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.

Project is Full – 1 – Abilities Unlimited
Abilities Unlimited works to train, evaluate and place handicapped individuals in competitive employment.
2 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2417 North Albert Pike – Sorting and boxing merchandise from resale stores that closed.

2 – 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. – noon.
7821 Texas Road – Cutting down small trees/limbs around fence line.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Ability to preform physical labor.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, closed toed shoes,sun hats, and sunscreen.

118 – Arkansas Blood Institute
2 – 6 Volunteers 10:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Arvest Tower Parking Lot, 5000 Rogers Ave.  –  Blood Drive – Assist with registration for those donating blood.

Project is Full – 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: Transportation to get to churches.

4 – Community Dental Clinic
The Community Dental Clinic provides dental care for low income individuals.
6 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
3428 Armour – Landscaping around the front of the clinic, and building a new sign.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Use of a table saw.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, hat, sunscreen, shovels, and rakes.

5 – Community Services Clearinghouse
Works to assist working families in crisis, the elderly and the disabled.
8 -10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Open lighting, remove old bulbs and ballast, ties off wires and install new LED bulbs.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Standing on ladders and electrical knowledge.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

6 – Community Services Clearinghouse
3 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Cleaning out and reorganizing store room.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

Project is Full – 7 – Community Services Clearinghouse
2- 3 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
4420 Wheeler Avenue – Cleaning out and reorganizing back office.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

Project is Full – 8 – Crisis Intervention Center
The mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault through services, education and prevention programs.
5 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5603 South 14th Street – Landscaping, tree trimming.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Gloves and shovels.

Project is Full – 9 – Crisis Intervention Center
5 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5603 South 14th Street – Power washing.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

Project is Full – 10 – Crisis Intervention Center
5 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5603 South 14th Street – Treating and painting wood fencing.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and painting clothes.

Project is Full –116 – First Tee of Fort Smith
6 – 10 Volunteers 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
6100 Golf Course Loop (Ben Geren Park) – Clean out maintenance shed, go through old clubs, organize boxes, sweep, dust, clean, etc. 
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and clothes. 

Project is Full – 11 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club helps youth develop qualities to become responsible citizens and leaders.
4 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Evans Boys and Girls Club, 6015 Boys Club Lane – Paint boys and girls bathroom stalls, red pole and handrails. Weed flower beds and bushes.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats, etc.

Project is Full – 12 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
4 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Goldtrap-Gardner Boys & Girls Club – 8800 South Dallas – Weed flower beds and bushes, garden and plant seeds. Sweep and clean dugouts.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats, etc.

Project is Full – 13 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
4 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Jeffrey Club – 4905 North “O” St. – Paint bathroom stalls, bottom of the front desk, locker/storage room, touch up paint in gym and weed flower beds.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats, etc.

Project is Full – 14 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
4 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Stephens Club – 3101 North 6th – Weed flower beds, clean out and plant garden, paint outside down spouts and the boys and girls bathroom stalls.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats, etc.

Project is Full – 119 – Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
6 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
114 North 14th St. – Paint interior walls of a residence that will be used for a future project. 

Project is Full -15 – Fort Smith Parks & Recreation
8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
100 North B Street (Glass Pavilion) – Mulching of flower beds along Garrison Avenue and in the Riverfront area.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Physical ability to spread mulch.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun protection.

Project is Full – 117 – Fort Smith Parks & Recreation
10 – 15 Volunteers – 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Creekmore Park Miniature Golf – Painting, raking leaves, and cleaning the grounds.

Project is Full – 16 – 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.

Project is Full – 17 – 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.
5 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2801 McKinley Avenue – Help pack leftover garage sale items in warehouse. Clean up activity cabinets in warehouse.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

Project is Full – 18 – Gateway Recovery Center
Providing quality comprehensive chemical dependency treatment and services to our clients and their families.
2 – 7 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
3900 Armour – Stain/waterproof fencing.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Clothing for comfort working outdoors.

Project is Full – 19 – Girl Scouts Diamonds of AR, OK and TX
Girl Scouts develop self-esteem, personal skills and a sense of service in girls.
10 – 30 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5705 Gordon Lane – Thinning of privet overgrowth, pressure washing sidewalk and facilities, storage clean out and exterior painting on one facility.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Knowledge of operation of pressure washer, chain saw/weed eater and painting.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, eye and ear protection, pruners, chain saw, pressure washers and hoses, tractor (if available) and closed toed shoes.

