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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

Dallas Area Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. For more than 30 years, Dallas Habitat has been creating sustainable homeowners, through …

Dallas Area Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. For more than 30 years, Dallas Habitat has been creating sustainable homeowners, through education, support, and sweat equity. Our homebuyers work along side our volunteers to build their own homes. We fund the mission with four ReStores, retail stores that sell a combination of new and donated goods.

General Service Needs:

Volunteers help us run the stores and build the houses. We have needs daily.

Tasks for UT Arlington students:
We always need volunteers in the ReStores. Construction is available on some Saturdays.

Address:2800 N Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX 75212
Contact Person:Mary Beth O'Connor
Telephone:214-678-2312
Email:moconnor@dallas-habitat.org
Website:www.dallasareahabitat.org

Dallas Refugee Project

The Dallas Refugee Project believes in the radical idea that a group of passionate individuals can make a change in their community for the good. Together, we work to ensure Dallas is a welcoming place for refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers. We do this by prioritizing empathy, respect, and dignity. Tangibly, this means building relationships between and gathering resources for marginalized groups.

We are launching our tutoring/mentoring program called Reach for Success this summer and we are looking for college students who would be interested in volunteering with us. The tutoring will be most likely via Zoom allowing for flexibility.

volunteer Needs:

We need tutors that will be matched with a refugee student in elementary or middle school in Dallas. These tutors will focus on different subjects such as reading and math using things like online reading programs.

Address:Online
Contact Person:Brianna Hale - Outreach Coordinator
Telephone:512-909-7455
Email:brihale24@gmail.com
Website:https://www.dallasrefugeeproject.org/

Don't Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank

The mission of Don’t Forget to Feed Me (DF2FM) is to supply pet food to local agencies in support of pet owners. By providing pet …

The mission of Don’t Forget to Feed Me (DF2FM) is to supply pet food to local agencies in support of pet owners. By providing pet food for those in need during challenging financial times, we offer an option to surrendering – or worse, abandoning – a family pet. Don’t Forget to Feed Me helps to ensure that no pet owner ever has to choose between stay…or go.

Don’t Forget to Feed Me is a conduit through which donated pet food reaches deserving families. DF2FM supplies pet food to local agencies in the Metroplex so that their clients are able to feed their pets without sacrificing food for themselves. We manage the collection of pet food and deliver it to distribution partners around the area, who then in turn distribute it through their normal channels to their clients. We have partnerships with several food banks, senior centers, and even the American Red Cross – North Texas Region.

We have three ongoing programs:
- Stay…or Go - Don’t Forget to Feed Me’s original pet food collection and distribution program where we work with local food pantries in support of pet owners. By providing pet food for those in need during challenging financial times, we offer an alternative to surrendering — or worse, abandoning — a family pet.

DF2FM volunteers are what enable us to keep serving the community. Our ongoing volunteer needs are for Pet Food Baggers, Office Assistants, and Event Staff.

Volunteer Needs:

Pet Food Baggers - When donated food comes in, we need Pet Food Baggers to transfer it from the original bags into gallon-sized Ziplock bags that are labeled, sorted, and given out to our agency partners. M-F during business hours.

Office Assistants - Responsible for data entry, light accounting work, office/storeroom organization, etc. M-F during business hours.

Event Staff - Volunteers who represent DF2FM at community events. Must be able to talk about DF2FM's mission, history, and impact. Responsible for taking donations and selling DF2FM merchandise. Evenings and weekends.

Address:5825 E Rosedale St Ft Worth Texas 76112
Contact Person:Debbie Sharpe
Telephone:817-334-0727
Email:operations@dontforgettofeedme.org
Website:http://www.Dontforgettofeedme.org

Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas (DSPNT)

DSPNT's purpose is to support people with Down syndrome, their families, and communities in reaching their full potential. General Needs: Volunteers for Special Events , …

DSPNT's purpose is to support people with Down syndrome, their families, and communities in reaching their full potential.

General Needs:  Volunteers for Special Events , programs and office support

Tasks Available:  

iCan Bike Camp- spotters for individuals learning to ride a bike.
Teen Scene- Help supervise teens with Down syndrome
Support at Special Events such as:
World Down Syndrome Day
Holiday Parties

Address:P.O. Box 766, Fort Worth, Texas 76101
Contact Person:Heather Shults
Telephone:6823163121
Email:heather@dspnt.org
Website:http://www.dspnt.org

Educational First Steps

Since 1990, Educational First Steps has been transforming daycare centers in at-risk neighborhoods into nationally accredited preschools. To do this, we partner with existing daycare …

Since 1990, Educational First Steps has been transforming daycare centers in at-risk neighborhoods into nationally accredited preschools. To do this, we partner with existing daycare centers and preschools in some of North Texas’ most impoverished neighborhoods to give them the proven tools and techniques that transform care-giving into teaching.

Our signature Four Steps to Excellence 2.0 program places childcare centers on the path to national accreditation from two of the most rigorous accrediting agencies – the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Accreditation Commission of Early Care and Education (NAC). Over a period of 40 months, participating centers can earn accreditation at no cost to them or to parents. We provide a variety of evaluation, mentoring, training and resource services that continue well after accreditation is achieved.

By educating caregivers, who then become professional early learning teachers, we help create high-quality learning environments that can repair and prevent learning gaps typical of children in poverty. Studies show that quality early education sets these children on a path to lifelong success, paving the way for improved school readiness, sustained academic performance and higher graduation rates.

