At The Family Place, volunteers serve an integral role in the operation of the agency. The gifts of their time and talent in our programming and fundraising efforts support our efforts to keep an open door to battered women and their children from throughout the DFW community. Whether you are an individual, part of a church, scouting or community group or a corporate entity, we will work with you to find a meaningful placement on The Family Place volunteer team.
Volunteer orientation is usually held once a month. No orientation is held in August or December. Please contact Essete Workneh, our Volunteer Manager by telephone at 214-443-7714 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Volunteers are required to complete an application, receive a Criminal Background Check and interview with the Volunteer Manager. All forms can be completed at the Volunteer Orientation or can be emailed o you prior to the meeting.
Work Behind the Scenes
If you enjoy administrative work, we are always in need of help at our locations around Dallas area. Typical volunteer assignments include greeting visitors, filing, clerical work, answering phones and data entry.
Seasonally, we use volunteers to assist in our Partners Card fundraiser, selling cards, inputting donor records and processing sales receipts.
FUNDRAISING AND EVENT PLANNING
Are you a fund raiser? Your expertise can assist us in planning, organizing and running our major fundraisers—FORE! The Family Place Golf Tournament, Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon, Escapade and Partners Card.
Volunteers assist in merchandising and retail sales, as well as sorting incoming donations of clothing, personal and household items.
Your group can hold a special event for the women and children at the Safe Campus or in one of our Outreach programs. We are always looking for sponsors to provide a celebration, a game day, carnival or any other event in your imagination during the holidays, or any time, throughout the year. Volunteers also assist in the Adopt-a-Family program sorting donations, provide treats for the children in the Child Development Center for holidays throughout the year and staff other special projects as needed.
Work with Clients
CHILDREN’S EVENING OUTREACH PROGRAM
Volunteers work with Group Leaders during group therapy to help children stop hurting. They assist with activities and games, help with snack and art activities, and provide a role model for the children.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Volunteers can help with special events, work in the reception area, and in the After School Program. We also use volunteers in our K-2 classroom as teaching assistants.
Monitor and record the judicial process in the Protective Order and Family Violence Courts at the Frank Crowley Court House. Information gathered is reported back to the community and courts to create awareness.
FLP FAMILY CENTER
Work with staff to support supervised visitations and exchanges on the first, third and fifth weekend of the month.
Volunteers work at the front desk to support the operations and security of the Safe Campus. They answer phones, handle admission to the campus and work with residents to help with their daily living needs. Shelter volunteers can be trained to handle hotline calls after an initial period working the front desk.
Represent The Family Place at Volunteer and Health Fairs, as well as speaking engagements. Speakers represent The Family Place at community engagements and United Way speaking engagements. Speakers Bureau training takes place on the third Tuesday in August.