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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

FOR: Faculty, Staff, Students

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

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American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society provides support services to patients in need. The program title which encompasses all of the resources is the Cancer Resource Network. The …

American Cancer Society provides support services to patients in need. The program title which encompasses all of the resources is the Cancer Resource Network. The Cancer Resource Network provides valuable information, services and referrals to community resources at a time when patients, family members and caregivers need it the most. We strive to provide high-quality, timely, understandable information on cancer, and to empower people facing cancer to better cope with the disease and to be able to maintain the highest possible quality of life. The Network also focuses on lessening the unequal cancer burden faced by certain populations considered medically underserved.

The American Cancer Society offers several different avenues for connecting patients, families and caregivers with the right tools they need to make their experience with cancer less detrimental to their lives. Through a variety of offerings, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide answers to questions related to cancer.

General Service Needs:  

Event related (multiple)
Office / clerical

Tasks available for UT Arlington students:

Crafty items related to events
Phone calls to teams, sponsors, and businesses
Data Entry
Office tasks
Social Media
and More!

Address:ACS Ft. Worth office: 1300 Summit Ave., Suite 350, Fort Worth, 76102 ACS Coppell office: 1199 S Beltline Road, Suite 160, Coppell 75019
Contact Person:Wendy Carter, Director, Community Development
Telephone:1-800-227-2345.
Email:
Website:http://www.cancer.org

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association helps fight lung disease and promotes lung health education, asthma education, smoking prevention, community services, advocacy, research, public information and referral, …

The American Lung Association helps fight lung disease and promotes lung health education, asthma education, smoking prevention, community services, advocacy, research, public information and referral, and fund raising. Volunteers needed to help with smoking prevention education, camps, and special events. Volunteer training required. 

Email: inquiries@breathehealthy.org

Address:1341 W. Mockingbird Lane Suite 950W, Dallas, TX 75247
Contact Person:
Telephone: (214) 631-5864
Email:bpfeifer@lungs.org
Website:http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/southwest

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​ …

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​

General Needs:

Volunteers, blood donors

Tasks Available for UTA Students:

Blood Donor Ambassador - Provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service to enhance the blood donor experience.
Community Events Team Member - represents the American Red Cross at recruitment events throughout the community, with the goal of engaging individuals in the organization’s mission and ultimately recruiting new volunteers.
Disaster Action Team (DAT) Member - participates in all DAT program support and capacity building activities necessary to ensure effective service delivery during a DAT response
Home Fire Campaign Team Member - Save lives and prevent injury by participating in Sound the Alarm events, installing life-saving smoke alarms into homes.
Recovery Team Member - support the disaster recovery of individuals, families, and communities through the activities of Casework and Recovery Planning, Recovery Systems and Community Recovery.
Volunteer Recruitment Team Lead - support the implementation of local recruitment strategy by building a network with local organizations and community groups.
Hero Care Regional Caseworker/Family Contact - Supports military families to ensure family information is in the case management system, email and phone military families to provide Red Cross preparedness information and provide additional support, as appropriate.

Address:6000 Western Pl., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Contact Person:Patricia Sherwood, Senior Volunteer Recruitment Specialist
Telephone:469-416-0292
Email:pat.sherwood@redcross.org
Website:www.redcross.org

Arbrook Plaza

We are a skilled nursing facility offering both post-acute and long term care. We currently have about 100 residents. Primarily we need help providing activities …

We are a skilled nursing facility offering both post-acute and long term care.  We currently have about 100 residents.

Primarily we need help providing activities for our residents.  This can range from calling bingo to leading a class in painting, or writing, or any number of things that a student is passionate about and wants to share.

Calling bingo

Playing word games

Leading singing

Conducting a class

Listening to someone's life story

Open to other suggestions

Address:401 West Arbrook, Arlington, Texas 76014
Contact Person:David Rhodes, Administrator
Telephone:817-909-1187
Email:david.rhodes@healthmarkgroup.com
Website:http://www.arbrookplaza.com

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 Public Library

We are the Arlington Public Library and we serve the community in a variety of ways from reading to children and teaching computer classes, to …

We are the Arlington Public Library and we serve the community in a variety of ways from reading to children and teaching computer classes, to delivering books to the elderly in retirement homes. 

General Needs:

We need literacy tutors for Adult Basic Literacy, ESL and GED. Reading Corps needs volunteers to read to children at specific locations. We also need volunteers to help with computer classes or as a computer concierge within the library buildings.
We always need shelvers!

Volunteer Needs:

There are multiple opportunities! The task will depend on your interest.  

Visit out webpage to find out more!

Address:Main Office - 101 W Abram St., Arlington, TX 76013
Contact Person:Melissa Jeffrey
Telephone:817-459-6987
Email:melissa.jeffrey@arlingtontx.gov
Website:http://www.arlingtonlibrary.org/volunteer

Arlington Public Library

Serving more than 1.5 million people a year, Arlington Public Library holds more than 600,000 items, from books, audiobooks, eBooks, and DVDs, to digital photo …

Serving more than 1.5 million people a year, Arlington Public Library holds more than 600,000 items, from books, audiobooks, eBooks, and DVDs, to digital photo collections, genealogy resources, and grant funded kits for parents and teachers. In the always expanding digital realm, we provide people with powerful online resources. Online visitors can browse our collections, download eBooks, and view more than 100 digital resources through Metroplex Online Resources, or MOReLibrary, a partnership with the cities of Grand Prairie, Kennedale, and Mansfield.

General Needs:

We have created a makerspace in the new Downtown branch library. The makerspace includes 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser cutters, screen printing, etc.
We are looking to form partnerships with students interested in interning/volunteering in the makerspace, either helping with general open hours, running classes, helping with training materials and certifications, etc. The possibilities are really limitless and we are open to creative ideas!

UTA Student Volunteer Opportunities:

Staffing the makerspace during "open lab" hours - monitoring equipment, helping patrons troubleshoot or set up machines, maintaining the equipment, walking patrons through the training process.

Teaching classes geared toward the makerspace - basic 3D printing, how to create your own 3D designs, basic vinyl cutting, etc.

Helping to create training materials - brochures explaining the makerspace rules, creating step by step projects that patrons can follow on their own, creating video tutorials, etc.

Address:101 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX 76112
Contact Person:Julia Cagle, Technology Services Manager
Telephone:(817) 459-6922
Email:julia.cagle@arlingtontx.gov
Website:http://arlingtonlibrary.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

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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