Now serving early learning centers in 17 school districts across North Texas, Educational First Steps is focused on neighborhoods with the greatest concentration of poverty where quality centers are scarce or non-existent. And, we are helping centers achieve accredited quality faster.

We must teach early and teach well to give all children a strong start.

At Educational First Steps, we welcome volunteers to share their time and talents with us, our centers and the children in their care. Volunteers help us give at-risk children a high-quality early learning environment and the strong educational foundation they need for school readiness.

Volunteer Needs:

We have many volunteer opportunities available at the Educational First Steps Early Learning Center, as well as at the centers we serve. Here are just a few of the ways you can help.

-Early Education Center Volunteer. Help with craft projects/learning activities, read to the children, assist the teacher or provide clerical support.
-Special Events. Share your expertise by hosting or creating a special event. Or, volunteer at one of our existing events such as our annual event for families at the Dallas Zoo, Family Engagement Month, the One Childhood One Chance Luncheon or our annual conference for teachers and directors.
-Holiday Parties. Host parties for the children we serve on special occasions such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day, Halloween or Cinco De Mayo.
-Group Projects. Groups can create a carnival activity at a center, help with beautification projects like painting and playground restoration, or volunteer at an Educational First Steps event.
-Supply Drives. Host a supply drive of donated items to be distributed to our partner preschools.

Address:
Contact Person:Coral Bell, Development Coordinator
Telephone:214-824-7940
Email:cbell@educationalfirststeps.org
Website:http://www.educationalfirststeps.org

Emerging Families in Engaged Learning and Discipleship (Emerging FIELD)

Emerging FIELD provides educational training for children and adults through one-on-one and small group classes. Programs include Reading & Math Buddy, Private Music Instruction (keyboard), …

Emerging FIELD provides educational training for children and adults through one-on-one and small group classes. Programs include Reading & Math Buddy, Private Music Instruction (keyboard), FIRST LEGO League Robotics, and ESL. The mission of Emerging FIELD is to create a more secure future for families in low-income and/or immigrant communities through educational and discipleship training.

Service opportunities include:
1) Reading & Math Buddy (read one-on-one and practice basic math skills with an elementary-age student);
2) Private Music Instructor (teach elementary-age children to read music and play simple tunes on the keyboard)
3) Robotics Coach (teach upper elementary and middle school students basic programming with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3)

Volunteers are asked to dedicate 1-2 hours per week throughout the semester to work with students. Class times are generally after school or on Saturday afternoons.

Apply online at www.emergingfield.org. Volunteers must complete interview and background screening.

Address:Classes meet at Arcadia Park Library, 1302 N. Justin Av., Dallas, TX 75211. Classes are neither sponsored by nor affiliated with the Dallas Public Library.
Contact Person:May Shen
Telephone:214-870-7257
Email:admin@emergingfield.org
Website:http://www.emergingfield.org

Episcopal Church of Arlington

The Episcopal Church of Arlington is an open an affirming church that welcomes everyone to join us for worship, fellowship, and community service. General Service …

The Episcopal Church of Arlington is an open an affirming church that welcomes everyone to join us for worship, fellowship, and community service.

General Service Needs

Volunteers and help with gathering goods to hand out to UTA students and the community

What tasks are available for UT Arlington students to help with?
Food distribution

Address:316 Main Street, Arlington, TX 76010
Contact Person:Doug Hunt
Telephone:817-201-3241
Email:douglashunt@sbcglobal.net
Website:http://st-albans-episcopal-church-arlington-tx.org/

ESL and Literacy in the Workplace offered by Fort Worth ISD

The ESL (English as a Second Language) and Literacy in the Workplace Program provides preparation in literacy, math and ESL. Volunteer tutors needed. Volunteer training …

The ESL (English as a Second Language) and Literacy in the Workplace Program provides preparation in literacy, math and ESL. Volunteer tutors needed. Volunteer training is not required.

Address: 5701 Meadowbrook Dr., Bldg. 1, Fort Worth, TX 76112
Contact Person: Sofia Zamarripa, Aida Martinez, or Oscar Martinez
Telephone: (817) 492-7960
Email: oscar.martinez@fwisd.org
Website:http://www.fwisd.org

Every Good Work of North Texas

Every Good Work of North Texas (Formaly Dream Weaver Foundation), we We create opportunities for youth to grow, show, and share Christ through service to …

Every Good Work of North Texas (Formaly Dream Weaver Foundation), we

We create opportunities for youth to grow, show, and share Christ through service to others.

 

What tasks are available for UT Arlington students to help with?

Participate in our virtual focus groups

Create an app for our organization

Social media

Address:P.O. Box 184122 Arlington, TX 76003
Contact Person:Kim Phipps, Executive Director
Telephone:(817) 690-0939
Email:kphipps@everygoodworkntx.org
Website:http://www.dwfoundation.org

Faith Presbyterian Hospice

Navigating life’s final passage — whether it’s measured in years or months — is a profound experience for individuals and families. At Faith Presbyterian Hospice, …

Navigating life’s final passage — whether it’s measured in years or months — is a profound experience for individuals and families. At Faith Presbyterian Hospice, we help this transition become less about loss, and more about comfort, enrichment and love.

General Service Needs:  Patient Companions, Administrative Volunteers, Greeting visitors to new facility

Address:12467 Merit Drive Dallas, TX 75251
Contact Person:
Telephone:469-445-3300
Email:
Website:http://www.faithpreshospice.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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