In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Project Transformation listened to the needs of our communities, closely monitored the guidelines of federal and local governments, and worked diligently with our board of directors, PT National, and community partners to plan our response to this crisis. Our decision-making process is guided by the following key principles:
With the spread of COVID-19, Project Transformation made the difficult decision as a national network to offer virtual programming and supply distribution instead of our usual summer day camp for summer 2020. The safety and health of everyone involved with Project Transformation remains our highest priority.
As of now we are offering virtual programming and supply distribution for our 2020-2021 Afterschool Program with hopes to return to in-person programming.
VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Read with a group of students in our virtual and interactive Afterschool Program. Reading Buddy volunteers will have the opportunity to work with a small group of students as they read to the volunteer. Volunteers will sign up for a one and a half hour shift, during this shift they will read with two groups of students for 45 minutes each. Before volunteering, volunteers will be required to complete ministry safe training, undergo a background check, and download Zoom. On your first day of reading buddies, volunteers will log on 30 minutes early, at 3:30 PM, to go through a brief orientation. (Mondays and Tuesdays)
Provide homework help to children in our virtual and interactive Afterschool Program. Homework Help volunteers will have the opportunity to help a small group of students with their homework. Volunteers will sign up for a one and a half hour shift, during this shift they will help two groups of students with their homework for 45 minutes each. Before volunteering, volunteers will be required to complete ministry safe training, undergo a background check, and download Zoom. On your first day of reading buddies, volunteers will log on 30 minutes early, at 3:30 PM, to go through a brief orientation. (Wednesday and Thursdays)
Pray with Project Transformation North Texas, whether or not you are able to serve directly with us. We invite you to join us in surrounding our children, young adults, staff, and churches with prayer.
Purchase a “stocking stuffer” in partnership with The Toy Maven. We will distribute pre-packaged stockings filled with educational toys and activities in December to children at our Project Transformation host churches. Now more than ever, children need resources to nurture their mind, body, and spirit while they are often in front of a screen or at home during this public health emergency. The cost of one stocking stuffer is $25. (Link for purchase will be provided at a later date.)
Build a household supply bag to be distributed to families in November at our Project Transformation host churches. During these uncertain times, we hope to provide basic household supplies to families to help ease the economic burden that they are facing. Items include paper towels, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, liquid laundry detergent, and more.
To learn more about the volunteer opportunities listed above and how to get started volunteering, please email our Director of Volunteer and Church Engagement, Jenna Babbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.