This application is for HIGH SCHOOL AGE STUDENTS ONLY who are REQUIRED to fulfill community service hours for school credit. If you fall into that category, please complete all required information below and hit the "continue" button at the bottom of the page.


Name and address


Demographic Information

Please provide us with the following information.



Underage Student Chaperone Information

If you are under the age of 18 or still in High School, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN ADULT CHAPERONE come with you whenever you are scheduled. Please provide the following information for the chaperone who will be accompanying you.


For college applicants, please place an "n/a" in each required field below. This section does not apply to you.



Emergency Contact

Please provide us with the following information just in case you become sick or injured while volunteering with us.



Student Community Service Information

In the box below, please provide us with the name of your school, how many hours you need to fulfill for credit, when your hours need to be completed and any other information you believe is necessary for us to help you with your service time.



Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.



Volunteer Scheduling

Once your application is approved, you will receive an email giving you specific instructions on how to log in to your personal volunteer page to schedule yourself. This personal volunteer page will also give you the freedom to adjust your schedule at any time. There are a few volunteer positions that do require a staff member to schedule you. Those will be outlined for you on your personal volunteer page.



Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.



VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES

Please read through the following. If you agree to all the items below, please check the "I Agree" box at the bottom of the page. If you cannot agree with something on this list for any reason, please contact us and we can discuss the matter with you further. Thank you.


Attendance:

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to allow time to sign in and get to your post in time. If you are unable to attend on a date that you are scheduled or circumstances in your life change in which you are no longer able to volunteer, please let us know as soon as possible. You may e-mail the Director of Volunteerism at pculbertson@dallaslife.org or call the Director Volunteerism at 214-421-1380 ext 30.


We do not accept walk-in volunteers at Dallas LIFE. If you are not on the schedule, you will not be permitted in the building, due to safety precautions.

Sign In Procedure:

When you arrive on your scheduled date(s), PLEASE SIGN IN using the touch screen kiosk at the Security desk. Let Security know what you are there to do and they will get you to your assigned area.

Dress Code:

All groups/volunteers need to follow the Dallas LIFE dress code. Shorts may be worn, but need to come to the knees; shirts must cover the body and have sleeves. Ladies: please no tight fitting clothes or low cut tops. Please wear tennis shoes or some kind of closed toe, rubber soled shoes to protect the feet. Absolutely no flip flops may be worn. For those volunteers who are working in the kitchen, please wear a ball cap preferably with no writing on it. If there is writing, please be sure it does not say anything offensive or include any beer/wine logos. As per health code, all food service workers must wear either a hair net or a cap. We no longer provide hair nets to volunteers.

Children’s Workers:

If you are coming to baby-sit or work with the children in any capacity, please be mindful of the toys that you find in all play areas. Please make sure that the toys remain in the designated play areas as many outside companies and foundations that purchase those things for us regularly come to evaluate how well those programs are being monitored.

Those babysitters bringing children along with them to volunteer need to make sure the child volunteer is not under the age of 14. No child volunteers can be left in control of the babysitting area since that would breech what our insurance policy allows.

Parking:

Our address is 1100 Cadiz St, Dallas, TX 75215. We are located right off of I-30 between Lamar and Griffin. We do have free parking. Our parking spaces are very limited, so if you are coming with a group, please car-pool if possible. If all the parking spaces are filled, you may park in the back of the building. Please be sure to let Security know what your license plate number is and where you are parked. Please be aware that if you arrive after 6:00pm, the main gate will be closed. Please pull up to the gate and let the gate attendant know that you are there to volunteer. He/she will then open the gate for you.

Statement of Faith:

We are a non-denominational Christian shelter where Christ is preached and we strongly believe that salvation comes only through the finished work of Christ on the cross. Knowing that our volunteers may have varying views on the area of spiritual gifts, we do not embrace the use of tongues, healings, apostleship, prophecy or miracles, in that we see the completed scriptures as all that is necessary for us to operate as the church on the earth today, therefore, we simply ask that all refrain from utilizing or teaching in our chapel that these gifts are for use today.