Agape Project

Ministry Directory

To support you in your search for an opportunity to serve, we are developing relationships with a growing number of organizations. Here are some opportunities that might be right for you.

You can sort this list by Name, Focus, or Campus.

Name Focus Campus
Agape Development - community transformation, discipleship with all ages Mentoring Houston info »

At Agape Development, we are transforming our neighborhood by preparing Christ-following, independent, community leaders.

Contact
Amanda Garner
Volunteer Coordinator
Office: 713.658.1001
Cell: 832.275.9932
amandag@agapedevelopment.org
agapedevelopment.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Getting Ahead Childcare
    Wednesdays August-December 6:00-9:00 - Come support our adult programs by providing childcare while their parents participate in our Getting Ahead class.


  • Backyard Bible Club Assistant
    Commit to coming one afternoon a week for a semester to work with the same child or group of children.


  • Flag Football Coaches
    - Boys 3rd – 6th grade
    - Games and practice at Texans YMCA
    - Practice once during the week
    - Games on Saturday, time TBD


  • HIS League Volleyball Coaches
    - Girls: HIS League is expanding to include girls’ volleyball.
    - Share your skill set and knowledge with our girls!
    - Practice and games TBD


  • Too Hype Teen Night
    Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm at least twice a month - Come for food, fellowship, worship, spiritual lesson, and fun at our youth night. Fellowship (and eat if you want!) with teens during dinner, engage in activities, help “keep the peace” during worship and the talk time, and build relationships with our amazing teenagers.


  • Dream Team Guide
    Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 at least twice a month - Commitment is semester-long, but we hope that most of our Partners will go the distance with their teen for the entire school year. Volunteers will be partnered with a teen to discuss their spiritual, educational, and life goals, and then empower the teen to take action towards building a plan with detailed steps that are both short term and long term. Volunteer will work with the teen to make progress on these goals. Teens will have ownership, think of yourself as a guide - you have the resources, tools and experience to share but will let the teen develop a plan for themselves as they engage in research on the computer and at our college or job site visits during the school year.


  • Drivers
    Tuesdays - Many of the teens in our program attend schools outside our district. Help our teens attend Teens with Dreams by picking them up from school and dropping them off at Agape Development. Schools we expect to be picking up from: Yes Prep, Beatrice Mays, Lamar, Yates, and Core Academy.



Requirements:
- Attend a new volunteer orientation
- Complete the volunteer application/liability waiver
- Sign Agape Development’s Code of Conduct
- Complete background check form
- Attend a program specific training if necessary

ALERT Ministries - youth in juvenile detention Incarceration Dallas info »

ALERT Ministries is looking for students, 21 years of age or older, to volunteer with our programs to the kids in the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center once a week.

Contact
Dawn Waters Baker
ALERT Ministries Volunteer
dawn@dawnsartsite.com
alertministries.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Art Class
    Looking for men and women volunteers who have a heart for incarcerated youth. We are loving on boys and girls by teaching them the basics of art, both to see a creative project through to completion, but to also learn new and healthy ways to express emotion. We need seminary students who want to walk alongside the youth in juvenile detention by giving these boys and girls attention, encouragement, and respect through the simple gesture of a listening ear. We meet on Tuesdays from 3-5pm.

  • Computer Coding Class
    Looking for men and women to volunteer (days and times TBD). Assist Jon Glidden in teaching incarcerated youth to code robots in preparation for a Robot Wars competition. Must have basic knowledge of computer coding.


Requirements:
- Attend a Dallas County Background Check,
- Orientation
- Finger printing
- Signed Statement of Faith
- Signed Sexual Purity Agreement
- Signed Doctrinal Protection Policy,
- Self-Transportation
- Must commit to 6-8 weeks of the program.

Bartimaeus Baptist Temple - worship service for people with disabilities Disability Dallas info »

Bartimaeus Baptist Temple has a very special mission to provide a place of worship for people with disabilities, their families, friends and caregivers. Today second-generation Pastor David Whitmore and his wife Priscilla carry on that mission started by Don and Anna Ruth Whitmore (David’s father and mother) launched over fifty years ago to share the love of Christ in a warm, welcoming, and accessible environment located near downtown Dallas.

Contact
Larry Thacker, Jr.
Associate Pastor
972.814.5067
larry@bbtemple.org
www.bbtemple.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Transportation
    Looking for men and women volunteers who want to ride along and connect with those we pick up for the Sunday afternoon worship service.

  • Worship
    Stay for the service and worship with us. Be available for those who need help in various ways during the service, and be ready for God to minister to you through the ones you serve.

    Other opportunities may become available as our needs change, or you might want to suggest your own ideas of how you can serve. Let us know.


Requirements:
A compassionate heart and a willingness to look beyond the damaged packaging to the human spirit inside.

Behind Every Door - children in under-served neighborhoods Education Dallas info »

Our vision is to build relationships with children who are below the poverty line, ages 5-18, and to give them strategic opportunities to step into Christian Discipleship and to step out of generational poverty. Come help us one day/week.

Contact
Britt Glomski
Director of Creating Opportunities
britt@behindeverydoor.org
behindeverydoor.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Tutoring
    Many children are unable to read homework or directions and need one on one assistance that they won’t get at home.

    M-Th 3:15-4:30 p.m.

    Locations:
    • Willow Pond Apartments
      6003 Abrams Rd.
      Dallas, TX 75231


    • Village Oaks Apartments
      3550 E. Overton Rd.
      Dallas, TX 75216

  • Mentoring
    This can be a life changer for a child! Willingness to enter a long term relationship with a child, communication each week with time together twice a month. Requirements for Mentoring: Attend 1.5-hour Mentor Training, background check, references.


Requirements
Complete Volunteer Application online at behindeverydoor.org.

Blake's House - women who aged out of foster care Safehouse Dallas info »

Fifty-one percent of children who age-out of foster care end up homeless, in jail, or dead within one year of leaving care at age eighteen. Blake’s House seeks to provide a safe living environment for young ladies that have aged out of foster care or have become homeless for other reasons to develop their spiritual walk with Christ, further their education, learn life skills, give back to the community, become a productive working member of society, and finally transition to independent living with a support system in place.

Contact
Marcie Bazor
Director
214.724.1598
marcie@blakeshouse.org
blakeshouse.org


Opportunities Available:

  • We are looking for someone interested in working one on one with our girls, teaching basic life skills. Each girl has a track they are on, working at their own pace. We won't ask you to teach anything, you don't already know. It can be anything from counting change, drive time lessons, basic cooking and cleaning, or discussing emergency situations.  


Requirements:
A compassionate heart and a willingness to look beyond the damaged packaging to the human spirit inside.

