School Year Volunteer Opportunities

After School Program Reading Buddy with PT After School Reading All Stars.

Reading Allstars virtual sessions for K-5 take place on Zoom. Volunteers read with 2 children for 30 minutes each.  During Reading Allstars virtual sessions 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 Reading Allstars virtual program runs from September 2022, through May 2023.

​​Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30p-5:30p

How it Works:

Participants in grades K – 5th 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.

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Summer Volunteer Opportunities

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, email

2022 Summer Volunteer Opportunities

There are numerous ways to connect and get involved with Project Transformation Rio Texas this summer! You can sign up and see all the opportunities here.

Reading Buddies  Monday-Thursday, 10am-12pm

Caring volunteers are needed to read with children in grades 1st-6th, one-on-one, each day for 30 minutes per child. Volunteers can sign-up for one day or multiple days throughout the summer and no prior experience is needed! All Reading Buddy volunteers are required to to pass a criminal background check and will need to complete an online training prior to their first shift. Click on the location below for full details and to sign up.


All Reading Buddy volunteers must complete the online training before going to their site. The Reading Buddy training is available here.

NEW! Lunch Monitor Volunteers   Monday-Thursday, 12pm-1pm

Volunteers are needed each day at camp to help monitor lunch time at each site church and will assist with set up, assist participants while they eat lunch, work on table activities, while allowing collegiate staff to enjoy a duty-free lunch break. Lunch monitor volunteers will get to build deep relationships with participants by volunteering weekly. Volunteers are needed each day from 12pm-1pm. Volunteers must be vetted through Trusted, must be 19 years of age or older, and have completed the online training prior to volunteering. Click on the location below for full details and to sign up.


Dinner Volunteers   Sunday-Wednesday

Volunteers are needed to provide dinner to our dedicated collegiates in our 3 geographies throughout the summer, as well as for all PT collegiates during training week in June. This is a great opportunity to serve, encourage, and get to know the young people who are making a difference! Click on the location below for full details and to sign up.


Reading Testers   June 9, 13, 14 & 15 and July 20, 21, 25, & 26

Current or retired educators are needed to complete simple running records and surveys with children 1st-6th grades in PT’s summer camp program. Volunteers will be assisting to collect pre and post-reading data.

Background check required for all volunteers 18+, online reading tester training required before first volunteer session. Click on the location below for full details and to sign up. 


Share your gift. Are you a teacher, singer, poet, artist, chef? We would love to have you share your talent. Just let us know how you want to help.

Pray with Project Transformation Rio Texas! Whether or not you are able to serve directly with PT, we invite you to join us in surrounding our children, interns, families, churches, and volunteers in prayer.

As a way to share stories of faith, PT will be offering a weekly Friday devotional, Meditations for Transformation, throughout the summer via email. Sign-up here to receive the weekly devotional.

The opportunities to get involved are limited only by your interests! Contact Kercida McClain, CEO, if there are other ways you might be interested in volunteering your time with our kids that you didn’t see above via We’ll look forward to hearing from you.