Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. The success of a single-parent family affects the entire community, not just that one family.

Your time and dedication to these families is vital to their long-term success. You can make such a difference in their lives by encouraging and mentoring them, assisting them to apply for our scholarship, and helping them connect with other resources in the community. We rely heavily on our volunteers to help with many aspects of our program operations and special projects, too. Without our volunteers, we couldn’t do all the good things we do.

As a local volunteer, you will generally work in the community you work or live, or within close driving distance, in most cases no more than 5 to 10 hours per month. The needs and open positions vary from affiliate to affiliate.

Contact the Single Parent Scholarship Fund nearest you to learn about local volunteer opportunities. Or to get involved at the state level, email Ruthanne Hill.

December 2016 Volunteer of the Month

Cheryl Cherry, December 2016 Volunteer of the Month

Cheryl Cherry has been involved with White County Single Parent Scholarship Fund since 2000. She was raised by a single mom whose example of courage and resiliency have provided her with the inspiration to change the lives of single parent families in White County.

Cheryl has been instrumental to the growth, consistency, and success of the WCSPSF, and is admired and widely known in the community for her passion and dedication to the organization. She served six years as Board Chair and has served as Scholarship Committee Chair since 2009. She has devoted countless hours to the scholarship program and selection process, coordinated interviews, and planned award receptions. She has supervised the SPSF Alumni Council and Leadership Council. She has also mentored many of the SPSF recipients.

Cheryl currently works for ASU Beebe as Special Needs/Perkins Coordinator and also serves as President of the ASU Beebe Staff Senate. Cheryl and her husband Mark have one 7-year-old daughter, Gracie.