Bridge's Safehouse - women in crisis and their children Safehouse Dallas info »

Bridges Safehouse is a nonprofit, faith based transitional housing program which is operated by donors and volunteers. We provide shelter, resources, life skills training, counseling, and mentoring necessary to overcome life’s obstacles. We do this with a stable and safe environment while we instill the confidence and character to take their lives to the next level. 

Contact
Nicole Hernandez
Executive Director
469.272.4441
nicole.hernandez@bridgessafehouse.org
bridgessafehouse.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Fun Night
    The average age of our Moms is 23 years old and they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. On Friday and Saturday nights we like to show them how to have some fun. This can be through art, music, poetry, etc. You can make dinner together or watch a family friendly movie. Ideal time frame is 6pm-9pm, plan for 5 ladies and 3-5 children.

  • Children's Activities
    If you love kids we have the place for you! Individuals or groups are welcome for children's activities Mon.-Fri. from 10:30am-11:30am or 3:00pm-4:00pm while our mothers attend classes. The most important part of this volunteer opportunity is to provide love, patience and Christ-like encouragement to children ages birth – 6 who are recovering from the trauma of homelessness and possibly abuse. This could be leading Sunday school type classes, helping with arts and crafts or special events (like birthday parties).


Requirements:
- Completed volunteer application
- Criminal background check (found at www.bridgessafehouse.org/volunteers)
- 30 minute volunteer orientation.

Champions of Hope - children and youth in South Dallas Mentoring Dallas info »

Champions of Hope is a ministry seeking the transformation of individuals and a community though the gospel of Jesus Christ by gospel-driven relationships. We work to see one area of our city, South Dallas, filled with hope and healing through Christ-centered relationships that start with mentoring, lead to discipleship, and eventually produce leaders of Godly character.

Contact
Billy Rose
Director of Mentoring and Discipleship
214.669.3552
billy@championsohopedallas.org
championsofhope.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Mentor
    Looking for men and women to be a mentor for one youth in south Dallas. This includes seeing them twice a month and communicating with their parent once a week for a period of at least two years.

    Small Group Leader
    Looking for men and women to lead small group of students who attend a weekly bible study (Thursday 6-7:30pm). Ages range from 4th-12th grade. One year requirement.

    Small Group Attender
    Looking for men and women that will sit in on participate in discussion, while building relationships with the young people. One semester requirement.

    Requirements:
    - Attend an orientation
    - Complete MinistrySafe training
    - Complete an interview (mentoring or leader)
    - Complete application (if mentoring)
    - Sign statement of faith

Chase Oaks Church - website Church Dallas info »

Visit the website for volunteer opportunities listed by the church.

You can also contact them directly for more information.


Contact:
John Stanley
External Ministries Pastor
Chase Oaks Church
972.783.8800
jstanley@chaseoaks.org


Some volunteer opportunities may not meet the requirements of the Agape Project. Always consult with the Associate Director of the Agape Project before you being your service.

Christian Care Hospice - hospice care Hospice Dallas info »

At Christian Care Hospice, we provide compassionate care. Our team of professionals is passionate about the care we provide to our families. Our team includes experienced, skilled personnel who help maintain comfort and dignity while managing the end of life needs of patients.

Contact
Amanda Matts
Volunteer Coordinator
972.686.3753
amatts@cccinc.net
ChristianCareCenters.org


Opportunities Available:

    What if someone challenged you to a new kind of volunteering? What if you were asked to not do, but to simply be. To be a friend. To be a good listener. Could you accept the challenge to minister with your presence and your friendship? We, at Christian Care Hospice, empower our patients and their families to embrace life. We simply desire to love our patients at where ever they are today: in need of a hug, in need of a laugh, in need of a hand to hold, or in need of someone to just sit with them. Our volunteers play a crucial role in this endeavor by giving their time and talents. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss specific opportunities.


Requirements:
- Application, TB test, background check, drug test
- Interview with Volunteer Coordinator (over the phone or in person)
- Commitment of 1 hour per week of service
- 8 hour training (meals and all training material will be provided for free

Church In The Park - worship with homeless men and women Homelessness Houston info »

Church in the Park (affiliated with Burning Hope Ministries) is a place for homeless men & women in our community to come together and hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and to worship Him. We meet every Saturday morning from 7:30-9:30 at Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church (parking lot), 3401 Fannin. You will be blessed by sharing the love of Christ and His message of hope & deliverance through the opportunities below.

Contact
Pastor Craig Hearn
Director of Church in the Park
President of Burning Hope Ministries
832.465.2541
craig@burning-hope-ministries.org
burning-hope-ministries.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Serving Before Service
    -Serving doughnuts & coffee while reflecting the light & love of Jesus Christ to these men & women through handshakes, encouragement, conversation and prayer.
    -Praise & Worship (by prior arrangement).

    Serving During Service
    -Preparing sac-lunches and blessing bags (hygiene bags).
    -Sharing the Message (by prior arrangement).
    -Testimonials (by prior arrangement). Share your experience, strength & hope.

    Serving After Service
    -Altar call/Prayer.
    -Hand out sac-lunches and blessing bags.
    -Distribute shoes & clothing, when available.
    -Stack Chairs.
    -Fellowshipping/edification.

    Requirements:
    - NO REQUIREMENTS… just a heart ready to be filled-up and emptied-out.

Cornerstone Family Ministries - discipling, mentoring, and training in underserved neighborhoods Education Houston info »

Cornerstone Family Ministries is a multi-cultural, faith-based, non-profit organization located in the heart of the Spring Branch community in Houston, Texas. Its mission is to develop relationships with families in underserved neighborhoods by building and fostering biblical communities. Cornerstone Family Ministries engages Churches to encourage the community through developing programs, local leadership, and strategic partnerships for the purpose of sharing the Gospel and restoration of the community.

Contact
Caitlyn Whirt
Program Director
office: 713.255.2945, ext. 103
cell: 717.725.8451
caitlyn@cfmhouston.org
cfmhouston.org


Opportunities Available:

Want to build meaningful relationships in a safe place? Be a part of Family Night (weekly Bible classes for Pre K - 12).

  • Classroom Teacher
    The classroom teacher is responsible for the teaching and coordination of teaching for the class (Pre K-5th Grade). Being a classroom teacher does not necessarily mean that you have to teach each week. This is a weekly commitment on Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

  • Assistant Teacher
    The assistant teacher helps coordinate activities and teaching for the class time and may be asked from time to time to teach (Pre K-5th Grade). This is a weekly commitment on Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

  • Small Group Leader
    Small Group leaders work with our Middle School and High students by leading small group, building relationships, and participating in recreation with the students. This is a weekly commitment on Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm


Requirements:
- Review Volunteer Manual, Policies and Procedures
- Attend one family night if interested before committing
- Once committed and ready to be assigned position, complete Background Check through Cornerstone

Dallas Life - residential program for men, women and children Homelessness Dallas info »

Dallas Life is a place where homeless men, women and children can receive help and hope during their time of need, a path to recovery and self-sufficient living and a promise that there is a way to begin again.

