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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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Kids-U

Kids-U provides afterschool and tutoring services Monday-Thursday from 3PM-6PM in low-income communities throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. Our programs operate in various apartment communities during the school year and summer. 
We are in need of volunteer translators at our 600 East site located in Arlington, TX. 
Address:8515 Greenville, Ave. N214 Dallas, TX 75243
Contact Person:Courtney Taylor-El
Telephone:803-370-5862
Email:courtney@kids-u.org
Website:http:/www.kids-u.org

Lake Pointe Resource Center & Academy of Granbury

*** PLEASE NOTE* During COVID-19 All only online volunteers accepted Lake Pointe Granbury is the combination of TWO non-profit corporations. Lake Pointe RESOURCE CENTER, INC, …

*** PLEASE NOTE*

 

During COVID-19 All only online volunteers accepted

 

Lake Pointe Granbury is the combination of TWO non-profit corporations.

Lake Pointe RESOURCE CENTER, INC, is focused on Community support and outreach. Services include: Monthly Parent Support Groups; Advocacy & Referrals; Professional & Parent Education; Raising Awareness & Funding for Lake Pointe Academy (Private School); Family Fun Events and Sibling support groups. Partnering with providers, we host: Pediatric Speech & Language Services; Independent Educational Evaluations, Diagnostic  Assessments.

Lake Pointe ACADEMY, INC., is a private independent therapeutic school for children ages 6 through grade 12. The School program is specifically designed to provide evidence and research based academic, emotional, social, language and communication strategies. We focus on the development of skills needed to navigate life beyond the school setting.

Service Needs
Volunteers are needed in several areas including administrative support, grant writing, clerical, resource development; direct tutoring, in-classroom support, help develop and plan activities and special projects for students, provide child care during evening programs or before/after school program. Contact us for a list of specific opportunities for direct or in-direct support services.

Tasks available for student work:
Administrative/clerical
Fundraising/Program Development
community support/Marketing
event planning and assistance
special programs/projects with students
Academic tutoring/classroom support
Gardening, Art, Music, Yoga, Social Skills groups
Child care

Questions? Comments?
Call Madalyn Cano, MSSW, LMSW 682-936-4112 or send contact interest through our website: http://www.lakepointegranbury.com/contact-us/

Address:1921 Acton Highway, Granbury, TX 76049
Contact Person:
Telephone:682-936-4112
Email:
Website:http://www.lakepointegranbury.com

Lakewood Village

Lakewood Village provides daily activities to stimulate the social, physiological and well being of senior citizen residents and persons with disabilities. Volunteers will assist residence …

Lakewood Village provides daily activities to stimulate the social, physiological and well being of senior citizen residents and persons with disabilities. Volunteers will assist residence with activities and coordinate events. Volunteer training required.

Address: 5100 Randol Mill Road, Fort Worth, TX 76112
Contact Person: Julie Williams
Telephone: (817) 548-3241 or (817) 451-8001
Email: jwilliams@cccinc.net
Website:http://cccinc.net

League of Women Voters of Tarrant County

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

 

 

 

 

 

General Service Needs
1) Develop a stronger media presence for LWVTC for college students (we have Facebook only) to engage a new generation of activists who believe in the League's mission of voter empowerment. Goal: Intagram and Twitter presence
2) Marketing: educate young women about the league
-then and now issues in women's history, develop a series of weekly tweets and Instagram posts designed to update League "brand" of nonpartisanship AND strong activism
-create lively presentations, one for younger groups (Girl Scouts, Brownies) and one for high school, college students demonstrating women's emergence into the public sphere
3) Open to other ideas!

Address: 600 E. WeatP O Box 100175 Fort Worth, TX 76185
Contact Person: Pamela Wright
Telephone:8173005475
Email:mailto:w.wrights@verizon.net
Website:http://www.lwvtarrantcounty.org/

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas provides civil legal assistance to low-income people seeking help with housing problems, government benefits, health and medical care, utility problems, …

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas provides civil legal assistance to low-income people seeking help with housing problems, government benefits, health and medical care, utility problems, consumer law and other civil cases. Volunteers are needed to assist with workshops and other training events, grant preparation for funds, and interview prospective clients at women shelters and at legal clinics. Volunteers will also assist with some computer technology projects. Go online to volunteer. No volunteer training required.

Address: 600 E. Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Contact Person: Ellena Simmons, Bill Marple
Telephone: (817) 336-3957 Ext. 5324
Email: simmonse@lanwt.org
Website:http://www.lanwt.org

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients …

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.

General Needs:

Volunteer needs differ for each event. Events include races, expos, fairs, patient outreach, school outreach, etc. 