Project is Full – 20 – 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 the media room, library and offices.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Painting skills.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Clothes to paint in.

Project is Full – 21 – Girls Shelter of Fort Smith
The Girls Shelter provides housing to girls who need supervised care and counseling.
7 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
2600 Raleigh ( Phoenix & South 26th ) -Mow yard – 2 acres, clean fence line, trim shrubs in flower beds, put mulch in flower beds.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats, pruners, lawn mower, weed eater, blower, shovels.

Project is Full – 22 – Good Samaritan Clinic
3 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
615 North “B” Street – Set up for large fundraiser, including cleaning, organizing, sorting, moving large items.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Cleaning, organizing.

Project is Full – 23 – Hannah House
A residential facility for pregnant and troubled teens/young women from ages 12 to 29.
4 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
418 South 17th Street.- Yard and garden work, plant flowers. House work, paint pillars, wash windows and vehicles.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Garden gloves and paint clothing.

24 – Harbor Recovery Center
Providing quality comprehensive chemical dependency treatment and services to our clients and their families.
4 – 12 Volunteers 8:45 am – 3:00 p.m.
615 North 19th St. – Painting – touch up paint throughout inside and two upstairs bathrooms.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work clothes to paint in.

Project is Full – 25 – Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center
3 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
417 South 17th Street – Painting a room.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Painting clothes and shoes.

26 – Hope Campus
5 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
501 South E Street – Cleaning and mowing west side of campus.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sunscreen.

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.
4 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m..
1415 North 9th – Shoveling top soil and planting grass on the playground.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and sunscreen, sun hats, and shovels.

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 – Landscaping – weeding, planting flowers and shrubs, and spreading mulch.
Special SKILLS: Landscaping/gardening skills.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sun hats.

Project is Full – 29 – Next Step Homeless Services
Seeking solutions to homelessness.
4 – 12 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon or later.
St John’s Episcopal Church, in the church kitchen across the street from day room at 123 N. 6th – prep and prepare
casseroles and food for clients.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Cooking skills.

30 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
500 North 9th St., Buddy Smith Veterans Home – power washing outside of house and sidewalks.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Gloves, hat and sunscreen.

Project is Full – 31 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
500 North 9th St., Buddy Smith Veterans Home – Install edging flower beds and mulching the beds afterwards.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Gloves, hat and sunscreen.

 32 – Next Step Homeless Services
4 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2105 Wirsing, Jack Bradley Freedom House – Install a chain link fence around the backyard of our homes that are
next to each other.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Knowledge of chain link fence installation – may need to be a professional.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Gloves, hat and sunscreen.

Project is Full – 33 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
123 N. 6th St, Next Step Day Room – Organize the food and miscellaneous donations.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

34 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
123 N. 6th St, Next Step Day Room – Cut and install new ceiling tiles.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Knowledge of ceiling tile installation.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and protective eye wear.

Project is Full – 35 – Next Step Homeless Services
10 – 12 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
123 N. 6th St, Next Step Day Room – Paint upstairs offices and day room spaces.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and clothes to paint in.

36 – Next Step Homeless Services
1 – 2 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
123 N. 6th St, Next Step Day Room – New lighting put up in parts of the day room, door knobs replaced and
locks re-keyed.
SPECIAL Skills: Knowledge of lighting installation, re-keying locks – may need to be a professional.

37 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
123 N. 6th St, Next Step Day Room – Paint the exterior lower front of the building facing 6th street.
SPECIAL SKILLS: May need to be a professional since it is on a busy street.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and sunscreen.

Project is Full – 38 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
210 N. 17th St., Esther House – Clean out gutters.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Knowledge of gutter cleaning – may need to be a professional for safety.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and sunscreen.

39 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
210 N. 17th St., Esther House – Power wash outside of the house and porch.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and sunscreen.

Project is Full  – 40 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
210 N. 17th St., Esther House – Yard clean-up.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and sunscreen.

Project is Full – 41 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
322 S. 17th St., Gabriel House – Replace window that is cracked.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Knowledge of window installation, may need to be a professional.

Project is Full – 42 – Next Step Homeless Services
6 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
322 S. 17th St., Gabriel House – Install new wood slats on existing backyard wood fence and repair gate.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Knowledge of fence building.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, hammer and sunscreen.

