The mission of ACEing Autism is to connect children with autism through unique tennis programs, and to develop and advance proven methods to positively impact the children, families and communities we serve. You will volunteer 3.5 hours a week to help teach tennis to children on the autistic spectrum, and sessions are held every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the tennis courts at UT-Dallas in Richardson.
Allen Community Outreach is very thankful for each and every one of our volunteers. Without the 25,000+ volunteer hours given each year by more than 3,000 caring community members, ACO would not be able to offer all the services and programs to individuals and families in need.
Here are the three requirements that are needed to become a volunteer at ACO:
Part 1: Everyone who wants to volunteer, regardless of age, whether it is as a General Volunteer, Student Service Hours or Court Appointed, MUST complete an online Volunteer Application. For adults age 18 and older, please complete Parts 2. There is a $20.00 Background Check Fee for General Volunteer age 18 and older and Court Appointed Volunteers.
Part 2: Volunteers age 18 and older only, should complete the online Background Check.
Once you have paid for the Volunteer Background Check in Part 1, you will receive the instructions on how to complete this last required step. A Volunteer Application is valid for 2 years.
Bea’s Kids provides hundreds of Kindergarten through 12th grade students a safe, structured environment to receive assistance with homework, guidance on personal development issues, encouragement to read books, and the opportunity to practice self-discipline while building leadership skills.
Children’s Health depends on the invaluable contributions of volunteers. The Student Volunteer Program is open to students, 16 years of age and older, interested in donating their time serving patients and families at Children's Medical Center Dallas.
Student volunteers serve in a variety of ways including staff support and customer service. Please note that our volunteers provide services that are strictly comforting in nature and are not able to shadow nurses, doctors, clinicians, take vital signs or observe procedures.
The volunteer program is at the Dallas campus only. They offer two programs, a school year session and summer sessions.
Each volunteer, regardless of where they serve, are asked to comply with the following requirements:
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to participate
Computers for the Blind (CFTB) is a Non-Profit, volunteer organization devoted to providing computers to persons who are blind or visually impaired. It is our hope that each person who is visually impaired may experience the information age in a positive and productive manner. We believe technology opens new worlds and creates opportunity for greater personal freedom.
Join the growing population of Dallas Arboretum volunteers. The generous support from these individuals plays a pivotal role in the success of the Arboretum.
Volunteers provide assistance to the Arboretum, guest and staff in numerous areas. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available, whether you are looking to volunteer individually or as a group, we have opportunities for everyone. Volunteers aid our excellent staff in creating the most wonderful guest experience possible. In 2014, more than 2,000 individuals gave more than 80,000 hours of time to the Arboretum.
Under the leadership of the Education Staff, the Dallas Holocaust Museum Junior Board develops activities that contribute to the Museum's networking and community building efforts. In addition to being able to impact the Museum in a positive and meaningful way, high school students have an opportunity to build leadership skills and advance their personal and professional networks through their participation.
Basic Responsibilities of Junior Board Members:
Attend monthly Junior Board meetings in person or by conference call.
Volunteer at 3 of 6 pre-determined Museum events.
Attend and volunteer at the annual Hope for Humanity dinner.
Attend 1 of 4 pre-determined Museum Board of Director Meetings.
Minimum requirements to apply to the Junior Board:
Attend a local high school or be a home school student in grade 9 or above.
Dallas Urban Debate Alliance is looking for volunteer judges for their middle school debate tournaments. Several dates are available February - May, 2018! You will receive five (5) community service hours for each event. No debate experience is necessary and you will receive on-site training the day of the tournament. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP
Equest offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. No prior horse experience is required! We will teach you everything you need to know at one of our volunteer training sessions.
The success of Family Gateway’s children and families depends on support from community volunteers. Volunteers of all ages are needed, but children 14 and under must be supervised by an adult. Opportunities include:
Organizing a donation drive – organize a drive for toiletries, clothes, or toys;
Tutoring children – help students with their homework and participate in the afterschool program Mondays through Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.;
Teaching an adult class – teach a computer, job readiness, or financial literacy class
Planning activities for children – plan a game night or holiday party for families
Adopting a Room – prepare a room for a new family moving in
Preparing a meal – cook and serve a meal any day of the week for our families (approximately 100 people) at the shelter
Providing administrative assistance – assist with office duties, help at the front desk, or organize the food pantry and donations closet
Cleaning/facilities maintenance – help with a variety of daily, weekly, and monthly activities available for individuals or groups to keep our emergency shelter for families in top shape. Cleaning and maintenance of building, grounds, kitchen, dining area (floors, tables, chairs), learning center (cleaning toys), etc.
4500 South Cockrell Hill Road, Dallas, 75236-2028 Description: Help the North Texas Food Bank sort, bag, and box food for hungry North Texans in a warehouse environment while working cooperatively with other volunteers and staff. This opportunity includes standing, bending, and lifting. Please wear comfortable shoes.
Age Requirements: According to safety guidelines, all attendees must be 10 years of age or older. Any volunteer who is 10-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (1 chaperone for every 7 youths). CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
For the Love of the Lake is a non-profit organization whose volunteers support programs to preserve and enhance White Rock Lake Park. We organize regular clean-up activities, tree planting events, and raise money needed to fund improvements to White Rock Lake Park.
Volunteers are critical to the success of Frisco Family Services. The agency offers a wide variety of opportunities and invaluable experiences for volunteers.
Volunteer age requirements: You must be 11 - 15 years old to volunteer with an adult who has completed orientation class, and 16 - 17 years old to volunteer independently with a completed orientation and parental permission (a signed parental consent form).