Contact
Pamela Culbertson
Director of Volunteerism and Children
214.421.1380 x 30
pculbertson@dallaslife.org
dallaslife.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Intake
    You will be meeting with our New Intake (residents who are here for the first time) You will be informing them of Dallas LIFE's services and entering their information into our database. You will be sharing Christ with them and finding out a little more information about their background.

    You are one of the first faces that these people see, offering them a smile and a word of encouragement can help someone decide to stay here and really get their life back together.

    This is a weekly commitment, we need consistent and faithful volunteers who are committing to volunteering a few hours for one of the nights needed every week. We really rely on these volunteers to help us get people processed and ready to stay here.

    Qualifications: You need to send the Director of Volunteerism in email form a little more about your relationship with Christ, how it started and how it has deepened since then. We do trainings with all new intake workers, you would need to attend these three trainings. You must be at least 21 years of age.

    Directions: We need groups of two people per night (we prefer a man and a woman, married couples are allowed). From 5:30-8:30 p.m.


  • Mentoring
    You will be meeting with our New LIFE Residents one-on-one for 60 minutes every other week and have two phone calls with that resident a month.

    You will be an accountability partner and an encourager to this person.

    Women mentor women and men mentor men.

    Qualifications: You need to send the Director of Volunteerism in email form a little more about your relationship with Christ, how it started and how it has deepened since then. You will then be invited to view an orientation video.  You will meet with our Mentor Coordinator. You must be at least 21 years of age.

    Directions: The schedule varies and can be set according to your availability. This is a commitment of anywhere from 4-6 months.


  • Evening Play Time
    You will work with either children ages 5-12 or 13-18 depending on your preference for a two hour period of time in the evenings while their moms or dads shower and take care of their needs onsite.

    We have a play room, an art room, and a teen room that will be available for you to use.

    Qualifications: There is training provided onsite and guidelines that are forwarded to each approved volunteer. You must be at least 18 years of age.

    Directions: Schedule is from 6:45-8:30 p.m. every night of the week.


Requirements:
- To volunteer at Dallas LIFE, you must fill out our application.

- You must be at least 10 years of age to volunteer (age 13 to serve hot foods, age 14 to work with children). All children must be supervised by an appropriate adult.

- Dress code notes: Shorts may be worn, but must be knee length. Shirts must cover the body and have sleeves. For your protection, open-toed shoes should not be worn.

Doctors Hospice - hospice care Hospice Dallas info »

Doctor’s Hospice delivers compassionate care to patients as their life draws towards its end. Our goal is to provide service excellence in all we do for those entrusted in our care. Founded by a team of physicians, our team builds trusting and caring relationships with our patients and their families.

Contact
Missy Clinkscales
Volunteer Coordinator
214.293.6867
mclinkscales@doctorshospice.net
doctorshospice.net


Opportunities Available:

  • We are looking for volunteers who have the compassion and desire to aid a patient and their family during this difficult time. Our team of long term hospice professionals will train you and help you along the way as you share your life for a few hours a week with someone who is dying. Volunteer activities vary depending on patient and may include reading a book to the patient, listening to music with the patient, providing a calming presence for the patient, conversing with the patient, providing respite to spouse or loved one.


Requirements:
- Fill out application
- Background check
- Complete training video and quiz (can do from home)
- Need copy of driver's license.

Emerging FIELD - education and discipleship for low-income families Education Dallas info »

Emerging FIELD is a Christian nonprofit whose mission is to create a more secure future for families in low-­income and/or immigrant communities through educational and discipleship training. Classes for children include Reading & Math Buddy, Music (keyboard) lessons, and FIRST LEGO League Robotics. Adult classes include ESL, Academic Writing, and Bible in American Culture.

Most of our families are Spanish­-speaking, but there are also some mid-­career professionals from China, here for graduate studies.

We currently serve the 75211 zip code (west Oak Cliff) of Dallas, TX. Individual and small group classes meet at Arcadia Park Library. Classes are neither affiliated with nor sponsored by the Dallas Public Library.

Contact
May Shen
Founder
214.870.7257
shen_yumay@hotmail.com
emergingfield.org


Opportunities Available:

  • ESL Conversation Partner
    Tuesdays, 9:00­-10:30 AM
    Talk with adult English learners (advanced level) to help improve student’s listening and speaking skills. Materials to guide conversation will be provided. Students are likely to be mid­-career professionals from a Chinese-­speaking background.

    Bible in American Culture, Co­-Lead
    Fridays, 10:45­-11:45 AM
    Looking for men and women to lead small group of students who attend a weekly bible study (Thursday 6-7:30pm). Ages range from 4th-12th grade. One year requirement.

    ESL Assistant
    Tuesdays 9:00­-10:30
    Academic Writing: Fridays 9:00­-10:30, Saturdays 10:15­-11:30
    Looking for men and women that will sit in on participate in discussion, while building relationships with the young people. One semester requirement.

    Robotics Co­-Coach
    Mondays 5:15­-7:15 PM
    Co­-coach a FIRST LEGO League robotics team made of students ages 9­-14. Help guide the team as they research a topic, prepare a presentation, and design/ build/ program an autonomous robot out of LEGOs. Team will present/ compete in December. The main goal is to help students develop teamwork, communication, and problem­-solving skills as they have fun working on a real­-world project.

    Requirements:
    - Online application at emergingfield.org
    - Background check
    - In-­person interview and orientation
    - Commitment to volunteer weekly or bi-­weekly throughout semester
    - Willingness to listen to diverse worldviews, especially when working with adult students; respect, kindness, and patience

Exodus Ministries - female ex-offenders reunited with their children Incarceration Dallas info »

Exodus Ministries assists female ex-offenders from all ethnic backgrounds that are re-uniting with their children after incarceration in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system. Each of our residents has demonstrated a willingness to make positive changes in their life. These women are dealing with the residual pain of having been separated from their children for a long period of time and do not have the immediate financial resources to sustain their family. Exodus helps them and their families to become productive members of society by serving their spiritual and physical needs.

Contact
Susan Stephens
Operations Manager
214.827.3772
susan@exodusministries.org
exodusministries.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Childcare Help
    (Men and women volunteers welcome.) Love kids? Individuals or groups are needed for childcare Mon.-Fri. from 6-8 p.m. while our mothers attend classes. This is an ongoing need. The most important aspect of this volunteer opportunity is to provide loving and caring Christ-like encouragement to children ages birth – 12 who are recovering from the disruptions that have been a part of their lives. Some of our needs include leading vacation bible school style classes, helping with arts and crafts or special events (like birthday parties). Our school-age kids are also in need of mentors. We are open to your suggestions for activities to do with the kids.

