Friday, August 12, 2022

Call A Ride of Southlake Continues to Connect our Community

Ridesharing has become as commonplace in our modern culture as Tik Tok challenges. Taking advantage of unused resources like the extra seats in your car to turn a profit converted various startups into multi-million-dollar companies. Call A Ride of Southlake (CARS) also relies exclusively on ridesharing to provide reliable transportation to older and disabled adults, except it does it for free!

The City of Southlake is blessed to partner with various nonprofit organizations to enhance the premier services provided to our residents. A world-class organization, CARS provides transportation services for senior citizens and disabled Southlake adults within a 25- mile radius. Founded in 2000, CARS and its incredible network of volunteer drivers ensure those who cannot drive themselves have access to medical, dental, social, business, and personal services.

CARS volunteers have provided over 400 one-way trips to more than 525 registered clients this year. While their efforts are extraordinary, they need more volunteers to continue providing these vital services to our community. Increasing their arsenal of volunteer drivers is more important than ever as seniors become more and more comfortable leaving their homes after the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a volunteer opportunity for you if you love to drive and are looking for an impactful way to give back to your community. Help give our 55 and better community their autonomy back and become a volunteer driver!

For more information about becoming a CARS volunteer, visit www.callaridesouthlake.org.

Volunteer at the Flag Football Opening Weekend!

Calling all sports lovers and volunteer superheroes!

There is a fantastic opportunity to earn up to 4.5 volunteer hours in one day helping our Athletics Department during Flag Football Opening Weekend.

If you love sports and giving back to your community, this is the opportunity for you! We are looking for 10 volunteers to help us kick off Flag Football during our Opening Weekend on Saturday, September 18, from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm at North Park. Volunteers will help the coaches by handing out jerseys, working at the concession stands, and performing other tasks as needed.

You must be registered on Volunteer Southlake and have gone through our Community Services Department Virtual Orientation to register. Learn more about how to volunteer here.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Flag Football Opening Weekend, please email Milenka Lopez by September 17 at 3:00 pm. Positions will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to give back to local athletes while earning volunteer hours!

Our Flag Football season runs until November 13, and there are volunteer opportunities available each Saturday.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!