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 40+ Fort Worth organizations to show a little love to.
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.
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.
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.
A Wish with Wings | Help grant wishes to children fighting life-threatening medical conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.