    Resident Care
    (Women volunteers only.) Ladies who enjoy giving makeovers are needed to help boost the residents’ self-esteem. This can include, but is not limited to: haircuts, manicures, pedicures, spa days, face care classes, facials, make-up application classes, and styling tips for professional and everyday dress, etc. Residents also can benefit from cooking classes, and many other simple things they can learn to help them take care of themselves and their families, and to continue to grow in their sense of self-worth. They are also in need of mentors. Again, we are open to your suggestions.

    Requirements:
    - Fill out application
    - Background check
    - Interview with Exodus staff member

Family Gateway - helping families overcome homelessness Homelessness Dallas info »
COMING SOON

Contact Aaron Switzer, Associate Director of the Agape Project for further assistance

aswitzer@dts.edu

214.887.5395
Fellowship Bible Church Dallas - website Church Dallas info »

Visit the website for volunteer opportunities listed by the church.

You can also contact them directly for more information.


Contact:
Cheryl Read
Outreach Pastor
Fellowship Dallas
972.852.4131
outreach@fellowshipdallas.org


Some volunteer opportunities may not meet the requirements of the Agape Project. Always consult with the Associate Director of the Agape Project before you being your service.

Forge for Families - training and discipling families in the Third Ward Education Houston info »
COMING SOON

Contact Aaron Switzer, Associate Director of the Agape Project for further assistance

aswitzer@dts.edu

214.887.5395
Heart House - refugee and underprivileged children Refugees Dallas info »

Heart House is a nonprofit that provides safety, education and opportunity to refugee and underprivileged children. We currently serve in the in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood of Dallas (just 1 mile East of North Park Mall). Students arrive at their Heart House site directly from school. They receive a nutritious meal, homework assistance, a structured curriculum, supervised outdoor playtime, and computer literacy activities. Heart House utilizes a holistic approach when delivering services to our participants by addressing health and safety, social and emotional development, character development, cultural awareness and academic support.

Contact
Lenita Dunlap, MPA, MA
Chief Executive Officer
214.750.7637
ldunlap@hearthousedallas.org
hearthousedallas.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Program Leader
    Read to our students, help with homework, facilitate activities (Reading, Art, STEM, Social Emotional Learning) in learning centers to help students improve their academic & social skills.

    Dates open and closed: Monday-Friday during the school year. We follow the DISD school calendar. Two Saturdays out of the month. Dates TBD.

    Days and times available: 3:30-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. Dates TBD.

    *Paid positions and internships are also available


    Requirements:
    - Application
    - Background check
    - Short volunteer orientation

HIS BridgeBuilders - men and women in poverty Homelessness Dallas info »

HIS BridgeBuilders is an urban missionary organization that mobilizes the Body of Christ to alleviate poverty and promote flourishing communities in our city. We have great opportunities to join the fight against poverty in Dallas as we restore that which is broken into something beautiful.

Contact
Josh Conner
Vice President, Mission Advancement
469.621.5900
jconner@hisbridgebuilders.org
hisbridgebuilders.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Job Training Ally
    We have opportunities for men and women who are willing to be a friend, supporter, and encourager to people looking to break out of poverty. As students go through H.I.S. BridgeBuilders Employment Training, we offer to each student the option of having an ally to walk along side and be their friend. Will you join us in crushing poverty by becoming a friend?


    Requirements:
    - Attend ally orientation
    - Meet one-hour weekly during 5-week training class
    - Be a supportive friend
    - Be an encourager to student
    - Attend your student’s training class graduation
    - Continue following up with student for duration of semester

Hope For Youth - education, mentoring for youth from underserved neighborhoods Mentoring Houston info »

For over 25 years, Hope For Youth has provided Christian mentoring, college prep assistance and summer camp experiences for thousands of inner-city youth to have a fighting chance for a better future. What makes Hope For Youth unique is that we are not geographic dependent. No matter where teens move or how often they move in Houston, our volunteers and mentors stay in touch and bring them to our events. We provide a holistic approach by caring for youth spiritually, academically and socially.

Contact
Moriah Hollander
Donor and Volunteer Relations Manager
832.981.9100
moriah@hopeforyouth.org
hopeforyouth.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Friday Night Live
    Friday Night Live is our primary outreach program where we meet new youth and introduce them to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Typically held on the first and third Friday of the month, the night starts off with dinner, games, and fellowship before hearing a short devotion/message followed by small-group discussion about the topic of the week. Similar to a youth group night, many of our youth have never experienced a church environment so this is a first step. It is our goal to create a loving and inviting atmosphere where students can come and just be a kid, while interacting with volunteers who expose them to the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Our hope is that they will see something they want to get plugged into and keep coming back.

    College & Career Prep.
    College and Career Prep is a bi-monthly program for 11th and 12th graders to assist them in applying to and preparing for college, career or the military, as well as helping them develop the skills they will need for life after high school. As we cover topics from financial aid to creating a budget, we continue to point them to a growing relationship with Jesus.

    Requirements:
    - Fill out online application
    - Background check
    - Onboarding Training in person or by phone

Human Impact - building relationships in the homeless community Homelessness Dallas info »

The Human Impact is the only local organization fully immersed within the homeless community. We build relationships with those living in tents and sleeping in shelters, and we stay committed to those relationships no matter the outcome. By maintaining a consistent presence in homeless encampments and on the streets of South Dallas for three years, we have built a sense of community. The Human Impact believes every person is inherently valuable, and that people often rise to the level of dignity with which they are treated. And when a beloved friend is ready to move forward -- to go to rehab, to reconnect with family, to make a doctor's appointment -- we are there to empower and support them.

Contact
Elisabeth Jordan
Co-Founder
214.862.8231
elisabeth@thehumanimpact.org
thehumanimpact.org

or contact

Elizabeth Webster
intern@thehumanimpact.org


Opportunities Available

  • Anyone is welcome to join us as we go to the streets and the local encampments each week. We are consistently in South Dallas near the homeless shelter Austin Street Center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

    There are 3 specific way you can get involved:
    1. Join us on the streets Tuesday (9:30-11:30 a.m.) or Thursday (9-11 a.m.).
    2. Volunteer to help us with an individual homeless person. For instance, you could volunteer to take them to church every week or once a month.
    3. Help us with set up and take down of our monthly Saturday events.

    Email us for more information, or to talk about joining us and spending time with our friends.
    You can also find more information about our events click here.

Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary School - families in poverty in nearby DISD school Education Dallas info »
COMING SOON

Contact Aaron Switzer, Associate Director of the Agape Project for further assistance

aswitzer@dts.edu

214.887.5395
Irving Bible Church - website Church Dallas info »

Visit the website for volunteer opportunities listed by the church.

You can also contact them directly for more information.


Contact:
Tricia Kinsman
Director of Local Partnerships
Irving Bible Church
972.560.4659
tkinsman@irvingbible.org


Some volunteer opportunities may not meet the requirements of the Agape Project. Always consult with the Associate Director of the Agape Project before you being your service.

