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alliance for childrenVOLUNTEER

Child abuse is not only a tragedy for the child and family, but also for our entire community. You can help overcome the effects of child abuse by participating in one of the many programs for families. Your support can make a world of difference to a child who needs hope. 
 

Volunteer opportunities include:
 

1
Center Volunteer

Our investigative centers are open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm and our counseling centers are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 7:00pm. Volunteers help at one of our various centers (see list of facilities) by greeting and assisting clients, directing phone calls, interacting with children in the lobby and helping out with other center/office related projects. This opportunity may also include helping with seasonal events such as our holiday donation drives by organizing donations and contacting families. 

2
Sibling Facilitator/Groups

We offer group counseling one night each week during the school year at each of our counseling centers (see lists of facilities). This program provides opportunities for volunteers to function as a Sibling Facilitator by helping to plan activities and engage the siblings who attend groups while the caregivers and children who are receiving counseling attend their peer group counseling sessions.

3
Kids Crew

We partner with Cook Children's Medical Center to serve children who have been physically or sexually abused and/or seriously neglected and who have been admitted for in-patient medical attention. We are able to help give these children individual attention, while also providing some relief to the nurses who are caring for these young patients.

4
Family Advocate Assistance

Throughout the year, our Family Advocates provide unique opportunities for volunteers to assist in providing support to our families by helping with a room Makeover Project or volunteering at Camp B.L.U.E.  Makeover Project transforms a child's space, typically their bedroom, and allows the child to heal from memories of past abuse. Camp B.L.U.E. is a week-long day camp held during spring break and once during the summer. Camp B.L.U.E. stands for – Building. Learning. Understanding. Empowering. Volunteers help provide a positive and encouraging environment for the kids attending the camp and assists with workshops, projects, crafts, games and other projects.

5
Fundraising & Special Events

Alliance For Children hosts various fundraising events to help engage the community in raising awareness regarding the mission of Alliance For Children while also raising funds to support the services that we provide at no cost to families. We also coordinate with 3rd Parties who host various events and contribute the proceeds to Alliance For Children. Volunteers can help serve on planning committees, prepare for events, assist with event set-up/tear down as well as volunteer during the event. You can find out more about any scheduled events by visiting our Events Page or following us on social media.

6
Special Projects

This includes both on-site and off-site directed projects as well as donor drives to collect needed supplies such as stuffed animals, journals, graduation basket items, customized art journals, encouragement cards, or other items used by our staff to support clients during counseling sessions, court appointments or other opportunities.


alliance for childrenSPECIAL EVENT FUNDRAISERS

Let's Play Bingo!

Saddle Up for the Bingo Fun! Prevent child abuse and help children heal at this annual luncheon.

Saturday, February 18th, 2023

Live! By Loews Hotel - Arlington

10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Alliance For Children presents the 13th annual Let’s Play Bingo! Ladies Luncheon, a unique event to bring Tarrant County ladies together for a common cause: the prevention and healing of child abuse. Bring your girlfriends for a fabulous silent and live auction, champagne reception, a lovely lunch, great prizes, and of course, BINGO!


Let's Play Bingo! On Track for the Kids

Proceeds received through Let’s Play Bingo! support Alliance For Children’s high quality, trauma focused programs for children at no cost to their protective families. In partnership with 35 local jurisdictions of law enforcement, the Department of Family and Protective Services, Cook Children's Medical Center, JPS Health Network, Texas Health Resources, Tarrant County Juvenile Services, and the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office, Alliance For Children provides protection and hope for victims of child abuse along with prevention education for the public.  

Saddling up for Let's Play Bingo! will continue to bring light to the significance of child abuse in Tarrant County.

Tickets and Tables Available Now!


alliance for children UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Alliance For Children holds other special event fundraisers during the year.  All of the money raised at our special events supports Alliance For Children’s ongoing efforts to fight child abuse and raise awareness of the issue of child abuse in Tarrant County.

 

 

Pinwheel Society has relaunched!

Pinwheel Society is Alliance For Children's Young Professionals Group. This group is for individuals between the ages of 18 - 40 who are interested in supporting the mission of Alliance For Children in our community. Pinwheel Society members meet regularly and provide volunteer support for events and programs that directly support the children and protective family members that Alliance For Children Serves.

Click here to learn more!


alliance for childrenDONATE

donate

There are several ways to support the work of Alliance For Children.

Monetary Donation

You can make a one-time or monthly donation to Alliance For Children. Your donation can be made in honor of or in memory of someone and an acknowledgment can be sent in recognition of your gift.  

