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
2600 Raleigh ( Phoenix & South 26th ) – Construction of a brick security mailbox.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Brick masonry skills.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Shovels and tools.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 31 – Hannah House
A residential facility for pregnant and troubled teens/young women from ages 12 to 29.
4 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
418 South 17th Street.- Planting flowers, cleaning out leaves/twigs, washing windows, cleaning vans.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Gardening skills.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Garden gloves.

32 – Harbor Recovery Center
Providing quality comprehensive chemical dependency treatment and services to our clients and their families.
6 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 am – 3:00 p.m.
615 North 19th St. – Build dividers in client dorms to give them some privacy.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Ability to use an hammer, nails and a screw gun.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 33 – Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
417 South 17th Street – Remove weeds and over growth from the atrium.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Garden gloves, rakes, loppers.

34 – Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center
8 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
417 South 17th Street – Finish painting the lobby and the inside of the center.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Cutting in and painting skills.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and painting clothes.

35 – HOPE Humane Society (formerly Sebastian County Humane Society)
The purpose of this society is the prevention of cruelty of animals, the relief of suffering among animals, placement of
animals in responsible homes, and the extension of humane education.
10 – 24 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3800 Kelley Highway – Lifting headstones in the pet cemetery, putting sand under them so they will stop sinking into the ground.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Ability to lift head stones.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats.

Project full no longer accepting volunteers. 36 – Lincoln Childcare Center
Offers affordable child care in a loving, safe and healthy environment and provides children with developmental
enrichment activities to build strong self esteem and develop character to prepare them for future success.
10 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m..
1415 North 9th – Removal of old swing set frames, replacing wood edging around play area.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Experience with an oxyacetylene torch.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and sunscreen, sun hats, shovels.

Project full no longer accepting volunteers. 37 – Literacy Council of Western Arkansas
Recruits and tutors non reading adults and youth in reading, writing, listening and math.
2 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
300 South 11th Street – Landscaping – weeding, planting shrubs and placing mulch.
Special SKILLS: Landscaping/gardening skills.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun protection.

 This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 38- Next Step Homeless Services
Seeking solutions to homelessness.
3 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
2910 Tilles Ave. – Constructing and securing a pre-fab swing set for family transitional home.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sunglasses, hat or visor.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 39 – Next Step Homeless Services
5 – 12 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
500 North 9th St. – Building an outdoor shaded pergola at the Buddy Smith Home for veterans.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Ability to use a hammer, drills and saws.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Hats, sunglasses, work gloves, hammers.

This project is full, no longer accepting volunteers. 40 – Project Compassion
Provides companionship, joy and quality of life to residents in nursing homes and retirement centers.
2 – 6 Volunteers 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brookfield at Fianna Oaks – 2300 Fianna Oaks – Assisting with one to one visiting with residents and in activities – bingo, crafts, reading, playing games, sing alongs, bean bag baseball, paint nails or exercise to music.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Compassion for the elderly.

This project is full, no longer accepting volunteers. 41 – Project Compassion
6 – 12 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Chapel Ridge – 4626 Rogers Ave. – Planting flower and vegetable garden in the courtyard. Making corsages for Mother’s Day celebration.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Gardening skills.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 42 – Project Compassion
5 – 8 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center – 4500 Old Greenwood Road – Paint large dining hall. Volunteers will also eat lunch and visit with the residents.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Compassion for the elderly, friendly, patience.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 43 – Project Compassion
8 – 12 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Fianna Hills Nursing R & C – 8411 South 28th Street – Play mini-golf on site. Volunteers will also eat lunch and visit with the residents.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Compassion for the elderly.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 44 – Project Compassion
4 – 12 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Legacy Health and Rehab – 3310 North 50th. – Assisting with one to one visiting with residents and in activities – bingo, crafts, reading, playing games, sing alongs, balloon volley, paint nails or exercise to music.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Compassion for the elderly.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 45 – Project Compassion
6 – 15 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Methodist Nursing Home – 1915 South 74th Street – Scavenger hunt with the residents and playing games. These are organized, well planned activities, volunteers will be participating with residents to enhance their enjoyment.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Compassion for the elderly.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 46 – River Valley Christian Life Corps
Our Mission is to encourage, equip and model life change in men & women.
5 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
320 North Greenwood Ave. – Paint one wall, one small room, and touch-ups. Wash six windows.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Painting skills.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, work clothes.

Project is full, no longer taking volunteers. 47 – River Valley Regional Food Bank
The food bank distributes food and other products to non-profit organizations.
12 – 20 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
1617 South Zero Street – An artist will have an outline of a mural at the Food Bank. Volunteers will be able to paint in the correct colors to complete the mural.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Artistic skills, the ability to climb on ladders while using paint on wall and to determine correct colors.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Painting clothes. No sandals or open-toed shoes.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 48 – River Valley Regional Food Bank
12 – 20 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
1617 South Zero – Paint the orange line that marks the safety compliance area for agency personnel to follow while
in the warehouse.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Ability to paint the correct color into the space previously outlined.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Painting clothes.

This project is full, no longer taking volunteers. 49 – Sack Lunch Program
The Sack Lunch Program provides food to the hungry in Fort Smith.
2 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
317 North F St. – Help unload and store one pallet of water bottles, help students from St. Boniface serve breakfast, coffee and water to 50-60 customers. Take out trash and recycling, restock supplies so older volunteers do not have to lift heavy cases. Sweep floors, pick up trash around the building, make 100 lunches, help serving crew get ready for lunch, serve 90-110 lunches, clean up.

This project is full, no longer taking volunteers. 50 – Salvation Army
The Salvation Army delivers the basic needs of life to individuals and families needing help.
15 – 30 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2900 North 50th Street/ Corner of 50th and Johnson – Sort donated food into boxes, label them and put them on shelves or pallets.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Ability to bend, lift, carry food items in boxes.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Works gloves, work clothes.

Project full no longer accepting volunteers. 51 – Sebastian Retired Citizens Association – Fort Smith Senior Activity Center
Sebastian County Retired Citizens Association serves elderly individuals with social, recreational and nutritional services.
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
2700 Cavanaugh Rd. – In depth cleaning of the facility including the kitchen.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, close toed shoes.

This project is full no longer accepting volunteers. 52 – We Care Foundation
Improving and enriching the lives of children with cancer and related blood forming diseases since 1990.
3 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
3324 So. M St.( inside the Reynolds Cancer Support House) – Come to the side door – NOT THE FRONT DOOR – PARK IN THE BACK and call 479-782-8822 when you arrive – Organizing a small storage room and the office.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and move boxes.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats, broom.

For breakfast there are 2 options, the Riverfront Amphitheater in Fort Smith and Jeral L. Hampton in Booneville.

Please fill out form completely to sign up.