Volunteer
Why Should you do volunteer work?

CAREER- to build your resume; to develop skills or learn new skills; to make career contacts

ESTEEM- to feel better about yourself; to feel needed and feel like you are making a contribution

SOCIAL- to act in a socially desired way i.e. helping those less fortunate

VALUE- to allow you to act on deeply held beliefs about the importance of helping others

PROTECTIVE - to relieve yourself of unpleasant feelings like loneliness and guilt

UNDERSTANDING- to better understand the people and organization you serve; to better understand yourself

Scholarship committees, potential employers, college admission boards, etc. view volunteering positively and can often give you an edge.

Below are just a few organizations with volunteer opportunities:

AAYC

816 S. Van Buren

www.amarilloyouth.org

373-2292

 

Amarillo Zoo

Thompson Park

NE 24th & Dumas Hwy

www.amarillozoo.org

381-7911

 

Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society

3501 Osage

www.amarolloadoptapet.com

 

Boy Scouts/Golden Spread Council

401 Tascosa Rd.

www.goldenspread.org

358-6500

 

BSA

1600 Wallace Blvd

www.bsahs.org

212-5404

 

Catholic Charities of the TX Panhandle

2801 Duniven Circle

www.ctxp.org

376-4571

 

Eveline Rivers

314 S. Jefferson

www.evelineriversproject.org

372-3985

 

Girl Scouts of TX/OK Plain

6011 W 45th Ave

www.gs-top.org

356-0096

 

Habitat for Humanity

2700 S Wilson

www.amarillohabitat.org

383-3456

Saturdays only 8am to 4pm

 

 

High Plains Food Bank

815 Ross St

www.hpfb.org

374-8562

 

Meals on Wheels

219 SW 7th

www.amarollomealsonwheels.org

374-1521

 

Northwest TX Hospital JR Program

1501 S. Coulter

www.nwths.com

354-1776

 

Ronald McDonald House

1501 Streit Dr

www.rmhcofamarillo.org

358-8177

 

Salvation Army

2101 S Van Buren

www.salvationarmytexas.org/amarillo

373-6631

 

Snack Pak 4Kids

2406 SW 3rd

www.snackpak4kis.org/volunteer

686-9012

 

Wesley Community Center

1615 S Roberts

www.wesleyamarillo.org

322-3033

 

United Way

2207 Line Ave

www.unitedwayama.org

376-6359