Where to volunteer in Fort Worth

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 31 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 minority groups

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

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.

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.

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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