Just as Christ gave Himself for us, so we should give ourselves up for the sake of others. Below is a list of ways to get involved in local mercy within our community.
Rivertree Academy educates children from Como to live life well by following Jesus, thriving academically, and transforming their communities. Rivertree exists to break the cycle of poverty in every family we serve by educating children to learn well, love well, work well and lead well.
Rivertree is a PreK 4 - 5th grade private, Christian school in Como. Rivertree utilizes a Charlotte-Mason, relational approach to education to teach children to become life-long learners. Rivertree maximizes classes at 12 children per class to ensure each child receives an individualized education. Rivertree Academy uses volunteers to help meet children's needs. Volunteers serve as mentors, classroom assistants, tutors, and more! There are weekend and after-school oppurtunities as well!
Trinity Contacts: Emily Williams and Michelle Norris
Rivertree Contact: Raney Chambers, Volunteer Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
The NET's mission is to develop healthy, restorative relationships with the people in our community who need a network of support the most. Through our three core programs serving folks experiencing homelessness, low-income refugee kids, and women who have experienced sexual exploitation, we are able to provide 38 relationship building events every single month. Everyone in Fort Worth deserves to been seen, known, and loved, and it’s The NET's desire to make sure that’s the case.
Hope Prison Ministries mission is to offer real hope to those in prison and after they are released, through clear, consistent teaching, counseling, mentoring, and accountability, and to equip others to day the same, for the eternal good of all concerned, and to the glory of God!
They develop curriculum that is used in prisons nation-wide, provide life coaching before, during, and after prison or rehab, help those in need of transitional housing, and facilitate worship services and Bible studies in prisons throughout Texas.
Opportunities for volunteers:
- Lead classes in the prisons using our curriculum
- Mentor - they are in need of mentors. To learn more, you can visit www.InmateMentors.com. Interested mentors apply here: http://inmatementors.com/mentor-signup/
- Help research and recommend housing options for those being released from prison and for family.
- Connect an offender with a local church and mentor them after their release.
For more information they can contact:
The mission of the Presbyterian Night Shelter is to give people immediate shelter and help them find a place to call home.
The Night Shelter helps guests move into their own homes and helps them get there with housing assistance that includes job training, employment assistance, life skills education, and much more.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Serving meals
- Facilitating group activities for kids
- teach life skills classes
- Play basketball with kids
- Mentor children
- And much more!!
Trinity Contact: Kim Dillon - email@example.com
Presbyerian Night Shelter Contact - Jodi Glover - 817-705 3509
In response to the compassionate and welcoming love of Jesus, DASH Network exists to love asylum seekers by serving their physical and relational needs.
Relationships are at the heart of everything DASH does. DASH desires for every seeker to form meaningful relationships and find community while in their program. Additionally, DASH provides asylum seekers with homes in downtown Fort Worth, which provide them with access to the bus route, hospital district, and great public schools. Food is provided from local food banks twice a month and supplemented by grocery volunteers. Additionally, DASH offers ESL classes, Job Corp training, and life skills classes.
- Help move/setup apartments.
- Attend monthly small-group fellowships with asylum seekers.
- Grocery Volunteer: Sponsor an apartment and coordinate with asylum seekers to pick out groceries one time per month.
- Driver:Provide transportation to classes
- Be an Advocate / Mentor for an aslyum seeker
- Donate household items, cleaning supplies, food, etc.
Brendan Reagan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Dumas: email@example.com
DASH Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For 45 years Pregnancy Lifeline has served the Fort Worth community providing pregnancy tests, sonograms, counseling, adult and children’s classes, baby, children’s and maternity items and other related services to women and their families. All services are provided free of charge due to the generous support of churches, individuals, and foundations in our community, aided by a dedicated team of volunteers who provide many of the ministry’s services.
There are many opportunities to serve individually or as a community, bible study or other group including volunteering as client advocates, classroom teachers, sonogram nurses, male advocates, and Blessings Store personal shoppers. In addition to financial donations, PLL welcomes new and used baby and children’s clothing, toys, books and other items as well as new disposable diapers, wipes, and formula which clients purchase with “baby bucks” they earn taking classes and doing bible studies. For more detailed information, click here or contact email@example.com or Jeanne Mullen, PLL’s executive director, firstname.lastname@example.org.