Joni & Friends - individuals with disabilities and their families Disability Dallas info »

Joni and Friends, the disability outreach of Joni Eareckson Tada, is dedicated to assisting people with disabilities in their progress toward independence and fulfillment. Our vision is to accelerate Christian ministry to the disability community. The Texas office carries out this vision through a number of unique and dynamic programs that provide training and resources, as well as support and encouragement to individuals and families affected by disability.

Perhaps you’ve heard of our founder, Joni Eareckson Tada? Joni has been a quadriplegic for over 40 years due to a diving accident sustained at age 17. She is known worldwide for her artwork, radio program, 50+ books she has authored, and her public speaking. She founded Joni and Friends in 1979, which provides practical help and hope to the disability community.

Contact
Eric Jones
Area Director
972.941.4525
ejones@joniandfriends.org
joniandfriends.org/texas


Opportunities Available:

  • Volunteer opportunities vary. There is always a need for volunteers with special needs ministries at local churches, or with programs throughout the week for persons with disabilities. We have special events throughout the year when we will need volunteers as well.

    Contact the Area Director for current opportunities.

Requirements:
- Fill out a volunteer application/registration form
- Have a follow-up conversation with one of our staff

Love is Ministry - refugees of all ages Refugees Dallas info »

Love Is Ministry is faith based ministry that is passionately reaching out to the refugee community with the love of Christ. Volunteers will be able to have practical experiences in engaging the gospel with refugees who come from different cultures, languages, and religions, such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Animism, and other world religions. The end goal of our ministry is to make disciples in the refugee community by establishing relationships with them.

Contact
Danny Domingo
Founder
702.485.7836
dannyd@loveisministry.org
loveisministry.org


Opportunities Available:

  • We offer ESL, computer class, after-school, soccer ministry, tutoring, and discipleship to the refugee community to help them to integrate into the American society.


Requirements:
- Fill out the online contact form
- Background check

Melody Parc Ministry - refugees of all ages Refugees Dallas info »

Ministering in ethnically diverse Vickery Meadows area. At various times offering: ESL classes, ladies groups, girls and boys club type activities, summer sports camps, sewing classes. We would love to offer Bible studies for elementary and high school ages if we had the manpower.

Contact
Terri Heard
Associate Director
214.924.4415
twwwh@sbcglobal.net

Opportunities Available:

  • Relationship Building
    Ladies groups meet in the mornings from 10 to noon. Opportunities exist to get to know the ladies, present Bible studies, offer prayer times for requests, etc.

  • Gospel Presentations
    When ladies' groups meet, we have almost as many children as we do ladies. We provide childcare and Bible stories/crafts during these childcare sessions but would like to do more and more often if we had help.

    Requirements:
    - Background check
    - Self transportation

Mercy Street - transforming West Dallas through relationships Mentoring Dallas info »
COMING SOON

Contact Aaron Switzer, Associate Director of the Agape Project for further assistance

aswitzer@dts.edu

214.887.5395
New Friends New Life - formerly trafficked girls, sexually exploited women Trafficking Dallas info »

New Friends New Life restores and empowers formerly trafficked girls and sexually exploited women and their children. By providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health, and spiritual support, New Friends New Life helps women and their children overcome backgrounds of abuse, addiction, poverty, and limited opportunities.

Contact
For more information on ways to volunteer with New Friends New Life please visit:
newfriendsnewlife.org/volunteer-opportunities/


Opportunities Available:

  • Children & Youth Volunteer
    You can leave a legacy, a change that will last for lifetimes to come by volunteering with the children and youth of NFNL! We need volunteers to work with children and youth ages 3-18 on Wednesday evenings, while their mothers attend meetings. Volunteers are needed for guided expressive arts, games, tutoring, life skills enrichment, play, and bible studies. This creates many opportunities to connect relationally with the kids. Volunteer to assist on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for our weekly programs (3 out of 4 Wednesdays each month).

Requirements:
- Volunteer Orientation
- Background Check
- MinistrySafe Volunteer Training

New Life Opportunities - solicitors, traffickers and offenders of prostitution Trafficking Dallas info »

Contact
Renee Breazeale
Executive Director
renee.breazeale@dallascounty.org

or

Contact
Tammy Turon
Program Director
tammy.turon@gmail.com

For additional information, see our website at pdinewlife.org.


Opportunities Available:

  • S.T.O.P. Project (Solicitors, Traffickers, & Offenders of Prostitution)
    This quarterly program was created for individuals who have been arrested for soliciting or purchasing sex (to include those who are arrested for trafficking individuals into sexual slavery/prostitution as well as those who are soliciting prostitution). Volunteer opportunities may include: course presenters, registration and program coordination support, data collection/input assistance, Spanish interpreting, and referral resource assistance.

    New Life Opportunities (NLO) Group Therapy
    NLO groups provide support in a safe, nurturing environment, for individuals to explore issues related to exploitation.  This group, which meets every Wednesday, is primarily comprised of women who have previously engaged in the sex trade, under duress, and who are seeking a way out.  There are all levels of prostitution, trafficking victims as well as survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in the group.  Volunteer opportunities may include: dissementation of group information within the community, group support/input and data collection.

    Requirements:
    - Volunteer Orientation
    - Background Check
    - Trauma Informed Care Training

NewDay Services - rebuilding children's lives by helping parents Incarceration Dallas info »

A faith-based nonprofit organization that impacts children’s lives by empowering parents- giving them hope and inspiration through practical tools and life coaching. We serve through chaplaincy, fathers & mother’s healthy parenting classes and life coaching via mentor navigation. We have an expertise in working with fathers that directly improves the lives of at risk children. Our proven fatherhood programs help men become better fathers and engaged in their children’s lives. We are directly impacting the fatherless epidemic in our country.

Contact
Bob Robinson
Chaplain/Director for FOCUS for Fathers and FOCUS for Mothers Programs
972.897.9696
bob@newdayservices.org
newdayservices.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Focus Fatherhood program
    10 Week Class
    - Build a relationship and encourage fathers whose children have been removed from the home by CPS
    - What’s at stake: children face a life without a father and fathers face a life without their children
    - Men are motivated to change to put their family back together.
    - Demonstrate the love of Christ with a sincere compassion for these men
    - 14 Classes in six different DFW counties
    - Some volunteers may want to join the teaching/facilitation of the curriculum

    Focus for Mothers program
    10 Week Class
    - Build a relationship and encourage mothers whose children have been removed from the home by CPS
    - What’s at stake: children face a life without their mother and mothers face a life without their children
    - Many of these women have experienced domestic violence and a painful past
    - Demonstrate the love of Christ with a sincere compassion for these women
    - 4 Classes in Tarrant County only
    - Some volunteers may want to join the teaching/facilitation of the curriculum

    Requirements:
    - Attend a brief orientation meeting
    - Commit to attending all 10 classes of a class cycle
    - Be compassionate, loving and non judgmental

Northwest Bible Church - website Church Dallas info »

Visit the website for volunteer opportunities listed by the church.

