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Volunteer Opportunities

Please look over the myriad of volunteer opportunities offered through The Turn•Around Agenda. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact a TTA representative by email.

Click on the links below for volunteer opportunities:
PUBLIC SCHOOLS OUTREACH 
TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION PROGRAM 
FAMILY SERVICES - BASIC NEEDS
FAMILY SERVICES - PREGNANCY SERVICES
ATHLETICS AND SUMMER PROGRAM
TURN•AROUND RESALE STORE 


PUBLIC SCHOOLS OUTREACH
bperry@ocbfchurch.org
  1. TTA Mentors build and cultivate relationships with an assigned group of youngsters through a variety of activities that promote positive character and encourage young people to stay in school and refrain from alcohol and drug use, violence, and pre-marital sex.   
  2. Special Event Volunteers work closely with the in-school program coordinators in planning and implementing large events, including annual KAGE events and an elementary Back-to-School Rally where students and/or their parents come together to receive information, resources and services that empower them to make decisions that improve their wellbeing.
TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION PROGRAM
vwatson@ocbfchurch.org
  • Instructors work closely with the institute staff in implementing curricula and activities in pre-GED/GED, basic adult education, reading literacy and computer training.
  • Instructor Aids assist instructors with classroom activities and provides individualized attention and encouragement to participants.
FAMILY SERIVCES - BASIC NEEDS
cwheel@ocbfchurch.org
  1. Case Management Intake Workers help with the administration of a multi-level assessment and case management services for clients experiencing a crisis. College interns and practicum students are recruited along with members of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship.
  2. Food Pantry Volunteers assist in the collection and distribution of food for individuals and families in need. Thisincludes the Food 4 Kids program in the public schools.
  3. Homeless Ministry Volunteers assist homeless shelters in Dallas County by serving children, women, and men staying in the shelters with bible studies, prayer, meal preparation/serving, organizing donated clothes, and childcare for parents attending bible studies.
  4. Housing Support Volunteers provide assistance to individuals and families in credit repair/restoration; home maintenance for the elderly, disabled, economically disadvantaged, and single parent; housing for the homeless; and home buyer and home maintenance instruction.
FAMILY SERVICES - PREGNANCY CENTERS
cwheel@ocbfchurch.org
  1. Client Advocates/Counselors
    • Client Advocates are professional counselors and volunteers trained to conduct guidance-counseling sessions for individuals, families and groups. They also meet with clients on a regular basis to allow them to discuss their personal issues.
    • Support Group Facilitators are trained to facilitate counseling groups for emotional issues that hinder personal and spiritual growth and development.
    • Professional Counselors, LPC interns and practicum students conduct group, family and individual counseling sessions as well as train other volunteers and teach continuing education classes.
    • One-on-one mentors are lay counselors who meet with clients and allow them to discuss issues hindering personal growth.
  2. Medical Professional Volunteers
    • Medical Doctors are utilized in the center to counsel with patients and their families, train staff and volunteers and teach education classes.
    • Nurses likewise educate and counsel with clients as well as train staff and volunteers on medical concerns. Nurses also conduct a screening medical exam on every client with a positive pregnancy test.
    • Sonographers perform ultrasound exams on clients that meet the medical qualifications. Sonographers also train other medical volunteers to conduct ultrasound examinations.
  3. Medical Education Facilitators
    • Prenatal Care facilitators are individuals with the education and/or experience in caring for women during and after pregnancy. These individuals must be willing to be trained to teach in a Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) setting.
    • Childbirth Preparation Facilitators are volunteers who have acquired the educational background and/or experience to prepare women and their partners for childbirth. Training for group facilitation is required.
    • Newborn and Postpartum Care Facilitators are volunteers who have the background experience and knowledge of caring for newborns and their mothers. Volunteers must have knowledge and/or experience in group facilitation.
  4. Continued Education Facilitators
    • Spiritual Growth Facilitators must be spiritually mature Christians who display godly character in their daily walk. Should have some experience teaching the bible and mentoring young Christians. Individuals must be trained to facilitate groups.
    • Parenting Facilitators are educators, counselors, social workers or any individual with the educational and/or experiential background to teach parenting skills. Group facilitation training is necessary.
    • Relationship/Abstinence Education Facilitators are volunteers with experience in working with groups and individuals on topics concerning healthy relationships, building self-esteem, anger management, communication, stress management, etc. The facilitator must have some knowledge of counseling and group dynamics or complete additional training.
  5. Administrative Volunteers
    • Receptionists are the volunteers who man the receptionist desk. These volunteers are responsible for greeting clients and visitors to the center and connecting them with their appropriate parties. It is important that these individuals learn to operate all the office equipment in the center, learn to respond appropriately to inquiries about pregnancy, abortion, adoption, etc. and to make appointments. Familiarity with Micro Soft Outlook and Access would be helpful.
    • Data Entry Specialist enters information in the Client Data Base. These volunteers also compile data for the monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
    • Clerical Support volunteers are utilized in every area of the center and the entire staff to help with paperwork, filing, phone calling, coping, computer work, etc. Must have experience in Micro Soft Word. Some experience in Excel, Access, and Publisher would be helpful.
    • Training Support volunteers are available to assist counselors, facilitators and trainers before, during and after educational groups and training classes.
ATHLETICS AND SUMMER PROGRAM
wpearson@ocbfchurch.org
  1. Athletic Coordinator assists the Athletic Director in the implementation of program activities and ensuring program goals and objectives are met.
  2. Basketball Coordinator oversees the administrative and programmatic responsibilities of the basketball league.
  3. Volleyball Coordinator handles the administrative and programmatic responsibilities of the volleyball program.
  4. Softball Coordinator handles the administrative and programmatic responsibilities of the softball program.
  5. Coaches work with their assigned teams, conducting practices in preparation for the games.
  6. Gymnasium Monitors provide score keeping assistance, additional security and policies and procedures enforcement. 
TTA RESALE STORE
bpayne@ocbfchurch.org
  1. Sorters/Technicians receive donations, sorts and prepares all items before they are placed on the sales floor. This includes removing items from containers and placing them in storage or on clothing racks for store display and preparing non-clothing items for store display. This role may also include cleaning and repairing items when applicable.
  2. Merchandise Assistants assist in the organization, placement and display of all donated goods in the Resale Store. The merchandise assistant will also help transport merchandise to the designated department of the store, restocking of merchandise that has been returned, and general housekeeping of the merchandise area.
  3. Driver and Warehouse Helpers assist in transporting donated items from designated pick-up locations to the Resale Store. Volunteers should be physically able to lift heavy objects. Additionally, volunteers will help transport large donated items to the merchandise area of the store once the items have been processed and are ready for sale.
  4. Handy Man performs various odd jobs and other small tasks around the facility in addition to repairing, updating and assembling donated goods.

  

 

 

 

 



Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.
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Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
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