Whether you partner with us as a donor, volunteer, or both, there is a place for you at Project Transformation. If you have a passion for helping children improve their literacy and develop a love of reading, there is definitely a place for you. In fact, we couldn’t do it without you! If you feel led to encourage and support the work of young adults in their service while discerning God’s call on their lives, we need your help.

I have seen entire neighborhoods and churches revitalized by the very presence of Project Transformation programs in the community.
- Mark Orland

After many years of service, we’ve realized that most people don’t just get involved, they get hooked when they get to know our kids or college interns, and they become transformed themselves. Investing your time, talents and resources at Project Transformation will truly change someone’s life, and it might be your own. How will you connect?

We envision a world that is rooted in love, pursues the equity of all people, and amplifies God's call on every life.


Your gift means that children in our program will be nurtured by caring, young adults this summer, and that college students will have opportunities to explore their gifts and passions through this program.

Consider making a monthly contribution!





School Year Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with our After School Program. Sign up here to be a virtual Reading Buddy with PT After School. Opportunities are Tuesdays from 4-5pm and Thursdays from 5-6pm via Zoom.

During Virtual Reading Buddies, volunteers listen to participants read, ask questions, and offer strategies for reading help. Volunteers and the PT staff work to help participants maintain or improve their reading level and love of literacy throughout the school year. The Virtual Reading Buddy program will begin the week of September 20, 2021.

Session Options:

Tuesdays 4:00p-5:00pm (participants read from 4-4:30pm and from 4:30-5pm)

Thursdays 5:00p-6:00pm (participants read from 5-5:30pm and from 5:30-6pm)

How it Works:

Participants in grades 1st-8th will join the Zoom meeting in a quiet place ready to read. Project Transformation will email volunteers digital books before the session that are on the participant’s reading level. Volunteers and participants will read in a Zoom breakout room. Volunteers will share their screen so both volunteers and participants can see the provided digital text. Volunteers will listen to participants read, offer encouragement and strategies, and ask comprehension questions.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Individuals interested in volunteering will need a laptop or computer, an understanding of Zoom, and the ability to share their screen while volunteering.
  • All volunteers must complete the Virtual Reading Buddy training prior to their registration being approved. This is a digital training that will be emailed to volunteers when they register. The training shares information about the mission and programs of Project Transformation as well as session logistics including information about how to utilize digital books during the session.
  • If you were a summer and/or an online Reading Buddy last school year, training may be optional.
  • Volunteers who are 18+ must clear a background check before their registration is approved. High school volunteers are welcome (there is no background check for volunteers under 18).

Two PT staff members will be on every Zoom session to ensure the safety of the participants and volunteers. The Zoom information as well as a digital Tips and Tricks document will be provided to all volunteers via email once they have completed training and cleared the background check. Digital books to be used during each session are emailed to volunteers before each volunteer session.

Have questions? Contact Kaci Boylan, Program Director at 210-560-8568.


Summer Volunteer Opportunities – Summer 2022 Sign-ups Go Live April 18th!

There are numerous ways to connect and get involved with Project Transformation Rio Texas!

You can sign up through GivePulse here or click the “learn more” button below for more details.

The summer program requires hundreds of volunteers to operate! You can get involved in the following ways. Just click on the volunteer link to sign up.


There are numerous ways to connect and get involved with Project Transformation Rio Texas.

To learn more about the volunteer opportunities and how to get started volunteering, please contact Kaci Boylan at kaci@ptriotexas.org.

Learn more about our Site Churches and Partner Churches. View our Partner toolkit here.


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Project Transformation’s internships are for young adults who have completed at least their freshman year of college and are interested in serving others while exploring their calling. The program is designed to offer young adults a hands-on opportunity to build lasting relationships with children in low-socioeconomic areas, live in intentional community, experience cultural diversity, and explore various careers in ministry and service. As a United Methodist-affiliated organization, we offer opportunities for young adults to grown in their faith journey and discern their calling during their service.

After School Program
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