To support students in finding service opportunities in their area, the Agape Project department is developing relationships with a growing number of organizations.
Current students can find contact information for these ministries in our Ministry Directory.
|1||Northwest Bible Church||various||Church||Dallas||Visit the website for volunteer opportunities listed by the church. northwestbible.org/outreach/serve/list You can also contact them directly for more information. Contact: Katy Nieman Outreach Director Northwest Bible Church 469.453.7721 firstname.lastname@example.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.|
|2||ALERT Ministries||youth in juvenile detention||Incarceration||Dallas||ALERT Ministries is looking for students to volunteer with Art Class to the kids in the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center once a week and our Computer Coding Class to youth at Old Settlers Recreation Center in McKinney. Contact Christina Mackenzie Executive Director email@example.com alertministries.org Opportunities Available: Art Class Looking for men and women volunteers 21 years or older who have a heart for incarcerated youth in Dallas. 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 Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Computer Coding Class/ Looking for male and female college students to assist in teaching youth in McKinney to code robots in preparation for a Robot Wars competition. Must have basic knowledge of computer coding. Requirements for Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center: - 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. Requirements for Old Settler’s Recreation Center in McKinney: Adults (18 years and older, including students) -Volunteer (Criminal) Background Check Release -Volunteer Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) -Color Copy of Drivers License Students (17 years and under) -Youth Service Form -Volunteer MOU -Color Copy of Birth Certificate, School ID (Current year), or Drivers License|
|3||Behind Every Door||children in under-served neighborhoods||Education||Dallas||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 or more. Contact Meg Adams Director of Partnerships firstname.lastname@example.org behindeverydoor.org Opportunities Available: Tutoring Many children are unable to read homework or directions and need one on one assistance that they will not get at home. Our Kids Club program also includes literacy work using Lexia Core5 as most of our students are 2-5 years behind in reading skills. Summer - The times are typically 1 - 5 p.m. daily and it is split between academic time and fun/creative/play/sports time. The whole time period does not have to be covered if some one could just do part of the afternoon. Math and reading clubs are generally from 1 - 3 p.m. and the 3 - 5 p.m. time varies day to day during the summer programming. We meet through mid-August. School year - M - Th 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. (during the school year starting after Labor Day) Locations: The Hive Apartments (formerly known as Willow Pond) 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. Our mentoring program is handled through a local Dallas ministry called Mercy Street as they have a complete staff dedicated to mentoring students. Requirements for mentoring and an application can be found at their website: mercystreetdallas.org/mentoring Requirements Complete Volunteer Application online at behindeverydoor.org.|
|4||Blake's House||homeless young women, aged out of foster care||Safehouse||Dallas||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 transition to independent living with a support system in place. Contact Hope Broomham Director 972.358.4732 email@example.com blakeshouse.org Opportunities Available: Driving Coach Many of our girls get their license while at Blake’s House, and we are in need of individuals to assist them in completing their drive time. No formal training needed. Life Skills Teaching A major aspect of Blake’s House is the life skills classes on Thursday evenings. We love to get some fresh faces in front of our girls this time to teach on certain topics. The life skills classes cover topics such as resume building, interviewing skills, meal planning, healthy eating, and self care. We are also open to additional topics if an individual has a specific skill they desire to teach on. Time commitment is Thursday from 7pm-9pm. Church Rides We are looking to get our girls connected to local churches in the area and are in need of individuals or families that are willing to provide church transportation to our girls. Commitment would include picking the resident up each week, allowing her to sit with you/your family at church, and bringing them back home after the service. If you are interested in taking the resident to lunch occasionally after, that would be a special treat, but that is not expected. Requirements: - At least 18 years of age - A compassionate heart - A willingness to engage residents where they are at|
|5||Bridge's Safehouse||women in crisis and their children||Safehouse||Dallas||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 firstname.lastname@example.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.|
|6||Champions of Hope||children and youth in South Dallas||Mentoring||Dallas||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 Marquita Johnson Director of Mentoring and Discipleship 972.273.0029 email@example.com championsofhope.org Opportunities Available: Bible Study Leader Looking for men and women to lead a group of students who attend a weekly bible study (Pre K-5th grade on Thursday 3:30-5:00pm; 6th Grade-8th Grade on Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm). One semester requirement. Small Group Attender Looking for men and women that will sit in on and participate in discussion, while building relationships with the young people. One semester requirement. Summer Leadership Intensive More information coming soon. 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. Requirements: - Attend an orientation - Complete MinistrySafe training - Complete an interview (mentoring or leader) - Complete application (if mentoring) - Sign statement of faith|
|7||Chase Oaks Church||various||Church||Dallas||Visit the website for volunteer opportunities listed by the church. chaseoaks.org/local-partners You can also contact them directly for more information. Contact: John Stanley Outreach Pastor Chase Oaks Church 972.783.8800 firstname.lastname@example.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.|
|8||Dallas Life||residential program for men, women and children||Homelessness||Dallas||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 Online Volunteer Application Some volunteer opportunities do not qualify for Agape Project credit. Review the list of "Opportunities Available" below to make sure your choice will qualify. Opportunities Available: Intake (evenings) 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 Volunteers 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. Evening Play Time (evenings) 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. Mentoring (4-6 months commitment) 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 Volunteers 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. The schedule varies and can be set according to your availability. This is a commitment of anywhere from 4-6 months. 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.|
|9||Total Hospice & Palliative Care||hospice care||Hospice||Dallas||Total Hospice & Palliative Care 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 email@example.com thpcare.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.|
|10||Exodus Ministries||female ex-offenders reunited with their children||Incarceration||Dallas||Exodus Ministries is a discipleship program to formerly incarcerated mothers of all all ethnic backgrounds who are re-uniting with their children assisting them in achieving a productive and fulfilling life through Jesus Christ. 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 empowers them and their families to become productive members of society by serving their spiritual and physical needs. Contact Susan Stephens Executive Director 214.827.3772 firstname.lastname@example.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 can also 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. Volunteer Requirements: - Fill out volunteer application which can be found on our website exodusministries.org - Have a background check completed - Complete an interview with an Exodus staff member|