You can also contact them directly for more information.


Contact:
Katy Nieman
Outreach Director
Northwest Bible Church
469.453.7721
knieman@northwestbible.org


Some volunteer opportunities may not meet the requirements of the Agape Project. Always consult with the Associate Director of the Agape Project before you being your service.

Our Calling - a discipleship ministry for the homeless Homelessness Dallas info »

More than a nonprofit serving the homeless, OurCalling is a movement. We are a team of volunteers motivated by the love of Christ to search in every corner of the city for the lost and needy and offer them true friendship and meaningful support. We build long-term relationships with friends on the street, guiding them to a relationship with Jesus Christ that will help them to realize their worth and inspire them to invest in their lives.

We’re the boots on the ground. OurCalling is on the frontline of the battle to cure homelessness. We’re on the streets every day meeting the unsheltered homeless of Dallas County, learning their stories, identifying their needs, and connecting their hearts to Christ. We have formed lasting connections with thousands of individuals who we are proud to be able to include among our friends.

Contact
Pastor Brandon Wallace
Discipleship Pastor
214.444.8796, ext.107
bwallace@ourcalling.org
ourcalling.org/volunteer


Opportunities Available:

  • Each and every day with OurCalling is different and we’re always in need for volunteers to help us serve. Volunteer with us and become a part of this calling.

    You might be asked to: talk and play games with those who visit the cafe, talk with men and women while getting them resources from the warehouse, go on a search and rescue, teach a bible study, sing or play music...
    maybe all of the above.

Requirements:
- Register online
- Complete waiver

Park Cities Baptist Church - various, especially refugee ministry Church Dallas info »
COMING SOON
Park Cities Presbyterian Church - website Church Dallas info »

Visit the website for volunteer opportunities listed by the church.

You can also contact them directly for more information.


Contact:
Mary Kate Barthel
International Campus Connections
Park Cities Presbyterian Church
214.224.2524
marykate.barthel@pcpc.org


Some volunteer opportunities may not meet the requirements of the Agape Project. Always consult with the Associate Director of the Agape Project before you being your service.

Reach the Hill (Redeemer Bible Church) - afterschool ministry with youth Education Dallas info »

Robert T. Hill Middle School is across the street from Redeemer Bible Church. On Friday there is a mass exodus of 12, 13, and 14 year old teens pouring into our parking lot. Why? Well, we’d like to think it’s because they are in love with Jesus, but for most of them it’s because they can get free snacks and play games in the Oasis (our parking lot coffee house). Getting them over here is not the issue, providing enough people to help with homework is. We have a unique opportunity to serve the students, the school, and its teachers by providing homework help for these kids who otherwise, do not receive it (or even acknowledge that they have homework). The other awesome opportunity is to speak truth into these student’s lives! Please consider joining us.

Contact
Patrick Boyd
Director of Student Ministries
Church Phone: 214.340.3633
Patrick's Cell: 214.531.0360
patrick@redeemerbiblechurch.org
redeemerbiblechurch.org/connect/student-ministry/#reachthehill


Opportunities Available:

  • We meet on Fridays right after school, 3:30-5:00pm. (The time is very informal, please feel free to come and go at anytime between the time indicated).

    Homework Help (Tutoring)
    Many of these students have uninvolved parents and their teachers are fighting a losing battle. We can help by encouraging them to do their homework, and to help them do it!

  • Gospel Presentations
    We are on Church property. Let’s push back the gates of Hell! We can talk freely about Jesus. Are you taking PM102? This is a great opportunity to do evangelism, put your gospel presentation project to work!

  • Discipleship/Mentoring
    These kids need mentors. Who better than you? This isn’t a formal thing, pray about it and let it develop!


Requirements:
- Background Check
- Signed Leadership Agreement
- Self-Transportation

Reading Partners - children from low-income families Education Dallas info »

Reading Partners works to ensure that K-4 students from low-income families can determine their own future thanks to proficient reading skills. We recruit and train community volunteers to provide 1:1 instruction in local elementary schools to students who are reading 6 months to 2 1/2 years below grade level.

Contact
Telesa Walton
Community Engagement Director
214.821.4500
telesa.walton@readingpartners.org
readingpartners.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Become a Weekly Tutor
    Volunteer tutors give 45 minutes, once or twice a week, to help a student achieve success in reading. We provide volunteer tutors personalized training, an easy to follow curriculum, and on site support; no previous experience needed! Reading centers are open Monday ­ Friday between the hours of 8 ­ 4 at one of our 24 reading centers.

  • Become a Substitute Tutor
    Can¹t commit to attending one of our centers once a week? Sign up to become a substitute tutor and ensure our students receive the recommended dosage of sessions needed during the school year.


Requirements:
- Each school has its own requirements (background check, etc.) The details are provided to volunteers in an orientation packet.

Reconciliation Outreach - low-income families, various ages Education Dallas info »

OUR VISION is transforming generations.
OUR MISSION is to create a christian community in the inner city to meet the needs of broken lives.

WE VALUE
Grace (God doing in us what we cannot do and unconditional love)
Discipleship (Relationship with Jesus Christ)
Reconciliation (Restored to purpose)
Hope (Promise of a new life)
Honor (Celebrating people as God designed them)
Compassion (Judgment free acceptance)
Transformation (Renewing the mind)

Contact
Dawn Cohen
Initiative 23 Director/Volunteer Coordinator
214.290.2550
dcohen@rodallas.org
restoringhopedallas.com/volunteer-opportunities


Opportunities Available:

  • Women’s Jewelry/Craft Making Class
    Looking for women to volunteer on Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Reconciliation Outreach to mentor and work with women in our residential program. Build relationships with women between the ages of 20 and 65 who are working through life controlling issues. Our program is a Christ Centered program and this class provides items that they will sell in their business, called Esters Adornments, helping to support the women’s ministry.

  • After School Mentor/Tutor
    Including help with homework, reading, games and discipleship. Most of our children’s families cannot help them with their school work because they are unable to read or speak English. Others are single parents working multiple jobs and cannot spend the time the children need to do their homework. After School is from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Any day or any time you can come is valuable and benefits the children.

Requirements:
- Background check
- 1 session-1 hours training done by a staff member

Salvation Army International Corps & Community Center - afterschool program for children in underserved neighborhoods Mentoring Houston info »

Mentoring and discipling children (5K-8th grade) in culturally diverse areas of Houston, many of whom come from families who struggle with poverty, and who live in underserved areas of the city. We provide a safe and secure environment, develop relationships, meet basic needs including opportunities for education and recreation. In all that we do, we teach the children about Jesus, both through lessons, but also through the ways that we love them.

