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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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SafeHaven of Tarrant County

SafeHaven provides short-term emergency residential shelter for battered women and their children. Provides individual counseling, support groups, case management, legal advocacy and assistance in accessing …

SafeHaven provides short-term emergency residential shelter for battered women and their children. Provides individual counseling, support groups, case management, legal advocacy and assistance in accessing community resources. Children’s program includes counseling, support groups, recreational and therapeutic activities. Volunteer training required. Orientation is held the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 am – 1 pm.

Address:1100 Hemphill Street, Suite 303, Fort Worth, TX 76120
Contact Person:Countney Scull-Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone: (817) 502-7168
Email:cscull@safehaventc.org
Website:http://www.safehaventc.org

Salvation Army (The)

Summary of what the organization does The Salvation Army Family Life Shelter is a program designed to help stabilize homeless families and teach them the …

Summary of what the organization does
The Salvation Army Family Life Shelter is a program designed to help stabilize homeless families and teach them the necessary skills to live independently in the community. Basic needs such as food, shelter and childcare are provided, while independent living skills are taught through educational workshops, counseling, and community resource networking.

The Salvation Army of Arlington is a neighborhood center for worship, education, recreation, music and community activity. The Salvation Army YET Youth Education Town provides after-school and summer youth programs for children of all ages. Youth activities include indoor/outdoor educational activities and arts and crafts that are all supervised by adults. The Army’s Creative Arts Program seeks to provide performing Arts education to children in need (brass, guitar, vocal, and dramatic instruction). This center is located at 712 W. Abram Street, Arlington. 

Available Tasks:

UT Arlington students can volunteer for year-round and seasonal onsite opportunities. In addition, they can do Collection Drives. Please contact bridget.lenhardt@uss.salvationarmy.org to find out about the items that need to be collected. 

Address:712 W. Abram, Arlington, TX 76013
Contact Person:Anna Maslenikova
Telephone:(817) 860-1836
Email:Anna.Maslenikova@uss.salvationarmy.org
Website:www.sayet.org

Sarah's Bag Ladies

Sarah's Bag Ladies is a group of community volunteers who convert plastic grocery bags into mats for the homeless. We are looking to partner with …

Sarah's Bag Ladies is a group of community volunteers who convert plastic grocery bags into mats for the homeless. 

We are looking to partner with individuals or groups that have an interest in environmental projects or homeless projects. 

Volunteer Needs:

Collecting and converting plastic grocery bags into 'plarn'.

This involves flattening the bags by folding, cutting the bags into "strips," and then connecting the strips and wrapping them into balls.

Address:home office - 610 Dayton Road, Mansfield 76063
Contact Person:
Telephone:
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Website:https://www.facebook.com/groups/451128825276277/

Sixty & Better

Sixty & Better has worked to empower older adults throughout Tarrant County to live with purpose, independence, and dignity for fifty years. Sixty & Better …

Sixty & Better has worked to empower older adults throughout Tarrant County to live with purpose, independence, and dignity for fifty years. Sixty & Better offers a nutrition and socialization program at 26 senior centers; health and wellness programs, transportation, and volunteer opportunities throughout the community. 

Sixty & Better currently has needs for a Refrigerator for a Senior Center, Wii Game for a Center, Desk & Chair for a Center Director, Lockable Storage Cabinet and or 2-4 Drawer Lockable File Cabinet, Sturdy Shelving for Kitchen Storage, Coffee Maker for a Center, Bingo Prizes for Centers, Dominoes and Cards for Centers, Office Supplies, Senior Meals, Copy Paper, and Food Warmers. 

Tasks available:  Volunteer at one of our 26 senior centers to serve lunch and help with games.

Address:1400 Circle Drive, Suite 300 Fort Worth, TX 76119
Contact Person:Debbie Duke
Telephone:817-413-4949
Email:dduke@sixtyandbetter.org
Website:http://www.scstc.org

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

We help those in need living in zip codes 76010, 76011, 76012, and 76013. We help them with rent, utilities, and any other major dire …

We help those in need living in zip codes 76010, 76011, 76012, and 76013. We help them with rent, utilities, and any other major dire need. We are one of the 11 Conferences of the Diocesan Council of Fort Worth. The Society is well established all across the U.S. but we operate based in Parishes. Our Conference at Saint Maria Goretti was established in 2016. The need is large surrounding U.T.A. that I decided to enroll in the School of Social Work to learn how to help those in dire need.

 

The Saint Maria Goretti Conference provides financial assistance to those struggling in the nearby U.T.A. zip codes. We could use help with fundraising, finding volunteers, and knowledge, hence my enrollment at U.T.A.

 

Address:1200 South Davis Drive, Arlington, TX 76013
Contact Person:Alex Benavides
Telephone:8178077485
Email:benavidesa@msn.com
Website:www.svdpsmg.org

SOS Local

We are a resource for non-profits in the DFW area. We do this by providing volunteers, donated goods, and monetary grants to over 22 of …

We are a resource for non-profits in the DFW area. We do this by providing volunteers, donated goods, and monetary grants to over 22 of our non-profits partners.

We want the community to rally together and use their gifts to help those in need! 

