Fort Smith Day of Caring Projects

Projects can be viewed below the form.

Day of Caring Volunteer Registration

  • If you are registering a group please sign each person up individually, or email the names of each individual in the group, project and t shirt sizes to Carrie Terry at cterry@unitedwayfortsmith.org.
  • If you are registering as an individual enter NA.
  • Click on the drop down arrow to chose size.
  • Click on the drop down arrow to choose which breakfast you will be attending.
  • Please enter a second project choice in case your first project is full.

1 – Arc for the River Valley
The Arc for the River Valley provides advocacy, education, and recreation for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
2 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
7821 Texas Road – Painting a wooden wheelchair ramp that leads to stage in social area.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Volunteers should wear clothing they don’t mind getting paint on.

2 – Arkansas Blood Institute
1 – 2 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3200 Rogers Ave. Arvest Tower – Bloodmobile – Assisting donors with the sign in process, distributing t-shirts, sign waving at the blood drive. In addition assisting donors with any need they have.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Sun/rain protection.

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.
5401 Rogers Ave., Suite 204 – Information cards about the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund to be delivered to area churches.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Ability to drive to school.

4 – CASA of Sebastian County
CASA of Sebastian County is a non-profit organization which advocates for abused and neglected children within the court system.
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Unless project is completed earlier.
1216 Towson Avenue – Repaint the inside of the CASA office. The area is roughly 25’ wide and 50’ long.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Volunteers should wear clothing they don’t mind getting paint on.

5 – Center for Arkansas Legal Services
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services provides free legal services to low-income individuals residing in the state of Arkansas in civil (non-criminal) cases.
2 – 5 Volunteers 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2700 Cavanaugh Road (Fort Smith Senior Center) – Assist Legal Services staff, volunteer attorney’s and law students in aiding local residents in establishing simple wills and plans for the future.
SPECIAL NEEDS: some of the volunteers will need to be a notary public.

6 – Community Dental Clinic
The Community Dental Clinic provides dental care for low income individuals.
6 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
3428 Armour – Would like to have 2-3 flower beds placed in front of dental clinic.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, hat, sunscreen.

7 – Community Rescue Mission
Community Rescue Mission is a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides safe shelter, meals, and needed support to help people get back on their feet as quickly as possible.
4 -8 Volunteers 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
310 North F St. – Help size, sort and organize donations in the warehouse.

8 – Community Services Clearinghouse
Works to assist working families in crisis, the elderly, cancer patients and the disabled.
2 – 3 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Sort supplies in storage boxes for the True Grit Bike Ride.

9 – Community Services Clearinghouse
3 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – On site food pantry shelves will be cleaned off. Volunteer will clean the shelves, mop and sweep pantry, then restock shelves.

10 – Community Services Clearinghouse
3 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Clean front flower beds, trim bushes, and put in mulch.

11 – Community Services Clearinghouse
2 – 3 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Stove room clean up.

12 – Crisis Intervention Center
The mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault through services, education and prevention programs.
10 – 20 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5603 South 14th Street – Landscaping, trimming, planting, and mulching.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Gloves, shovels, and shears.

13 – Crisis Intervention Center
5 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5603 South 14th Street – Painting and cleaning in daycare.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Volunteers should wear clothing they don’t mind getting paint on.

14 – Crisis Intervention Center
3 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5603 South 14th Street – Power washing the building.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and towels.

15 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club helps youth develop qualities to become responsible citizens and leaders.
6 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
Evans Boys and Girls Club, 6015 Boys Club Lane – Paint murals in gyms and hang windscreens on ball fields.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats, and wear old work clothes.

16 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
6 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
Goldtrap-Gardner Boys & Girls Club – 8800 South Dallas – Paint murals in gyms and hang windscreens on ball fields
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats, and wear old work clothes.

17 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
Jeffrey Club – 4905 North “O” St. – Paint murals in gym.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and wear old work clothes.

18 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
Stephens Club – 3101 North 6th – Paint murals in gym.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and wear old work clothes.

