Van Buren Day of Caring Projects

You can view projects 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.

85 – Almost Home Shelter
Almost Home is an all volunteer facility that is dedicated to the love, care and placement of dogs that are
placed in our care.
3 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (noon if needed)
3390 Pointer Trail East – Help walking dogs, and if time organizing food storage.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work boots and work clothes.

86 – Abilities Unlimited
Abilities Unlimited works to train, evaluate and place handicapped individuals in competitive employment.
7 – 30 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road – Work with clients in preparing lunch or food competition.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Cooking skills.
87- Abilities Unlimited
2 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road – Assemble new metal storage building.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

88 – Abilities Unlimited
7 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road – Plant flowers in front planters, place decorative rock in front of building.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Gardening skills.

89 – Abilities Unlimited
1 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road – Develop herb gardens with the clients.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Gardening skills.

90 – Abilities Unlimited
1 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road -Replace damaged ceiling tiles.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

91 – Abilities Unlimited
3 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road – Paint various walls and rooms.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

92 – Abilities Unlimited
2 – 6 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road – Disassemble pallets and rebuild into usable units.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves, cordless drills, and hammers.

93 – Abilities Unlimited
3 – 12 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road – Frame and sheetrock new wall in warehouse.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Carpentry tools.

94 – Abilities Unlimited
2 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road – Build retaining wall.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves.

95 – Abilities Unlimited
7 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road – Match, sort and assemble bed frames and headboard/footboards to be donated to 100 Families.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Hand tools.

96 – Abilities Unlimited
3 – 10 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road – Complete the construction of Bar-B-Q pit.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and masonry tools.

97 – Abilities Unlimited
2 – 15 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3305 Kibler Road – Frame and pour sidewalk.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Carpentry and concrete working skills.

98 – 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.
Chamber of Commerce – Van Buren – Information cards about the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund to be delivered to area churches.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Ability to drive to schools.

99 – Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren
Our Mission: “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
15 – 35 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
1403 City Park Road- Painting youth program areas and cleaning and maintenance of baseball fields.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Work gloves and paint clothes.

100 – CASA of Crawford County
The goal of CASA of Crawford County,Inc. is to have a volunteer advocate available to serve every abused and neglected child that enters into foster care in our county.
1 – 2 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
1112 Main Street – Making packages to mail out, making copies, and stamping envelopes.

101 – Project Compassion
6 – 12 Volunteers 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Hopes Creek – 2502 Fayetteville Road – Planting a flower and vegetable garden in courtyard. Painting and refurbishing patio furniture.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Compassion for the elderly.

102 – Project Compassion
4 – 8 Volunteers 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Valley Springs – 228 Pointer Trail West – Potting flowers for resident rooms and playing bingo.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Compassion for the elderly.

103 – Van Buren Senior Center
2 – 5 Volunteers 8:45 a.m. – noon.
18 Lafayette Street – Lay weed shield and spread gravel in garden area that has been taken out.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Gloves.