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Adopt-a-Spot Program

 

Our Adopt-a-Spot program offers great opportunities for businesses, neighborhood groups, faith groups and civic organizations who want to have a positive impact on their community. This program helps to enhance community pride by maintaining clean and attractive parks, green spaces, nature trails and roadways for residents and visitors to enjoy.

An adoption is an agreement with the city for a minimum of two years, so make sure your group wants to make a long-term commitment before beginning the adoption process.

If you would like to adopt a park, street or median, please contact Keep Fort Worth Beautiful at KFWB@fortworthtexas.gov  or by phone at 817-392-2046 to begin the contract process.

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Animal Care and Control

Volunteer with the Fort Worth Animal Shelter!

 

Want to make a difference? Join us!

There are so many ways to volunteer your time to help Fort Worth Animal Care and Control (FWACC). We could not save more than 90% of the pets who come through our doors annually without our incredible volunteer team. If you're passionate about helping people and pets, we have a "job" for you!

Volunteers are needed for almost everything we do, but our biggest volunteer needs are:

  • Adoption Matchmaker (most needed for medium and large dogs) - help families find their perfect match among the 300 or more pets waiting at our shelter. 
  • Dog Enrichment Program - provide enrichment (in the form of toys, treats, and more) to pets in our care. Enrichment is critically important to help pets stay mentally and physically stimulated while they are in the confinement of a shelter.
  • Pawparazzi - help photograph the pets in our care waiting for their homes. By having clear, distinguishing photos showcasing the animals personality, it helps increase their adoptability and connect them with their new family.
  • Play Yard Monitors - with over 300 dogs in our shelter on any given day, we rely on our play yard areas to help dogs get much needed exercise and enrichment in play groups. These volunteers help us monitor the yards and ensure the play groups are safe and fun for every dog involved.
  • Greeters - help potential adopters find their way around the shelter and meet adoptable cats and dogs
  • Off-Site Adoption Centers/Events - assist with adoption matchmaking, cleaning and greeting potential adopters at our two off-site adoption centers and off-site adoption events
  • General assistance with cleaning, laundry, dishes, and more!
  • Foster Volunteers - volunteering in our foster care program is an extremely rewarding opportunity for individuals and families. Our foster program allows pets that are too young for adoption, who are recovering from an illness or injury, or who are in need of other care to stay in private homes until they are ready to be adopted.

    Click here to learn more about our foster program.

 

Our general volunteer program is open to individuals as young as 13 years of age however, anyone between the ages of 13 and 15 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when volunteering at any location. Volunteers age 16 and older may volunteer on their own.

 

Looking for group activites?

We love having volunteer groups visit us! We are able to accommodate groups of at least 5 but no more than 25 volunteers, all of whom must be at least 18 years old. We call this our “Day of Service Program”. Opportunities are available most Mondays-Sundays, and must be scheduled at least two (2) week in advance. Scheduling is made on a first come, first-served basis. Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Lydia McKaye, by email at lydia.mckaye@fortworthtexas.gov (be sure to include the preferred date, time, and names of volunteers in your email). 

By choosing to volunteer, you will have the opportunity to strengthen our great city by connecting with families, neighbors, and communities through service. Your help is very much appreciated by staff and the shelter pets - help us make a difference in your community!

 

     

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Adoption Ambassador

Volunteers will assist with different aspects of the adoption process.  Some of these duties include greeting and directing patrons, taking out animals for potential adopters, answering basic questions about the animals, and educating patrons about responsible pet ownership.  Adoption Ambassadors may also help it a patron is reclaiming a lost pet and assist them in finding their animal in the shelter

Greeters must have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy interacting with the general public in a non-judgmental and professional manner.

Animal Care

Volunteers will assist the staff in maintaining the general welfare (feeding and cleaning) of the animals.  Duties may include feeding the animals, providing fresh water, cleaning and sanitizing the cages, and promoting a healthy environment.