19 – Fort Smith Children’s Shelter
The Children’s Shelter is a safe and stable home that provides long-term, evidence-based, trauma-informed, resident-centered and family-focused care to youth in foster care who exhibit emotional and behavioral disorders due to neglect and/or abuse.
5 – 20 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
3015 South 14th Street – Tear down a small portion of wooden fencing and gate; power wash vinyl fencing, CES home, and GetReal24 parking lot and sidewalks; tear out garden and resod (if possible); mulch and plant flowers in CES flower bed;detail two vans.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Powerwashers and water hoses. May need to contact them prior to the event date to see what tools will be needed to remove the fence.

20 – Fort Smith Parks & Recreation
10 – 20 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
100 North B Street (Glass Pavilion) – Spreading mulch around landscape on Garrison Avenue.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun protection.

21 – 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.

22 – Gateway Recovery Center
Providing quality comprehensive chemical dependency treatment and services to our clients and their families.
6 -12 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3900 Armour – Garden/landscaping and planting.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Garden gloves, sun hats and sunscreen.

23 – Girl Scouts Diamonds of AR, OK and TX
Girl Scouts develop self-esteem, personal skills and a sense of service in girls.
10 – 40 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5705 Gordon Lane – Building three tent platforms and campfire site, landscape work to set rock paths to connect paths to sidewalks, refurbish outdoor kitchen pavilion (painting, light carpentry, and roof replacement).
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, eye and ear protection, chain saw, screwguns, mitersaw, hammers, and shovels.

24 – Girls, Inc.
Girls Incorporated works with girls to develop potential and a sense of responsibility.
4 – 6 Volunteers – 8:45 a.m. – noon.
1415 Old Greenwood Road – Remove laminate on countertops in concession and paint cabinet doors.

25 – Girls Shelter of Fort Smith
The Girls Shelter provides housing to girls who need supervised care and counseling.
8 – 12 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:00 am
2600 Raleigh ( Phoenix & South 26th ) – Remove and replace old mulch and black sheeting in all flower beds.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Rakes, shovels and work gloves.

26 – Harbor House/Harbor Recovery Center
6 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
615 North 19th Street – Gardening, landscaping, planting flowers, and spreading mulch.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Gardening gloves. 

27 – 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.
5 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m..
1415 North 9th – Painting walls that were replaced due to the flood.

28 – Literacy Council of Western Arkansas
Recruits and tutors non reading adults and youth in reading, writing, listening and math.
3 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
300 South 11th Street – Planting flowers, weeding, pick up trash and clean out garage/storage room.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats, and trowels.

29 – Next Step Homeless Services
Seeking solutions to homelessness.
8 – 12 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
St John’s Episcopal Church Skinner Building, 215 North 6th Street – Putting address labels on and stuffing envelopes for an upcoming mailing.

30 – Next Step Homeless Services
8 – 22 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
200 North 15th Street, First United Methodist Church Family Life Center – Prepare and cook food for the emergency dayshelter. Volunteers will be led by a church volunteer.

31 – Next Step Homeless Services
4 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
322 South 17th Street – Gabriel House Group Home for Men – Painting the kitchen, bathroom and common space.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and old clothes.

32 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
123 N. 6th St, Next Step Day Room – Organize and lightly clean pantry, food storage, and stock rooms.

33 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
123 N. 6th St, Next Step Day Room – Cut and install new ceiling tiles. Must be able to climb a 6 ft. ladder safely.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

34 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
210 North 17th Street – Esther House for Women and Children – Repair boards and nail boards down on the outside
staircase.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and a hammer.

35 – Next Step Homeless Services
4 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
500 North 9th Street – Buddy Smith Home for Male Veterans – Clean up landscaping beds, add mulch if needed, plant in one of the beds.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and work clothes.

36 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (The agency asks this be a professional due to safety concerns since the house is two-story.)
500 North 9th Street – Buddy Smith Home for Male Veterans – Clean Gutters
SPECIAL NEEDS: Tall Ladder and cleaning tools for second story.

