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Be a Highway Hero - drive survivors of domestic violence to safety. Flexible hours!

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ORGANIZATION: Families to Freedom

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Transportation for Victims of Abuse

Are you DRIVEN to serve your community? Uplift your fellow neighbors from all over the DFW metroplex as a Volunteer Driver with Families to Freedom!

1 in 3 Texans will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Join us on our mission to help victims of domestic violence become survivors. Be someone's hero by driving them to safety after abuse.

We get calls for service everyday from survivors trying to restart life after abuse and violence, but we need more volunteer drivers to keep up with the demand. We need a dedicated person like you!

Assist victims making their break from abuser by driving them to safety!

We ONLY allow our volunteers to pick-up survivors in a safe public place such as a police station, retail shop, shelter, hospital, hotel lobby or kids' school. Volunteer safety is our #1 priority. There is no contact with an abuser.

You choose the distance you're willing to travel - whether across the metroplex or across North Texas - and Families to Freedom handles the rest. You just need to be 21+, have a good driving record, pass a background check, and possess a servant's heart to help.

Transporting a survivor traveling with children? We provide and train for easy car seat installation. Worried about the cost of gas & tolls? We reimburse for that. Don't want to use your personal car? Use one of ours! Not available every day? No worries - decline any drive with no hard feelings from us.

Weekday daytime availability is most needed!

Start the process at FamiliestoFreedom.org/Volunteer.php

Volunteer orientation typically takes 60-90 minutes. Driver training is about 3 hours total. Orientation and training is conducted in-person in our Dallas office.

For more details or answers to specific questions, call us at 972-885-7020. Our phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

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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

Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety
Women
Crisis Support, Emergency & Safety, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1750 Regal RowDallas, TX 75235

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Typically 1-2 hours depending on the distance & traffic
  • Must have smartphone and a reliable vehicle

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