Become A Volunteer

The Volunteer Process

Genesis appreciates all of our volunteers!

If you would like to start volunteering immediately without orientation, you can go to our thrift store, located at 3419 Knight Street. The store is open from Monday-Friday 10am-5:30pm, Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 1-5pm. You may stop by anytime it is open.
In order to become a Genesis Women's Shelter & Support volunteer certain steps must be completed.

  1. Volunteers at our Shelter must be 15 years of age or older.
  2. Complete the volunteer application. Please click here.
  3. Criminal Background Check - All Genesis employees and volunteers are subject to a criminal background check conducted by the Volunteer Center of North Texas.
  4. Once your application has been processed, our Community Outreach Manager, Dodie Hamrick, will contact you about attending an orientation and you'll be on your way.


The goal of orientation is to teach potential volunteers about the agency's structure, the programs and services offered, and to help them determine what volunteer opportunity best fits their schedule and interests.


Volunteer training is available to any potential volunteer who has completed an application and attended Orientation. Each month, Genesis holds a one-hour special training session for new Children's Department volunteers. Hotline training is held quarterly and lasts for seven hours (three-and-a-half hours each night for two nights). Court Partnership training is held every other month. Dodie Hamrick, Community Outreach Manager, will schedule training sessions with approved volunteers. Check out the Genesis Calendar for Training dates and times.

For questions about group volunteers, please contact Dodie Hamrick: or 214.389.7781.


Genesis Women's Shelter & Support

4411 Lemmon Ave., Suite 201
Dallas, Texas 75219
Outreach: 214.389.7700
24-Hour Hotline: 214.946.HELP
Thrift Store: 214.520.6644
Genesis Women's Shelter & Support is a
501(c)(3) through
Shelter Ministries of Dallas

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