Project Gift is a new after school program that will begin in September at the Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church Child Development Center. Project Gift provides at risk families the gift of time through after school tutoring, mentoring, music and play in a faith filled environment. The program will be available to kids in kindergarten through 6th grade, and is free to eligible children and their families. Volunteers are welcome, a commitment of two hours shifts will be required, and frequency depending upon availability. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Missy Rodgers, LHPC Project Gift Volunteer Coordinator, at 214.403.3258 or  missyro@earthlink.net. For information visit lhpres.org.

Hospice Compassus is seeking volunteers to visit patients and work in homes or nursing/assisted living centers. The organization also needs volunteers to perform administrative tasks, work with activity directors in nursing/assisted living facilities, and work with its grief/bereavement coordinator. Hospice Compassus is especially interested in volunteers who are bilingual or who would be able to sing or play a musical instrument for patients and families. 9535 Forest #211, 972.690.6632.

SeniorNet of Dallas is seeking volunteers to teach computer skills classes. SeniorNet wants to offer new class times, and more leaders are needed. Lessons are preplanned. Every student receives a free manual to follow through each topic studied. Anyone who has knowledge and patience and wants to add to other seniors’ lives should call 214.841.2818. SeniorNet is located in a new facility, The Point Center for Arts and Education of C.C. Young, 4847 W. Lawther, just west of White Rock Lake.

Dallas CASA is seeking volunteers to train as advocates for abused and neglected children. CASA empowers everyday citizens to speak up in court for the best interest of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Volunteers gather information for the court and work with the child welfare system and others to quickly find a safe, permanent home for each child. For information or to register for an upcoming information session, call 214.827.9603, ext. 228, or visit dallascasa.org.

Meals on Wheels, a program run by The Visiting Nurses Association, seeks volunteer drivers in our neighborhood. Drivers make weekday deliveries a few mornings a week or month, picking up meals at White Rock Methodist Church, 1450 Oldgate. 214.689.2639.

Assistance League of Dallas has structured and established volunteer programs already in place at Children’s Hospital, Children’s Advocacy Center and Operation School Bell, its newest program. The league was chartered in 1969 and is a member of National Assistance League. New members are welcome. For information call 972.437.1239 or visit assistanceleagueofdallas.org.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at the Senior Source is looking for volunteers age 55+ to volunteer with more than 230 non-profit agencies in Dallas and Collin counties. RSVP matches your skills, needs and desires with a volunteer job. Volunteers are generally needed for three hours, one to two days a week. 214.823.5700 or rsvpd@TheSeniorSource.org.

Mentoring volunteers are needed to devote up to three hours a week to a Lake Highlands student through the Lake Highlands Exchange Club. lhexchangeclub.org.

Heart House Dallas, a free after-school program for low-income children, has a variety of volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals. Work as a mentor, homework tutor, coach, office helper or in other available capacities. For information contact Marisa Hettinger at 214.750.7637 or visit hearthousedallas.org.

Charities Home Center is in need of volunteers to help operate the resale store and also seeks gently used donations for families in the community. Donations can be picked up. Hours of operation are Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 10675 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 240, 214.342.8231.