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Give back — 45 nonprofit organizations for volunteering and donations

Lend a helping had at the local organizations to volunteer or give back to in Fort Worth.

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Whether you’re an animal lover, an outdoorsy type, a natural mentor or a healthcare enthusiast, there’s a nearby volunteer opportunity for you. Here are 45 Fort Worth organizations to show a little love to.

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Natural-born teachers + mentors

Ladder Alliance | Share your tech skills by teaching basic computer skills to women struggling with domestic violence, unemployment, homelessness, or poverty.

Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail | Empower the next generation with lessons in financial literacy, career readiness + business ownership.

PeopleFund | Lead workshops, mentor local small business owners, and host events throughout the year focusing on local outreach and economic development.

Academy 4 | Mentor fourth graders at 40 disadvantaged schools across the county and state.

Fortress | Volunteer in the organization’s preschool, after school, summer camps, and adult classes in the Historic Southside.

If you want to be there for abuse victims

CASA of Tarrant County | Speak up for children in foster care and help guide them toward safe homes as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

Alliance for Children | Help victims of child abuse heal with a coordinated team of healthcare providers, social services + law enforcement agencies.

The Women’s Center | Volunteer at events throughout the year and help support women in crisis situations.

Camp Hope Texas | Donate to the week-long camp run by One Safe Place that offers a sanctuary for children who have been exposed to domestic violence.


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If you have a passion for community members in need

Lighthouse for the Blind | Assist clients with everyday tasks like grocery shopping, translating communication materials, and getting around to appointments.

True Worth Place | Serve meals to 200-300 people per day, teach classes, and help guests apply for jobs online in order for them to get back on their feet.

Children’s Charities of Fort Worth | Provide necessities and holiday gifts to disadvantaged and at-risk kids in Tarrant County.

The Birthday Party Project | Help through celebrations for children suffering from homelessness and housing insecurity.

Fort Worth Community Collaborative | Give time, products, or clothing to the organization that distributes necessities to community members in need.

Center for Transforming Lives | Donate to the nonprofit that helps community members to get from poverty to prosperity with support in housing, early childhood education, counseling, and financial assistance.

Gladney Center for Adoption | Support little ones looking for forever families.

If you’re on a tight schedule

Laundry Love | Every third Saturday of the month, join volunteers from St. Christopher Episcopal Church and provide laundry assistance to those in need.

Carter BloodCare | Donate blood at any day and time that works for you.

YMCA | Find a volunteer opportunity that fits into your schedule and provides mentoring for local children in athletics.


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If you’re interested in healthcare

A Wish With Wings | Help make a wish come true for children fighting life-threatening medical conditions.

Gill Children’s Services | Help fulfill the wish lists for Tarrant County children whose medical, dental, physical, social, psychological, or educational needs have not been met by other community resources.

Cook Children’s Health Foundation | Serve in one of the many volunteer opportunities available including the pet therapy program, planning a fundraiser, or school programs.

Valor Hospice | Volunteer your company — sit and visit with a patient or use your artistic or musical talents to brighten someone’s day.

Cancer Support Community of North Texas | Provide support, foster compassionate communities, and break down barriers to care to uplift and strengthen people impacted by cancer.

If you’re an animal lover

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control | Help families meet adoptable cats and dogs and assist with everyday work at the shelter, like cleaning crates, walking dogs, and having playtime with cats.

Paw-Parazzi Photo Volunteer | Take pictures and create profiles of adoptable pets at Fort Worth Animal and Control waiting for their forever homes.

Almost Home Animal Rescue | Animal foster parents can help pets that are too young for adoption, who are recovering from an illness or injury, or who are in need of other care inside a private home while they wait to be adopted.

Pet and Play Rescue | The nonprofit launched in August 2023 and is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of farm animals. Donate to help the organization purchase a new property to build a future animal sanctuary.


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For the outdoorsy types

Fairmount Community Garden | Support local agriculture by working in the garden on the second Saturday of every month.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Students between 14-17 years old can give back and get outside while learning about all things botanical.

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful | Contribute to the city’s beautification project and help clear litter from roadways, parks, and public spaces.

If you’re passionate about supporting local community groups

LQBTQ Saves | Assist with public events, participate in Lifeline Chat, co-host meetings, perform administrative duties, and help promote the organization.

FWPD Cold Case Support Group | Support the police department’s criminal investigative efforts, help resolve old cases, and provide answers to family and friends.

Sixty & Better | The non-profit empowers older adults to live with purpose, independence, and dignity through various classes like arts, dancing, music, and creativity.

If you live + breathe FTW

Fort Worth ISD | Set up local food drive events, pack supplies into backpacks, become a crossing guard, or help with after-school car loading.

Cowtown Marathon Inc. | Register the community for the race, unbox t-shirts, organize snacks and beverages, and help tear down tents following the race.

Special Olympics | Volunteers can coach, train, and officiate athletes, or even play alongside those with intellectual disabilities.

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Self-proclaimed bibliophiles

Fort Worth Public Library Foundation | Provide office assistance, help with fundraiser events, and be a mentor to local children in the reading program.

Tarrant Literacy Coalition | Become a literary teacher and help adults learn how to read.

Read2Win | Help first and second graders reach their reading goals by providing extra support and resources.

For the social butterflies

The Taste Project | Become a Taste Bud by preparing and serving food at this pay-what-you-can nonprofit fighting food insecurity.

Tarrant Area Food Bank | Pick up a themed shift or get out in the community with mobile distribution events.

United Way of Tarrant County | Send a card to someone in long-term care, teachers, and veterans, or make a t-shirt tote for food distribution.

Presbyterian Night Shelter | Help serve meals at five different shelter locations across the city.

For the handy individuals

Trinity Habitat for Humanity | No construction experience is needed to help build and repair homes or paint during the semi-annual Cowtown Brush Up.

This list isn’t even close to complete. Search for an opportunity that fits your skills on VolunteerMatch or the city’s website.

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