A recent Community Outreach volunteer event - the residents of The Madison on Marsh and Diversicare of Lake Highlands. Our goal was to make sure the residents interacted with us and one another, laughed a little, and had fun with a lively game of Family Feud. We achieved all those goals and more!
The following organizations provide DEPC members with opportunities to put their expertise to good use in addressing the estate planning related needs of the underprivileged in Dallas. Each of these organizations provides all of the training its volunteers will need to participate. Please email Teresa Moore at email@example.com if you have previously volunteered with any of these organizations and would like to be listed as a contact person willing to provide DEPC members with additional information on volunteering.
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (“DVAP”) - DVAP is a joint venture between the Dallas Bar Association and the Legal Aid of Northwest Texas that provides monthly “Wills Clinics” for financially disadvantaged clients. DVAP also operates a monthly Veterans Legal Clinic that gives attorneys the opportunity to provide veterans with legal assistance in a wide variety of areas, including wills/estate planning/probate matters.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs: VITA and TCE are IRS sponsored programs that provide free tax return preparation assistance to individuals with low-to-moderate incomes.
Junior Achievement of Dallas – Volunteers serve as business role models and help at risk students acquire basic business skills and financial literacy through a volunteer-guided “adult for the day” exercise during which students work to develop a budget and make shopping and savings decisions based upon fictional personas.
Community Outreach Co-Chairs: Laura Brown and Carla Gale