Dog Bathing

Volunteers will wash dogs (not necessarily groom) prior to surgery and as needed.  Bathing dogs in a gentle manner also helps it to remain calm and well socialized.

PAL (Petting, Attention, Love)

Volunteers will help meet the emotional and social needs of the animals in our shelter by providing one-on-one interacting with the dogs and cats either in their kennels our outside in a play yard (dogs only).

Photographer

Volunteers will photograph our pre-selected animals for media and rescue publication.  Photoshoots should either be in the conference room our outside play area at the Animal Shelter.  If you can, try to bring a toy or some sort of noise-maker to get the animal’s attention when taking photos.   Volunteers are encouraged to have their own “fancy” camera for this activity. 

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful (KFWB) is an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful that has served our community for more than 40 years. Our mission is to educate and engage Fort Worth residents and businesses to take responsibility for improving their community environment.

KFWB has three goals:

  • End Littering
  • Improve Recycling
  • Beautify Communities

We encourage all residents, businesses and visitors to become a volunteer to help prevent litter and make a difference in our community!

If you have any questions, please contact us at: KFWB@fortworthtexas.gov

Visit our website for more information: fortworthtexas.gov/kfwb

 

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Library

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Fort Worth Public Library.  At this time, due to pandemic conditions, we are not utilizing volunteers inside our facilities or in special projects.  We appreciate your willingness to share time and talents with the City of Fort Worth.   Once restrictions related to COVID-19 are lifted, we will re-open applications for Library volunteers.  

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Log Cabin Village

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Nature Center & Refuge

Whether you enjoy being outdoors, learning more about the native plants and wildlife, sharing your love of nature with visitors of all ages, or caring for non-releasable education animals, we would love to find a way for you to make your mark at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

Volunteer Opportunities

Neighborhood Services

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Department.  We are currently not accepting applications.  Please check back with us once the COVID 19 virus threat has passed.  

If you are looking to serve during this state of emergency, please visit http://fortworthtexas.gov/COVID-19/volunteer/ to discover ways to help.

Andrew "Doc" Session Community Center

Location:

Andrew "Doc" Session Community Center

201 South Sylvania Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76111

 

Reports to:   Linda Beltram

                      Community Center Supervisor

Como Community Center

Location:

Como Community Center

4900 Horne Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

 

Reports to:   Clara Kirby

                       Community Center Supervisor

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

Location:

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

5565 Truman Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76112

 

Reports to:   Paula Jackson

                      Community Center Supervisor

North Tri-Ethnic Community Center

Location:

North Tri-Ethnic Community Center

2950 Roosevelt Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76106

 

Reports to:   Arturo Mercado

                      Community Center Supervisor

Northside Community Center

Location:

Northside Community Center

1100 N.W. 18th Street

Fort Worth, TX 76164

 

Reports to:   Eric Lopez

                      Community Center Supervisor

Southside Community Center

Location:

Southside Community Center

959 East Rosedale Street

Fort Worth, TX 76104

 

Reports to:   Felicia Johnson

                      Community Center Supervisor

Worth Heights Community Center

Location:

Worth Heights Community Center

3551 New York Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76110

 

Reports to:   Deierdre Jimerson

                      Community Center Supervisor

Park and Recreation

We are currently not accepting applications.  Please check back with us once the COVID 19 virus threat has passed.  

If you are looking to serve during this state of emergency, please visit http://fortworthtexas.gov/COVID-19/volunteer/ to discover ways to help.

