The Welman Project serves as a FREE resource for the Fort Worth community. We rely on monetary donations to continue our mission to fill a classroom, not a landfill.

Dollars at The Welman Project don’t buy new things. Dollars to The Welman Project are an investment in making the most of the resources already available to support the needs of our educators and students. Your gift goes further because it's not spent just handing out supplies. It's spent working directly with a teacher to match the right free materials to their classroom to make the maximum impact.

The Welman Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your gifts are tax deductible and immensely appreciated. EIN 81-1116926

“Because of The Welman Project, my kindergartners have a classroom filled with creative play! They will fall in love with books, stories, and pretend. They will develop socially, emotionally, and creatively without even knowing it, and they will work harder for their classroom teacher because they'll be motivated to come to school everyday. THANK YOU for all that you do to support teachers.”

Ehleshea Anderson

Kindergarten Teacher


We absolutely couldn't function without the support of our incredible volunteers! Seriously, we'd just be curled up in a corner crying about the number of teachers who desperately need supplies while perfectly good stuff piles up in a landfill. Overwhelming, right?! Not if we all work together! Anyone can make our community stronger by giving their time, and we’d love for you to spend that time with us.

We offer plenty of opportunities for all skill and age levels throughout the year. Strap on your party pants (and maybe some work gloves) and join the fun. Karma points guaranteed.

To become a volunteer, simply submit the registration form below. Then you can sign up for shifts at the warehouse, or be contacted about special opportunities.


Welman HQ Crew - Ongoing

Volunteers help make the warehouse a fun and friendly place for teachers to shop for free materials! Tasks include organizing inventory, testing supplies, making small repairs, and dabbling in creative reuse projects. Every day is a new adventure at Welman HQ!

Adults and children 8 years and older are welcome. Please note that while Welman HQ is full of fun stuff, it is a raw warehouse space, so volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Our building is not air conditioned or heated, so dress for the weather! We recommend wearing closed-toed shoes for maximum foot safety, and bringing a reusable water bottle for maximum earth-friendly hydration.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT!  (Please register below before your first visit.)

Group Projects - By Appointment

Many hands make light work and we love large groups! Do you have students looking for community service hours? Does your employer schedule office wide philanthropic Fridays? We are happy to accommodate! Contact Vanessa at vanessa@thewelmanproject.org or 817-809-6389 for more information.

Special Events

From the Recycled Art Show in April to our Teacher Tailgate in August, and several community events throughout the year, there’s lots of fun to be had volunteering at Welman! Let us know in the registration form below if you'd like to be notified about signing up for these events.


Contact Vanessa at vanessa@thewelmanproject.org or 817-809-6389.