CHANGE LIVES

When you give your time to TCHC or one of our partners you are changing lives. Whether it be through serving a meal,
sorting donations, providing care for children experiencing homelessness or using your professional skills, we WILL put
you to work!

TCHC primarily uses skills-based volunteers, drawing on the professional expertise of community members have to
impact our work in homelessness. We are looking for people who have experience in communications, marketing, systems mapping and planning, data management and public speaking. Working with over 40 organizations, TCHC’s partners have a wide array of volunteer opportunities available. Click below for more information on opportunities and we’ll make a match based on your interests and abilities.

Contact Lauren King for more information.

I WANT TO WORK WITH...

INFORMATION AND DATA SYSTEMS

TCHC is the holder of all of our system’s data, so it’s important that we stay on the leading edge of data management
and IT capabilities. As a small nonprofit, we can do so much more for our partners when we expand our capacity through
volunteers like you! To do this, we need skilled professionals who are interested in lending their expertise in the
following areas:

  • Website maintenance and consultation
  • Assessment of internal network architecture and development of best practices
  • Dashboard build out for end-users
  • Assistance with software procurement and capacity, specific to HMIS (Homeless Management Information System)
  • Digital mapping and assessment of community factors impacting homelessness

MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Analyze social media and web traffic to provide meaningful insights
  • Create social media plan, including best practices and how to maintain
  • Establish an annual communications strategy
  • Consult on improvement of brand recognition and messaging

ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC EDUCATION

  • Become an ambassador for the issue of homelessness, helping the community at-large gain a greater
    understanding of the issue
  • Advocate, educate, and call the community to action at meetings, presentations, and speaking opportunities throughout Tarrant County

*In depth training provided prior to volunteering

PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO HOMELESSNESS

  • Answer TCHC’s homeless helpline
  • Complete assessments for people experiencing homelessness
  • Connect people experiencing homelessness to appropriate resources

*In depth training provided prior to volunteering

CHILDREN EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

  • Provide support for children living in homeless and/or domestic violence shelters. Activities include group
    activities, interactive play, crafts, reading, help with homework and more.
  • Help children celebrate holidays throughout the year. Volunteer at a local shelter to give children parties/
    celebrations on Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Back to School, Halloween,
    Thanksgiving, Christmas and others.
  • Provide children with engaging activities and age appropriate care while parents attend life-skills, educational,
    and other classes offered.

TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

  • Offer individual or small group tutoring through helping with homework and building on classroom lessons that
    extend understanding and importance of information taught.
  • Become a mentor and establish a one-on-one relationship, acting as a positive role model, guiding them through
    discovering and achieving personal and academic goals.
  • Participate in organized activities for teens, including game nights and sports, such as kickball and volleyball.

ADULTS AND FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

  • Serve meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at an emergency shelter, assisting with set-up, serving, and clean up
    during each meal.
  • Lend your strength and help a homeless family or individual move from the shelter or street into their new
    home.
  • Assist individuals in becoming employed through resume development, assistance in completing job
    applications, and understanding how to be successful in an interview.
  • Mentor individuals and/or families working to get back on their feet by establishing a meaningful relationship
    and helping them achieve personal, family, and career goals.
  • Share your knowledge and life-skills by teaching classes such as cooking, budgeting, stress management, and
    others.
  • Receive, sort, and organize in-kind donations of clothing, hygiene items, food, diapers, and school supplies.

Contact Lauren King to be connected today!