Volunteer Opportunities

6 Stones (Bedford)-Several volunteer opportunities are available including organizing a food drive or customizing a service event.  Check here for more information.

ACH Child and Family Services (Fort Worth)-ACH Child and Family Services values volunteer support, whether an hour or a day, and offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers to assist in the fulfillment of their mission to protect children and preserve families. They have individual and group volunteer opportunities year round along with seasonal and holiday one-time event opportunities.  Some recurring volunteer opportunities require background screening.  Please click here here for more information.

Alley’s House (Dallas)-GED tutors, mentors, special events volunteers, and volunteers interested in sitting on the board are a few opportunities available.  Check www.alleyshouse.org for more information.  Your time will help teen moms become self-sufficient.

Antelope Valley Child, Youth, and Family Services (Lancaster)-Volunteers are needed for: foster parents, tutoring children, and setting up special events.  Please check here for more information and volunteer requirements.

The Awareness Project (Hurst)-Volunteer opportunities include serving the homeless, environmental cleanups, carpentry, electrical work, pluming, construction (dry wall and flooring), gardening and botany.

Brighter Tomorrows (Grand Prairie)- Many opportunities are available to help those who have experienced domestic and sexual violence.  Positions include: administrative work, adopting a room to provide needs, working with children’s programs, community education, court partnership program, holiday programs, maintenance, clean up, special events, host special events, or help in the thrift store.  Check here for more information on how to volunteer.

Buckner (Dallas/Fort Worth)-Buckner has a need for people who can host special events for children in their Fort Worth after school program at Broadway Baptist Church.  Some examples might be: game days, dancing, singing, cooking, or other activities to entertain the children.  They also have a need for volunteers to organize shoe drives for their Shoes for Orphan Souls program.

Camp Summit (Dallas)-Many volunteer opportunities are available including: camp counselor, camp activity leader, helping with fund raising events, maintenance, and cleaning.  You will be making a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities.  Check here for more information on how to volunteer.

CASA (Denton)-CASA defines volunteers as “The heartbeat of our organization – everyday heroes for children in need.”  You can become a specially trained court advocate for children, volunteer for special events, or dedicate yourself as an university intern.  For more detail on these positions, please visit here.

Center for Transforming Lives (Fort Worth)-Volunteers are critical to the YWCA’s mission. Without you, our programs simply could not operate at the high-quality level our participants need. Whether the project is small or large, long-term or short-term, many people or just one, we need you to make the YWCA the best it can be! Volunteer opportunities include working with women, as a shelter assistant, event host or life skills teacher; working with children assisting classroom staff, reading or rocking babies; working with families as a financial empowerment coach; or working at our Resale shop as a greeter or sorter. Other volunteer opportunities can be found here.

Children’s Medical Center (Dallas)-Many opportunities are available for you to help sick children in the Dallas area.  There are positions for adults, students, projects that you can help with, teacher summer programs, music and photography programs.  Check here for information on all the programs and volunteer requirements.

Christian Center of Fort Worth (Haltom City)-This agency has a need for a variety of volunteers to help low-income families in Tarrant County.  Contact them at 817-834-5595 to find out more information.

Christian Community Action (Lewisville, Flower Mound, Carrollton, The Colony)-The greatest volunteer needs are groups for their distribution center, but they also have many other opportunities available.  Please call Charlene Bell at 972-219-4341 or email her at Charlene.Bell@ccahelps.org for more information.

Closing the Gap (Fort Worth)-Contact Shannon Kneeland at 404-759-3487 or sk@dynamicedusvc.com for information on volunteer opportunities.

Communities in Schools Greater Tarrant County (Fort Worth)-Tutors must pass a background check, undergo fingerprinting, and a short orientation at the CIS offices.  This will give you the opportunity to volunteer at one of 40 schools across Tarrant County.  Volunteers are also needed for events-Derby Duck Race (May 4, 2013) and Wine, Women & Shoes (September 2013).  Your work at this agency will help at risk students succeed in school!

Community Caring Center (Azle)- Some opportunities for this non-profit are: IT services, gift shop help, greeter, and food area.

Community Enrichment Center (North Richland Hills) offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including; boxing and delivering food at the food pantry, GED tutoring, greeting neighbors getting food, childcare, sorting donations at our second hand shop, tutoring children, helping search for jobs and update resumes, tax assistance program, budgeting classes, empowering seniors, computer intake specialists, food and toy drives, adopting a child or family at Christmas. We have several special events including “Back To School” and “Family Christmas Event” when we need volunteers to guide families through the event.

Community Storehouse (Keller)-They have many opportunities for volunteers to get involved. Throughout the year, they need volunteers to help them sort clothing, assist in their food pantry or office, and also help them with programs such as their Summer Reading Program, Back to School Program, and Christmas House.

Crowley House of Hope (Crowley)-Volunteers are requested for the medical clinic, Snack Sack preparers, Thanksgiving basket preparation and distribution, Christmas volunteers, thrift store maintenance, food pantry maintenance, and donation drop off center.  By helping these areas you are serving families struggling to make ends meet.  Check here for information on volunteer opportunities.