37 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
500 North 9th Street – Buddy Smith Home for Male Veterans – Look into some lighting issues and replace some fixtures.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Needs to be an electrician.
38 – Project Compassion
4 – 8 Volunteers 9:00 a.m. – noon.
Brookfield Assisted Living, 2300 Fianna Oaks – Spa Day with mani and pedis.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Compassion for the elderly.

39 – Project Compassion
8 – 12 Volunteers 9:00 a.m. – noon.
Butterfield Place, 8420 Phoenix Ave. – Build a greenhouse for resident’s year-round gardening activities from a pre-fab kit. Also assisting with one to one visiting with residents in bingo and other activities.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Compassion for the elderly.

40 – Project Compassion
8 – 12 Volunteers 9:00 a.m. – noon.
Chapel Ridge, 4626 Rogers Ave. – Play bingo with residents and make corsages for Mother’s Day celebration.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Compassion for the elderly.

41 – Project Compassion
5 – 8 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Covington Court, 4500 Old Greenwood Road – One on one visiting with residents, painting nails, playing cards and bingo and doing spring craft activities.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Compassion for the elderly.

42 – Project Compassion
8 – 12 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Fianna Hills Nursing Center, 8411 South 28th Street – Coffee and donuts with residents then assisting them with one on one visiting and in activities, play mini golf and have lunch with residents.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Compassion for the elderly.

43 – Project Compassion
4 – 12 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Legacy Health and Rehab, 3310 North 50th Street. – Plant flowers in courtyard planter, play baloon volley, assist with one on one visiting with residents and in activities, such as bingo, crafts, reading, board games, singalongs, painting nails and exercising to music.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Compassion for the elderly.

44 – Project Compassion
6 – 15 Volunteers 9:15 a.m. – noon.
Methodist Village Senior Living, 7811 Euper Lane – Painting with a friend, fancy nails, balloon volley and bingo. (These are organized, well-planned activities. Volunteers will be participating with residents to enhance their enjoyment.)
SPECIAL NEEDS: Compassion for the elderly.

45 – River Valley Christian Life Corps
Our Mission is to encourage, equip and model life change in men & women.
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
320 North Greenwood Ave.- Cleaning exterior windows.

46 – River Valley Regional Food Bank
The food bank distributes food and other products to non-profit organizations.
8 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
1617 South Zero Street – Volunteers will paint by letter a mural inside the building.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Must be 18 years or older.

47 – River Valley Regional Food Bank
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
1617 South Zero Street – Volunteers will be stuffing mailers. This project is great for people with limitations.
SPECIAL NEEDS: This project is great for people with limitations. Must be 18 years or older.
48 – River Valley Regional Food Bank
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
1617 South Zero Street – Sorting donated food in sorting room.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Must be 18 years or older.

49 – River Valley Regional Food Bank
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon
1617 South Zero Street – Packing USDA Commodity Food Boxes that will be handed out to our neighbors in need.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Must be 18 years or older.

50 – River Valley Regional Food Bank
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
1617 South Zero Street – Prep Food Bank floors to be painted and paint white lines around the inner walls in the Food Bank warehouse.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Must be 18 years or older.

51 – Salvation Army
The Salvation Army delivers the basic needs of life to individuals and families needing help.
8 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
301 North 6th St. – Trim hedges, cut small trees(saplings), pick up trash on the property, move small rocks, prepare
garden beds for spring planting, and general landscaping.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Works gloves,hat.

52 – Sebastian Retired Citizens Association – Fort Smith Senior Activity Center
Sebastian County Retired Citizens Association serves elderly individuals with social, recreational and nutritional services.
5 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2700 Cavanaugh Rd. -Paint the inside of the Cavanaugh Senior Center.

53 – United Way of Fort Smith Area
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
120 North 13th Street – Replace ceiling tiles throughout the office building.

54 – The Young Home
6 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
8811 Young Home Drive (Chaffee Crossing) -Clean and rearrange storage closet, cleanup grounds around the home.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Garden gloves.