Please complete this application form if you are interested in fulfilling Court Ordered Community Service hours with Dallas LIFE volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.


All Court Ordered Community Service Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Court Ordered Community Service Applicants under the age of 18 will be denied.


Name and address


Demographic Information

For the safety of our residents and volunteers, we run background checks on everyone who enters the building. The following information is required in order to apply.



Emergency Contact Information

In the event that you become sick or injured while volunteering with us, please provide the following emergency contact information.



Availability

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



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.



Court Ordered Community Service Guidelines

Application Procedures & Attendance:

YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD TO PERFORM YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS AT DALLAS LIFE. ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED EVEN IF THEY ARE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN.


All Volunteer Applications must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator in order to volunteer.


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.


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. You can also call Pamela Culbertson at 214-421-1380 x30.


Dress Code:

All court-ordered community service volunteers need to follow the DLF dress code. Shorts may be worn; but need to come to the knees; shirts must cover the body and have sleeves. NOTE: For your safety, you will be required to wear long pants to work in the Kitchen. 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. No Flip Flop or sandals in the kitchen. For those volunteers who are working in the kitchen, please wear a ball cap and a shirt 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 can no longer provide hair nets to volunteers. For your safety no jewelry can be worn if you are assigned to work in the Kitchen.


Additional Rules:

No smoking in the building or on Dallas LIFE property, therefore cigarettes, lighters, pipes, cigars, rolling paper, smoking paraphernalia and matches are not allowed in the building and will be taken away upon entrance of our building.

Fraternizing with members of the opposite sex is grounds for termination of hours. Please do not fraternize or seek to build an inappropriate relationship of any kind with anyone here at Dallas LIFE, male or female.

We have a strict security system here at Dallas LIFE, please respect that and stay on the first floor of our building unless accompanied by a staff member. For your safety and the safety of our residents please remain in your designated service area unless told differently by a gold badge staff member.


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.


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.


If at all possible, leave all valuables, purses, & wallets at home or store them in the trunk of your car until you leave.


Authority at Dallas LIFE

While any volunteer is on site, he/she is under the direct authority of any White Logo Badge employee that is in charge at the time and is required to submit to their instructions. If a volunteer fails to comply with the directions of any White Logo Badge employee, Dallas LIFE reserves the right to ask that volunteer to leave and their Volunteer status will be reconsidered at that time.


Dallas LIFE is mandated by the Dallas County Health Dept. to have all volunteers working in the Kitchen sign a form indicating whether or not they have any blood borne illnesses that may disqualify them from working in our Kitchen.


All court-ordered community service volunteers MUST pass a criminal background check before being allowed to serve at Dallas LIFE.


All court-order community service volunteers are responsible to keep a record of the time they served at Dallas LIFE. Dallas LIFE is not responsible to keep track of your time served. Your time sheets must be signed off by the Director of Volunteer or her designee before final approval will be granted. Failure to do so will result in lost time served.