Dallas Life Homeless Shelter (Dallas)-Meal servers, special event planning, organize a clothing/food drive, or help clients with career development to help the poor and homeless in Dallas.  There is also a special need for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, dentists and hygienists who donate their time in the medical, dental, and vision clinic. In addition, there is  always in need of medical supplies and equipment.

Family Gateway (Dallas)-Family Gateway appreciates their volunteers, “Volunteers at Family Gateway become an extension of our staff and help in many different ways.  Whether you work directly with our clients or behind the scenes, you will have an opportunity to make a lasting difference.”  They have many opportunities available: 1) arts and crafts, tutoring, or reading a story to a child. 2) Provide a party and entertainment for special events. 3) Help adult clients learn computer skills, resume writing and financial literacy. 4) Help prepare and serve meals. 5) Sponsor a donation drive or fund-raising event. 6) assist in administrative work.  Please check here for more details and the requirements of becoming a volunteer.

Genesis Women’s Shelter (Dallas)-You can make a difference with families fleeing domestic violence by volunteering.  Some positions include: Children’s department, hotline assistant, resale store assistant, health fair representative, court partnership, and special events.  Check here for more information on these opportunities and how you can sign up.

Green Oaks School (Arlington)-Volunteers that can come the same time/day every week are appreciated since students with Down syndrome need consistency.  Volunteers are in high need.  You can contact them at 817-861-5000 for more information.

Heart Gallery of North Texas (all DFW area)-Heart Gallery of North Texas is dedicated to helping children find loving, nurturing, forever homes.  Professional photographers have volunteered to capture the spirit of children who are legally available for adoption through the art of photography.  This agency is looking for volunteer photographers who are willing to undergo a background check and give up rights to their photographs taken for Heart Gallery.  For more information on this opportunity contact Penny Cook at pennytcook@sbcglobal.net.  This agency is not set up as a non-profit due to small budget expenditures, but takes donations through Highland Park Methodist Church.

Hobby Crafters Foundation (Dallas)-Volunteers are need to help build toys this year for up to 10,000 needy children.  This is a great opportunity for retired people and is only a few hours a week.  Contact Jerry Reichert at 903-887-7044 for more information.

Homeless Coalition of Dallas (Carrollton)-There is a need for volunteers during the week (M-F 2 pm-6 pm) and on Saturdays (8 am-12 pm, until 2 pm the 4th Saturday of the month).  Jobs include loading and unloading food, setting up, and helping to feed the hungry out in the community.  Please call Jesse Sledge at 469-279-4093 or email Gwen Sledge at gwen@homelesscoalitionofdallas.com to volunteer.

The Homes for Children Corporation (Arlington)-They need volunteers to help with service learning projects.  Use their contact page to find out how you can help.

The Hope Center (Fort Worth)-The Hope Center has a need for a GED teacher (this would be great for a retired teacher), or tutors that can commit to two hours a week.  By volunteering in these positions you would be helping low income families learn skills to help them become self-sufficient.

Humane Society of North Texas (Fort Worth)-If you love animals, this is the place to volunteer!  Some of the many volunteer opportunities include: groomer/bather, socialize/exercise dogs, socialize cats and kittens, direct animal care, animal transport, greet/escort visitors, off site adoptions, special events, foster parent, educational assistance, and owners of CGC dogs to help represent HSNT in the community.

Interfaith Housing Coalition (Dallas)-Individual volunteer opportunities include: be a child’s dinner hostess, a new home coordinator, children’s and teen tutor/mentor, or a budget mentor.  Check here for more information on individual projects.  Group opportunities include: provide a sponsorship drive or special event and time spent for a specific project or need.  Check here to find more information about group projects.  Family opportunities include: landscaping, making apartments ready, cleaning children’s areas, providing rewards and recognition for residents’ accomplishments, projects done at home, or having a lemonade stand.  Check here to find out more about family projects.

Jonathan’s Place (Dallas)- There are opportunities to directly care for children in the shelter, tutoring girls (especially in math), mentoring teen girls, providing evening meals Monday-Friday, groups of people to host outings for the children, and many other opportunities are available.  Hot meal delivery from a restaurant or commercial kitchen is appreciated.  For meal delivery contact Meredith McNulty at 972-303-5303 ext. 248 or mmcnulty@kidnet.org to select a date.  You will be helping abused and neglected children, girls in treatment, and with children in foster care and adoption.

Johnson County Family Crisis Center (Cleburne)-Fund-raising events, organizing donations and pantries, small maintenance jobs, updating website and researching topics, and office duties such as printing and folding brochures are some of the many volunteer opportunities available.  Your time will benefit those battling domestic violence.  Volunteers need to set up an appointment for interview/orientation and are required to have a background check done by the center.  Please contact Amy at the center at 817-641-2343 to get started.

