North Texas Food Bank
Bigger organizations offer more varied opportunities to serve and the North Texas Food Bank is one of the largest charities in the Dallas area. Whether you're ready to take on a regular committed role or just want to help for a shift, you'll find something that meets your needs and helps meet the needs of others too.
If you're looking for a smaller organization or just something different, check out the many opportunities listed on Voly.org. It's like a matchmaking service between charities and volunteers in the Dallas area.
Tango Tab Feed the City Sandwich Making Parties
If you aren't able to make a regular commitment, you can still help out and have a lot of fun doing it. If you have a few hours to spare on a Sturday morning, you might want to join one of Tango Tab's Feed the City events. Most of these are regularly scheduled sandwich making parties, where you'll contribute some sandwich fixings and make sandwiches that other organizations will hand out. It's easy and it's fun, and your contribution will cost about the same as a few drinks. That's what I call a win/win.
Dallas Margarita Society
If a party atmosphere sounds good to you, there are several groups that put on "drinking for charity" events. The Dallas Margarita Society is one of the longest-running and best known groups like this. Many of their fundraising happy hours are open to the public, so you don't even have to join to have fun and help out.
If you're looking for other ways to support a charity while having a great time drinking, search for "charity crawl Dallas" on Google, Facebook or Eventbrite.
North Texas Irish Festival
Local events need volunteers too, and with all the events in Dallas in the spring, you'll have a wide variety of options. I'm recommending the North Texas Irish Festival as a great place to volunteer for several reasons. First off, it's huge so they need a lot of volunteers. Second, everyone I've ever encountedred from this organization was friendly and welcoming. Third, and perhaps most important, this festival is often the first event of spring festival season in Dallas. It's one of the ways y9ou know Spring has arrived. Sign up to help at this fun fest and you just may meet the friends that will go with you to the rest of the fests on the Dallas calendar.