Project is Full – 43 – Next Step Homeless Services
2 – 4 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
322 S. 17th St., Gabriel House – Power wash outside of house and the porch.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and sunscreen.

Project is Full – 44 – Project Compassion
6 – 12 Volunteers 9:00 a.m. – noon.
Chapel Ridge – 4626 Rogers Ave. – Playing bingo with the residents and making corsages for Mothers Day.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Compassion for the elderly.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Can bring small plush animals or individual sized snacks for game prizes.

Project is Full – 45 – Project Compassion
5 – 8 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center – 4500 Old Greenwood Road – Assisting with one on 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.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Can bring small plush animals or individual sized snacks for game prizes.

Project is Full – 46 – Project Compassion
8 – 12 Volunteers 9:00 a.m. – noon.
Fianna Hills Nursing Center – 8411 South 28th Street – Coffee and donuts with residents then assisting with one on one visiting with residents and in activities – Play mini-golf on site.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Compassion for the elderly.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Can bring small plush animals or individual sized snacks for game prizes.

Project is Full – 47 – Project Compassion
4 – 12 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Legacy Health and Rehab – 3310 North 50th. – Plant flowers in the Courtyard planters. 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.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Can bring small plush animals or individual sized snacks for game prizes.

Project is Full – 48 – Project Compassion
12 – 15 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Methodist Village Senior Living – Care Center – 1915 South 74th Street – Scavenger hunt with the residents, painting nails, arts and crafts, balloon volley, 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.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Can bring small plush animals or individual sized snacks for game prizes.

Project is Full – 114 – Project Compassion
6 – 8 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Methodist Village Senior Living – Assisted Living  – 7811 Euper Lane – Scavenger hunt with the residents, painting nails, arts and crafts, balloon volley, 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.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Can bring small plush animals or individual sized snacks for game prizes.

Project is Full – 115 – Project Compassion
6 – 8 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Methodist Village Senior Living – Memory Care  – 7811 Euper Lane – Scavenger hunt with the residents, painting nails, arts and crafts, balloon volley, 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.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Can bring small plush animals or individual sized snacks for game prizes.

49 – River Valley Christian Life Corps
Our Mission is to encourage, equip and model life change in men & women.
5 – 10 Volunteers 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
320 North Greenwood Ave. -Prayers partners – Volunteers could come during the day and pray for our clients, that is our main need.

Project is Full – 50 – River Valley Regional Food Bank
The food bank distributes food and other products to non-profit organizations.
12 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
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. Must be 18 years or older.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Painting clothes. Closed toed shoes are required.

Project is Full – 51 – River Valley Regional Food Bank
2 – 3 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
1617 South Zero Street – Stuffing, sorting and stamping thank you letters.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Attention to detail. Must be 18 years or older.

Project is Full – 52 – River Valley Regional Food Bank
2 – 3 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
1617 South Zero Street – Sorting and categorizing food and paper goods.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift 40 pounds. Must be 18 years or older.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Closed toed shoes are required.

Project is Full – 53 – River Valley Regional Food Bank
4 – 8 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – while supplies last.
Parrot Island Water Park – 7300 South Zero St.- Helping distribute food from a mobile food pantry.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Must be 18 years or older.

Project is Full – 54 – Sack Lunch Program
The Sack Lunch Program provides food to the hungry in Fort Smith.
2 – 3 Volunteers 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
317 North F St. – Help serve lunch and clean up afterwards.

Project is Full – 55 – Salvation Army
The Salvation Army delivers the basic needs of life to individuals and families needing help.
8 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
301 North 6th St. – Remove old landscape, clean up public area outside the Salvation Army.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Use a chain saw.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Works gloves,hat.

Project is Full – 56 – Salvation Army
15 – 25 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
504 North “D” St. – Paint the interior of the Women and Children’s Shelter: multiple rooms.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Able to paint block walls.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Works gloves.

57 – Sebastian Retired Citizens Association – Fort Smith Senior Activity Center
Sebastian County Retired Citizens Association serves elderly individuals with social, recreational and nutritional services.
1 – 3 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2700 Cavanaugh Rd. – Outside flower bed cleaning, dusting billard room and clean it.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, sunscreen.

Project is Full – 58 – The Young House
10- 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8811 Young Home Drive (Chaffee Crossing) – Trim bushes, clean windows, pressure wash sidewalks, clean/rearrange storage, clean/detail vans, paint fence.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, hats, sunglasses.