Sometimes we need an answer, but all of us can be part of the answer for others in some way.
Most people want their lives to count in ways that are lasting and truly make a difference in the world. One of the challenges in our quest however is how to find these opportunities.
There are three next steps you can take:
- Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form if you want to find something to do.
- Provide us with an Answer Tip – tell us about an answer not currently listed.
- Look for organizations below that need your help in meeting needs here in Arlington and around the world:
Mission Arlington / Mission Metroplex
Join the Mission Arlington Volunteer Family – Volunteers represent Jesus’ love in action as they bring their diverse talents to Mission Arlington / Mission Metroplex. To explore the many volunteer opportunities such as those listed below, call us at 817-277-6620 or just stop by any day of the week. We’ll get you right to work.
- Health Professionals
- Administration and Technology
- Teachers and Leaders
- Operations and Facilities
Neighbor helping Neighbor
The United Way’s Area Agency on Aging and Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County are spearheading the Neighbor Helping Neighbor (NHN) program in Central and East Arlington. NHN uses community organizations and volunteers to serve adults over 60 who need assistance maintaining a healthy lifestyle. NHN provides a variety of services, including; case management, information and referral services, minor home repairs, household chores, yard maintenance, safety equipment, friendly visits by phone and in person and meals. NHN strives to improve the quality of life for older adults in your area.
Please contact Ann-Maree Freeland, Program Coordinator, for more information at (817) 336-0912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Arlington Pregnancy Center
We provide needy women who test positive for pregnancy with a baby gift. This gift may include an outfit, booties, diapers, coupons, toys, blankets and information to help her in raising her child. These gifts are supplied through the generosity of supporters who have baby showers, birthday parties or who purchase gender neutral gifts.
We are always in need of: Gender neutral color baby clothes (no pink or blue, please) ~ Bibs ~ Booties ~ Bottles ~ Receiving blankets ~ Diapers (disposable – all sizes) ~ Rattles ~ Hooded towels ~ Wash cloths ~ Pacifiers ~ Small toys ~ Stuffed animals ~ Toiletries for Moms (small hotel shampoos, lotions, etc.)
The Arlington Pregnancy Centers opened their doors in 1984 and have assisted over 43,300 women in their 25 years of existence. We receive no government funds and are supported entirely by individuals, businesses and churches. Financial donations are always needed and may be made online.
We also offer a Bible to any woman who is interested in the gospel. Easy to understand translations of the Bible such as Women’s Life Bible (New King James Version) for example, are greatly needed.
Arlington ReSale sells quality used merchandise and gladly welcomes your donations. The store can arrange to pick up large items such as furniture if it is in good condition. Arlington ReSale is helped daily by volunteers. We are always in need of more volunteers to help tag, hang, arrange, etc. items in the store. Volunteers are welcome at anytime the store is open.
SafeHaven Of Tarrant County
The mission of SafeHaven is to end domestic violence through safety, support, prevention and social change.
Big Brothers Big Sisters – North Texas
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star is the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the world. As a donor-supported volunteer youth mentoring organization, this program has been placing caring adults in the lives of children in one-to-one mentoring relationships since 1927. Through the positive impact of those friendships, children with a Big Brother or Big Sister are more likely to graduate from high school and are less likely to begin using drugs, begin using alcohol or engage in negative conflict.
Professional staff carefully works with both the volunteers and the children to ensure that the experience of Big Brothers Big Sisters is one that is dynamic, fulfilling, memorable and enjoyable for both the child and the volunteer.
With over 1,000 children on the waiting list in Tarrant County, your help as a mentor is greatly needed.
Around the World
World Concern cares for AIDS orphans. Rebuilding home after disasters. Fighting child trafficking. Providing business loans to poor women. Teaching men sustainable agriculture. Preventing HIV/AIDS. Planting trees and digging water wells. These are things we do for people in need all over the world.
Our goal is to relieve human suffering and to bring hope to the people we serve. Our inspiration and motivation comes from Jesus, who taught us to care for the poor, the forgotten, the despised and the marginalized.
We provide opportunities to the poor, focusing on basic needs, sustainable livelihoods and family stability. We serve through a worldwide staff of professionals who are committed to forging partnership[s with people and communities we serve.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
World Vision provides hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. In communities around the world, we join with local people to find lasting ways to improve the lives of poor children and families.
Christian Life Ministries
CLM is an organization that cares for the needs of orphans in Uganda including housing, orphan sponsorship, medical care, and education.
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion helps more than 1 million children in 25 countries.
It’s not an overstatement to call ourselves CURE International. We’ve focused on the 100 million children in developing countries who can be cured — and cured completely. We’re helping the kids with Hydrocephalus, Cleft Palate, Clubfoot, Spina Bifida and other spinal deformities, and crippling orthopedic conditions. 450,000 children have already had their lives transformed by CURE… and their families have experienced equally miraculous transformations.
CURE is passionate about the physical and spiritual healing of disabled children in developing countries. It is the foundation of what we have been doing for ten years.
Bajalia Trading Company
Bajalia Trading Company uses trade, training and other forms of community development to alleviate poverty and empower low-income people as they work to improve their lives.
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