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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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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? 

We have a Resale Store called "Nu2U" which provides most of the funds for our non-profit (located 2220 Park Row Pantego, TX). They are always looking for bright volunteers to help organize, clean, and etc. at the store.

The first Wednesday of each month we have a Mobile Food Pantry with the Tarrant Food Bank, so strong and hard working volunteers are welcome!

We have other ways we help in the community including seasonal assistance.

Address: 701 Dugan Street, Arlington, TX 76010
Contact Person:Erica Hernandez
Telephone:9729833016
Email:aumandnu2u@gmail.com
Website:http://www.arlingtonurbanministries.org

Arts Council Northeast

With a vision of access to the arts for all, our mission is to provide artistic, cultural, and educational opportunities to improve the quality of …

With a vision of access to the arts for all, our mission is to provide artistic, cultural, and educational opportunities to improve the quality of life in our communities.

General Needs:

Unpaid internship in the office or volunteer, help with marketing, programs, summer art camps,committees and Emcees for councerts as well as help at events- Shining stars-Spring and Taste of Notheast-November

UTA Student Opportunities:

Research advertising locations, Inventory art supplies, Camp volunteer, help art teachers, work with event committees. Press releases on social media and to other media, marketing and MC MasterWork's concert  

Address:2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX 76021
Contact Person:Bobbie McFarland, V.P. Operations
Telephone:817-283-3406
Email:bmcfarland@artscouncilnortheast.org
Website:http://www.artscouncilnortheast.org

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:P.O. Box 79031 Fort Worth, TX. 76179
Contact Person:
Telephone:
Email:acatsrescue@gmail.com
Website:https://avertingcatastrophe.com/

Back on My Feet, Dallas-Fort Worth

Back on My Feet recruits members at homeless and residential facilities around the country and begins with a commitment to run three days a week …

Back on My Feet recruits members at homeless and residential facilities around the country and begins with a commitment to run three days a week in the early morning. After 30 days in the program, members with 90% attendance earn the opportunity to move into the second phase of the program called Next Steps, which provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and housing resources. Over 80% of individuals who start our program move into the Next Steps phase.

In Next Steps, members work with BoMF program staff to develop a personal road map to independence. Each member attends financial literacy classes and job skills training provided through partnerships with our corporate partners. Members can earn financial assistance to remove barriers to employment and housing such as work supplies, transportation and security deposits. Members who achieve employment and housing become Alumni Members. Within six months of becoming a Back on My Feet Alumnus, 90% of members maintain their employment, 60% receive a wage increase and 20% achieve a promotion.

General Service Needs:

There are two volunteer options depending upon availability of commitment:
1) Ongoing weekly opportunities to run/ walk with our member (clients) living in transitional housing. Our teams run/ walk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings with an optional run/ walk on Saturday at Dallas Life only. Volunteers are encouraged to participate one day a week as a commitment to our members.
2) Event related opportunities as we participate in numerous annual running events (5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon and Marathon Relays). These events offer opportunities to participate and train with our members or volunteer as staff and support.

Available Tasks for UTA Students:

  • Team participation one or more days a week on: Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday.
  • Event specific:
  • Train and mentor our members participating in upcoming run events; training to take place during one of our regularly scheduled weekday or Saturday runs.
  • Run event preparation, day of staff and day of support.
Address:Our current team locations are: The Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center, 5302 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas,TX 75235; and Dallas Life, 1100 Cadiz Street, Dallas, Texas 75215
Contact Person:Bill and Jackie Turner/ Licare
Telephone:217.732.9024 or 915.999.1225
Email:bill.turner@backonmyfeet.org
Website:https://www.backonmyfeet.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:Glenna Bilberry
Telephone:972-957-0030
Email:gbilberry@bair.org
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 of Greater Tarrant County

Our focus is to safely and effectively pair ONE volunteer (“Big”) with ONE child (“Little”) in one of three core mentoring programs. Each mentoring relationship …

Our focus is to safely and effectively pair ONE volunteer (“Big”) with ONE child (“Little”) in one of three core mentoring programs. Each mentoring relationship (“match”) is monitored and supported to ensure long and enduring, positive and meaningful relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of the children served, their families, the mentor, and generations to follow.

General Volunteer Needs:

Adult volunteers for the core mentoring programs (community based, site based, and mentor2.0)

Address:205 W. Main Street Arlington, TX 76010
Contact Person:Ozzie Smith
Telephone:682-231-1294
Email:osmith@bbbstx.org
Website:http://www.bbbstx.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantage circumstances, to realize their …

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantage circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible caring citizens. Opportunities are available in the morning and late evening. Group and individual experiences available. Requirements: Application with reference and Background check.

Address:3218 E. Belknap St. | Fort Worth, TX 76111
Contact Person:
Telephone: (817) 834-4711​
Email:rpillar@bgcgtc.org
Website:https://bgcgtc.org/

Breakthrough Fort Worth

A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and …

A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs and college. Breakthrough students develop as highly motivated academic achievers who believe passionately in their ability to go to college. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teaching fellows in a one-of-a-kind pre-professional teaching residency program. Breakthrough’s pre-professional teaching residency is highly selective and it has been ranked by the Princeton Review as a top 10 internship along with the White House, Google and MTV. 

Service Needs: Summer Teaching Fellows (Summer 2015; Apply at www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply).  

School-Year Program Volunteers (Spring 2015 and Fall 2015)

We are looking for students to serve as summer teaching fellows for our summer program.  As a Breakthrough teaching fellow, you will receive extensive training, continuous support and the opportunity to lead a classroom while contributing to a dynamic, diverse community. You will practice persistence, creativity, and flexibility in collaboration with others.  The Breakthrough teaching residency is one of the most rigorous and rewarding teaching experiences available to undergraduates in the US. Whether you have always dreamed of being in the classroom or are considering it for the first time, teaching at Breakthrough will help prepare you for a career in education while building skills that are transferable to any profession.

Address:4200 Country Day Ln., Fort Worth, TX 76109
Contact Person:Nicole Masole
Telephone:817-302-3280
Email:nicole.masole@fwcd.org
Website:http://www.fwcd.org/breakthrough

Brighter Bites

Brighter Bites is a non-profit that brings fresh produce and nutrition education to 20 under-resourced elementary schools in the Dallas area. On average about 200 …

Brighter Bites is a non-profit that brings fresh produce and nutrition education to 20 under-resourced elementary schools in the Dallas area. On average about 200 families participate in our program at each school,receiving 20-25 lb per family/ per week. 

General Service Needs:

The produce, about 4000 lbs at each site, comes to the schools on pallets and needs to make its way into brown paper bags for each family to come pick up. That's where you come in! We need help packing these bags up for the families. We have volunteer opportunities Tuesday-Friday during the school year and Tuesday-Thursday during the summer. 

We would love you to come volunteer at one of our baggings, where you will bag up fresh produce for under-resourced families. 

Address:1808 S. Good Latimer Expy, Dallas, TX 75226
Contact Person:Jenna Babbitt, Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone:817-851-9776
Email:Jenna.babbitt@brighterbites.org
Website:https://brighterbites.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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