Tag Archives: volunteers

Goodwill Interns Find Real-World Experience at Arlington Animal Services

Goodwill is more than just a thrift store. Just ask the shelter staff at Arlington Animal Services. The Goodwill “Summer Earn & Learn” program provided a mutually rewarding experience for five dedicated student interns and the staff and animals at the center. Goodwill is the largest employer of people with disabilities…

Volunteers Needed to Serve on Arlington Boards, Commissions

The City of Arlington is accepting applications for interested residents who would like to serve on a Board or Commission. Members of boards and commissions assist the Mayor and City Council by making recommendations on general policy matters impacting the city. Most boards and commissions function in advisory capacities and some have final decision-making…

Arlington Public Library Appreciates its Dedicated Volunteers

This National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 23-29, the Arlington Public Library showed volunteers how valued and important they are. The library is lucky to have dedicated volunteers of all ages who work at all locations as well as out in the community. In today’s world, it’s getting difficult to retain consistent and…

Volunteers Spruce up Arlington Parks During UTA Big Event

The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and The University of Texas at Arlington volunteers spent Saturday, April 8, 2017, at various locations cleaning up our community. More than 1,000 student volunteers and other partnered with the community to serve others in The American Dream City. The effort was a result…

Upward Bound TRIO Program Brings Students, Seniors Together to Help Animals

Nimble hands worked together and friendships formed when students in the Upward Bound Program recently met with Golden PAWS senior volunteers to craft colorful blankets for homeless animals at the Arlington Animal Services Center.Upward Bound, a Federal TRIO Program at the University of Texas at Arlington, received a grant from the…

July 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Elizabeth Wick

Elizabeth Wick works in the Victim Services Unit. Elizabeth is an extremely helpful volunteer and is always willing to assist victims and staff with any need.  She works well with the victims and always offers compassion and support in order to help them through their difficult time. Elizabeth recently has taken on…

Volunteers Needed to Serve on Arlington Boards, Commissions

The City of Arlington is accepting applications for interested residents who would like to serve on a Board or Commission. Members of boards and commissions assist the Mayor and City Council by making recommendations on general policy matters impacting the city. Most boards and commissions function in advisory capacities and some have final decision-making…

Volunteers Lend Big Hand to Arlington through UTA ‘Big Event’ Program

The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department, Arlington Master Composters and University of Texas at Arlington volunteers spent the day Saturday at various locations to clean-up the community. The University’s effort was a result of the “UTA Big Event” program, which is dedicated to a day of service and outreach.…

September Volunteer of the Month: Cathy Dietz

The Arlington Public Library is proud to announce that Cathy Dietz, is the September Volunteer of the Month for the City of Arlington. She joined the Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FAPL), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Arlington Public Library System in 1993, and volunteered to help sort…

Volunteer Information Session is December 12, 2014

Articles Segways 06-19-15

Did you know that 1 in 5 adults in Tarrant County can only read at a 4th grade level? • Do you know where Arlington ranks in national literacy statistics? • What is the cost to taxpayers when somebody drops out of school? • How much more can an English…