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Volunteer A-State


Making A Statement

Volunteer A-State provides the campus community a place to serve, learn, and make a statement by promoting and coordinating volunteer opportunities and building relationships within the community.

Local Non-Profit Partners

A-State AmeriCorps 

Contact: Dr. Brenda Randle / Website: www.astate.edu

Mission: AmeriCorps Neighborhood Red Wolves Community Engagement Program engages students, graduates, and community members in service opportunities through our local junior high and high schools.

A-State Disability Services' Ghost Writer Program 

Contact: Corlisha Presley / Website: www.astate.edu/disability

Mission“Ghostwriters” are wonderful students who take great notes in their classes and are willing to share a copy of those notes with a student with a disability.

A-State H.O.W.L Transition Program

Contact: Emilee Martin / Website: https://www.astate.edu/college/education/howltp/

Mission: Through engagement and inclusive practices, this program is committed to providing positive learning environments for students with intellectual disabilities and autism.

Alzheimer's Association - Arkansas Chapter

Contact: Tina Hunter / Website: www.alz.org/arkansas

Mission: Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. 

American Cancer Society

Contact: Jennifer Clay / Website: www.cancer.org

Mission: The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

American Red Cross - Blood Services

Contact: Lori Tyson / Website: www.redcross.org

Mission: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

American Red Cross - Disaster Services

Contact: Pam Knapp-Carver / Website: www.redcross.org

Mission:  The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Arkansas Early Learning

Contact:  / Website: www.arearlylearning.org

Mission:  Working with our communities to serve the needs of children and families throughout Arkansas.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Contact: Wendy Stotts  / Website: www.aspsf.org

Mission:  To enable single parents to attain self-sufficiency through post-secondary education.

CityYouth Ministries 

Contact: Denise Snider / Website: www.cityyouthmin.com

MissionDeveloping Christ followers while building strength, wisdom and character in young people.

Community Health Education Foundation

Website: www.chefjonesboro.com

MissionThe Community Health Education Foundation has a mission to serve the community in health education & prevention of disease through a wide array of health education programs, screenings and partnerships.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children

Contact: 870-935-1099 / Website: www.neacasa.org

Mission: CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates 2nd JD, speaks up for the best interest of abused and neglected children, helping to turn their world of hurt into one of hope. Covering Clay, Craighead, Greene, Mississippi and Poinsett counties in Arkansas.

Crowley's Ridge Development Council, Inc. (CRDC)

Contact: Hannah Barnett  / Website: www.crdcnea.org

MissionCRDC is a Community Action Agency serving Northeast AR. CRDC operates various social service programs with the goal of "Helping People...Changing Lives."

Dare Dreamers 

Contact: Tamika Hunter / Website: www.iamadaredreamer.org

MissionOur mission is to mentor female students, enhance their character, aid them in the pursuit of fulfilling their dreams, and also to help them achieve and realize their potential, so they can maximize the gifts that were placed inside of them.

El Centro Hispano, Jonesboro

Contact: Gina Gomez / Website: www.centrohispanoarkansas.com

Mission: El Centro Hispano is a community-based nonprofit organization serving the Latino community and all residents of the surrounding neighborhoods. Our goal is to provide community leadership that improves quality of life and supports youth enrichment.

Elite Hospice

Contact: Cynthia Abel

Mission:  Our dedicated hospice professionals help our patients across East Arkansas live as fully and comfortably as possible in the final stages of life.

Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas 

Contact: Kassie Williams / Website: www.foodbankofnea.org

MissionThe Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas provides hunger relief to people in need by raising awareness, securing resources, and distributing food through a network of non-profit agencies and programs.

Foundation of Arts

Contact: 870-935-2726 / Website: www.foajonesboro.org

MissionIt is our mission at the FOA to enhance the quality of life of our community through the arts.

Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas

Contact: Mandy Hammett / Website: www.girlscoutsdiamonds.org

MissionGirl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro

Contact: Micheal Sullivan / Website: www.jonesborohabitat.com

MissionSeeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat for Humanity Store

Contact: Mary Stone  / Website: www.jonesborohabitat.com

MissionThe Habitat for Humanity Store is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells gently used items to the public. Proceeds help build Habitat homes in Jonesboro.


