We have the ability to give much more than dollars to our grant recipients. In 2010, we initiated our Community Engagement program. Through these events employees of our sponsors partner with our grant recipients to offer hands on help throughout the year in the form of volunteer time.



Volunteer Opportunities

Single event and urgent need volunteer opportunities.


Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

The mission of the DCAC is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to provide national leadership on child abuse issues. www.dcac.org

 

Back to School Party – August 3, 2019

Join us as we kick off the 2019-2020 school year! We will be handing out backpacks, school supplies, and uniform assistance cards to our clients and their families. This is a wonderful way to help make sure our kids have a great year!  Minimum age: 16 with parent present, 18 without supervision. Background checks required for adults.

When: Saturday, August 3 from 8:00am to 2:00pm

Where: DCAC, 5351 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228

Contact:  Jenna Sampson at jsampson@dcac.org for more information

 

Trunk or Treat – October 29, 2019

Decorate your trunk, tailgate or hatchback and provide candy for clients as they enjoy a day of fun fall activities! Minimum age: 18 years. Background check required.

When: October 29

Where: DCAC, 5351 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228

Contact:  Jenna Sampson at jsampson@dcac.org for more information

 

The mission of Rainbow Days is To help children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. www.rainbowdays.org

 

Back-to-School Celebration – August 14, 2019

Rainbow Days’ Back-to-School Celebration presented by the MoneyGram Foundation will serve over 500 homeless children this year.  At this special carnival-like event, children from area shelters enjoy a fun afternoon of games, activities and refreshments and at the conclusion of the event, each school-ages child receives a new backpack filled with required school supplies, a play outfit and a new school uniform to start off the new school year!  There are LOTS of volunteer opportunities for this event as well as needs for donations of school supplies for both elementary and kindergarten students and baked goods to help make the celebration a success. All volunteers must complete an application for background check. Do so here. Please click here to see volunteer options and to sign up.

When: August 14

Where: Rainbow Days Office, 8150 N. Central Expressway, Suite M1003, Dallas, TX 75206 and

Dallas Market Center (North Hall), 2200 Stemmons Frwy., Dallas, TX 75207

Contact:  Sunni Roaten at sunnir@rainbowdays.org or (214) 217-3833

 

 

Buckner Children and Family Services

Buckner International transforms the lives of vulnerable children, enriches the lives of senior adults and builds strong families through Christ-centered values.

 

West Dallas Back to School Bash – August 3, 2019

What:  Volunteers need to assist with registration, running games, serving food and directing families.

When:  Saturday, August 3 8:30am – 1:30pm

Where:  3906 N Westmoreland Rd, Dallas, TX 75212

Sign up here!

 

Crafting Help and Childcare – August 15 and August 29, 2019

What: Women’s crafting class help and childcare

When:

Thursday, August 15 9:30am – 12:00pm

Thursday, August 29

Where: 2303 Bickers St, Dallas TX, 75212

Sign up here!


Ongoing Opportunities

Options for volunteering on a regular and ongoing basis.


Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

The mission of the DCAC is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to provide national leadership on child abuse issues. www.dcac.org

 

Serve a Meal at DCAC

Provide and/or serve a meal to the families visiting us for services in the evening. Minimum age: 13 with parent present, 18 without supervision. Background checks required for adults.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 5pm to 7:30pm

Where: DCAC, 5351 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228

Contact:  Jenna Sampson at jsampson@dcac.org for more information

 

Host a Drive for DCAC

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s (DCAC) Clothes Closet provides children and families with many urgently needed items including clothing, toiletries and toys. The community plays a vital role in helping support families through their time at DCAC by organizing and hosting drives for needed items. Make a collection or donate the following new, unused items:

Current Needs:

New toys and activities for girls & boys (ages 0-17)

New undergarments for girls & boys (ages 3-17)

New t-shirts & athletic shorts for girls & boys (3-17)

Store gift cards:  Target, Walmart, any restaurants/fast food place

Contact:  Jenna Sampson at jsampson@dcac.org for more information

 
Vogel Alcove

Offers therapeutic educational programs that are specifically designed to support children who are homeless. www.vogelalcove.org

 

Backyard Buddy
Volunteers play with children in “The Backyard,” their fabulous, interactive playground, or in the gym in case of bad weather. If interested, please complete the Volunteer Form here.
 
Bye-Bye Bags 
Volunteers gather the supplies and fill the snack bags to distribute to children at the end of the day. If interested, please complete the Volunteer Form here.

 

The mission of Family Gateway is to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness.  

 

What: Multiple opportunities to help and online sign up is available, including:

Helping kids with homework

Preparing and/or serving a meal

Providing kitchen support

Answering Helpline calls (18+)

Cleaning/facilities maintenance

 

Where: Family Gateway, 711 S. St. Paul St, Dallas, TX 75201

To Volunteer: Complete a volunteer profile here. Background check required.


Supplies/Donations Requested


 
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

The mission of the DCAC is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to provide national leadership on child abuse issues. www.dcac.org

 

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s (DCAC) Clothes Closet provides children and families with many urgently needed items including clothing, toiletries and toys. The community plays a vital role in helping support families through their time at DCAC by organizing and hosting drives for needed items. Make a collection or donate the following new, unused items:

 

Current Needs:
New toys and activities for girls & boys (ages 0-17)
New undergarments for girls & boys (ages 3-17)
New t-shirts & athletic shorts for girls & boys (3-17)
Store gift cards:  Target, Walmart, any restaurants/fast food place

 

Sponsor:

Back to School Items

Meals at DCAC

 

Contact:  Jenna Sampson at jsampson@dcac.org for more information

 

Vogel Alcove

Offers therapeutic educational programs that are specifically designed to support children who are homeless. www.vogelalcove.org


Urgent Needs
Children’s Clothing (boys and girls sizes 2t-6t)
Children’s belts
New children’s socks and underwear (2t-6t)
New/Gently used coats, rain jackets, ponchos (Size 2T-6T, boys and girls)
New Children’s toys
Umbrellas

Contact: Vogel Alcove receptionist at 214-368-8686

 

Promise House

Promise House provides life-saving care to homeless youth ages 0-24. To donate, please shop the Promise House Amazon Wishlistwww.promisehouse.org/



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