Each year hundreds of volunteers donate their time to support the CEC’s mission and programs. Whether you’re an individual or a large group, there’s a volunteer opportunity that will fit your schedule and interests.
Volunteers work between 8 am to 4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and 8 am to 8 pm on Thursdays. Volunteers inspect, clean, sort, stock, select and box food.
Second Glance Resale Shop
Volunteers work in a retail environment greeting and assisting customers, stocking and helping with other tasks. Volunteers are also needed in the back to sort, organize and stock a variety of items. Store hours are 10 am - 6 pm Monday-Saturday. The store is located at 6308 Rufe Snow Drive in North Richland Hills.
Volunteers assist our Adult Education and Employment Manager with resume preparation, interview skills, online job search and occupational skills training.
Volunteers assist our Education and Employment Coordinator in facilitating high school equivalency (GED) preparation and adult literacy classes. These classes are held at the CEC every Tuesday from 7 pm - 9 pm and on Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm.
Food or Toy Drives
There is a year-round need for groceries in the Food Pantry (especially January-August). The CEC can provide a list of needed food items as well as suggestions for food drive contests and team building activities. Toy drives in November and December provide toys for the CEC Family Christmas event benefiting families in our programs.
Volunteers are needed to assist with child care for CEC Family Violence group session every Monday from 6:30 pm - 8 pm.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Volunteers work at the CEC between the end of January and Mid-April on Mondays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers assist clients with tax return preparation using tax software. A combination of on-line and classroom training is provided. If you are comfortable using a computer and talking with people, this may be a very rewarding opportunity. United Way of Tarrant County and City of Fort Worth is coordinating the volunteer efforts for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Please call 817-258-8062 or email Pennie Clayton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers must be 15 years or older to volunteer without supervision.
Volunteers ages 10 – 14 years old MUST have supervision present.
· MUST wear closed toe shoes (sneakers are fine)
· all shorts or skirts MUST be to the knee
· NO low cut tops or tank tops
Click Here for the Food Pantry Volunteer Training Video
Click Here for the Second Glance Resale Shop Training Video