Every day, ordinary people — right here in our neighborhood — are doing extraordinary things. Volunteers treat the ill, rally ’round the helpless, feed empty bellies, and nourish hungry souls. And though they ask for nothing in return, such altruism often begets unique gifts: New friends. Learned skills. And unmatched feelings of hope and satisfaction.
The Wilkinson Center provides numerous services to our neighborhoods and beyond. To volunteer with students or in other areas, visit wilkinsoncenter.org and fill out a volunteer application, or contact volunteer coordinator Jane Waters at 214.821.6380 ext. 202.
Mission East Dallas
Mission East Dallas offers health care to low-income and uninsured residents of our neighborhood. The clinics always have a need for medical professionals, plus office staff, social workers, spiritual counselors and Spanish translators. To volunteer, call 972.682.8917 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the C.C. Young beauty shop, volunteers style the residents’ hair and give manicures and other beauty treatments. Several volunteer options are available at C.C. Young retirement community. To find out more, contact volunteer coordinator Katy Betz at 214.841.2988.
Central Dallas Ministries (Now CitySquare)
CitySquare, formerly known as, Central Dallas Ministries, has been feeding the hungry, treating the sick, and housing the homeless for 20 years. Every year hundreds of Dallas residents volunteer in the food pantry, mentor children, teach classes, and coach athletics. For information visit centraldallasministries.org or contact Kat Lowry at 214.823.8710.
Bird chauffeurs are on call according to availability. Register to become a bird chauffeur at birdchauffeurs.org, or contact the East Lake Veterinary Hospital 214.342.3100.
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