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Join The Friends of OHS!

Launched in the Spring of 2023, the Office of Homeless Solutions has created a volunteer corps aka The Friends of OHS, made up of individuals interested in supporting OHS initiatives and serving Dallas’ unsheltered residents. Corps members must be 18 years of age. Exceptions may be made for younger volunteers accompanied by a parent or guardian. As a member of the corps, you may be called upon during the year when the need for volunteer assistance is identified.

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Temporary Inclement Weather (TIWS)

Assistance is needed when the city activates temporary inclement weather sheltering at City of Dallas facilities. The duration of the shelter opening is dependent on weather conditions. The following opportunities are available during TIWS:

  • Shelter set up and take down (must be 18 years of age)
  • Provide meals for shelter guests (no age requirement)
  • Provide snacks for shelter guests (no age requirement)
  • Pick-up/delivery of supplies for shelter
  • Volunteer at partnering IWS sites

Be A Champion

We understand that not everyone has time or money to give so we have identified other ways for individuals to support unsheltered neighbors. You can advocate for the many initiatives to address homelessness by attending community meetings and contacting elected officials.

Important Dates to Remember

August 10-24, 2023
City of Dallas Budget Townhall Meetings
Presentation of the Dallas City Manager’s proposed budget and hosted by members of the Dallas City Council

Service of Remembrance
Interfaith service for those individuals who died while experiencing homelessness
Date pending for 2023 date

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month
Date pending for 2023 date

Dallas and Collin County Homeless Point-In-Time (PIT) Count
Date pending for 2024 date

City of Dallas Budget Listening Sessions
Date pending for 2024 dates

National Volunteer Month


Contact the Mayor and City Council
You can e-mail your council member here.

Not sure which City Council District you live in? You can check here.

Sign Up for the Corps

  1. Download the OHS Volunteer Corps Application
  2. Complete the application (page 1)
  3. Review, sign, and notarize the Release of Liability/Confidentiality section (pages 2-3)
  4. Upload your completed application along with notarization using the form below

  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.

Thank You

The Office of Homeless Solutions would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their contributions to the success of the department’s programs.

Anonymous Friends Group

Bishop Lynch High School Men’s Basketball Team


Various Dallas City Council Members

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