Giving your time helps women & children in your community recovering from abuse.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support! Choosing to volunteer at Genesis makes a difference greater than you could imagine. We are grateful to our volunteers for their time and efforts to best support the women and children we serve. If your interest is to volunteer as an individual, family or group, we have opportunities for you. Whether it is a one-time project or an ongoing partnership, we would love you to be a part of our family of volunteers!

 

To volunteer at Genesis you must attend a volunteer orientation. Volunteer orientations teach you about the programs and services we offer, and help you determine the best fit for them with Genesis Women’s Shelter. Once you complete your interest form you will be contacted with upcoming orientation dates.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Benefit Thrift Store Assistant

Experience the magic of the Genesis Benefit Thrift Store! All proceeds from the shop go directly back to Genesis. Additionally, our women and children can shop here for free! Volunteers will assist staff in the donation drive-through center, merchandise inventory, and greet customers. Shifts are available Monday through Saturday from 9:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm, and Sunday from 12:30pm-4:30pm.

Come spend time with our children playing board games or facilitating a fun, creative activity! While our kiddos are in childcare, moms can have peace of mind knowing that their kiddos are safe and happy while they are at work or attending counseling sessions. Volunteers will work alongside our childcare coordinators.

Residential Childcare

Office Angel

Help our office staff organize and inventory donations, assist the Fund Development team with special projects, or provide overall support with day-to-day office operations to ensure smooth functioning. Every Thursday 9 AM to 11 AM.

Help our emergency shelter by portioning out snacks and coffee, organizing and counting adult and children's clothes, shoes, feminine products and personal care items. By helping us inventory and stay organized, we are able to better anticipate our clients’ needs.

Shelter Organization

Meal Sponsorship

Our Meal Sponsorship Program is a great periodic or one-time group or individual volunteer opportunity. This activity offers the chance to connect with our clients through direct service, while also helping Genesis offset our meal expenses. Groups or individuals agree to provide, prepare, and serve lunch or dinner. This meal can be home-cooked, store-bought, or catered- whatever you prefer! To learn more and to confirm a date to sponsor and serve a meal, please contact our Volunteer Manager Nicole Berg at nberg@genesisshelter.org




Support our fundraising efforts by joining a host committee for an upcoming special event.

Support Our Events

Children’s Department Weeknight PAL

Spend time with children at our Outreach counseling office, playing or facilitating a structured activity. There are volunteer opportunities available Monday-Thursday from 9AM – 9PM. 90 minute orientation required. Weekly or bi-monthly commitment preferred.

Help the staff at our thrift store receive, sort, tag and display donated items. Individual volunteer hours are available Monday – Friday from 10AM – 5:30PM. Groups of 10 or more may come on Wednesdays from 10AM – 1PM. Group sessions must be coordinated through Chandra Adkins. Minimum age for volunteer is 18.

Benefit Thrift Store Assistant

Office Angels

Help our staff at our outreach office organize and inventory our donations, assist the Fund Development Team with special projects, and overall support day-to-day office operations to ensure smooth functioning. Once a week 10 AM to 12 PM.

Groups can prepare breakfast, lunch or dinner and serve the women and children staying at our shelter. A completed volunteer application and background check for each member of the group is required.

Serve a Meal

Volunteer Orientations

Volunteer orientations teach our potential volunteers about the programs and services offered, and help them determine the best fit for them with Genesis Women’s Shelter. Once you turn in your application form you will be contacted with upcoming orientation dates.

Help our emergency shelter by portioning out snacks and coffee, organizing and counting adult and children's clothes, shoes, feminine products, and personal care items. Bi-Weekly 1 PM to 4 PM.

Shelter Organization

Children’s Department Weeknight PAL

Spend time with children at our Outreach counseling office, playing or facilitating a structured activity. There are volunteer opportunities available Monday-Thursday from 9AM – 9PM. 90 minute orientation required. Weekly or bi-monthly commitment preferred.

Benefit Thrift Store Assistant

Help the staff at our thrift store receive, sort, tag and display donated items. Individual volunteer hours are available Monday – Friday from 10AM – 5:30PM. Groups of 10 or more may come on Wednesdays from 10AM – 1PM. Group sessions must be coordinated through Chandra Adkins. Minimum age for volunteer is 18.

Office Angels

Help our staff at our outreach office organize and inventory our donations, assist the Fund Development Team with special projects, and overall support day-to-day office operations to ensure smooth functioning. Once a week 10 AM to 12 PM.

Serve a Meal

Groups can prepare breakfast, lunch or dinner and serve the women and children staying at our shelter. A completed volunteer application and background check for each member of the group is required.

Volunteer Orientations

Volunteer orientations teach our potential volunteers about the programs and services offered, and help them determine the best fit for them with Genesis Women’s Shelter. Once you turn in your application form you will be contacted with upcoming orientation dates.

Shelter Organization

Help our emergency shelter by portioning out snacks and coffee, organizing and counting adult and children's clothes, shoes, feminine products, and personal care items. Bi-Weekly 1 PM to 4 PM.

Volunteer Interest Form

Court-Appointed Community Service

We proudly partner with the Volunteer Center of North Texas in order to help individuals meet their required court-appointed community service hours. All court-ordered volunteers will perform their hours at the Genesis Benefit Thrift Store located at 3419 Knight Street, Dallas, TX 75219. Please bring all required paperwork you received from the court.

Court-Appointed Community Service Volunteer Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday
12:30 to 5 p.m.

Please park on the street when you arrive to save parking spaces for our Thrift Store customers.