Change the World Allen is dedicated to transforming our local community through acts of service and opportunities to build relationships with our neighbors. Over one weekend every spring, volunteers from many community organizations will form work teams to help local residents by doing general home repair and yard work.
We also lead over 20 agency support, collection/donation, packaging, and other miscellaneous projects such as roadside cleanup, food collection for Allen Community Outreach’s summer food program, care packages for military personnel, and sorting, cleaning, and other service projects with local helping organizations.
By organizing these projects, we provide an opportunity for neighbors to work side by side, accomplishing the work at hand, but creating an opening for open, honest conversation and mutual respect.
How can I help?
Project Leaders: Home Repair/Yard Work
Are you good with tools? Have some idea how to put up a fence or paint a wall? Are you organized and willing to put together a team to help a neighbor? Then this position is for you! You will receive a mentor to help you with the details as well as a care coordinator to be the primary liaison to the homeowner while you focus on the practical work at hand.
Project Leaders: General Projects
Is there some need in our community that breaks your heart? Do you have a passion and already work with a local helping agency? Would you love to introduce others to this cause and help make a greater impact in the world? Then this position is for you!
Are you good with people? Are you a natural listener? Are you willing to pray with others? Then this position is for you! This volunteer is the primary liaison with a project homeowner, listening to their needs, making sure they are comfortable with the work being done on their home, and doing the relational work.
Home Repair/Yard Work Volunteers
Can you swing a hammer or a paint brush? If not, are you willing to learn? Then you are ready for home repair and yard work! Sign up on your own or with a group to make a neighbor’s home a safe, secure environment for their family.
General Project Volunteers
Find a project that matches your passion and availability, whether it’s packing meals with Kids Against Hunger, picking up roadside litter, collecting food for the hungry, or much more!
More details and sign up options can be found at www.changetheworldallen.org