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*  Looking for service learning and long-term volunteer opportunities? Check out the list below. (Contact the agency directly.)

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Arlington Charities

Arlington Charities leads and engages the community in the fight against hunger and poverty. We provide more food to the community than any other food …

Arlington Charities leads and engages the community in the fight against hunger and poverty. We provide more food to the community than any other food pantry in Arlington. In addition, we provide free clothing, a monthly mobile food pantry, holiday food baskets, Christmas toys, lunches to the homeless MWF, and information referral services.

General Service Needs:

We need volunteers to help clients through the food pantry. We offer "client choice" meaning the clients shop and choose their foods based on the number of people in their household rather than receive a pre-made bag.

We also need help sorting clothes donations, food donations, and with other activities throughout the facility. 

We need volunteers Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 1 pm.

Address:811 Secretary Drive Arlington, Texas 76015
Contact Person:Sherri McCullough, Director of Marketing and Development
Telephone:817-275-1511
Email:sherri@arlingtoncharities.org
Website:http://www.ArlingtonCharities.org

Arlington Goodtimes Chorus

The Goodtimes Chorus is a Men’s a cappella Chorus. We’ve been around since 1962, spreading four part harmony and good times in the Dallas/Fort Worth …

The Goodtimes Chorus is a Men’s a cappella Chorus. We’ve been around since 1962, spreading four part harmony and good times in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. We welcome men who would like to sing. It is not necessary to have a wonderful voice (although that would be nice) or to have years of choral experience. You should be enthusiastic and able to carry a tune. No training is required.

The Chorus meets every Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. until 10 p.m. Epworth United Methodist Church, 1400 S. Cooper (behind the Starbucks). VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

Service Needs
All non-singing aspects of our show concerts.

Also looking for male singers.

What tasks are available for student work?
We need students to assist us in all non-singing aspects of our musical productions, including advertising graphics stage manager, sound system operation, video and audio recording, ushers, script writing, prop and scenery development, etc.

We could use an assistant to help us with choreography, website design, and public relations.
Address:P.O. Box 1522, Arlington TX 76004-1522
Contact Person: Gil Carrick, Board Member
Telephone: (817) 994-9213
Email: gtchorus@gmail.com
Website:http://goodtimeschorus.org/

Arlington Life Shelter

The Arlington Life Shelter provides, shelter, meals and rehabilitative services for homeless men, women and families. The program emphasis is assisting clients to become self-sufficient …

The Arlington Life Shelter provides, shelter, meals and rehabilitative services for homeless men, women and families. The program emphasis is assisting clients to become self-sufficient through case management services, structured employment programs, and mandatory classes four days per week focusing on life and job skills. Volunteer training required.

Address:325 W. Division, Arlington, TX 76011
Contact Person:Chandra Thompson, Director of Community Services
Telephone:817-548-9885 x2011
Email:cthompson@arlingtonlifeshelter.org
Website:http://www.arlingtonlifeshelter.org

Arlington Reads

Arlington Reads is a multi-faced literacy program that meets the literacy needs of multiple groups of people, from adult learners to children. Arlington Reads provides …

Arlington Reads is a multi-faced literacy program that meets the literacy needs of multiple groups of people, from adult learners to children. Arlington Reads provides literacy help for students between pre-K4 through 3rd grade and programming for adult learners that need adult basic education (ABE), English as a second language (ESL), and general education development (GED) services. Those interested in volunteering as a tutor with Arlington Reads will need to do a background check with the city of Arlington, and complete a training session with an Arlington Reads staff member. Volunteer times are flexible and there are multiple volunteer opportunities within Arlington Reads. Additional information can be found at our website, www.ArlingtonReads.org.

Students can volunteer with our youth, adult, or family services.  Students will be taught in a large group by an employee of the organization before teaching an individual student or class.

Address:101 E. North Street, Arlington, TX 76010
Contact Person: Yoko Matsumoto
Telephone: (817) 460-2727
Email: Yoko.Matsumoto@arlingtontx.gov
Website:http://www.arlingtonlibrary.org/arlington-reads

Arlington Urban Ministries

Arlington Urban Ministries (AUM) provides emergency financial assistance to Arlington's families in crisis. We make direct payments to landlords, utility providers, and pharmacies on behalf …

Arlington Urban Ministries (AUM) provides emergency financial assistance to Arlington's families in crisis. We make direct payments to landlords, utility providers, and pharmacies on behalf of families we serve. Additionally, we maintain a community food pantry and clothing closet to provide families and homeless people with 1-2 days worth of food/clothing. We also maintain relationships with an extensive list of aid agencies in Arlington to refer families to whom require assistance beyond what AUM can provide.

What tasks are available for student work?
The following projects are ongoing and available for students:

Mission Case Manager - meet with families in crisis at the Mission Office, determine their needs, make pledge to pay 1 bill/rent, provide food (if needed), refer to other agencies in the community for additional help. Preference is given to Social Work students needing capstone activity, or mature students with experience working with low-income families.

Front Office Assistant - greet families, triage according to their needs, provide emergency groceries, and assist with phone calls

Food Pantry Assistant - stock, organize, bag groceries, and monitor needs of emergency food pantry. 

