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Become a DCAC Volunteer!

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center has flexible and meaningful opportunities for those interested in volunteering their time and unique talents toward restoring hope to children who have been abused.

Volunteer Requirements

In order to volunteer at DCAC, all applicants must ...

  • Be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in a local school district
  • Complete a volunteer application that includes confidential felony and misdemeanor arrest/conviction information, permission to allow DCAC to request Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry, DPS Criminal History Check, sex offender registry check and a confidentiality agreement.
  • Attend a DCAC Volunteer Orientation
  • Complete a phone interview with a DCAC staff member
  • Complete and clear background checks for Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry, DPS Criminal History and national sex offender registry.

If you have any questions about our volunteer application process, please contact us at volunteer@dcac.org.

Click here to view volunteer opportunities

Step 1: Complete Volunteer Application and Sign up for Orientation

Individual Application - Click here to apply

Group Application - Click here to apply

Step 2: Review and Sign Policy Document

Please click the link below to download a .pdf of our Volunteer Policy Manual. 

Once you have read the document, please enter your name in the field on the final page, and email the .pdf to volunteer@dcac.org

Step 3: Attend Orientation

Once you attend your scheduled Orientation session (scheduled during your application in Step 1) and complete the steps above, you will receive two background checks by email.

Step 4: Complete Background Checks

Step 4: Complete Background Checks

After you attend a volunteer orientation and complete your volunteer interview, you will receive two (2) emails at the email address provided in your application: one from CACTXBGCREQUEST@DFPS.STATE.TX.US, and one from AUTOMATION@INSTASCREEN.NET. You must complete and submit the background check forms in both emails in order for your volunteer application to be considered complete.

DCAC will not accept volunteers if they have been convicted, have prior charges, or have charges pending for a felony or misdemeanor involving a sex offense, violent act, child abuse or neglect, or related acts that would pose a risk to children or DCAC’s program’s credibility. Additionally, DCAC will not accept volunteers if they have been convicted, have prior charges or have charges pending for a felony or misdemeanor involving theft within three years of the volunteer application date. DCAC will not accept volunteers if they have a Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) disposition of Reason to Believe (RTB) for sexual abuse or physical abuse. All other RTB dispositions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and a determination made by the DCAC’s Executive Director.