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MADD NORTH TEXAS VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are the ones who make it happen. To stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking, it takes an army of volunteers.

 

To volunteer with MADD North Texas contact Susan Wells at 214-637-0372 ext. 4825 or susan.wells@madd.org  for an application and more information.


• Fill out and return the volunteer application
• Attend a Friends inDeed volunteer orientation
• Attend Speakers' Bureau Training (if you would like to be a speaker)

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

 

Special Events!!!!


North Texas Celebration of Life and Candlelight Vigils
Volunteers needed to help plan and carry out these vigils. Contact Susan Wells for more information.

 

Ongoing Activities


Victim Impact Panels
Help our speakers and facilitators take money orders and fill out Victim Impact Panel paper work. Or feel free to bring treats to our volunteer speakers!

 

CRAFTY people needed!
We have a new volunteer opportunity for "scrap bookers and crafters"- making beautiful cards for victims of impaired drivers and thank you cards to law enforcement. We need craft supplies: paper, stickers, embellishments, double sided tape, glue sticks, words of encouragement rubber stamps, ink pads, punch outs, card stock, cards, paper cutters, scissors and more. Please contact any scrapbook group, crafter group or any group that you know of to see if they would like to make cards or donate supplies.

 

Support Groups
Bring some yummy snacks or ready-made meals to one of our monthly support groups. Help plan programs. VATI volunteers needed to help facilitate.

Dallas - 8585 Stemmons Frwy., Ste. 525 South
English support group: 2nd Tues. of every month, 7-9 pm
Contact Suzette Pylant, 214-637-0372, ext. 4822. Suzette.pylant@madd.org

Fort Worth - 2250 Green Oaks Rd. (Ridgmar Mall near Neiman Marcus)
English support group: 3rd Wed./month, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Contact Sandy Branch, 817-810-9300, ext. 4832. Sandy.branch@madd.org

McKinney - 120 N. Central Expy., Suite 108
English support group: 1st Thursday of every month, 7-9 pm.
Contact: Rachel Escamilla, 214-585-4616, ext. 4896. rachel.escamilla@madd.org

 


 

Youth/Parents
Trained volunteers are needed to speak to youth groups, represent MADD at youth fairs, lead or organize parent workshops.

 

County Monitor
Research impaired (drugs or alcohol) driving crashes online in outlying counties and report them to Victim Advocates so that victims of those crashes can receive help.

 

Hispanic Outreach
Bilingual volunteers are needed to translate and to speak in the Hispanic community.

 

Administrative Support
If you enjoy making a difference, supporting our great cause, you'll enjoy helping at the office nearest you.

 

Become a Victim Services Advocate
We are seeking volunteers in each community to stay in contact with local first responders, hospitals, and funeral homes in order to direct them to use MADD victim services.

 

Law Enforcement Appreciation – Dallas County
High visibility Law Enforcement is the greatest deterrent to drunk drivers. We need to offer support and appreciation for all that officers do to keep our roads safe. This is a fun and rewarding way to volunteer with MADD. You will go to roll call or shift briefings as officers report for work. You just thank them for what they do for your community. Bring your kids or some scouts. It is a great way to start talking to your kids about drinking and driving and its dangers. Most of the officers go out for 12 hour shifts. You can bring store bought individually wrapped snacks for them to take along. They are always happy to see how much their community appreciates them. For more information, contact Cathy Quaid at 214-637-0372 ext. 4828 or at cathy.quaid@madd.org.

 

Volunteer Victim Advocate
Victim advocates provide support to victims/survivors in the areas of emotional support, resources and referrals, support with the judicial process, and help insure their rights. Help staff advocates plan and facilitate groups. Victim Advocate volunteers must attend a 3-day Victim Assistance Training Institute (VATI) intensive training to be eligible to work with victims directly.

 

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
Recruit, interview, train, place, and recognize volunteers in a specific locality. Meet with volunteers, determine and communicate needs and appoint volunteers to meet those needs. Make sure that MADD programs are carried out with the help of the MADD staff.

 

Court Monitor
Court monitors sit in on court proceedings and keep accurate records for the cases involving a DWI. Training is required.

 

Legislative Volunteer
Promote Sobriety Checkpoints and Mandatory Ignition Interlock devices for all first-time convicted DWI offenders.

 

Fundraising Volunteer
Plan and carry out “Walk in a Box” in local area, or help plan and carry out Walk Like MADD in Dallas or Fort Worth.  We would like to have a “Walk in a Box” in Collin County in 2015.

 

Special Events Volunteers
Help plan, organize, and implement one or more special events, such as Victim/Survivor Tribute or volunteer recognition event.

 

Community Fairs
Help us raise awareness by manning a booth and handing out literature at a community fair. Two (2) volunteers preferred for each fair. Please contact one of our offices if you have any information on fair opportunities for MADD.

Speakers Needed-All volunteers with Speakers' Bureau Training
Please contact organizations in your local community and inform them that MADD offers speakers and resources to help stop drunk driving, support the victims of impaired driving, and prevent underage drinking and we would like to schedule a time to speak to their group. We have promotional materials for you to give to groups and organizations.

Help us inform community and business groups of the dangers and consequences of driving impaired,underage drinking, the MADD Victim Services program, and the volunteer opportunities available within MADD. For more information, contact:

Dallas - Cathy Quaid 214-637-0372 ext. 4828

All other North Texas areas - Susan Wells - 214-637-0372 ext. 4825




 

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