Thank you for your support of DCAC.
We recognize the fluidity of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on hosting events in public spaces. The safety of the children we serve requires that we keep our staff and partners healthy.
Following the guidelines released about social distancing and for the safety of the entire community as the novel coronavirus affects North Texas, we have made some hard, but necessary, decisions around our upcoming events and volunteer activities.
- Appetite for Advocacy, scheduled for March 27 is canceled. We look forward to sharing with you in the coming weeks some special features on our Appetite Award Recipients, Suellen Flores and the Junior League of Dallas.
- Save Jane, scheduled for April 1 & 2 at Klyde Warren Park is postponed and will be rescheduled.
- Volunteer activity in our building has been discontinued for now as we practice social distancing.
While disappointing, this is in the best interest of our clients, event attendees, volunteers, staff and partners.
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center has always been the place where healing and safety begins for abused children – and your support and volunteerism is a key part of our ability to continue to provide our critical services. For questions or concerns, please contact Jenna Sampson at email@example.com.
Become a DCAC Volunteer!
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center has flexible and meaningful opportunities for those interested in volunteering their time and unique talents toward restoring hope to children who have been abused.
Approved Volunteer Login
In order to volunteer at DCAC, all applicants must …
- Be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in a local school district
- Complete a volunteer application that includes confidential felony and misdemeanor arrest/conviction information, permission to allow DCAC to request Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry, DPS Criminal History Check, sex offender registry check, and a confidentiality agreement.
- Attend a DCAC Volunteer Orientation
- Complete a phone interview with a DCAC staff member
- Complete and clear background checks for Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry, DPS Criminal History, and national sex offender registry.
If you have any questions about our volunteer application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1: Complete Volunteer Application and Sign up for Orientation
Individual Application – Click here to apply
Group Application – Click here to apply
Step 3: Attend Orientation
Once you attend your scheduled Orientation session (scheduled during your application in Step 1) and complete the steps above, you will receive two background checks by email.
Step 4: Complete Background Checks
After you attend a volunteer orientation and complete your volunteer interview, you will receive two (2) emails at the email address provided in your application: one from CACTXBGCREQUEST@DFPS.STATE.TX.US, and one from AUTOMATION@INSTASCREEN.NET. You must complete and submit the background check forms in both emails for your volunteer application to be considered complete.
DCAC will not accept volunteers if they have been convicted, have prior charges, or have charges pending for a felony or misdemeanor involving a sex offense, violent act, child abuse or neglect, or related acts that would pose a risk to children or DCAC’s program’s credibility. Additionally, DCAC will not accept volunteers if they have been convicted, have prior charges, or have charges pending for a felony or misdemeanor involving theft within three years of the volunteer application date. DCAC will not accept volunteers if they have a Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) disposition of Reason to Believe (RTB) for sexual abuse or physical abuse. All other RTB dispositions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and a determination made by the DCAC’s Executive Director.