Address: 701 Dugan Street, Arlington, TX 76010
Contact Person:Elizabeth Brown, Program Case Manager
Telephone: (817) 861-8585
Email:elizabeth.brown@arlurbmin.org
Website:http://www.arlingtonurbanministries.org

Autism Society of Greater Tarrant County

The Autism Society of Tarrant County provides information and education regarding autism spectrum disorders, treatments and resources throughout Tarrant County and provide support to persons …

The Autism Society of Tarrant County provides information and education regarding autism spectrum disorders, treatments and resources throughout Tarrant County and provide support to persons with autism and their families. Volunteer training required.

Address: 1300 W. Lancaster, Suite 139, Fort Worth, TX 76102 or P.O. Box 161516, 76161
Contact Person: President or Outreach Coordinator
Telephone: (817) 390-2829
Email: tx-tarrantcounty@autismsocietyofamerica.org
Website:http://www.autismlink.com/dir/autism-society-of-greater-tarrant-county/

Averting CAT-astrophe

Averting CAT-astrophe is a 501c3 non-profit cat rescue group consisting entirely of volunteers. We are focused primarily on saving cats and kittens off of the …

Averting CAT-astrophe is a 501c3 non-profit cat rescue group consisting entirely of volunteers. We are focused primarily on saving cats and kittens off of the euthanasia list at local shelters. We placed over 500 cats and kittens in 2015, and 702 cats and kittens in 2016! 

General Service Needs:

Local, reliable fosters are needed! Fostering is easy and rewarding, kitties don't take much space and they give you lots of love in return. We will be happy to answer your questions and get you started. Fosters are needed for kittens, mother cats with kittens, and adult cats. You will need to fill out a foster application.

We have a special new program under the name Arlington Cats Alive! Arlington Neonatal Kitten Nursery is a collaboration with the Arlington Animal Shelter to improve the live release rate of bottle babies. If you would like to foster kittens in your home who are 1-28 days of age that come into the AAS, then this is for you! A training class is required for bottle baby fosters.  

Tasks Available:

Our greatest need is for fosters! We also need volunteers to clean condos and socialize our kitties who are at the pet store for adoption. Volunteers can help with transport. We need volunteers to help with our Facebook page and Instagram. Since we rely on donations we have an active fundraising team. You can make a difference! 

Address:2041 Hwy 287 N #601 Mansfield, TX 76063
Contact Person:Carrie Keene
Telephone:(817) 308-4367
Email:avertingcatastrophe@gmail.com
Website:http://avertingcatastrophe.org

Bair Foundation, The

The Bair foundation is committed to child and family services across nine states. Our programs range from foster care and adoption services (including children with …

The Bair foundation is committed to child and family services across nine states. Our programs range from foster care and adoption services (including children with special and therapeutic needs), to clinical and behavioral health aids and independent living transitions.

The Bair foundation is committed to child and family services across nine states. Our programs range from foster care and adoption services (including children with special and therapeutic needs), to clinical and behavioral health aids and independent living transitions.

When a child comes into The Bair Foundation’s care, the state allots 30 days to gather all necessary paperwork, such as birth certificates, and hospital and judicial records. Since social case workers are quite often overloaded, the foundation is seeking volunteers who are willing to help gather documents for our Dallas, TX location. This would aid Bair’s mission to serve as many needy children as possible!

There is no minimum hour requirement. All we ask is that volunteers be 18 years of age or older and have access to their own transportation. (Destinations will include hospitals and courthouses.) Prior to donating their time, all volunteers will be trained to ensure comfort with the tasks assigned, as this work involves sensitive information and privacy requirements.

Address:DFW East, Suite 400, 4425 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, Texas 75062
Contact Person:Laura Elliott
Telephone:703-863-8663
Email:laura@credostrategies.com
Website:http://www.bair.org

Baylor University Medical Center

Baylor University Medical Center is an affiliate of Baylor Health Care System and provides quality healthcare to patients. Volunteer opportunities are available in pediatrics to …

Baylor University Medical Center is an affiliate of Baylor Health Care System and provides quality healthcare to patients. Volunteer opportunities are available in pediatrics to surgery waiting, administration to patient care. Volunteer training needed. Part of the requirements is completing the Health Screening Assessment.

Address: 3500 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX 75246-9990
Contact Person: Randy Elms or Janet Winkler
Telephone: (214) 820-2441
Email:
Website:http://www.baylorhealth.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) enriches, encourages, and empowers children to reach their highest potential through safe, positive mentoring relationships. Independent research demonstrates that the …

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) enriches, encourages, and empowers children to reach their highest potential through safe, positive mentoring relationships. Independent research demonstrates that the agency’s model of one-to-one relationships has a direct and measurable impact on the children served. This proven success in creating safe, positive friendships translates into more confident children, healthier families, and stronger communities. Children are enrolled in the program from ages 7-14 and can continue in the program until high school graduation. Big Brothers and Big Sisters come from a variety of backgrounds and range in age from high school seniors to senior citizens; Bigs are asked to commit one year to be matched with a child.

For some volunteer opportunities a criminal background check, driving record check, interview, and/or training may be required. Some duties may be limited to students with an undergraduate degree in a particular subject matter. Requirements will vary by opportunities available and BBBS reserves the right to change or update these requirements at any time.

Address: 205 West Main Street, Arlington, TX 76010
Contact Person: Rebekah Lopez, Engagement Manager
Telephone:469-248-4389 x256
Email: rlopez@bbbstx.org
Website:http://www.bbbstx.org

Corporation for National and Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, they tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

CNCS Website

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