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.


ChildCareGroup

CCG’s mission is to champion a strong two-generation system that teaches children and parents, train early childhood professionals and assist families by providing early childhood programs, child care assistance, professional development and family support.  www.childcaregroup.org

 

Community JAM!

What: Community event in south Dallas. Get to know the community and help families connect with additional resources.

When: Saturday, November 22

Where: Dallas Bethlehem Center: 4410 Leland Avenue, Dallas, 75215

Contact: Zuleyma Bernabe at zbernabe@ccgroup.org

To Volunteer: Sign up here here.

 

Rainbow Days

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

 

Sorting Food for Local Families – Nov 22, Dec 20

What:  Help sort food for local families living in motels

When: Fridays, 11/22, 12/20, 9:30-11:30am

Where: Crossroads Community Services, 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Rd, Dallas, TX 75236

Contact:  Denise Glasco at deniseg@rainbowdays.org or 214-284-9869

To Volunteer:  Sign up here

 

Saturday with Santa – December 14

What:  A special day of family fun holiday-themed activities, including a visit with Santa, presents and lunch

When: Saturday, December 14

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

Contact:  Sunni Roaten at SunniR@rainbowdays.org or 214-284-9869

To Volunteer:  Sign up here

 

Dallas Children’s Theater

The mission of Dallas Children’s Theater is to inspire young people to creative and productive lives through the art of theater.  DCT has several outreach programs designed to help low-to-moderate income families experience the enriching experience of live theater. www.dct.org

 

Ushering for Performances

Ushering at public performances of our main stage productions during the 2019 Fall season (ages 13+).

When: Saturdays and Sundays during Fall 2019 at 1:30 pm or 4:30 pm. Dates are: Dec 7, Nov 23, Dec 22 and Dec 28.

Where: Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman (@ E. Northwest Highway), Dallas, TX 75228

Contact:  Wanda Roberson at wanda.roberson@dct.org for volunteer forms

 

Ongoing Opportunities

Options for volunteering on a regular and ongoing basis.


Buckner

Buckner collaborates with low-income communities in hopes to help transform and empower children and families. Their goal is to spur positive relationships, motivate ambition for the future, teach life skills, and provide a place to grow and learn. www.buckner.org

 

Academic Tutoring in West Dallas

Provide and/or serve a meal to the occurs every Tuesday from 4:00-6:00 PM beginning September 24th. This is an opportunity to invest in West Dallas students by helping them achieve academic success. Volunteers can come as often as they like (a weekly commitment is desired but not required).

When: Tuesdays, 4-6pm

Where: 2303 Bickers Street, Dallas, TX, 75212

Contact: Robin Bruster at rbruster@buckner.org

To Volunteer:  Find out more and register here

 

Youth Leadership

This is a great opportunity to mentor middle and high school students in the Bachman Lake area. Volunteers will serve as teaching assists for sessions that focus on topics like leadership, relationships, and job readiness. Volunteers can come as often as they like (a weekly commitment is desired but not required).

When: Wednesdays, 5:45-8pm

Where: 2303 Bickers Street, Dallas, TX, 75212

Contact: Robin Bruster at rbruster@buckner.org

To Volunteer:  Find out more and register here


 

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

 

Family Gateway

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

 

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.

 

Dallas Children’s Theater

The mission of Dallas Children’s Theater is to inspire young people to creative and productive lives through the art of theater.  DCT has several outreach programs designed to help low-to-moderate income families experience the enriching experience of live theater. www.dct.org

 

Ushering for Performances

Ushering at public performances of our main stage productions during the 2019 Fall season (ages 13+).

When: Saturdays and Sundays during Fall 2019 at 1:30 pm or 4:30 pm. Dates are: Sept 22, October 12, Oct 25, Dec 7, Nov 23, Dec 22 and Dec 28.

Where: Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman (@ E. Northwest Highway), Dallas, TX 75228

Contact:  Wanda Roberson at wanda.roberson@dct.org for volunteer forms

 

 

Rainbow Days

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

 

Sorting Food for Local Families – Sep 27, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 20

What:  Help sort food for local families living in motels

When: Fridays, 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20, 9:30-11:30am

Where: Crossroads Community Services, 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Rd, Dallas, TX 75236

Contact:  Denise Glasco at deniseg@rainbowdays.org or 214-284-9869

To Volunteer:  Sign up here


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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