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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. 

Take a seat at the table and volunteer for Alliance For Children.
 

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

Join the Flock for Bingo 2021

Let's Play Bingo!

Join the Flock for Let’s Play Bingo 2021! Gather your most fabulous flamingals for our ladies’ luncheon featuring 7 games of bingo, silent and live auctions, table prizes, and more! Alliance For Children is calling on women from around our community to join our mission to protect Tarrant County children from abuse, because prevention and response is not a game of chance. Save the date and make plans to flamingle with us!

Saturday, February 27, 2021
Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center
Ticket & Sponsorship Information Coming Soon

 

Please note that due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and in-person events, Alliance For Children events will be adjusted as necessary based on state and local recommendations.


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.

Please note that due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and in-person events, Alliance For Children events will be adjusted as necessary based on state and local recommendations.

 

Sporting Clay Tournament

Clay Shoot LogoAlliance For Children holds the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, partners, community members, and the families we serve in the highest regard.  Due to the current state of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in our community, our annual Sporting Clay Tournament has been postponed to May 2021.

While we are grateful for your understanding and will miss seeing you in-person in September, child abuse does not stop for a virus, in fact, it has the ability to become more prevalent.  Now more than ever, we need your support to care for our most vulnerable children and families.  

This year, we are calling for your support by making a donation to help us continue to serve families impacted by the trauma of abuse. 

Make a donation to Alliance For Children here.

View photos from the 2019 event here!
 

 

 

Best of Fort Worth Reader's Choice Best Non-Profit Event

       


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.

Donate to Christmas Connection

Alliance For Children's annual Christmas Connection is a pop-up store where the families we serve can shop for gifts at no charge. To donate items for the gift drive, shop from our Amazon wishlist, or donate monetarily, please visit our Christmas Connection page. Your donation will help create a joyful holiday for child abuse victims and their siblings.

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 Katia Gonzalez.

Click Here to Donate 


alliance for childrenEMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIPS

employment and internships

Job Openings

 

We do not have any open positions at this time. Please check back.

 

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 or veteran status.

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

We are currently not accepting interns for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters. 

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.
 


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

 

Wear Blue Day – Friday, April 3, 2020

Wear blue in honor of your commitment to preventing child abuse. Post to social media with the hashtag #silenceendshere


alliance for childrenPINWHEEL SOCIETY

PWS

Pinwheel Society is Alliance For Children's Young Professionals Group. This group is for individuals between the ages of 25 - 40 who are interested in supporting the mission of Alliance For Children in our community. Pinwheel Society members meet regularly and hold fundraisers which directly support the children and protective family members that Alliance For Children Serves. 

Join Pinwheel Society

Pay Pinwheel Society Dues

 For any addition questions regarding our Pinwheel Society, please contact Claire Allen.

Cornhole Tournament

Each Fall the Pinwheel Society hosts a Cornhole Tournament for the benefit of Alliance For Children. For more information, click here!