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Adopt-A-Park, Street or Median Program

 

Our Adopt-a-Park, Adopt-a-Street and Adopt-a-Median programs are 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 a contractual agreement with the city, 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 to begin the contract process.

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Animal Care and Control

Spotlight

Every month, Animal Care & Control features a volunteer who’s making a difference for the animals at the shelter: January 2019

Meet Lea Donovan, Fort Worth Animal Care & Control’s volunteer of the month

http://fortworthtexas.gov/animals/volunteer/ 

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Animal Fostering Program

Join the FWACC Foster Program!

Foster caregivers help us save lives of pets recovering from illness or injury, orphaned kittens and puppies, and many other animals that may thrive better in a home environment than in the shelter. Most pets at FWACC that are available for adoption are also available for foster, and we welcome fosters who can take pets into their homes for any length of time. Foster parents help increase the adoptability of these shelter animals by providing care and a foster home during this time of transition from the shelter to an adopter’s home. 

 

 

Foster parents are most in need for:

  • Overnight sleepovers or day trips for adult dogs. Short term foster decreases stress in our animals, gives them a much needed break from the shelter, and helps us gain valuable information about the pet to help match them with their future adopter. This is a great way to try out fostering because it is a short-term commitment that makes a HUGE difference in the life of a shelter pet!
  • Puppies/kittens or moms with newborns that are too young to be adopted
  • Pets recovering from an illness or injury needing some extra TLC and medical care
  • Adult dogs who have been in the shelter for longer than 60 days. Some animals (through no fault of their own!) can be passed by in the shelter. These animals often times just need to get out of the shelter and have someone advocating for them to find an adopter.

How to foster:

  1. Fill out a volunteer application (link on the right) and sign our foster agreement.
  2. Our foster coordinator will send a welcome email within 72 hours of you submitting your application and get you set up to come down to the shelter and pick out a foster pet.
  3. Once you take your foster pet home, you will receive a foster manual.

What does the shelter provide?

  • WE provide all vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip and pre-authorized vet care for your foster pet. Food, treats and other basic supplies (beds, crates, leash, etc.) will be supplied to you, depending on availability (these are donation based).
  • YOU provide the basics – your home, exercise, space, socialization and love.

 

Please select the volunteer opportunity you are interested in from the general interest links below, then click "fill in an application" in the top right hand corner under "I would like to volunteer". For more information about the foster program specifically, please email FWACCFoster@fortworthtexas.gov

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Citizens Police Academy

In the spring of 1992, the Fort Worth Police Department Training Division graduated 43 citizens from the first citizen training academy. The curriculum and teaching methods were similar to the traditional police academy, but the students were not police candidates. The class members were a cross-section of the Fort Worth community; i.e., homemakers, professional business persons, retirees and neighborhood watch members.

The first Police Night School was held in England in 1977 by the Devon and Cromwall Constabulary and met with immediate success. Citizens were anxious to learn operations of their police force which heretofore were obscure and private. Shortly afterward, the Orlando, Florida Police Department conducted the first Citizens Police Academy in the United States. The Orlando Citizens Police Academy was patterned after the English Police Night School. Since that time, other law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have developed and conducted various versions of the Citizen Police Academy.

Graduates of the Fort Worth Police Department Citizens Police Academy will not be commissioned law enforcement officers nor vigilantes. They will be more familiar with the operations of the Fort Worth Police Department and will gain a deeper understanding of the problems and policies facing Fort Worth Police Officers.

The training program consists of classroom and "hands on" instruction to provide the public with a working knowledge of the Fort Worth Police Department. Participants will meet for three hours once each week during the 8 to 12 week course. Instruction will be comprehensive, and each week a different area(s) of the police department will be covered, with each session facilitated by the officers and supervisors who work in that particular unit. Topics covered will include the officer use of firearms and deadly force options, criminal investigative skills, crime scene search, communications, narcotics, area gangs, specialized units, tactical operations and community involvement.

It is the goal of the Fort Worth Police Department that after you complete this program, you will have enough information to dispel any suspicions and misconceptions about the law enforcement role in our criminal justice system. We hope you will develop an appreciation for the Fort Worth Police Department as our community continues to grow and that you will educate others on what you have learned when the opportunity arises. After completion you will have the opportunity to engage in volunteer opportunities with FWPD as a Citizens Police Academy Alumni.

                                   

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Fire Department

Fort Worth Fire Department 

Volunteer Programs

Please select the volunteer opportunity you are interested in from the general interest links below, then click "fill in an application" in the top right hand corner under "I would like to volunteer".

 

 

 

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Forestry

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Graffiti Abatement

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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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Fort Worth Recycles Day

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Library

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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.

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Neighborhood Services

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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

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Park and Recreation

Adopt-a-program

 

 

Central District Operations

Location:

Central District Operations

2901 Crestline Road

Fort Worth, TX 76107

 

Reports to:  

Mike Keller - Field Operations Supervisor

Mark Bass - Asst Field Ops Supervisor

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

Youth Athletics Program / Aquatics

General volunteer opportunities for youth sports and aquatics.

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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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Police Department - Programas en Español

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