Monetary donations can be made here

Donors can also contact Alliance For Children about planned giving including IRAs and Stocks and Securities. For more information, contact your financial advisor or email Paige McNamara.

In-Kind Donations

Alliance For Children also accepts the donation of items that are needed to support the children and families that we serve. Much needed items include:

  • Diapers and wipes
  • New clothing sizes 7/8 and up
  • New shoes sizes 4 and up
  • Gift cards to Walmart or Target
  • $5 gas cards
  • Twin beds
  • Toddler beds

If you are interested in collecting items for Alliance For Children, email Paige McNamara.

Click Here to Donate from our Emergency Needs Wishlist 


alliance for childrenEMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIPS


Job Openings

 

Grants Coordinator

The Grants Coordinator will directly support the fundraising efforts of Alliance For Children through foundational and community support in the form of grants and appropriate grant management relations. This position will research, write, submit, and support funding through the avenue of grant applications, communications, and affiliated reports, projects, and materials. The Grants Coordinator will work cohesively with staff and partners to clearly communicate, as well as fulfill the efforts and needs of Alliance For Children to the community.

Minimum Requirements

•    High school education required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
•    Prior experience as a grant writer preferred.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills, articulate, excellent proof-reading skills.
•    Organized, detail-oriented, efficient, and successful at meeting multiple deadlines.
•    Excellent professional and interpersonal skills both in person and by phone.
•    Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, email, and web searches.
•    Ability to prioritize, plan and execute projects to meet high standards and all deadlines.
•    Must be an enthusiastic and dedicated team player with a strong work ethic, and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.
•    Knowledge of a Children’s Advocacy Center a plus.
•    Raiser’s Edge and Greater Giving database experience a plus.
•    Must have valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance if driving for agency purposes.
•    Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks.
•    Able to maintain confidentiality and present in a positive, professional manner at all times.
•    Able to maintain composure and professionalism under pressure of deadlines.
•    Regular and reliable attendance.
•    Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.

Job Duties/Essential Functions:

•    Identify needs of Alliance For Children programs and direct monetary fits to secure funding from area foundations and grantors.
•    Research, write and submit private grants in support of funding for programs, general operations, and other identified areas to meet Alliance For Children’s fundraising budget.
•    Coordinate and maintain the grants calendar, grant communication and support forms, and required documentation in an organized fashion.
•    Work cohesively with the Finance Department and Outcomes Specialists to obtain necessary information for supporting documents.
•    Provide all follow-up reports and requested documents to funders for operational and capital gifts. 
•    Work alongside Development Coordinator to ensure the generating of timely thank you letters pertaining to awarded grants.
•    Document all requests, supporting documents, and actions in appropriate constituent records in Raiser’s Edge and ensure accurate coding for use of funds.
•    Work alongside the Finance Department and Outcomes Specialists to ensure that funding is being spent and tracked appropriately to grant guidelines and gift conditions.
•    Communicate needs, expectations, report information, and timeline of funding to program supervisors, directors and staff.
•    Maintain e-filling of appropriate grant documents, including grant proposals, progress reports, communication forms, signed agreements, checks, etc.
•    Investigate new avenues of potential funding.
•    Assist Director of Advancement with foundation and corporate stewardship action alerts, needs, and establishment and maintenance of relationships as appropriate. This would include, but is not limited to monetary and in-kind contributions, as well as building depth to relationships with foundation/corporate contacts, and seeking out opportunities for further engagement with the agency even outside of funding resources.
•    Assist with drafting wording for development promotional, donor recognition, and other development materials.
•    Build strategic routes for sound funding avenues to meet, if not exceed, annual agency budget, particularly in regard to grant support. 
•    Other duties as requested by the Director of Advancement.

Physical Requirements:

Able to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel and twist on an intermittent and sometimes continuous basis. Able to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers and reach overhead. Able to operate a telephone and computer. Able to lift up to 25 lbs. (usually office supply boxes). Moderate independent travel by private auto required.

Please click here to submit your resume and complete an application detailing your qualifications for this position.

Questions specific to this position may be directed to Paige McNamara at PMcNamara@allianceforchildren.org.  No phone calls please.  

 

 

Alliance For Children provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. 

Internships

Interns who work at Alliance For Children not only work in a therapeutic setting, but can also be given the opportunity to work closely with law enforcement, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Internship positions are provided through our Clinical and Family Advocate programs at all Alliance For Children locations

 

To contact us about applying for an internship, please click here.

