Volunteer Opportunities with the Tanglewood Neighborhood Association (TNA)

We’d love to have your help! Volunteers plan fun events, make copies and phone calls, put up signs or serve on committees. Please call any association officer or contact person to find out more.

Block Captains serve as volunteer communicators, covering a defined area (usually 1 to 2 blocks.) They welcome new neighbors, inform neighbors about TNA events and membership, and share residents’ concerns with TNA Officers for consideration. Estimated time commitment: 4-6 hours per year. Contact: Dot Kent 817-689-3443,

Citizens on Patrol (COPs) enhance neighborhood security by being a visible presence and reporting criminal or suspicious activity via radios provided by the police department. COPs are always looking for more volunteers to help patrol and keep our neighborhood safe. Estimated time commitment: Varies. Contact: Judy Walker 817-926-7933,

Development Committee volunteers work as needed on issues such as re-zoning, variance requests and construction monitoring. They also help neighbors understand and navigate the city’s building and zoning codes for remodeling projects and new construction. Estimated time commitment: Varies. Contact: Cara Kennemer 817-501-9331,

Fourth of July Parade volunteers help organize, set up and clean up for this annual event, held in conjunction with other nearby neighborhoods. Parade organizers need volunteers a few days before the parade each year, as well as adults willing to staff traffic safety barricades during the parade. Estimated time commitment: 2-4 hours per year. Contact: Jennifer Smith: 817-923-4790,

Officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications Director and Past-President) make up the Executive Committee that supervises the business of the association. Officers are elected each December to a one-year term that begins the following January. They usually attend four general meetings a year; most business is conducted via email. Estimated time commitment: Varies. Contact: Deborah Freed, 817-235-0377,

Parks Committee volunteers work with neighbors from other associations and the City of Fort Worth to keep Overton Park a vital, attractive and safe environment for neighbors to enjoy. Estimated time commitment: Varies. Contact: John Bailey, 817-927-1743,

Traffic Committee volunteers help communicate neighbors’ traffic concerns to the City of Fort Worth for evaluation and possible action. Estimated time commitment: Varies. Contact: Paul Hagseth 817-921-9265,

Don’t see your passion here? Contact a Tanglewood Neighborhood Association officer to propose a new committee or project to address a need in Tanglewood!


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