Listening is the best medicine. Our theory is from one of the principles of Christ. He never once told children to be like us…He told us to be like children…Some come and have fun with us and learn and teach the gospel through experience.

Contact
Raymond Slater
Youth Outreach & Evangelism Director
832.899.1067
raymond.slater@uss.salvationarmy.org
salvationarmyhouston.org/international


Opportunities Available:

  • After School Program
    M-F 9:00am – 2:00pm in Summer
    M-F 3:00pm – 7:00pm in Fall

    Promoting and nurturing the educational, social, and spiritual growth of students by: monitoring, assisting with, and correcting academic efforts; providing a safe environment conducive to learning from school and the Word of the LORD.

    - Assist the students with their classwork and homework.
    - Participate in and help facilitate other activities (bible lessons, sports, arts, etc.)

    We want volunteers who want to grow in the following areas:
    Classroom Management Skills, Verbal Communication skills, Resolving Conflict skills, Presentation Skills, Self-Motivated Skills, Motivating Others, Listening, Deals with Uncertainty, Objectivity, Confidentiality, Participation, and finally being a good Godly role model for all the youth and young adults that come to the facility seeking care.

    If you are lacking in these areas but want to grow, please apply we will train you to be a better minister of Christ to the world through kids.

    Requirements:
    - Must attend a 2 hour helping period, unless approved by Director.
    - Background check

Star of Hope - community for homeless individuals and families Homelessness Houston info »
COMING SOON

Contact Aaron Switzer, Associate Director of the Agape Project for further assistance

aswitzer@dts.edu

214.887.5395
Sunnyvale First Baptist Church - website Church Dallas info »

Visit the website for volunteer opportunities listed by the church.

You can also contact them directly for more information.


Contact:
Jim Packwood
Missions Pastor
Sunnyvale FBC
972.226.7105
jimpackwood@sunnyvalefbc.com


Some volunteer opportunities may not meet the requirements of the Agape Project. Always consult with the Associate Director of the Agape Project before you being your service.

The TurnAround Agenda (Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship) - children and youth throughout DISD Mentoring Dallas info »

The TurnAround Agenda is a social outreach organization dedicated to rebuilding our communities by turning-around our families, children and schools in the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex. In effect, we reach families and the community by making a holistic investment in the lives of their children and schools.

Contact
Rev. Charles M. Wolford II
Executive Director, The TurnAround Agenda
Associate Pastor of Outreach, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
214.672.9100
cwolford@ocbfchurch.org
turnaroundagenda.org/publicschoolsoutreach


Opportunities Available:

  • Public Schools Outreach (school-based mentoring)
    This outreach program serves as the primary vehicle for the delivery of social services to urban youth and their families in 52 public schools in Dallas County as part of the church-adopt-a-school program. The heart of the program is maximizing student success by creating healthy conditions at school and in the home.

    Through our public schools outreach program, we have established a weekly school-based mentoring program in which positive adult role models build trusting relationships with students to help them develop pro-social skills and a greater sense of belonging among their peers, families, schools, and communities.

    Through The Agape Project, DTS students have the opportunity to serve as short-term mentors, developing relationships with students in Dallas County public schools, and to participate in various events throughout the school year.


Requirements:
- Background check
- 4 hour training

Trinity Restoration Ministries - incarcerated men, and men in transition Incarceration Dallas info »

Trinity Restoration Ministries of Dallas (TRM) exists to provide Christian support to incarcerated men and men recently released from incarceration. Programs inside local area prison units include (1) the management of faith-based dormitories where daily Bible and life skill classes are taught, and (2) monthly re-entry classes to prepare men for success after release. Programs outside prison units include the management of an after-release residency program that provides room, board and a supportive Christian environment for a capacity of 33 men recently released from incarceration.

Contact
Jim Ingels
Vice President
972.948.8607
jim.ingels@outlook.com
trinityrestoration.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Inside Prison Units
    (1) Presentation of Christian messages to a group of up to 40 inmates assigned to a faith-based dormitory managed by TRM. The location is the Sanders Estes state prison unit in Venus, TX. (approximately a 45-minute drive from the DTS campus). Daytime hours would be preferable, although an evening class is possible. TRM will provide a host for transportation and entry into the unit.

    (2) Participation in one or both of our monthly re-entry classes to prepare men for success after release. Classes are held at the Sanders Estes state prison unit in Venus, TX on the second Saturday of each month between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and at the Choice Moore state prison unit in Bonham, TX on the fourth Saturday of each month between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The unit in Bonham is approximately a 90-minute drive from the DTS campus. The class format at both locations is a 30-minute devotional period followed by a time of one-on-one interaction between volunteer and inmate. DTS students would initially be placed with an experienced volunteer to learn policies and procedures. TRM staff will coordinate transportation details with student.

    Outside Prison Units
    Counseling opportunities through our after-release residential program (Trinity House) located at 2728 Holmes Street, Dallas 75215 (approximately a 15-minute drive from DTS). Initial involvement would be through participation in current curriculum of Bible studies and Christian Living classes held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights between 6:30 and 8:00. After relationships are established, one-on-one counseling sessions can be held based on student and resident schedules. TRM will provide a host to and from Trinity House.

    Requirements:
    - Initial interview with TRM staff member
    - Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) approval prior to entering prison units. Last four digits of driver’s license required. TRM will manage the approval process once driver’s license information is received.
    - TDCJ volunteer training required after fourth visit to unit. TRM will coordinate training opportunities as needed.

UpLift Peak Preparatory - children and youth with limited educational options Education Dallas info »

Uplift Peak Prep secondary school is located on 4600 Bryan St. in Dallas, just a few blocks away from Dallas Theological Seminary. Uplift organization purposely plants itself in the inner cities of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Each school provides free college preparatory education in a community that has limited high quality public education options.

The organization¹s goal is to completely CLOSE the achievement gap between students, regardless of their ethnic or socio-economic background, while ensuring that 100% of our students graduate and enroll in college. It has been great watching students from low income households with very little resources achieve what many think is impossible. However there are many emotional and social issues that the families cannot address.

Most of our families are Spanish-only speakers coming from Mexico. And that is why we need mentors and tutors. We have students who have incarcerated or deported parents. We have students whose parents do not understand how to parent in this land that is foreign to them. Mentoring would help support the students in ways many parents cannot. Through mentoring students are encouraged and are given opportunities to see life from a different narrative.

Contact
Dieula Previlon
Counselor
Dieula¹s Cell: 972.740.0141
dprevilon@uplifteducation.org
uplifteducation.org/domain/415


Opportunities Available:

  • Reading/Tutoring
    Many of our parents are required to be involved however many of our parents do not speak English and work multiple jobs and cannot assist our students as they would like to or should. Our school is from 6-12 grades.

