Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce - Buffalo, MO
101 North Maple Street
Buffalo, MO 65622

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Dallas County Medical 1st Responders
Contact: Greg Whipple
Physical Address: 1266 State Road K - Windyville
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1804 - Buffalo, MO. 65622
Phone: 417-345-4355
Email: kllywhppl@yahoo.com
Purpose of Organization: To provide emergency medical response for basic life support - pre ambulance arrival - to the people of Dallas County.
Volunteer Areas Needed: Must be willing and able to complete - or already have completed - a medical first responder (or higher) course before responding to calls.
Volunteer Requirements: Medical first responders throughout Dallas County

Organization: Dallas County Red Cross Disaster Action Team
Contact: Clara Smith
City: Buffalo
Phone: 417-345-5756
Email: clarasmith05@yahoo.com
Purpose of Organization: To provide immediate need assistance to Dallas County residents that have been affected by disasters (fire, flood, tornado, etc.) to rebuild their lives. Also to provide support and refreshments to emergency service personnel while on the scene of a disaster.

Organization: Engles Memorial Senior Center
Contact: Barbara Wright
Physical Address: 103 South Maple - Buffalo, MO. 65622
Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 161 - Buffalo, MO. 65622
Phone: 417-345-8277
Email: engles@centurytel.net
Purpose of Organization: To provide services that help keep senior citizens of Dallas county in their own homes as long as possible.
Volunteer Areas Needed: Follow a route and deliver a hot meal to a customer's home. Pickup is at 1030am and takes approximately 1 hour. Use your own vehicle. Mileage at 45 1/2 cents per mile is available if needed.
Volunteer Requirements: Delivery of meals to customers in Buffalo.

Organization: Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland
Contact: Kat Rourke
Physical Address:210 S Ingram Mill Rd., Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 877-312-4764 x1106
Email: krourke@girlscoutsmoheartland.org
Website: www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org
Purpose of Organization: Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland has a membership of approximately 17,000 girls and 5,000 adults across 68 counties in central and southern Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma. With the support of community partners, donors, and volunteers, we mentor and support girls as they develop crucial life skills and prepare to take the lead – today, tomorrow, and for the rest of their lives. The backbone of the Girl Scout Movement is its volunteers - women and men who commit their time and talent on a short or long term basis for the benefit of girls and young women. You can provide your expertise for an hour, a day or a year...as there are numerous volunteer positions in a time-frame designed to fit your schedule. It requires no previous experience in Girl Scouting as training and support are provided.
If you are an adult who believes in girls and volunteers who represent the diversity of the world we live in, contact us for more information!
Volunteer Areas Needed: There are now several ways (we call them pathways) for you to get involved, simply by matching your expertise, skills, interests, and life experiences to the opportunities available:
    CAMP: Unplug from your everyday demands and explore the great outdoors with a group of like-minded girls. Share your passion and unique talents with tomorrow's outdoor enthusiasts.
    EVENTS: Have high energy but limited availability? Choose your favorite topics, and help girls unleash their potential. During half- to three-day events, you'll interact with girls, excite their passions, and help them become their best selves.
    SERIES: Have a particular skill or talent? Looking for a chance to work with girls without a long-term commitment? Then come share your passion with a focused group of girls who can't wait to learn your skill or pursue your area of interest.
    TRAVEL: Expand girls' horizons. Explore the world—or at least your corner of it—with a group of girls who need your help planning a trip, earning money, and preparing themselves for the adventures of travel.
    TROOPS: Want to participate in exciting activities, throughout the school year, with a small group of girls? You'll share so much as the girls in your troop earn awards and badges, go on field trips, and learn from community leaders and experts on issues important to your community.
    VIRTUAL: Enjoy mentoring girls in an online environment. The magic of the Internet will link you with girls who immerse themselves in leadership activities, earn badges, and enjoy the virtual—but very real—friendships that blossom.
Become a Girl Scout volunteer today.

Organization: Heart to Heart Outreach Ministries
Contact: Linda Beebe
Physical Address: 206 South Pine (right across from the Post Office)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 757 - Buffalo, MO. 65622
Phone: 417-345-6200
Email: hearttoheartoutreachmin@yahoo.com
Purpose of Organization: We are a emergency intervention assistance ministry with food pantry and other resources to help the needy in our community.  Working with OACAC, Salvation Army,Minsiterial Alliance and Community.  We also handle Angel Food Orders.
Volunteer Areas Needed: Answer phone, help clients sent to us by OACAC.  Fill food boxes, clean and stock shelves for pantry.
Volunteer Requirements: To help fill food boxes for clients and take Angel Food Orders.

Organization: New to YOU
Contact: Diane Cannon / Judy Hargis
Physical Address: 116 West Franklin - Buffalo, MO 65622
Mailing Address: C/O OACAC Dallas County - 1350 Carlson Ln. - Buffalo, MO 65622
Phone: 417-345-8484 / 417-345-7964
Email: jhargis@oacac-caa.org
Website Address: www.oacac-caa.org
Purpose of Organization: We are a not-for-profit resale shop. We operate with donations and volunteers from the community. After expenses for the store are paid, all proceeds are used to remove employment or education barriers for low income Dallas County Residents. Examples include books, gas to school, gas to work until first pay check is received, steel toed boots, uniforms and or tools needed to begin a new job.
Volunteer Areas Needed: Cashiers, Sorters, and Steamers.
Volunteer Requirements: Volunteer are asked to work one 2-4 hour shift per week. Duties are assigned based on each individual Volunteer's interest and abilities.

Organization: Polk County House of Hope
Contact: Judy Ross
Physical Address: 1425 West Broadway - Bolivar, MO 65613
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 223 - Bolivar, MO 65613
Phone: 417-399-6744
Email: houseofhope_vc@windstream.net
Purpose of Organization:To provide immediate and long term safety to victims and their children through a hotline, victim services, emergency shelter, or placement in a safe facility, and connection to community resources.
Volunteer Areas Needed:All volunteers interested in volunteering for direct clients services will be asked to complete our volunteer training program.
Volunteer Requirements:
Public Outreach Events
Client Transportation
Hotline Assistance
People to teach special skills to clients (sewing, scrapbooking, budgeting, etc.)
Shelter Maintenance
Collecting and sorting donations
Court Room Advocacy