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T3 Scholar Community Service Resources

by Olivia Cowley

Community service is an integral part of being a T3 Scholar and becoming a leader in the Tarrant County community. Students are the future of our community and cultivating a lifelong love of giving back is essential. Engaging in community service provides opportunity to build leadership skills, learn more about the local community, build a network of support, and explore future career possibilities.

A student’s community service must meet the following criteria:

  1. The time you commit to the community must be unpaid
  2. Completed with an actual organization, not an individual

Community service that you have completed for other organizations (ie, National Honor’s Society, Beta Club, AVID, etc) can count towards your T3 Community Service hours. You will need to submit proof of your eight hours of community service hours (organization, number of hours and someone to verify your involvement) by July 31, 2021. Your community service must meet requirements outlined in T3 Scholar Handbook.

All T3 Scholars will need to complete 8 hours of community service during the 2021-2022 school year to receive scholarships/supports the 2022-2023 school year. If the current COVID situation keeps you from completing community service by July 31, 2021 you will remain eligible for T3 supports during the 2021-2022 school year.

Check out these great service opportunities below!

Tarrant County Food Bank

  • Sort, inspect, and package donated food items at the DistributionCenter alongside a group of up to 30 socially distanced volunteers. Weekday and weekend shifts are available at various times of day. Learn more and sign up here.

Center for Transforming Lives

  • Opportunity to volunteer at CTL Resale Shop.
  • The Resale Shop benefiting Center for Transforming Lives; Primary responsibilities are organizing and sorting merchandise while offering aid to the donors dropping off donations. Volunteer shifts are Monday –Saturday at either 10am-2pm or 1pm-5pm.
  • To sign up, complete the volunteer application and email Ruby Mumtahin, CTL Volunteer Coordinator, at rmumtahin@transforminglives.org

Las Vegas Trail Rise

  • Food Distributor-Volunteers will help unload, sort, bag and distribute groceries to community members. Volunteer opportunities are between 8am and 12pm each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8201 Calmont Avenue, Fort Worth 76116. Masks and glovesare provided.
  • A minimum of 1-hour time commitment. To sign up, visit their website.
  • Looking to get involved in other ways? Email amortimer@lvtrise.org

Taste Project

  • Support Taste Community Restaurant, a pay what you can establishment. Be a part of the Welcome Team (greeter/host), Service Team (meal service), or Kitchen Team (food prep). Youth volunteers must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sign up for a three-hour shift on their website.
  • Contact volunteer@tasteproject.org with questions.

YMCA Camp Carter

  • Participate in a Pony Spa Day by bathing and grooming horses at the stables on Thursday afternoons for two hours alongside up to 10 volunteers. Email chris.williams@ymcafw.org to coordinate a shift.

World Relief North Texas

  • Provide support for refugees by assisting with food distribution, leading citizenship/ESL classes, or conducting outreach. Learn more here.
  • Contact volunteernorthtexas@wr.org with questions or to sign up.

Cancer Care Services

  • Prescreen patients and caregivers upon entry to the clinic by taking temperatures, offering sanitizer and masks, and asking a series of questions. Shifts are on weekdays during business hours at Texas Oncology Fort Worth Cancer Center.
  • Email tori@cancercareservices.org with questions or to sign up.

Community Enrichment Center

  • Sort and build care packages in the food pantry alongside a group of up to 10 volunteers (Monday to Friday during business hours). You may also assist in the resale shop (Monday to Saturday during business hours) or perform yard work for older adults. Visit their website to coordinate a shift.

Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

  • Deliver meals to homebound seniors and disabled clients on a weekday during the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Assist on an ongoing basis or as your schedule allows. Groups may adopt a shift and alternate volunteers from week to week. Click here for more information or to sign up.

Northpark YMCA

  • Distribute food at the mobile drive-through pantry or assist trained bike mechanics with bicycle repairs to support Fort Worth residents. Contact ejobe@ymcafw.org for more information or to sign up.

Remote/Virtual Opportunities

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

  • Give the gift of friendship and mentorship to a child by becoming a Big Brother, or Big Sister. Bigs engage with their littles through virtual or socially distanced activities. Learn more here.
  • Must be 18+ years old in order to be considered for this opportunity.

West Fort Worth Center of Hope

  • Contact families in the Las Vegas Trail community using Google Voice to assist with registration for the Covid vaccine. Learn more and sign up as a Contact and Intake Volunteer using the link below. Contact tom@wfwcenterofhope.com with questions.
  • Sign up for a shift here!

United Way of Tarrant County

  • Remote and virtual volunteer opportunities readily available for you to engage from the comfort of your home or workspace. Two suggested activities include our Notecard Project and T-shirt Tote Bag Project.
  • Notecard Project: Write notes of encouragement or draw pictures for seniors, long-term care residents, and other community partner clients.
  • T-Shirt Tote Bag Project: Prepare reusable and environmentally friendly bag out of a t-shirt to help the United Way distribute food to hungry Texans in partnership with Tarrant Area Food Bank

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