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

Volunteer Requirements:

  • An interview, criminal and CPS criminal background check, and training is required for all people who wish to volunteer. 
  • Minimum age to volunteer is 18. 
  • All volunteers must receive comprehensive training. 
  • Volunteer orientation is held twice a month, once in the evening and once during the day. No orientation is held in December.

Please complete the volunteer application below and a DCAC staff member will contact you. If you have any questions, please email us at volunteer@dcac.org.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Playroom Volunteer

  • Play with the children while they are waiting for an interview or therapy session
  • Playroom Volunteer Shifts:
    • Monday through Thursday
      • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      • 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Friday
      • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday
      • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Administrative Volunteer

  • Assist in the Center's business offices with clerical work, data entry, making copies, answering telephones, or research projects.
  • Administrative Volunteer Shifts:
    • Monday through Friday
      • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Therapy Department Cleaning/Clothes Closet Volunteer

  • Assist with cleaning DCAC's therapy rooms and organizing areas utilized by the therapy team.
  • Therapy Department Cleaning/Clothes Closet Volunteer Shifts:
    • Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Special Projects Volunteer

  • There are an abundance of special projects taking place throughout the year at the Center. A few examples are:
    • Spring cleaning of the Center
    • Give Back, Buy a Backpack School Supply Drive during July
    • Holiday of Hope Campaign during the Fall / Winter months
  • Ongoing Projects:
    • Organize a toy, diaper, or clothes drive for the Clothes Closet
    • Organize a drive for items from DCAC's Wish List
    • Organize a DCAC Staff and Partner appreciation event

Animal-Assisted Therapy Volunteer

  • Specially trained animal-handler teams participate in a variety of activities at the Center. Click here or contact Sylvia Morris for information on how to qualify.