Chisholm Trail Community Center

Location:

Chisholm Trail Community Center

4936 McPherson Blvd.

Fort Worth, TX 76123

 

Reports to:  

Sharetta Goodwin

Community Center Supervisor

Diamond Hill Community Center

Location:

Diamond Hill Community Center

1701 N.E. 36th Street

Fort Worth, TX 76106

 

Reports to:  

Jacob Lohse

Community Center Supervisor

East District Park Operations

Location:

East District Park Operations

2300 Avenue H

Fort Worth, TX 76105

 

Reports to:  

Bobby Muriel - Field Ops Supervisor  

William Roden - Asst Field Ops Supervisor

Eugene McCray Community Center

Location:

Eugene McCray Community Center

4932 Wilbarger Street

Fort Worth, TX 76119

 

Reports to:  

 

Community Center Supervisor

Fire Station Community Center

Location:

Fire Station Community Center

1601 Lipscomb Street

Fort Worth, TX 76104

 

Reports to:  

Daniel Leach

Community Center Supervisor

Greenbriar Community Center

Location:

Greenbriar Community Center

5200 Hemphill Street

Fort Worth, TX 76115

 

Reports to:  

James Turner 

Community Center Supervisor

Handley Meadowbrook Community Center

Location:

Handley Meadowbrook Community Center

6201 Beaty Street

Fort Worth, TX 76112

 

Reports to:  

Jerry Wallace

Community Center Supervisor

Highland Hills Community Center

Location:

Highland Hills Community Center

1600 Glasgow Road

Fort Worth, TX 76134

 

Reports to:  

Terrance Jones 

Community Center Supervisor

Hillside Community Center

Location:

Hillside Community Center

1201 East Maddox Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76104

 

Reports to:  

Delana Jones

Community Center Supervisor

Mobile Recreation Program

Location:

Mobile Recreation Program

1601 Lipscomb Street

Fort Worth, TX 76104

 

Reports to:  

Sandra Medina

Program Coordinator

North District Park Operations

Location:

North District Park Operations

1700 Brennan Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76106

 

Reports to:  

Mario Rocha - Field Ops Supervisor

Luis Alfarez - Asst Field Ops Supervisor

R.D. Evans Community Center

Location:

R.D. Evans Community Center

3242 Lackland Road

Fort Worth, TX 76116

 

Reports to:  

Jim Feltz

Community Center Supervisor

Riverside Community Center

Location:

Riverside Community Center

3700 East Belknap Street

Fort Worth, TX 76111

 

Reports to:  

David Keith

Community Center Supervisor

South District Park Operations

Location:

South District Park Operations

5199 James Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76115

 

Reports to:  

David Moody - Field Ops Supervisor

Jack Morrison - Asst Field Ops Supervisor

Southwest Community Center


Location:

Southwest Community Center

6300 Welch Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76133

 

Reports to:  

Nicholle Wilson

Community Center Supervisor

Sycamore Community Center

Location:

Sycamore Community Center

2525 East Rosedale Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76105

 

Reports to:  

Aaron Muhammad

Community Center Supervisor

Thomas Place Community Center

Location:

Thomas Place Community Center

4237 Lafayette Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76107

 

Reports to:  

Karen Stuhmer 

Community Center Supervisor

Victory Forest Community Center

Location:

Victory Forest Community Center

3427 Hemphill St.

Fort Worth, TX 76110

 

Reports to:  

Peggy McCoy

Community Center Supervisor

Water Gardens

Location:

Water Gardens

1502 Commerce Street

Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

Reports to:  

David Shoffit - Asst Field Ops Supervisor                              

John Langevin - Gardener

West District Park Operations

Location:

West District Park Operations

7151 Calmont Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76116

 

Reports to:  

Doug Herron

Asst Field Ops Supervisor

Police Department - Citizens on Patrol

           Thank you for your interest in Citizens on Patrol (COP)

Citizens on Patrol volunteers act as additional "eyes and ears" for the Fort Worth Police Department, within neighborhoods. Citizens volunteer time to actively patrol their neighborhoods to watch for and report suspicious and/or criminal activity. They receive training involving vehicle, bicycle, and foot patrol and the use of their radio. Volunteers choose the days and times they wish to patrol and they adhere to no fixed schedule.  

 

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