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To learn about our volunteer opportunities for Summer 2020, please visit our COVID-19 response page.

Click here to view our volunteer infographic, showing the many ways that you can get involved in our programs!

To learn more about the volunteer opportunities listed below and how to get started volunteering, please contact our Director of Volunteer and Church Engagement, Jenna Babbitt.

2019-2020 After-School Volunteer Opportunities

Our afterschool program for elementary students operates at four site churches in the Dallas area Monday – Thursday, and we need volunteer support with the following activities:

After School Program Activities (Mon-Thurs, 3-6 pm, Sept. 9, 2019 — April 30, 2020)

  • Homework tutoring in reading and math
  • Lead an arts and crafts project
  • Teach a special afternoon activity or help children learn a new skill

Donating Supplies (ongoing)

  • It’s back to school time! This is the best time of year to collect much needed supplies for our programs! Most needed supplies include construction paper, glue sticks, safety scissors, pencils, washable paint sets, tape, markers, hand sanitizer, and educational flash cards. Please see our complete wish list for more needs.

Family Fun Nights (twice per semester)

  • Family Fun Nights are a great volunteer opportunity for groups! They happen twice a semester during the school year and each month during the summer at each of our sites. This is an evening of fun for the children and parents in our programs. Volunteers are needed to provide meals and assist with activities.



2020 Summer Volunteer Opportunities

To learn about our volunteer opportunities for Summer 2020, please visit our COVID-19 response page

Our summer program for 1st through 12th grade youth operates at ten site churches in the Dallas area. The summer program alone requires over 1,400 volunteers to operate! We would love to have you get involved in the following ways:

Read One-to-one with Children (Monday – Thursday, June 8, 2020 – July 21, 2020, 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

  • Great direct service opportunity with the children at Project Transformation. We welcome groups and individuals. Volunteers must be 13 or older. Volunteers ages 18 & up required to complete a criminal background check and our ministry safe online training.

Bring Dinner to College-aged  PT Corps Members (Sunday-Thursday, May 31st-July 23rd, 5:30 p.m.)

  • Volunteers are needed to provide dinner to 130 of our college-aged PT Corps Members living on the campus of SMU.

Donating Supplies (ongoing)

  • Art supplies and recreation equipment are the most requested items for our summer program. Please read about our specific needs and how to host a supplies drive here.

Family Fun Nights (June 18th & July 16th)

  • Family Fun Nights are a great volunteer opportunity for groups! This is an evening of fun for the children and parents in our programs. Volunteers are needed to provide meals and assist with activities.

Presentations for High School Students (June and July)

  • Our Leaders in Training Experience or LITE program needs volunteers to lead presentations for high school students Monday-Thursday from 1:30-3:00. Topics include career and college readiness, life skills and leadership. This is a great opportunity for business and education professionals.