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ORGANIZATION: Families to Freedom

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Leaving for Good
As a volunteer driver, you can help someone leave a life of abuse behind them

This volunteer role is great for students with a future as social workers, counselors, lawyers, and nonprofit managers!

Gain hands-on experience when you-

Help Others - Do you have a heart for helping victims go from crisis to recovery? This opportunity might be perfect for you! You will be directly involved in helping victims get to safety. Hear stories when shared, experience emotions, witness transformations, and practice advocacy. Our volunteers support victims in a direct, meaningful way!

Have an Adventure - Travel across North Texas, the state, or the U.S. -- Engage in conversations and have adventures you'll remember for a lifetime.

Change Lives - Want to be directly involved in a life saving, life changing service? They assist in offering victims a fresh start in a safe place.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS WHO:
+ Ages 21+
+ Have a good driving record
+ Can pass a criminal background check
+ Have time to drive survivors of domestic violence from a safe pickup place in North Texas to an emergency shelter or to a family home far away.

HOW FAR DO VOLUNTEERS DRIVE?
+ DFW Road Warrior - Drive a new survivor to a domestic violence shelter, all within the DFW Metroplex. Weekdays only- daytime is most common.
+ North Texas Road Warrior - Drive a new survivor to a domestic violence shelter 1 to 2 hours from the Dallas area. Weekdays- daytime is most common.
+ Multi-State Road Warrior - Drive a new survivor to another state; this may take several hours or a few days, depending on the destination. Weekends, weekdays, holidays- whenever you're able!

INTERESTED YET? KEEP READING...
+ You always choose to accept or decline a drive - No pressure! Set a personal goal to help weekly or monthly at your pace.
+ We arrange survivor pick-ups in a safe, public place - usually in or near Dallas.
+ Many of our survivors travel with children - We prepare car seats so you don't have to.
+ There are no out-of-pocket expenses for our volunteers - Families to Freedom provides for the vehicle (or use your own), fuel, food and other travel costs.

Drivers with weekday daytime are in high demand!!

Start the process at FamiliestoFreedom.org/Volunteer.php

For more details or answers to specific questions call us at 972-885-7020. Orientation and training can be conducted virtually or in our Dallas office.

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About Families to Freedom

Location:

P.O. Box 1226, Addison, TX 75001, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is transport victims of domestic abuse to safety.

Description

Families to Freedom provides free transportation services to victims and their children who have experienced domestic abuse. We make it possible for victims and new survivors to get far away from abusive relationships. Our life-saving services include car rides to domestic violence shelters across the region, road trips to family homes in other states, multi-state bus tickets, and fuel assistance to relocate far away. We serve victims and new survivors across North Texas, East Texas, and the Gulf Coast area. We drive over 900 victims and children each year between two offices located in Dallas and Houston. We rely on the generous support of the community to continue providing these services at no cost to the victims who call us.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1750 Regal RowDallas, TX 75235

(32.83617,-96.87099)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Law Enforcement
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • You choose- from a few hours to a few days!
  • Driver's License - Clean Background Check - Live in Dallas

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