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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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Aberg Center for Literacy

Aberg Center for Literacy’s mission is to build richer lives, stronger families, and better communities through programs in English fluency, Spanish and English GED preparation, …

Aberg Center for Literacy’s mission is to build richer lives, stronger families, and better communities through programs in English fluency, Spanish and English GED preparation, early childhood education and family literacy. This is accomplished by having the adults take classes Monday-Thursday from 9-12 pm, during the school year. If the student has a preschool child, then childcare is provided during that time. The teachers follow a curriculum to help ensure that the children will be prepared for their time to attend school. The parents commit to come to school to read to their child for 30 minutes each day and attend a weekly class to learn how they can be the best educator for their child.

Service Needs
Preschool Book Drives

Address: 5100 Ross Ave, Dallas, 75206
Contact Person:Brandy Mendoza
Telephone: (214) 826-6501×103
Email:brandymendoza@aspiretolearn.org
Website:http://www.abergcenter.org

Ability Connection

The mission of Ability Connection is to enrich the lives of children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities through comprehensive, life changing care, training and supports.
At Ability Connection we utilize volunteers in many ways. We like to call our volunteers Connection Ambassadors. At our training centers we utilized our Connection Ambassadors with administrative support by filing, making copies, organizing, and with mailings. There are also opportunities to help with facilities assistance, by helping with janitorial work, handyman services, and grounds cleanup. We encourage Connection Ambassadors to interact with members by teaching a special class on art, music, movement, science, tech, gardening, spelling, Spanish, reading, or any other activity that would enrich the lives of our members. Also Connection Ambassadors can come to the training centers to socialize, play games, or help during meal time.
We also have 7 group homes that Connection Ambassadors can go to interact with members by having a cookout, planning a Game Night, reading to members, start or maintain a veggie garden. There are also opportunities to help with maintenance in the group homes.
Part of our mission is to get our members out into the community on field trips. So there are many opportunities for Connection Ambassadors to help facilitate on these trips to sporting events, museums, the aquatic center, the animal shelter.
We have special events throughout the year that we utilize Connection Ambassadors. Our two main events are the Black and White Ball, and Vine and Dine Annual Dinner.
One of our Connection Ambassador programs is called Connection Companions. Our Connection Companions are paired up with one of our members to establish an enriching one on one relationship. The goal is to help members that can be socially and physically isolated to develop relationship with people in the community. The Connection Companion would visit the member in their home, set up fun activities in the community, and stay in regular contact with the member.
Address:8802 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75235
Contact Person:Landon Cole
Telephone:2143512500
Email:lcole@abilityconnection.org
Website:http://www.abilityconnection.org

Academy 4

We connect churches to schools and communities through mentoring 4th graders in leadership. We provide a mentor for EVERY 4th grader in the economically disadvantaged …

We connect churches to schools and communities through mentoring 4th graders in leadership. We provide a mentor for EVERY 4th grader in the economically disadvantaged schools we serve. Our volunteers serve together once a month for 90 minutes and mentor the 4th graders in leadership. They express love and care and provide the students with a positive relationship with a dependable adult.
*NOTE: This year, our mentoring will take place online via Zoom, and the time commitment will be 60 minutes per month.

General Service Needs
mentors

Address:1905 West Broadway Fort Worth, TX 76102
Contact Person:Joy Schwartz
Telephone:817-253-7755
Email:joy.schwartz@academy4.org
Website:https://www.academy4.org/

ACH Child and Family Services

ACH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children, youth and families in our community overcome life's challenges.

ACH utilizes a solution-focused, competency-based care approach to working with our clients. All ACH services are child-centered and family-focused to best address the needs of children while closely involving families. We partner with our clients to provide the right services and right level of assistance that will help our clients overcome life's challenges and achieve their own goals.

ACH operates its programs and services from a variety of locations in the 19 counties we serve. Our central mailing address and admi
ACH Child and Family Services target the specific needs of our agency's programs and services. Individuals, groups and volunteer mentors partner with our clients and staff on a one-time, episodic/seasonal or regular basis. By joining our team, you can advocate for those we serve within the community. See our current opportunities and upcoming volunteer activities/events below.

See website for specific volunteer needs. https://achservices.org/am-site/media/volunteer-services-opportunities.pdf
Address:3712 Wichita Street, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Contact Person:Allan Crosby, Volunteer Services Manager
Telephone:682.432.1131
Email:volunteers@achservices.org
Website:http://www.achservices.org/volunteer

AIDS Interfaith Network, Inc. — Dallas

AIDS Interfaith Dallas is a multicultural, community-based, non-profit service organization whose programs are designed to meet the practical, emotional, and spiritual needs of persons living …

AIDS Interfaith Dallas is a multicultural, community-based, non-profit service organization whose programs are designed to meet the practical, emotional, and spiritual needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS. The program provides services for persons living with HIV/AIDS, gives support to the people who care for them, and educates people who are at-risk in order to intervene in the spread of HIV. A 30 minute Volunteer intake and briefing required. Intakes are scheduled anytime Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We make VOLUNTEERING EASY!

