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Top 5 Volunteer Opportunities in Dallas

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great Dallas non-profit? Whether you’re new to Dallas and want to learn about the city’s charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood non-profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Dallas charities. Every non-profit on this list earned has an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on, and must have been reviewed by at least 10 volunteers. If your favorite Dallas non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

In-Sync Exotics
“Absolutely love what the sanctuary has done, is in the process of doing, and will continue to do for these cats. it’s absolutely amazing the level of care the animals receive each day. I have been a volunteer since August and plan to help out In-Sync Exotics as much as possible in the future. I’ve volunteered for Habitat for Humanity among other organizations, but this is by far my favorite. I’m impressed by how passionate and dedicated everyone is that helps at In-Sync. I feel like my time is spent wisely and it’s very self rewarding to help out these previously abused majestic cats. Highly recommend In-Sync to all my friends and other in the area. Come out and support the cats and who knows, you might end up in a volunteer green shirt in a few months.” –cfin1085

Oak Hill Animal Rescue
“I have been volunteering as a photographer for various animal rescue organizations and have witnessed from the abysmal to well-run groups. The animals at OHAR are clean, socialized, and very well cared for. Because they are in this condition, the photographs are easy to take, therefore (hopefully) boosting the adoption rate. No photographer can make a frightened, filthy dog look good…..only the organization can. OHAR deserves the highest rating possible because they have obviously put in the work to achieve it.” –nettes52 

Family Outreach Richardson-Plano
“Family Outreach is an organization of volunteers who provide services to the community in working to eliminate child abuse and neglect. The women and men in the group are dedicated and put in numerous volunteer hours. I have taught parenting classes which are open to the community, and many of the parents taking these classes are amazed at how the skills and tools they learn can be incorporated in relationships with their children, spouses, co-workers. Most of the parents are referred through CPS and the Courts. They come to the first class angry and resistant. Usually by the second or third class they are participating and sharing how they see a difference in their relationships. Mentoring families is another way parents recognized with problems can learn how to be better parents. I have been a mentor, and it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the parents and children. I am proud to be a volunteer with Family Outreach Richardson-Plano.” –Fern Jaffee

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas
“The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is a top rate non-profit volunteer organization consisting of volunteers from all industries, so they truly have a very diversified group of volunteers able to leverage business talents to manage this organization efficiently and effectively. I think what I like most is how genuine everyone involved is and they are all truly focused on the welfare of the Greyhound, which is the way it should be.” –Suzanne15

Gospel for Asia
“I have been volunteering with GFA for several years and love the ministry. The reason we chose to work with GFA is because of the integrity of the ministry and dedication in using every dollar wisely. I have been to Carrolton, TX, and India to see the ministry first hand. The number one mission is to get the good news to those who have not heard, and minister where God opens doors. They make their annual financial reports available to anyone who wants to see them. Every penny goes where we designate.” –Jeanne 

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