Animal Services

Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Fee: $75
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Sleeping bags at a church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Online registration on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00pm

Service Projects

Join Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in their mission to provide lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected “big cats” with emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars.

There is no direct contact with the animals at this service site. There are many projects which need to be done that currently take time from the agency's primary staff that care for over 100 exotic cats.

Participants will assist in group projects including, but not limited to, painting, grounds and habitat maintenance, construction and cleanup.

2016 Experience

The first day we volunteered at the wildlife refuge, I was awestruck by the majesty of the big cats surrounded by the wide blue sky and picturesque greenery of the Ozark Mountains. I remember how many of us were heartbroken hearing about the horrible treatment of some of the animals before being rescued by Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge; I was glad to know that they had found a new home and were being so well cared for.
-Srishti Mathur, ASB 2016 Animal Services participant

Read Srishti's full experience here.

ASB 2016 Trips

Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson.

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Animal Services

Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Assist animals indirectly by caring for their environments.

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Location: New York, New York
Agency: Junior Achievement of New York

Lead hands-on activities that teach workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Global Poverty

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Agency: Heifer International

Increase your awareness and take action against global poverty in this immersive experience.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Aid the Gulf Coast relief efforts and make a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Oklahoma State Parks

Help Three Forks Nature Center staff restore the natural beauty of Sequoyah State Park.

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Location: Killeen, Texas
Agency: Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children

Lead activities in this one-of-a-kind camp designed for children with chronic illnesses and special needs.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank

Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

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Location: Mt. Vernon, Kentucky
Agency: Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest

Learn about sustainable development and resource management in four focus areas: food systems, ecosystems, energy and culture.

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