Tasks:

We offer a variety of tasks and match each volunteer with an opportunity based on their needs. 

Address:8111 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, #425, Dallas TX 75251
Contact Person:Bethany vanMeter, Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone:(972) 996-5931
Email:bethany.vanmeter@lls.org
Website:http://www.lls.org/north-texas

LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas)

LIFT provides instruction for adults who want to learn to read, get their GED/HSE, and/or communicate in English (ESL) General Needs: Adult literacy instructional programs …

LIFT provides instruction for adults who want to learn to read, get their GED/HSE, and/or communicate in English (ESL)

General Needs:

Adult literacy instructional programs and employment support

UTA Student Opportunities:

UTA students are encouraged to apply for part-time positions and/or assist with data entry! Contact us through the website at: www.LIFT-Texas.org.

Address:1610 S. Malcolm X Boulevard, Suite 320, Dallas, TX 75226
Contact Person:
Telephone:(214) 824-2000
Email:
Website:www.LIFT-Texas.org

Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth

Since 1935, Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth has been the beacon of hope for children, youth and adults who are blind or have …

Since 1935, Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth has been the beacon of hope for children, youth and adults who are blind or have significant low vision. Our mission is to empower individuals who are blind through superior training, meaningful employment, one-on-one specialized training and client services so they can lead full lives with the highest level of independence and quality of life. 

Volunteer Needs:

Home Visitor – Assist Lighthouse clients with grocery shopping, mail reading, letter writing, and running errands.      Commitment: 2 – 4 times a month

Telephone Reassurance – Call homebound Lighthouse clients to provide friendship.     Commitment: 2 – 4 times a month

Lighthouse CCTV Loaner Program – Assist in the delivery of donated CCTVs to Lighthouse clients.      Commitment: 2 – 6 times a month or as needed by Client Services

Transportation Driver  – Provide transportation to Lighthouse clients and/or staff for Lighthouse activities and appointments, running errands and medical appointments.      Commitment: 2 – 4 times a month and as needed

Special Events – Assist with Lighthouse events ranging from monthly classes to holiday parties.      Commitment: Varies depending on event needs

Address:912 W. Broadway, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Contact Person:Rebecca Smith, Communications & Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone:(817) 332-3341
Email:rsmith@lighthousefw.org
Website:http://www.lighthousefw.org

Literacy Achieves (formerly VMLC)

Literacy Achieves is dedicated to improving English literacy levels among non-English speaking adults and their young children by providing programs in communication and life skills. …

Literacy Achieves is dedicated to improving English literacy levels among non-English speaking adults and their young children by providing programs in communication and life skills. We do so in the belief that the ability to understand, read, write and speak English contributes to independence, productivity and the overall well-being of the learners, their families and the greater community.

Literacy Achieves provides free educational programs for approximately 1,000 adults and 200 preschool children who reside in two low-income, highly diverse areas in Dallas. Literacy Achieves relies on more than 200 weekly volunteers as teachers, and collaborates with other organizations to provide its students with the services they need to become permanently self-sufficient.

General Service Needs:

Teach English to non-English speaking adults.

Volunteer 2 hours a day once a week Monday - Thursday

Literacy Achieves offers morning, afternoon and evening classes. All classes are co-taught; training & curriculum are provided.

No foreign language experience needed. Minimum age to volunteer is 18.

Tasks Available:

Teach English to adult students.
Assist in our office.
Special projects (ongoing)

Address:Three campuses in Dallas: ELM-East Dallas - 629 N. Peak St. Dallas, TX 75246 West Dallas - 1018 Gallagher St. Dallas, TX 75212 Vickery Meadow - 6329 Ridgecrest Rd. Dallas, TX 75231
Contact Person:LaTress Peoples
Telephone:214-448-0663
Email:lpeoples@literacyachieves.org
Website:http://www.vmlc.org/literacyachieves

Lunch Box Of Love

Lunch Box of Love is an Arlington-based nonprofit organization that believes in helping less fortunate people in their time of need. As so many found out recently, life can change in the blink of an eye. A job can be lost, and people get displaced. For those people, Lunch Box of Love is there to reach out a helping hand. We see a need, We act to meet that need.

Feeding the Homeless, disadvantaged families, giving out school supplies, every Tuesday and Friday we distribute already put together Produce boxes.

General Service Needs
Fundraising, grant writing, proposals, budget planning, marketing

Available for UTA students
Sorting, unloading, reorganizing, putting together care packages, putting together food bags, helping with fundraising

Address:1223 E Corporate Dr E h, Arlington, TX 76006
Contact Person:Melissa Dent - CEO
Telephone:214-903-9623
Email:love@lunchboxoflove.org
Website:http://www.lunchboxoflove.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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