Journey Learning Center (Grapevine)-Volunteering at Journey Learning Center is very rewarding.  As a non-profit organization dedicated to serving young children with autism, you can have a major impact.  As a  volunteer you will work directly with their students and staff in providing daily lessons, play therapy, language development, hand made classroom materials, and assistance to their therapists.  Whether it’s 2 hours a week or 20, your volunteer hours will be appreciated and will directly impact the lives of young children.  Please email  journeylearning@aol.com for a volunteer application and get started soon.

Lancaster Outreach Center (Lancaster)-Volunteers are needed for office work, food pantry and store.  In August they need volunteers for their Back to School Fair and in December for their Christmas Shoppe.  During warm weather they need volunteers to help with yard maintenance.  Volunteers are also needed to teach job skills or mentor a family.

LifeSavers Foundation (Richardson and Irving)-Volunteer needs include: counselor for sonogram unit, medical professional, organizer, professional services, store volunteer, events committee, prayer partner, mentor, and church representatives.  Your time will help pregnant women become self sufficient.

Mission Arlington (Arlington)-Phone operators, transportation drivers, delivery drivers, Bible study teachers, and after school teachers are all needed to help families in Arlington.  Please look here to get contact information and job descriptions for these positions.

Neighbor to Neighbors (Springtown)- At Neighbor to Neighbors, their entire organization is run by volunteers. There are numerous activities that allow people to serve the Springtown Community. Their volunteers perform every task for Neighbor to Neighbors from filling out paperwork and general office duties, to sorting clothing and stacking cans, to picking up food from the Tarrant Area Food Bank and filling orders.  They are always in need of cheerful givers.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Neighbor to Neighbors, please call (817.523.6095) or visit them during our regular business hours to speak with their Director, Roxie Comyford about the opportunity.

NICA Northside Inter-Community Agency, Inc. (Fort Worth)-Volunteer opportunities include: Thrift store assistant, data entry assistant, maintenance project manager, and food pick up.  For more information on these positions and how you can apply, please check here.  Your time will benefit needy families in the Northside area in Fort Worth.

North Texas Food Bank (Dallas)-This agency has a current need for warehouse workers during the week.  This is a great opportunity for teachers and college students that are out for the summer that would like to help in the community.  Other opportunities include: administrative, special events, or working in the donation garden.  A complete listing of volunteer positions can be found here.

Pregnancy Help4 U (Keller and North Richland Hills)-Volunteers to be trained to work with teens and a SONO tech or RN will benefit pregnant women.  Teens and adults in groups are needed for workdays.  You can contact them to get more information on these opportunities.

The Promise in Glen Rose (Glen Rose)-Volunteer opportunities include church ambassadors to deliver information their own area, special events ambassadors to attend events and distribute information, and people for parking lot striping.

Remember When Ranch, Inc. (Aubrey)-A variety of volunteer needs are available at this site.  Farrier services and vet services (shots, teeth floating) are needed to help animals.  Construction needs include: heat/AC work, foundation work, clearing/trimming trees, cleaning/deepening a small creek, and building a pedestrian bridge.  This is an opportunity where you will be helping animals and humans who are receiving services.

SafeHaven of Tarrant County (Arlington and Fort Worth)-Last year, 1,644 volunteers assisted SafeHaven in providing vital services to hundreds of women and children seeking refuge from domestic violence.  Do you have a gift for working with children, how about compassion for those in crisis, or even like being productive by sorting donated goods.  All of these talents can be used at SafeHaven, plus many more.  Visit them here to find out about their current volunteer positions.

Salvation Army (several locations in DFW area)-Since the very beginning, volunteers have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with The Salvation Army to provide help in their community and there are a variety of ways YOU can help.  You can spend time engaging older adults, prepare food for those staying at shelters, coach a sports team, or even data entry.  For a complete list visit here, and give them a call today to share yourself.

Samaritan House (Fort Worth)-Individual and Group volunteer opportunities are available to help those who have AIDS/HIV and are homeless.  Undergraduate and graduate internships are available as well as a need for special event volunteers.  Check here for more information.

Tarrant Literacy Coalition (Fort Worth)-Volunteer opportunities include: help at the office, answer phones, computer entry, sorting books, and scheduling students.  They would like someone to work one or two mornings or one or two afternoons a week.

The Family Place (Dallas)-Volunteer opportunities include administrative help, helping with Partners Cards, fundraising/event planning, working in the resale shop, special events, working with children in the outreach program or child development center, court partnership, help with visitations, help clients in the shelter, or speak at events.  Volunteers not working with clients do not have to do a background check.  Get more information on their website or contact Meg Bittner at 214-443-7714.

Volunteers of America Texas (Euless)-Volunteers are needed for landscaping, decorating, hosting skills workshops, organizing a drive (holiday gift, winter coat, toiletry, etc.), sorting and organizing donations, and hosting or planning special events.  Contact Woody Hosler at 817-529-7300 or whosler@voatx.org for more information.

Water From the Rock (Arlington)-Water From the Rock offers many services for the central Arlington area.  Literacy, GED, ESL, and computer classes are offered.  As well as provide job clothing and food.  If you are interested in volunteering with them, please call 817-860-9702.



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