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Wilkinson Center is looking for food pantry volunteers to assist pantry clients as they shop for food, unload food (if necessary) as it arrives onsite, and sort and bag food ready for distribution, among other duties. - Volunteer hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00AM to 12:00PM - Buckner Food Pantry – 3402 N. Buckner Blvd., Dallas Responsibilities: - Welcome clients and donors; assist in carrying donations into building. - Organize and sort donations; keep donation areas clean and clear. - Prepare food bags for distribution to clients. - Monitor public areas for cleanliness and order. - Help clients carry items out of pantry if necessary. - Work with staff and clients to maintain a safe environment for all. Requirements: - Be punctual for all scheduled tutoring sessions. It is your responsibility to notify us as soon as possible if you cannot meet with your students. - Complete and hand in all required paperwork (volunteer application, background check, interview and site visit). Qualifications: - Unsupervised volunteers must be at least 16 years old. (Parental consent required for volunteers under 18 years of age.) - Must possess the physical ability to carry, sort and stock food. - Responsible, dependable, honest, and mature. - Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students.
OUR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR WILL BEGIN IN LATE AUGUST. OUR SUMMER PROGRAM BEGINS JUNE 4TH! Wilkinson Center is looking for volunteers to provide individual and small group tutoring to students in our after-school program. Tutoring is a supplement to classroom teaching. Tutors are not expected to know everything about the subject for which they tutor. - CLIMB hours: Monday through Thursday, 3:00PM to 6:00PM - Volunteer hours: Monday through Thursday, 3:00PM to 4:30PM - Location: CLIMB is held at five east/southeast Dallas-area locations. Responsibilities: - Meet with students during CLIMB hours to clarify learning problems and work on study skills. - Review class material, discuss the text, predict test questions, formulate ideas for papers, work on solutions to problems, etc. Requirements: - Be punctual for tutoring sessions. It is your responsibility to notify us as soon as possible if you cannot meet with your students. - Complete and hand in all required paperwork (volunteer application, background check, interview and site visit). Qualifications: - Thorough knowledge in basic reading, writing and math - Responsible, dependable, honest, and mature. - Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students.
OUR ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR WILL BEGIN IN EARLY SEPTEMBER. OUR SUMMER PROGRAM BEGINS JUNE 4TH!
Volunteer DescriptionWilkinson Center is looking for volunteers to assist students with curriculum taught by instructors, answer questions, review class notes, and help students prepare for upcoming tests. (Volunteers do not have to be thoroughly versed in the subject matter to be an assistant) Adult Education Summer Courses - Location: Eastfield College – Pleasant Grove Campus - Days: Mon. – Thur. Pleasant Grove Library - May 30 – Aug. 30 (Wed. & Thur.) - 6:00PM to 8:00PM - Some Saturdays (based on availability) Writing Workshop June 18 – August 23, 2012 10:45AM to 12:45PM GED Classes - Spanish: June 4 – Aug. 23; 8:30AM to 10:30AM - English: July 9 – Sept. 27; 1PM to 4PM Computer Literacy July 2 – August 16, 2012 - English: 8:30AM to 11:30AM - English: 12:30PM to 3PM (Food Pantry) - Spanish: 11:30AM to 1:30PM (Mon., Wed., Fri.)
Volunteer DescriptionCLIMB Summer Camp Mentors and Chaperones - Session Two: (July 9th – August 3rd) - Locations: CLIMB location in southeast Dallas - Days: Monday – Friday: 9AM to 2PM - Chaperone Days: generally Thursday Mentor Description: - Assist students with curriculum, arts and crafts, and other enrichment activities, including weekly field trips. Chaperone Description: - Supervise small groups of children, and account for all children regularly and before changing activities. - Make sure children adhere to rules and standards of behavior, safety rules, and any site-specific rules. CHECK OUR ‘UPCOMING EVENTS’ SECTION TO VOLUNTEER FOR OUR FIRST EVER ‘OLYMPICS-INSPIRED’ CLIMB SUMMER GAMES!
Volunteer DescriptionWilkinson Center has multiple one-time events for our clients throughout the year! Make sure to check back often for updates! Wilkinson Center Summer Games Volunteer with us at our ‘Olympics-style’ field day to celebrate the end of each Summer CLIMB session. Description: Set up/take down, facilitate games, prepare/ distribute food, ‘coach’ teams during games. Site I: Thursday, June 28, 2012 9AM to 2PM St. Phillips School & Community Ctr. 1600 Washington Ave., Dallas CHECK IN AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY FOR OUR NEXT SUMMER GAMES!
Volunteer DescriptionSome Wilkinson Center’s administrative/office support is on an ‘as needed’ basis. Check in often for updated volunteer needs! Days open: Monday – Thursday: 10AM – 5PM; Friday: 9AM – 1PM Location: Administrative Office (Uptown Dallas) Office support - Provide office support based on the needs of the admin office, including: filing, data entry, organization, as well as project-based activities. Volunteer support - Support volunteer coordinator with recruitment, interviews, database management, and end-of-the-year volunteer appreciation luncheon. Volunteer photographer - Photograph our various programs and clients to create a database of photos to be used for marketing purposes. Also, photograph our various events we have throughout the year. (Can work around the schedule of the photographer.)
If you’re interested in volunteering with Wilkinson Center submit a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION.
(The application does not guarantee a volunteer position with Wilkinson Center)
4144 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75204
Telephone: (214) 821-6380
Fax (all): (214) 827-1972
P. O. Box 720248
Dallas, Texas 75372
Food & Emergency Services:
3402 N. Buckner Blvd., Suite 302
Dallas, Texas 75228
Telephone: (214) 269-1418
Eastfield College, Pleasant Grove
802 S. Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75217
Telephone: (214) 269-1418