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.


New Friends New Life

Restores and empowers formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children by providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health and spiritual support. www.newfriendsnewlife.org

 

Coordinate a drive to fill care kits distributed to members twice per week. Visit the Amazon Wishlist to see a list of current needs.

Purchase from the Amazon Wishlist or make a monetary donation.

Purchase to-go lunches for members to pick up when they drop-by for their care kits. If we were in the office, we would be providing warm meals for members while they attend counseling sessions and classes. To-go lunches allow us to continue meeting the most basic needs of nourishment for our members.

Provide virtual training and support. On-site, more than 20 classes are offered for members that cover everything from resume-writing to cooking tips to creative expression through art. Currently, virtual tutoring sessions for girls from the Youth Resource Center, and other classes are being offered virtually to keep members engaged.

Contact:  Melany Vargas at mvargas@newfriendsnewlife.org


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.


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/

 

 

New Friends New Life

Restores and empowers formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children by providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health and spiritual support. www.newfriendsnewlife.org

 

Purchase from the Amazon Wishlist or make a monetary donation.

Contact:  Melany Vargas at mvargas@newfriendsnewlife.org



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- Karen Hughes
President & CEO, Vogel Alcove