Get Involved

From rocking babies to painting shelter rooms, volunteers are one of the largest assets Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support has.  It is always busy at Genesis and our need for great volunteers is constant!
 


Volunteer Opportunities

Children's Department - Weeknight PAL
Shelter Helper
Resale Store Assistant
Health Fair Representative
Court Partnership
Special Events
Volunteer Orientations
Volunteer Training

Children's Department Weeknight PAL

Volunteers spend 1 hour with the children at our shelter or transitional housing facility, playing or facilitating a structured activity. Choose any night, Monday-Thursday from 7pm-8pm. Weekly commitment preferred, bi-monthly okay. 1 hour orientation and 1 hour of training required.

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Shelter Helper

Volunteers are needed to help answer calls at our Shelter and to assist staff with light office duties. Saturday-Sunday. 1.5 hour orientation is required.

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Resale Store Assistant

Volunteers are needed to help staff receive, sort, tag and display donated goods for sale in our stores Monday-Friday from 10am-5:30pm; Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm. 3-4 hour shifts, please. 3419 Knight Street, 214-520-6644. 1 hour orientation.

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Health Fair Representative

Volunteers represent Genesis at various Health Fairs in churches, schools and companies around town. Usually assisted by a staff person from GWS, this important position helps us to make the public aware of our facility and programs by handing out pamphlets, brochures, etc. and by answering questions. 1 hour orientation.

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Court Partnership

Volunteers from GWS and other local DV shelters help to monitor the proceedings in Courts 10 and 11, the family violence courts for Dallas County. Flexible daytime schedule. 1 hour orientation and 2 hours training required.

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Special Events

We are always in the middle of our next BIG event around here, and would love to have you join us! Volunteer help toward these efforts is always at a premium- if you know of a particular event you would like to help with, or if you would like to be kept informed of volunteer needs relating to all special events as they come up, please contact Dodie Hamrick, Community Outreach Manager.

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Volunteer Orientations

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. Once you have turned in your completed volunteer application, Dodie Hamrick, our Community Outreach Manager, will contact you about upcoming orientation dates.

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Volunteer Training

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). Dodie Hamrick, our Community Outreach Manager, will schedule training sessions with approved volunteers.

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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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