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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Find Service Learning & volunteer opportunities on the list below.
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For: Community Partners

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WiNGS Dallas

At WiNGS we empower women, fight poverty and impact generations. We do this through our Nurse-Family Partnership, Finance & Career, and Women's Enterprise Center programs. …

At WiNGS we empower women, fight poverty and impact generations. We do this through our Nurse-Family Partnership, Finance & Career, and Women's Enterprise Center programs.

Tasks for UTA Students:

Facilitating classes, one-on-one coaching with members, special events, and outreach.

Address:2603 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75235
Contact Person:Anisah Khan, Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone:214-802-5098
Email:akhan@wingsdallas.org
Website:http://www.wingsdallas.org

Wings of Hope Equitherapy

Wings of Hope was founded in 1996 to provide inclusion for those with disabilities, specifically for children and adults with physical, mental, or emotional challenges through the partnership of a horse. This partnership allows those with disabilities the opportunity to explore new ways to navigate independence, to gain tools and skills to sharpen and enhance abilities, to discover strengths and to address challenges. The partnership breaks down barriers for someone who has experienced isolation and exclusion through their disability. We serve as an advocate for meeting individuals where they are in life with a focus on abilities rather than disabilities.

We serve low-income families, children, youth, adults, seniors, and veterans. Wings of Hope is a faith-motivated organization. We are called to share and show compassion and we are called to love. We are open to all, and our programs have no religious content.

So often those impacted by our mission find that they do not have an outlet that allows them to be comfortable and confident with their disability. Frequently, individuals with disabilities state that life can revolve around a diagnosis, the label, and the stigma that comes with it.

Living in exclusion is not a livelihood any person or family should have to endure. Time after time we hear stories of how they are not able to play a team sport, they are not invited to birthday parties or included in typical childhood or adult peer networks.

Mission-

Wings of Hope's mission is to provide equine-assisted activities to children and adults with unique physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Each week equestrians attend an hour of lessons working on gaining tools to help in everyday life with a challenge or disability

General Service Needs

Volunteers are the backbone of Wings of Hope Equitherapy. They help to ensure program safety and success by:
• groom and tack horses
• leading horses in classes
• side walking with a client- which aids the rider with balance and stability
To start the application process visit our website www.wingsofhopeequitherapy.org/volunteer

 

 

Tasks Available for UTA Students:

• Side walking - walking next to the client and horse during their weekly lesson to assist however they may need.
• Leader- grooming, tacking, leading the horse during lessons
• Sweeping, mucking out the arena and stalls, general cleaning

Address:4200 CR 806, Cleburne,TX 76031
Contact Person:Jennifer Shank - Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone:817-783-3805
Email:jennifer@wingsofhopehorses.org
Website:www.wingsofhopehorses.org

Women’s Center of Tarrant County, The

The Women’s Center of Tarrant County’s purpose is to enable and empower women, individually and as a group, to build better futures for women, families …

The Women’s Center of Tarrant County’s purpose is to enable and empower women, individually and as a group, to build better futures for women, families and the community, help women from all walks of life –especially women in crises and transition – solve problems, seek opportunities, and develop the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of a changing world. Advocate for the needs and concerns of women. Services provided include: Rape Crisis Services, Crime Victims Services, General Counseling, Employment Services, and Public Awareness and Advocacy. Volunteer training is required.

Satellite office:  401 W. Sanford, Suite 1200, Arlington, TX 76011  (817) 548-1663  Open M-Th 8-5

Address: 1723 Hemphill, Ft. Worth, TX 76110
Contact Person:Jenna Gleaton, Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone: (817) 927-4006
Email: jgleaton@womenscentertc.org
Website:http://www.womenscentertc.org

Workers Defense Project

C​reated in 2002, WDP is a statewide membership ­based workers rights organization that builds power for construction workers in Texas. WDP is one of the …

C​reated in 2002, WDP is a statewide membership ­based workers rights organization that builds power for construction workers in Texas. WDP is one of the few organizations in Texas working to address workplace abuse faced by low­ wage workers. One of the most established worker centers in the South, WDP is a national leader in the movement of worker centers fighting for fair conditions for working people. WDP has won numerous awards and accolades for its cutting edge organizing work in one of the toughest climates for workers in the country.

The organization was named “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country” by the New WDP’s Employment and Legal Services program uses a wide range of legal, administrative, and community ­based tactics to assist low­ wage workers to recover owed wages, seek redress for legal violations on the work site, and prepare for and apply for certain forms of immigration relief.

Service Needs:
Work with the Employment and Legal Services program to assist low­-wage workers to resolve wage claims and access other needed services. Interns will also participate in know your rights trainings, community outreach efforts, direct actions, and other ongoing organizing and research. Typically Tuesdays from 7-9pm is the time most volunteers are needed since our weekly member meeting takes place that night, along will all the legal case intake.

Students can assist during case intake, case meetings, translating (mainly Spanish), assisting during direct actions, administration and data intake.
Address:4202 S. Lancaster Rd., Dallas, TX 75216
Contact Person:Katelyn Davis, Workers Rights Advocate
Telephone:469-657-3928
Email:mayra@workersdefense.org
Website:http://www.workersdefense.org

YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income …

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow & thrive. The Fort Worth YMCA consists of 13 branches, including our resident camp location, Camp Carter. The Fort Worth YMCA serves Hood, Tarrant, and Johnson Counties and outlying areas.

The Y makes accessible the support & opportunities that empower people & communities to learn, grow & thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living & social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth & teen, improves the nation’s health & well-being, & provides opportunities to give back & support neighbors.

Volunteer Needs:

Mentoring
Aquatics
Health/Fitness
Sports
Teens
Youth Programs
Special Events
And More!

Address:2801 Miller Avenue, Fort Worth, TX
Contact Person:Debra Rockmore, Program Director
Telephone:817-534-1591, 682-230-6689
Email:drockmore@ymcafw.org
Website:http://www.ymcafw.org

Young STEM Professionals

Young STEM Professionals expose children ages 4-17 to the wonderful world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by using Hands-on, activity and project-based learning, …

Young STEM Professionals expose children ages 4-17 to the wonderful world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by using Hands-on, activity and project-based learning, team-building, and STEM-based activities.

 

Volunteers to assist in teaching and knowledge transfer to elementary, middle school, and high school students.

 Activity assistance and setup

- instructional assistance
- activity setup
- communications (marketing, social media)
- administrative assistance

Address:210 W. Belt Line Suite D Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Contact Person:Roz Davis
Telephone:682-561-0057
Email:roz.davis@youngstemprofessionals.org
Website:www.youngstemprofessionals.org

ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer

ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Series is the nation’s largest event series dedicated to men’s health. For more than a decade, the series has helped raise awareness and unite men and their families across the country as a powerful force in the fight against prostate cancer.
Texas Chapter Events Internship
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - DFW Volunteers
Address:515 King Street Suite 420
Contact Person:Caitlin Murphy .Senior Events Coordinator
Telephone:2023500063
Email:caitlin@zerocancer.org
Website:http://www.zerocancer.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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