Address:501 N. Stemmons, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75207
Contact Person:Steven Pace
Telephone:(214) 943-4444
Email:space@aidsinterfaithnetwork.org
Website:http://www.aidsinterfaithnetwork.org

AIDS Outreach Center

AIDS Outreach Center (AOC) is the largest AIDS Service Organization in Tarrant and eight surrounding rural counties educating the public about HIV/AIDS, providing social services, …

AIDS Outreach Center (AOC) is the largest AIDS Service Organization in Tarrant and eight surrounding rural counties educating the public about HIV/AIDS, providing social services, and acting as the voice of men, women and children living with HIV. AOC offers the greater community and people with HIV the following programs: HIV Prevention and Community Education, Medical Case and Treatment Management, Mental Health Counseling, Nutritional Support and Nutritional Counseling, Legal Services, Health Insurance Assistance, Housing and Transportation Assistance, Group Support, and Youth Services. Case management services are also provided to assist clients in obtaining resources and services to meet critical social needs not met by AOC by helping clients to have sufficient services to live safe, healthy, and more independent lives. Volunteers will need to fill out an application, have a background check done, and attend HIV orientation.

Address: 400 N. Beach Street, Fort Worth, TX 76111
Contact Person:
Telephone:817-335-1994
Email:volunteer@aoc.org
Website:http://www.aoc.org

Alley's House

Alley’s House provides a nurturing, stable environment to help teen mothers overcome obstacles and become thriving women through counseling, innovative learning, GED prep and testing, …

Alley’s House provides a nurturing, stable environment to help teen mothers overcome obstacles and become thriving women through counseling, innovative learning, GED prep and testing, and workforce development.

General Service Needs:

GED Tutoring: Give support by providing one-on-one tutoring to teen moms who are preparing for the GED test, materials and orientation to tutoring is provided. Subjects include: reading, language arts, math, science and social studies. Minimum 2 hour weekly commitment requested.

Childcare: Provide entertaining and educational activities to children (average age is 18 months old) in a fun and safe atmosphere. Your help allows the teen moms to focus on their studies and participate in the program. There is an increased need for childcare volunteers during the summer program. Minimum 2 hour weekly commitment requested. Minimum age: 16

Program and Administrative: Provide hands-on support to program and executive staff. At the volunteers’ discretion, this can include assisting clients in the office with different program activities (Microsoft office training, resumes, on-the-job office training, job applications).

Evening, Weekend and flexible opportunities

Mentors for Young Mothers: A one-on-one mentoring program that matches female volunteers with teen moms. Mentors provide guidance and help their teen mom achieve her goals. 2 scheduled activities required per month with a 1 year minimum commitment. Activities are scheduled based on mentor and teen mom availability. Minimum age: 21 

Tasks Available for UTA Students:

  • Office and Administrative tasks
  • Childcare
  • Tutoring needs
  • workshop development and facilitation
  • organizing
Address:4105 Junius St., Dallas, TX 75246
Contact Person:Christina Easton
Telephone:214 526 8721
Email:info@hopecottage.org
Website:alleyshouse.org

Alliance for Children

Alliance for Children is a Childrens Advocacy Center in Tarrant County. Our mission is to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through learned investigations, …

Alliance for Children is a Childrens Advocacy Center in Tarrant County. Our mission is to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through learned investigations, healing services, and community education

There are a variety of ongoing volunteer opportunities at Alliance for Children. The following are required to become a volunteer.

  • Request application for Childrens Volunteer application by sending an email to jarton@allianceforchildren.org
  • Submit and pass a Child Abuse/Neglect Registry and DPS criminal history check; further instructions will be provided
  • Attend a half day Volunteer orientation and Stewards of Children training 
  • Schedule a volunteer interview
Address: 908 Southland Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Contact Person:Jamie Harton
Telephone:817-989-9075
Email:jharton@allianceforchildren.org
Website:http://www.allianceforchildren.org

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. The Alzheimer’s Association provides caregiver support through a 24-hour helpline, care consultation, support groups, education programs, early stage support and social engagement for caregivers and those with dementia.

 General Service Needs:

Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign: Student(s) will develop and implement a campaign to increase awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia and the Alzheimer’s Association as the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research

Volunteer Recruitment Campaign: Student(s) will develop and implement a campaign to recruit volunteers to deliver Alzheimer’s Association programs and services in the Tarrant County area

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Outreach Campaign: Student(s) will develop and implement a campaign to reach families with programs and services and impact communities through our diversity and inclusion initiatives of the Alzheimer's Association

Advocacy: Student(s) will perform a wide variety of tasks and are assigned roles that match their skills, availability and preferences including contacting elected officials, organizing events, and engaging online, through local media and committees

 

Tasks Available for UTA Students:

Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign, Volunteer Recruitment Campaign, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Outreach Campaign, and Advocacy.

Address:2630 West Freeway, Suite #100
Contact Person:Holly Taylor - Program Manager
Telephone:817-500-9829
Email:hltaylor@alz.org
Website:http://www.alz.org

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

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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