Volunteer Opportunities Available:
Resale Store - sorting and processing donations for the sales floor and assisting Resale staff
Tutoring at Gooch will reconvene at the start of the 2018-19 school year. If you need community service hours, please considering coming to Gooch Elementary Tutoring Program on Saturdays from 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. It’s easy and fun! Be sure to email Arfa Chowdhary to let her know that you’ve signed up and want to be added to the Gooch tutoring email distribution list.
The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, in McKinney Texas, is the result of Bessie Heard’s vision for the future and her commitment to the community and North Texas. The Heard’s purpose is threefold: education, conservation, and preservation. In keeping with Miss Heard’s vision, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation through education. The emphasis of the Heard’s education programs is children; however, the Heard also offers programs that will interest visitors of any age.
Each year over 1,300 Jewish Family Service volunteers of all ages make a world of difference for our clients, our agency and the Dallas community. Their dedication and commitment make it possible to provide our specialized wrap-around care to those in need.
Metrocrest Services focuses on assisting families, individuals, and senior adults who are coping with crisis situations, need help stabilizing their lives, or who require support to live independently.
Minnie’s Food Pantry provides a one of a kind red carpet volunteer experience. Volunteering at Minnie’s Food Pantry offers a great opportunity for individuals and groups to provide a meaningful, positive impact in the community! Our volunteers are a diverse group of individuals, corporations and community leaders that are passionate about serving our community.
North Dallas Shared Ministries is a cooperative effort of 52 congregations that combine resources to efficiently deliver effective and appropriate assistance to Dallas’ poorest individuals and families. North Dallas Shared Ministries is open six days and week. CLICK HERE to view various volunteer opportunities! Contact Ruth Janson to schedule a date and time to volunteer.
Complete this general application if you are interested in becoming a Perot Museum of Nature and Science year-round volunteer. Both weekdays and weekend opportunities are available to adults ages 18 and older. Teens must successfully complete the summer program, Discovery Corps, to be considered for year-round volunteer opportunities. Internship programs are open to college students and adults.
Who can volunteer?
Teens ages 14 and older (Discovery Corps required);
Adults of any age;
Small groups (usually 10 or less);
Corporate or civic volunteers;
What are the requisites?
A completed application on file;
Email a copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org;
Attend a scheduled orientation;
Attend a scheduled on-boarding session;
Complete a background check;
Attend training sessions required for your position;
Be willing to commit to a minimum of 24 hours per quarter for a one-year period;
Adhere to the volunteer dress code: black slacks/knee-length or longer skirt, solid white shirt, closed-toed shoes and Museum apron.
Reconciliation Outreach’s Children & Youth Programs are designed to end the cycle of poverty and addiction for inner city children. Most of the children come from broken homes, some live with grandparents and others have parents who are incarcerated. Understanding the importance of addressing attitudes before they become behavior, Reconciliation Outreach works to build safe and trusting relationships with the children and their families.
The Ronald McDonald House served nearly 3,750 individuals in 2016 - and there are many more in need of a place to stay. There are so many ways for you to join us in our miss ion dedicated to the idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal, or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We want to give more families a comfortable place to stay during a difficult time but we can’t do it without you, so we’re asking you to get involved.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Dallas (SVdP) is a nonprofit, Catholic lay organization that provides temporary assistance for basic needs as well as educational, advocacy and referral support to promote self-sufficiency. We serve those in need in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall counties in North Texas.
The Storehouse is an organization focused on providing hope to the community of Collin County and surrounding communities by feeding those in need through Seven Loaves Food Pantry, by supplying clothing for their families through Joseph’s Coat, and by providing relationship-based, in-depth mentoring for women who desire to transform their lives and the lives of their family through Project Hope.
Our Value Statement The Bridge will: Benefit adults experiencing or at-risk of experiencing long-term homelessness by providing: Shelter solutions Homeless recovery solutions Housing solutions Benefit the broader community by: Increasing public safety Increasing public health Increasing public quality of life Our Purpose Specifically, The Bridge’s purpose is: (a) to end homelessness by developing, coordinating, and/or delivering services such as, but not limited to, (1) outreach/intake services; (2) jail diversion/reentry services; (3) emergency shelter/transitional shelter services; (4) primary health care/behavioral health care services; (5) educational services; (6) employment income/supported employment income/disability income services; or (7) affordable housing/supportive housing services.
To volunteer at The Legacy Senior Communities, please fill out the Volunteer Application. For a group application one person may complete the application for all members in the group. A background check will be conducted once your application is submitted. Please allow 48 hours for a response. After you are approved, you can log in under “Our Schedule” tab to see The Legacy’s daily needs.
Volunteers for the Trinity River Audubon Center are invited to join every second Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Summer 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.). Help with trail-building, habitat management, invasive plant removal, gardens and much more. Corporate and other team building groups welcome!
VNA is a nonprofit organization that helps our elderly neighbors and loved ones maintain their independence by providing the services that allow them to age where they are happiest and most comfortable – at home. Caring, listening and responding to our patients' quality of life and comfort issues is what we have done for more than 80 years.
Approximately 3,000 children in Dallas go to sleep each night without a home of their own. Vogel Alcove is on a mission to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. Working with homeless children requires highly-skilled staff with specialized training in trauma-informed care. But we still have a variety of opportunities for both individuals and groups to volunteer with us.
Voly.org is the premier online volunteer matching program for Dallas-Fort Worth volunteers and nonprofit organizations. They assist agencies with their constant need to fill positions with volunteers and allow volunteers to find a causes that match their passions. Check out their website and browse through various volunteer opportunities.