VOLUNTEER

The Leg Up Program is dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in Fort Worth. We assist individuals by developing real relationships that get to the heart of what enacted their homelessness, and then walking alongside them as they take control of their lives. They engage in coaching, COUNSELING, workshops, and accountability with the LegUp team.

The result  is greater confidence and a vision for their future that develops into an on-ramp for self-sufficiency and long-term success.

Upon graduation, our clients recieve a year long mentorship to help them stay on track. A mentor for the Leg Up Program is a caring, qualified,  responsible adult who will empower and support positive growth and personal success for the client by practicing soft skills and forward thinking through development of a genuine and professional relationship.

To become a Mentor, type MENTOR in the subject line.

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.”  -Elizabeth Andrew

Sign up to become a volunteer today!

 To become a volunteer, type VOLUNTEER in the subject line.

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VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES

General Volunteering!

  • Attend a brief initial orientation.
  • Commit to the time you agree to!
  • Be punctual.
  • Be ready to make a difference!

Ready to be a Mentor?

To ensure consistency and stability all volunteer mentors will be expected to:
  • Attend a brief initial orientation and meet with selected client and a member of the LegUp team.
  • Commit to being a volunteer for a year (12 meetings)
  • Contact client at least once per month for twelve months, preferably in person! (Conversations should include checking-in about progress, goal setting, employment, mental and physical well-being, housing efforts, and etc.)
  • Report via email on how each meeting goes, and how much time you gave.
  • During Mentor/Client interactions, sponsors will be expected to be a resource to our client for proper life-skills and development in various ways, including:
    1. Use professional language and mannerisms.
    2. Demonstrate kindness and politeness.
    3. Demonstrate patience, reflective listening, and active communication.
    4. Maintain appropriate professionalism and boundaries when meeting with or talking to our clients:
      -Meeting only in public places (Like the LegUp Office!) and respecting the level of information the client is willing to share.
    5. Contact the Client Service Coordinator if there is ever any question or incident concerning boundaries.
    6. Maintain appropriate confidentiality, information and photos should be submitted to the LegUp for review, and not posted online or to social media.
    7. Provide support in a way that is nonjudgmental and nondiscriminatory, ( I.E.  Gender, race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level, and etc.)
    8. Please do not actively proselytize your personal beliefs, as we respect the individuality of each person who walks through our doors.

Have some questions? Want more info?
Send a message to: administration@legupfw.org
or give us a ring at 682.499.7800, Ext. 42