Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Ellis County Homeless Coalition. We have the privilege of serving men, women, and children affected by homelessness almost every single day. We could not do it without people like you that are willing to serve and give your time. We are excited about this potential partnership with you!

Descriptions of most positions are below the application, please review or email info@elliscountyhomeless.com for more information.

Please fill out this application in it's entirety and we will review it and get back to you within a week.

  • Outreach Team

Join a team of caring volunteers and agencies that every month will:      

  • Identify the homeless living outdoors or in cars throughout Ellis County.
  • Assist with the Point in Time (PIT)Count in January.
  • Contact homeless living in transitional homes to help fulfill needs not met.
  • Assess needs of all homeless to help them find permanent housing. 
  • Provide transportation for medical visits, employment or showers at gyms and churches.      
  • Help with laundering or finding clothes, food and other resources. 
  • Assist in organizing and implementing a car repair program.


Court Watch/Tenant Rights

Join a team of concerned citizen volunteers and attorneys that will:

  • Assist attorneys in collecting information at JP courts for those facing eviction.
  • Refer collected information to attorneys or set up with mediation service for tenants and landlords.  
  • Help distribute tenant educational material to apartments and public places.
  • Assist defendants with on-line court hearings as needed.
  • Transport defendants who need a ride to Eviction court hearings.
  • Help defendants with Texas Rent Relief or Eviction Diversion Program applications.

Housing Navigator

Help those that need to find a home by:

  • Reviewing available housing with the clients.
  • Contacting landlords and management to find out what they have available and make them aware of any programs.
  • Working with landlords and management companies to better understand clients' circumstances.

Transportation

Help those without vehicles to:

  • Travel to medical visits, interviews, or jobs.

Data Entry/Outbound Calling

Help us gather and input information by:

  • Calling area churches, business or individuals to update contact information.
  • Checking the internet to update information or find new establishments.
  • Entering or updating information in the database.

Event Planning

Volunteer with others to:      

  • Help plan and execute events throughout the year, including our fall fundraiser and January Let's Get Warm Giveaway & PIT Count.      
  • Help with other creative fundraisers throughout the year for other needs such as transitional homes.
  • Assist on the day of the event with setup/cleanup, traffic, refreshments, and logistics.

Office Admin/Receptionist

Join the office staff as they serve our friends by:

  • Answering the phone and providing office support.
  • Interview clients to complete assessments and help with solutions.
  • Help with data collection and entry.

Social Media Assistance

Engage our online followers and capture new ones with:

  • Stories shared on our social media sites about ECHC.
  • Sharing our posts on other Ellis County sites.
  • Sharing posts from other organizations on our sites.
  • Tweet & text requests during fundraising and awareness campaigns.

Website Assistance

Work with the web master to:  

  • Share stories, update pages or create new ones.      
  • Develop SEO plan and implement.