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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (Community): Updated 12 JAN 2015

EVENT: 59th Annual Pancake Festival
REQUEST: Volunteers needed to work 3-4 hour shifts; cooking or serving sausages, pouring drinks, crowd control, cleaning tables or other similar tasks necessary to serve the 14,000 people expected to attend the event. families are welcome
DATES/TIMES: Saturday, January 31 2015/ shift times are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can set your own shift
LOCATION: Birdwell Ag Barn, one of the MPEC Buildings in Wichita Falls
MISC INFO: Free pancake meals for volunteers
ATTIRE: Dress comfortable, a head cover is required, so your hat or one of ours (paper).  There is no heat in the building so dress according to the weather
TO SIGN UP/MORE INFO: contact Phil Brooks at or 940-228-0420 / 0423

EVENT: Jerry's Sporting Goods Annual Softball Tournament
REQUEST: field maintenance volunteers, concession volunteers and entry gate volunteers
EVENT DATES/TIMES: Wed, Feb 25 -   5:00-8:00pm field maintenance only @Burkburnett City Softball Complex; Thurs, Feb 26 -  shifts from 9:00am - 9:00pm gate, concession, field maintenance; Fri, Feb 27 - shifts from 9:00am - 9:00pm gate, concession, field maintenance; Sat, Feb 28 - shifts from 9:00am - 9:00pm - gate, concession, field maintenance
LOCATION Burkburnett High School and Burkburnett City softball complexes
MISC INFO:  2-3 hour shifts available
TO SIGN UP: Contact Nita Matteson at (940)636-7950

EVENT: TMSCA Math / Science Meet
REQUEST: Volunteers to help monitor students as they take tests in Math and Science AND to help grade the tests as they are completed.
EVENT DATE/TIME: February 28, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Kirby Junior High -- 1715 Loop 11, Wichita Falls, TX 76306
MISC INFO: Our Math/Science team is hosting a State Qualifying Meet on February 28, 2015.  This is a competition where kids from 5th - 8th grade compete against each other by showing their skill at math calculation (in their heads, no working the problems on paper, timed tests) and science knowledge.  We usually have about 12 - 15 teams come to this meet, so we need volunteers to help proctor the test sessions and help grade the tests.
TO SIGN UP/GET MORE INFO: Lynn Seman ( -- Coach Gwenna Gallenberger ( -- Asst. Coach

EVENT: Airmen Against Drunk Driving (AADD) Volunteers
REQUEST: Volunteers to cover CQ duty, drivers, and escorts
DATE/TIME:  Friday and Saturday nights; AADD volunteer shifts are from 2230 - 0230
LOCATION: Sheppard Lodging for CQ duty and on call for drivers and escorts

EVENT: Saturday Build days
REQUEST: Help build a home for a local family
DATE:  Every Saturday
VOLUNTEER TIMES: 8am till 12pm, 1pm till 430pm
LOCATION: Habitat Build site
MISC INFO: scope of work will change each weekend as we complete stages of construction
TO SIGN UP/GET MORE INFO: Chris at 940.716.9300 or

EVENT: Wichita Falls Community Orchestra
REQUEST: Violin/strings players to play with the orchestra
DATE/TIME: Concerts throughout the year volunteer times: WFCO rehearses Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Fain Instrumental Hall at MSU (Teepee Street). We welcome all musicians (especially strings) and administrative volunteers. Formal auditions are not required. Good rehearsals mean good performances and although we realize not everyone can attend every rehearsal we do require a sincere level of commitment.

EVENT: Produce Express Bags
REQUEST: Help to assemble fresh produce for distribution
EVENT DATE/TIME: Any Tuesday or Wednesday Volunteer Times: 8am-5pm
Location: 1230 Midwestern Parkway
MISC INFO: If anyone would like to fill out paperwork in advance, we can email that out, please request at  
TO SIGN UP/GET MORE INFO: 940-766-2322 or email

Other agencies that continually need volunteer support:

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (940)767-2447 or
Boys and Girls Club of Wichita Falls and Burkburnett (940)322-2012 (mentoring youth)
Children's Aid Society (940) 322-3141 (2-17 year olds emergency housing; 30 children live there)
Christmas in Action (940) 696-9393 (elderly/disabled home renovation projects)
Faith Mission (940) 723-5663 (serving the homeless)
Faith Refuge (940) 322-4673 (aiding homeless women and children)
First Step (940) 723-1646 (domestic violence)
Food Bank (940) 766-2322
Habitat for Humanity (940) 716-9300 (build homes for needy)
Patsy's House (940) 723-1646 (abused children)
Read 2 Learn - Reading Initiative Contact January Jones at (940)235-1009 or (Become a reading volunteer)
Salvation Army (940) 687-2051 (aiding the needy)
Wichita Falls Adult Literacy Council (940) 766-1954 (tutors to help improve the county's 23% illiteracy rate)
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank - (940) 766-2322 or

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