Bed Start

Sharing beds and furnishings with love to our neighbors in need and homeless getting back on their feet.

Website: http://bedstart.org

Email: director@bedstart.org

Volunteer Opportunities: Donate furniture, pick-up and delivery crew, call center coordinator, fundraising and community partnerships, and advocate community relationships.

Age Limit: Children should be with supervising adult.

Training necessary:  Background check required, and then training is done during volunteering.


Emily’s Place

Summary: Seeks to break the cycle of domestic violence for women and their children by providing transformational living with emphasis on emotional healing and life-skills training to ensure a successful, self-sustaining future.

Website: http://www.emilysplacetx.org

Phone: (972) 424-7775

Volunteer Opportunities: Provide dinner, provide childcare, Movie Night facilitator, special projects, home maintenance and seasonal gardening.

Age Limit: Volunteers under age of 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Training necessary: There is an application form; check website for form.


Hope’s Door

Specializes in comprehensive intervention and prevention services for all members of a family affected by domestic violence - from victim to abuser.

Website: http://www.hopesdoorinc.org

Phone: 972-422-7233

Volunteer Opportunities: Provide dinner or childcare, Help with monthly blessings bags, Movie Night facilitator, and home/garden maintenance.

Age Limit: Individuals must be at least 16 yrs old to volunteer unaccompanied. Children who are at least 12 yrs old can volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Training necessary: volunteer application, background check, statement of confidentiality, and attend a 1-hour orientation. Check website for info.


The Samaritan Inn

A holistic program that teaches self-sufficiency and life skills to assist the needs of individuals and families before, during, and after a homeless situation. 

Website: http://www.thesamaritaninn.org

Phone: 972-632-1290

Volunteer Opportunities: Help with their Donations Program, Administration Support, Childcare and resale store.

Age Limit: 12 years old, young kids (6 years or older) may volunteer to serve a meal with their families

Training necessary: Yes, Check website for training times.

City House

Provides emergency shelter and transitional residential services to children and young adults who are in need due to abuse, neglect or homelessness.

Websitehttp://www.cityhouse.org

Phone: 972-424-4626

Volunteer Opportunities: Provide dinner, provide childcare, tutor, help with maintenance and laundry, run errands, be a life coach and/or be birthday buddy.

Age Limit: 18 years or older

Training necessary: There is an application form, training, TB test and background check; check website for info.


Family Promise

Provides a way for religious congregations to grant overnight lodging and meals for three to five families in need.

Website: http://familypromiseofcollincounty.org

Phone: 972-442-6966

Volunteer Opportunities: Fill in for host church and/or provide a meal.

Training necessary: Yes, call for training times.


Shiloh Place

A non-profit, Christ-centered ministry to single mothers providing hope and stability through a supportive and structured program.

Website: http://www.shilohplacemckinney.com/

Phone: 469-534-9407

Volunteer Opportunities: Provide meals, help with public relations, help with professional services, general maintenance, and/or in-kind donations.

Age Limit: Individuals must be at least 16 years old to volunteer unaccompanied. Children who are at least 12 years old can volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Training necessary:  Depends on the type of volunteer activity.

Learn how Shiloh Place used last year's funds