Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Family Place!  Currently, due to Covid-19, we are unable to have on-site orientations or utilize volunteers at this time. We do encourage you to host donation drives, collect/donate items to our Resale Shop, and visit our Amazon wish list to provide much needed support for our clients.

During normal circumstances, 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. Note: On-site volunteers must be over the age of 18.

Your first step is click on the Get Started button below. Once you have completed the application you will receive an email with orientation instructions. Volunteers are required to complete the application, a Criminal Background Check and read and sign that they have read our hand book.

Get Started

Agency Orientation

Once you have registered on our site, you will receive an email as soon as the next orientation is scheduled.

Volunteers are required to complete an application, and pay the $10.00 fee for a Criminal Background Check.

Work Behind the Scenes

ADMINISTRATIVE HELP

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.

PARTNERS CARD

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 & Tennis Tournament, Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon, ReuNight and Partners Card.

RESALE SHOP AND BOUTIQUE

Volunteers assist in merchandising and retail sales, as well as sorting incoming donations of clothing, personal and household items.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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

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.

COURT PARTNERSHIP

Monitor and record the judicial process in the Protective Order 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.

SHELTER

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. 

SPEAKERS BUREAU

Represent The Family Place at Volunteer and Health Fairs, as well as speaking engagements. Volunteers represent The Family Place at community events and United Way speaking engagements.

HOTLINE

Answer hotline calls with a TFP staff member and help victims of family violence find safety and shelter.