Contact: LaGanzie Kale  / Website: www.klekfm.org

MissionKLEK-LP is an Urban Music radio station based in Jonesboro, Arkansas. KLEK broadcasts on 102.5 FM. The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council, the parent company, is a non-profit company whose mission is to be a "voice" for minorities within the Jonesboro, Arkansas community.

March of Dimes

Contact: Rachel Guerin / Website: www.marchofdimes.org

MissionWe help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.

Miracle League of Jonesboro

Contact:  / Website: www.jonesboro.org

MissionTo provide programs for adults and children with special needs.

NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation

Contact: Robbie Johnson / Website: www.neacfoundation.org

Mission: The Charitable Foundation has a mission to help change lives through the programs and services it supports in Northeast Arkansas. The Foundation, through the generous gifts of our community, touches every community member and every corner of Northeast Arkansas.

NEA Children's Advocacy Center (NEACAC)

Contact: Kristy Nichols / Website: www.neacac.net

Mission: The Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center provides a child appropriate, safe setting for children to tell their story of abuse.

New Life Empowerment Development Center

Contact: Dr. Greg Ota / Website: www.nledc.org

Mission: New Life Empowerment Development Centers was registered with the IRS in 2009 as Bible Study ministry but was incorporated in 2014 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Development Centers is a fulfillment of a dream of providing technology; empowerment through learning; and teaching individuals, families, communities and Nations at the grass roots, the value of enlightenment through learning God’s purpose for our lives.

North Jonesboro Neighborhood Initiative

Contact: Emma Agnew / Website: www.jonesboro.org

Mission: To encourage two-way communications between neighbors, residents, stakeholders, and officials to participate in the decision making process to enhance safety, strengthen families, and transform neighborhoods through involvement and engagement.

Northeast Arkansas Humane Society

Contact: Receptionist / Website: www.neahs.org

Mission: We are a non-profit animal shelter helping to place surrendered or abandoned pets into loving homes.

Paces, Inc.

Contact: Valisya Coleman / Website: www.paces4parents.org

Mission: To be the source of parenting information and support in Northeast Arkansas.

Options on Main

Contact: Director / Website: www.jonesboroprc.com

Mission: Options on Main is a Pregnancy Resource Center that strives to offer hope, help, and healing to women facing unplanned pregnancies. 

Salvation Army of Jonesboro

Contact: 870-932-3785 / Website: www.salvationarmy.org

Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

Special Olympics of Arkansas (SOAR)

Contact: Theresa Book / Website: www.specialolympicsarkansas.org

Mission: The mission of Special Olympics Arkansas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

St. Bernard's Healthcare

Contact: Tiffany Horton / Website: www.stbernards.info

Mission: To provide Christ-like healing to the community through education, treatment and health services.

The Learning Center (TLC)

Contact: Aaron Hannah / Website: www.tlcnea.com

Mission: To Empower and Enhance the Lives of the Developmentally Disabled and Their Families by Providing Quality Services and Advocacy.

UAMS Center on Aging - Northeast

Contact: Samantha Hollis / Website: UAMScentersonaging.org

Mission: Our mission at the Center on Aging-Northeast is to be the regional resource for older adults, families, healthcare professionals and the community, advocating wellness, education and quality care.  We provide FREE programs and classes for older adults and their families such as: nutrition, fitness, disease prevention, healthy aging and planning for the future.  We serve 17 counties in northeast Arkansas.

United Way of Northeast Arkansas

Contact: Shaila Creekmore / Website: www.uwnea.org

Mission: United Way of Northeast Arkansas is an organization dedicated to helping people.  This is accomplished by volunteers and staff who assess community needs, raise funds, allocate resources, and encourage collaborative efforts to build a stronger and healthier community.

Upcoming Volunteer & Fundraising Opportunities

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A-State Campus Food Pantry

A-State Food Pantry

The A-State Campus Food Pantry serves students, faculty, and staff with a valid A-State ID. 

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Red Wolves for St. Jude

Up 'til Dawn raised $100,068 in 2019.

Red Wolves for St. Jude is a fun student-led program where participants raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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