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Legacy Corps For Veterans & Military Families

The Senior Source, Senior Citizens Of Greater Dallas

Dec. 5, 2018, midnight - Oct. 31, 2019, midnight

Legacy Corps for Veterans & Military Families (LCVMF) Caregiver Support Services include a range of community-based support services targeted to veteran and or military families of all ages. Services are designed to decrease caregiving burden and stress and empower the caregiver and care recipient through education and community resources to maintain and or improve their quality of life. LCVMF members provide a minimum of 450 hours of combined service and training for the contracted period. Including: 8-10 hours of on-site in-home respite care per week with 1-2 families that enables the caregiver to attend to essential family or personal needs. Additional services are the dissemination of information to the caregiver and or care recipient on various medical condition, coping strategies, social services, support venues, medical/physical interventions and other resources. The members have printed informational resources and serve as navigators in the referral process to securing other auxiliary services. All activities are of a non-medical nature and LCVMF members are strictly prohibited from offering personal medical advice, diagnosing and or other medical therapies. LCVMF members may also provide transportation support. Pre-Service and on-going training up to 80 hours is provided.

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no specific street address
Dallas, Texas 75219

Equal Heart Americorps Member

Equal Heart

Sept. 3, 2019, 7 a.m. - May 22, 2020, 4 p.m.

Reduce hunger and food waste in Dallas by helping provide free groceries for families affected by poverty through our Direct-to-Door program.Must complete official application here: are looking for dedicated individuals to serve as Hunger ReliefAmeriCorps Members with our Direct-to-Door mobile food pantry.Members gain valuable experience in non-profit programming by working in a team to lead pick-ups and sorting of food donations to distribute to families at low income apartment complexes around DFW.Requirements:Age 17 or olderUS citizen or permanent residentComplete a minimum of 1,200 community service hours (approx. 32 hours/week)Available all day Mon- Fri approx. 7am- 4pmAble to start on September 3rdMust be available through May 22nd, 2020Benefits:$12,312 Total Living Allowance$4,266.50 Education Award, distributed after successful completion of the program and can be used for existing student loans or future education expenses like tuition and booksExperience in the service sectorMembers who are age 21+ and willing to drive our van receive a bonus in addition to the base pay aboveSuccessful candidates should be:organized,self-motivated,able and willing to do daily manual laborinterested in making a difference in the Dallas communityGreat opportunity for students taking night classes or recent college graduates looking for experience in the non-profit sector.What is AmeriCorps?AmeriCorps is a national community service program allowing individuals to give back to their community and get paid for it!Must complete official application here:

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2862 Nagle St
Dallas, Texas 75220

Make A Difference In The Lives Of Kids - Facilitate Adults Relating To Kids (ark) Session

Aberg Center For Literacy

Sept. 3, 2019, 9 a.m. - Nov. 15, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

ABERG CENTER for LITERACY needs volunteers for our Adults Relating to Kids (ARK) program.The ARK program at the Aberg Center for Literacy works to improve relationships and build healthy environments through the understanding and application of unconditional love and care. ARK programs are researched-based, stemming from a ground-breaking study conducted in partnership with the University of Texas School of Public Health that discovered a new paradigm for building a child's self-concept.This program provides a deliberate opportunity for parents and teachers to meet in a structured, confidential, small group setting, group members are able to team-build, problem solve and ultimately build better relationships with one another, their students and among the parents. ARKGroup Facilitators support our teachers and parents through the ARK process.Qualifications include innate relational skills such as: good listener, open-minded, non-judgmental, keeps confidences, compassionate, and a sense of humor! Additionally:Need to attend one eight-hour facilitator training with the ARK staff.Meet weekly, for 8 weeks with parents/twice a month with teachers to facilitate the ARK process.Beyond the one-day facilitator training, there is ABSOLUTELY NO PREP WORK REQUIRED for ARKGroup Facilitators! They simply show the videos and facilitate small-group discussion.If you are interested or would like more information, please contact or call 214-826-6501.

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5100 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75206

Enrichment Club Leaders & Assistants

Wesley Rankin Community Center

Sept. 9, 2019, 4:45 p.m. - May 14, 2020, 6 p.m.

Volunteer Title: Enrichment Club Leaders & AssistantsDepartment: Children’s EducationReports To: Education Associate/Director of Children’s EducationSummary: Club leaders are responsible for facilitating a specialized enrichment club for Wesley-Rankin students and communicating with assistant on program facilitation needsKey Duties:Develop specialized curriculum of club to present to studentsEngaging students who have expressed interest in club activities and providing hands on experiences that promote further learning opportunitiesSupervise students attending club and promote safety and respect in collaboration with AmeriCorps staff and/or volunteer assistantsCleaning and tidying of the center following club activities in a timely mannerQualifications: Age 14+, self-motivated, interested in expanding horizons of Wesley-Rankin students to new activities, ability to work well with children, friendly, willing to go above and beyond to help, able to abide by directions well Time Commitment: Volunteers will be able to set a weekly schedule - clubs take place from 5:00 to 6:00PM - for their respective club for the semester, consistency is best for our students. Must commit to at least 4 shifts a month (leaders and assistants) Training: MinistrySafe Training Standard Volunteer Orientation Location: Wesley-Rankin Community Center 3100 Crossman Ave.

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Wesley-Rankin Community Center
Dallas, Texas 75212

Global Climate Strike (September 20)

Fridays for Future

Sept. 19, 2019, 7 p.m. - Sept. 27, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

To date, young people have led the climate strikes around the world. Now we need adults to join us too. On September 20, 2019, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies call for a global general strike. Mark and add it to your calendar. Workers everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years. We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer. We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference. We can't do this with you and everyone you know. So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday, September 20 we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history. During the French revolution mothers flooded the streets for their children. Today we children are fighting for ourselves, but so many of our parents are busy discussing whether our grades are good, or a new diet or what happened in the Game of Thrones finale – while the planet burns. This moment has to happen. Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together. So this is our chance – join us on climate strike this September. People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. This won’t be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you. As we get closer to September 20th and more local information on events, actions, and strikes are available and get planned we will be sharing them here on Brightest. To search for nearby actions, visit our search tool and our climate action map. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up here #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #StrikeWithUs

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