 

General Internship Requirements:
•    All applicants must submit a resume, complete an application and provide three professional references.
•    All interns must pass a criminal and CPS background check.
•    All interns must be attending an accredited university seeking a degree in social work, counseling or related field.
•    Students must be willing to work some evenings and weekends and be able to provide their own transportation among all six Alliance For Children locations.
•    All interns will attend specific training for their placement as well as child sexual abuse prevention training prior to working with clients.
•    Students must commit to one semester at Alliance For Children.
•    Students must commit to 15 hours each week.
•    Students will agree to participate in weekly supervision with their supervisor.


Clinical Internship Requirements:
•    Applicants must be seeking a master’s level degree in social work, counseling or a related field.
•    Students must have completed practicum and coursework in counseling theories prior to placement.
•    Interns must be willing to work with clients of all ages in a therapeutic and/or group setting.
•    Must attend a monthly Clinical Team meeting.
•    Students must commit to two semesters at Alliance For Children.

If you have questions, please contact Diana Davis at DDavis@allianceforchildren.org.

 

Family Advocate Internship Requirements:
•    Applicants must be seeking at least a Bachelor’s level degree in social work, counseling or related field.
•    Interns must be willing to participate in multidisciplinary staff meetings, observe and implement family needs assessments, provide case management services when needed, research local family resources, and learn crisis intervention techniques.
•    Interns may also be asked to participate in community events, fundraisers, educational programs and other programs offered by Alliance For Children.

If you have questions, please contact Lindsey Dula at LDula@allianceforchildren.org.
 

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We are proud to be counted as one of Fort Worth's Best Place for Working Parents™ for the second year in a row, in recognition of the family-friendly policies & practices we offer to support employees, specifically working parents.


alliance for childrenCHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

child abuse prevention month

April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Help prevent child abuse by downloading the contents below and sharing them with your children. 

Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit

 

Go Blue Day – Friday, April 8, 2022

Wear your favorite blue in honor of your commitment to preventing child abuse. Post to social media with the hashtags #silenceendshere and #GoBLUE22

Blue Sunday – Sunday, April 24, 2022

Honor child abuse prevention in your house of worship with these ideas:

 

 


Click to register for our Child Abuse Prevention Month training opportunities:

April 4, 2022 • 2:00pm-3:30pm – Keeping Your Children Safe from Abuse (In-person at 3609 Marquita Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76116)

April 13, 2022 • 9:30am-11:30am – Stewards of Children in English (In-person at 3609 Marquita Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76116)

April 21, 2022 • 1:30pm-2:30pm – Keeping Kids Safe Online (In-person at 3609 Marquita Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76116)

April 26, 2022 • 12:30pm-1:30pm – Let’s Talk: Talking with Your Child about Personal Body Safety (In-person at 3609 Marquita Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76116)

April 28, 2022 • 12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch & Learn: Human Trafficking 101 (Virtual)

April 29, 2022 • 11:00am-12:00pm – Child Abuse Prevention 101 for Youth Serving Professionals (In-person at 3609 Marquita Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76116)

 

 


alliance for childrenPINWHEEL SOCIETY

PWS

Pinwheel Society is Alliance For Children's Young Professionals Group. This group is for individuals between the ages of 18 - 40 who are interested in supporting the mission of Alliance For Children in our community. Pinwheel Society members meet regularly and provide volunteer support for events and programs that directly support the children and protective family members that Alliance For Children Serves.

For event locations and/or any additional questions regarding our Pinwheel Society, please contact Molly Kulpa.

Schedule of Events

WHAT: Pinwheel Society Meeting/Social
WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 6 PM

WHAT: Trunk or Treat - Volunteer Opportunity
WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

WHAT: Pinwheel Society Meeting/Social
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 6 PM

WHAT: Christmas Connection - Volunteer Opportunity
WHEN: Set-up starts on Saturday, December 3. Christmas Connection set-up continues Dec 5-7. The official Christmas Connection event is Dec 8-10, 2022.

WHAT: Pinwheel Society Meeting/Social
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 6 PM

WHAT: Pinwheel Society Meeting/Social
WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 6 PM

WHAT: Camp B.L.U.E. - Volunteer Opportunity
WHEN: March 13-17, 2023

WHAT: Child Abuse Prevention Month - Volunteer Opportunity
WHEN: April 1-30, 2023

WHAT: Pinwheel Society Meeting/Social
WHEN: Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 6 PM

WHAT: Back to School Event - Volunteer Opportunity
WHEN: July 2023 - TBD