VOLUNTEER

Dallas Services relies on volunteers to assist our staff in providing services to the adults, seniors and children we serve.  We have a variety of volunteer opportunities at our Day School and at our Vision Clinic.

*All volunteers who work in a Dallas Day School classroom will be required to get a TB skin test and pass a background check.

For more information on volunteering at the Dallas Day School or the Dallas Services Vision Clinic, please call 214-828-9900.

Dallas Day School

Classroom Volunteer

The classroom volunteer increases the child’s opportunity to interact with adults in a positive manner and support an active learning environment.

As a classroom volunteer you might:

  1. Play/interact with children at an age appropriate level
  2. Sing songs with children at an age appropriate level
  3. Supplement basic learning during playtime (for example, when playing with blocks discuss the different colors and ask the child to find something else that same color)

Vision Clinic

Saturday Clinic Volunteers

This volunteer opportunity provides a unique way for you or your group to give back to the community.  Each Vision for Children Saturday Clinic needs a volunteer group of 8 to 12 to help provide comprehensive eye exams and eyeglasses to low-income children.  Each Saturday Clinic serves an average of 80 – 90 children.

Working with Dallas Services’ staff and optometrists, the volunteers assist with client sign in, calling children back to see the doctor, administering the initial visual acuity test (the letter eye chart), assisting children in choosing frames and other needed tasks.  Volunteers are needed from 7:15 am to 2:30 pm and Spanish speaking volunteers are a plus.

Our Vision for Children Saturday Clinics are funded entirely through donations from the community. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring a Saturday Clinic,  please contact Patricia Melton at pmelton@dallasservices.org

Administration and Event Support

Work Group Volunteers

As a nonprofit agency, there is always work to be done in and around our building.  We have a variety of group volunteering projects; tasks such as painting, playground maintenance, organizing, stocking the family resource room and much more.  We can tailor a project for your group and these projects can be completed during evenings or on weekends.

Special Event Volunteers

Special Events volunteers assist the Development Director and the Special Events Committee with creating and crafting meaningful special events. Special event volunteers help Dallas Services in keeping event expenses low and making the events more successful, thereby garnering more financial and public support for our essential vision programs. Volunteers are also needed for third party fundraising events and social media fundraising events.

Potential volunteer activities:

  • Work with the Director of Development to establish event roles and duties
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of event programming
  • Encourage community participation through ticket sales, sponsorship and auction donations
  • Provide day of event assistance such as table and decorations set up, registration, awarding of prizes and closing of auctions

 


Download the volunteer application.

To find out more about volunteering for a Saturday Vision Clinic, please call 214-828-9900 or email Dr. Stephanie Fleming at sfleming@dallasservices.org

To find out more about volunteering for the Dallas Day School, please call 214-828-9900 or email Jocelyn Kennedy at jkennedy@dallasservices.org