  • Discipleship/Mentoring
    We¹ve found that 1-hour/week sitting with students and showing an interest in their lives can make a world of a difference.


Requirements:
- Background Check
- 1 session, 1 hour training done by counselor

Vickery Trading Company - empowering refugee women through work and relationships Refugees Dallas info »

Our mission is to operate a children’s clothing company that renews hope for refugee women.

We teach refugee women how to sew and work in a business environment. Educational programs, mentoring, counseling and job placement services are available to each woman at VTC. All refugees earn fair wages for their time and the clothing they produce.

Contact
Stephanie Giddens
President & Founder
stephanie@vickerytrading.org
vickerytrading.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Mentoring
    Great for highly relational person. Mentors spend time with Associates while they are sewing, providing assistance if needed. Sewing knowledge helpful, but not necessary. Mentors will get to know the Associate and learn about their story, family and history. They are there to be a friend, not a sewing instructor. Must love people from different cultural backgrounds and respect cultural and religious differences. 2-3 semester commitment preferable but not necessary.

    All shifts at 5750 Pineland Ste 200.
    Shifts Available: Monday through Thursday
    Shift A: 9:30am - 11:00am
    Shift B: 11:00am – 1:00pm

    Programming
    Great for person with a professional skill (such as accounting or dental hygiene) and who enjoys teaching others. May also work with the VTC Program Developer to create a training that will enhance the lives of the Associates. Must love people from different cultural backgrounds and respect cultural and religious differences. 1 hour per training, Mon-Thurs 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

    ESL Assistance
    Great for someone who enjoys teaching and loves engaging others in conversation. Our associates need individuals to practice writing, reading, and speaking English with them. ESL assistants will help our associates by participating in our conversation cafe´, reading circle, and letter writing. Must love people from different cultural backgrounds and respect cultural and religious differences.

    Childcare
    Great for someone who loves children and/or has experience in childcare or education. Work will be caring for children of Associates and ESL students. This is an invaluable service that we provide to our Associates and is critical to their success in our program. For consistency for the children, this position is ideal for someone who can serve the same time frame each week. All shifts at 5750 Pineland in Northwest Community Center Childcare Room. Background check required.

    Shifts Available: Monday through Thursday
    Shift A: 9:15am – 12:00pm
    Shift B: 12:00pm – 2:15pm

    Requirements for All Volunteers:
    - Complete Volunteer Application
    - Attend 1 Volunteer Orientation

    Requirements for Childcare Volunteers:
    - Read and sign acknowledgement form for Northwest Childcare Policy
    - Pass Background Check

VNA Hospice Care - hospice care Hospice Dallas info »

VNA Hospice Care is the oldest, most experienced and trusted hospice provider in Texas. Highly qualified and experienced doctors, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers work as a team to provide care that meets the medical, psychological, social, spiritual, and practical needs of patients with a life-limiting illness and their families.

As a nonprofit agency, VNA Hospice Care’s bottom line is patient care focusing on living life to its fullest and treating patients with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Contact
Linda Giddens
Volunteer Coordinator
214.930.2185
Giddensl@vnatexas.org
vnatexas.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Direct Patient Care
    Provide in the home of the patient friendly visits, caregiver relief and assistance with errands. Volunteers can read a book, give a hug, play music or just be there to provide companionship.

    Bereavement Support Volunteers
    Provide support after the death of the patient through phone calls, visits, hosting luncheons and facilitating support groups. Additional four-hour training required.


Requirements:
- Complete application and interview with volunteer coordinator
- Complete seven (7) hour training – five and a half (5.5) online; one and a half (1.5) with volunteer coordinator
- Complete TB screening

White Rock Fellowship - website Church Dallas info »

Visit the website for volunteer opportunities listed by the church.

You can also contact them directly for more information.


Contact:
Clayton Luckie
Pastor of Worship and Local Mission
White Rock Fellowship
972.338.4298
cluckie@whiterock.org


Some volunteer opportunities may not meet the requirements of the Agape Project. Always consult with the Associate Director of the Agape Project before you being your service.

WorkFaith Connection - helping men and women in transition Education Houston info »

The WorkFaith Connection is a Christ-centered organization assisting men and women in finding and keeping meaningful full-time employment.

The mission of The WorkFaith Connection is “helping people in transition build a new life through work and faith” and the vision is to create a city where people can provide for themselves and their families while living a life of integrity. Many clients have been homeless, in prison, struggled with addiction, or have experienced other unstable life patterns. WorkFaith equips these disadvantaged job seekers to find employment, grow in their faith, and start new lives.

Contact
Kristin Ayers
Volunteer Program Manager
713.401.9746
kayers@workfaithconnection.org
workfaithconnection.org


Opportunities Available:

  • 1/1 Lab and Homework Help
    During the 8-day workshop, our graduates often need extra help completing their application templates with appropriate job duties and developing good answers for interview questions. Volunteers assist classroom instructors by providing individual help and attention to our graduates during this process. You may complete your 15 hours by adopting a class and working with them throughout the eight day boot camp, or you may work with various classes over many weeks to complete your 15 hours.

    Requirements:
    - Attend a volunteer orientation and fill out an application online
    - 18 years of age or older
    - Strong command of English, grammar, punctuation and spelling
    - Patience and understanding/empathy for clients

Yellowstone Academy - economically disadvantaged students in the Third Ward Education Houston info »

For 15 years, Yellowstone has been a beacon of light in Houston’s Third Ward providing students (PK 3 – 8th grade) from families who are economically disadvantaged with a high quality education that will prepare them for their futures. We invite you to join us and walk side by side as we transform Houston’s educational landscape.

Contact
Tamaika M. Parish, MSW ACSW
Director of Corporate and Community Engagement
713.741.8000, ext.303
tparish@yellowstoneacademy.org
yellowstoneacademy.org


Opportunities Available:

  • Classroom Volunteer
    Work with students one-on-one assisting with reading and daily class assignments. (Weekly commitment)

    Life Skills Coaching
    Work with students one-on-one or in small groups to teach social skills, financial responsibility, and/or academic career planning. (Monthly commitment)

    Lunch Bunch
    Over lunch, meet with a small group of students to engage them in meaningful conversations while modeling manners and appropriate social behaviors (Monthly commitment)

    Requirements:
    - Fill out online application (tell them you’re with the Agape Project)
    - Background/Disclosure form
    - One-on-one orientation

Disclaimer: This information is solely provided as an accommodation for the purpose of identifying churches and organizations throughout DFW where service opportunities may be available. We encourage you to independently determine the suitability of these service opportunities. This is not a recommendation or endorsement of any church or organization, nor is it confirmation that the opportunities represented here will meet the requirements of an Agape assignment. It is not to be used for solicitation purposes under any circumstance. Feel free to contact Aaron Switzer, Associate Director of the Agape Project for further assistance (aswitzer@dts.edu or 214-887-5395).