General Service Needs:

We need about 8-10 volunteers every week for our Loads of Hope program. This is where we get millions of dollars in donated goods to be given directly to our non-profits. We can't give the items away if we don't have people to sort through them.

Our warehouse is in Grand Prairie, about 5 minutes from 6 Flags. Typically the sorting will happen on Thursdays. Volunteers can come anytime from 9am-4pm and can stay as little or as long as they want. 

Volunteers will sort the items and place them on pallets. It does require standing and the ability to lift 10lbs.

We will be able to provide a document verifying that the student volunteered with us if they need it for extra credit, etc. 

Address:Office: 305 Main St. Roanoke, Tx 76262 Community Service Location: Grand Prairie
Contact Person:Melissa Weinkauff, Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone:817-717-0615
Email:help@sosresponds.org
Website:http://www.soslocal.org

Special Olympics of Texas

Please check out the volunteer link to sign up and learn more: http://www.sotx.org/competitions/summergames/volunteer/
There are a wide range of ways to volunteer. Please check out their volunteer link to sign up and learn more: http://www.sotx.org/competitions/summergames/volunteer/
Address:1905 E. Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX 76011 All Events will be held on the UTA campus.
Contact Person:Kayla Gostnell, Sports Sales & Services Manager
Telephone:817-704-7613
Email:kayla@arlington.org
Website:http://www.sotx.org/competitions/summergames/volunteer/

Tarrant Area Food Bank

Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is the primary source of donated food for hunger-relief charities and feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. With the …

Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is the primary source of donated food for hunger-relief charities and feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties.
With the help of generous donors, volunteers and partners, TAFB is able to feed the hungry and provide programs to help individuals, families and communities thrive.

Volunteers help make Tarrant Area Food Bank’s vision of communities where no one has to go hungry within reach. There are many opportunities for you to join us in the fight against hunger. You can volunteer as an individual or with a group. 

Tasks available:  Sort, inspect and pack nutritious food for hungry children, families and seniors; Young Professional Group, Fundraising Initiatives
Volunteer with one of our children’s feeding programs or assist families in selecting fresh fruits and vegetables in a farmers market setting.
Spice up your resume as a culinary instructor, nutrition instructor, course manager, course assistant, interpreter, or tour leader in TAFB’s Cooking Matters® course. 

Address:2525 Cullen St, Fort Worth Texas 76107
Contact Person:Crystal Perez - Director
Telephone:301-245-7775
Email:crystal.perez@tafb.org
Website:http://www.tafb.org

Tarrant Churches Together

Overcoming Barriers- Identifying areas of social, racial, and economic disparity. Building Relationships- Developing collaborative relationships that bring people and resources together. Fostering Transformational Change- Creating …

Overcoming Barriers- Identifying areas of social, racial, and economic disparity.

Building Relationships- Developing collaborative relationships that bring people and resources together.

Fostering Transformational Change- Creating opportunities for transforming lives through relationships, service, and shared life experience.

Tasks Available:  

Tutoring
MLK Day of Service
Home for the Holidays
Newly Housed Program

 

Ready, Set, GO! Centers are learning centers located in partner congregations. They provide resources, educational support and encouragement at no cost to help students succeed in school and prepare and plan for college.
MLK Day of Service - People of all walks of life come together across Tarrant County to serve at more than 30 service sites. In 2018, 800+ volunteers served!
Home for the Holidays banquet of caring provides an opportunity to help ward off loneliness and depression for individuals and families who have recently moved off the streets into transitional supportive housing. Your presence and a warm smile can mean more than you imagine.
TCT, Tarrant County Homeless Coalition and the City of Fort Worth are partnering to better serve our newly housed neighbors. There are many needs when transitioning into permanent housing, and our partnership is focused on eliminating those barriers.

Address:3200 Bilglade Rd. Fort Worth, Texas 76133
Contact Person:Lindsay Klatzkin, Executive Director
Telephone:817-737-5554
Email:lindsayk@tarranttogether.org
Website:http://www.tarranttogether.org

Tarrant County Juvenile Services

The Tarrant County Juvenile Services is provided at the direction of the Tarrant County Juvenile Board and the Juvenile Court, to address the prevention of …

The Tarrant County Juvenile Services is provided at the direction of the Tarrant County Juvenile Board and the Juvenile Court, to address the prevention of delinquent conduct and provide for the care and rehabilitation of children (10-16) within its jurisdiction. Tarrant County Juvenile Services has developed a range of community and home-based programs as additional options in solving the problem of juvenile crime. Services provided include screening and diversion of cases to community resources, presenting objective reports to the court for use at disposition, executing court-ordered treatment and supervision, administrating community corrections programs, securing alternative placement and administering collection of court-ordered probation fees and restitution. Services to victims of juvenile crime are also provided.

Training includes: court observations, field visits, tour of the detention center, and community networking opportunities with certified Probation Officers. Volunteer orientation is required.

Address: 2701 Kimbo Road, Fort Worth, TX 76111
Contact Person: Jacinto Ramos
Telephone: (817) 838-4600 Ext 186
Email: JRamos@tarrantcounty.com
Website:http://www.tarrantcounty.com

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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