Summer Volunteers

We are now accepting summer volunteer applications! Summer programs will take place in Garland, TX from June 13, 2022-July 29, 2022. Refugee children in grades K-8 come for reading, math, and Bible programs. All volunteers must have completed 9th grade or higher. Summer volunteers commit to helping in classrooms for one week. This consists of a mandatory Sunday evening orientation, and either morning or afternoon programs Monday-Thursday. Volunteers are welcome to join for more than one week.

Children: We offer limited classroom space for volunteers’ children who have completed PreK4-8th grade. Students who have completed 9th grade or higher may submit an application to volunteer.

Note: Please sign up for a volunteer week ONLY if you are committing to attend Sunday orientation and Monday-Thursday programs. We are unable to take volunteers for partial weeks.

If you are a certified lifeguard or swim instructor and would like to teach swimming lessons to refugee children this summer, email Kinsey Jarm.

Weekly Volunteers

Volunteers are crucial to our ministry at For the Nations, aiding in classrooms led by dedicated teachers. Fall volunteers commit to a 2-hour weekly time slot on the same day each week throughout the semester.
*In the past, we have offered free on-site childcare and preschool for the children of our volunteers during many of our daytime programs. Due to the programs we are introducing and the available space we have, we are unable to provide childcare and preschool for volunteer children in the coming fall. We are working to reach a new normal and look forward to offering these classes again in the near future! 

Co-op Classroom Aide

As a response to pandemic-induced learning gaps, K-6th grade classes have been established to address specific learning needs. Each of these 6 classrooms is led by a full-time instructor managing the math, reading, English, science, and social studies curriculum. Students also attend elective activities and Bible class! Classrooms can use help each morning and afternoon. No childcare provided.

Morning session | 8:45-10 am
Afternoon session | 12:15-2 pm

Adult English Class Aide

Our ESL classes have 7 different levels of speaking and reading, with an 8th level of GED preparation to help refugees pass the GED test and get their high school equivalent. Our classes are taught by experienced teachers and utilize volunteers as teachers’ aids in each level, both mornings and afternoons. No childcare provided.

Morning session | 9:15-11:15 am
Afternoon session | 12:15-2:15 pm

Preschool Aide

In preschool, our 3 and 4-year-olds learn fine and gross motor skills, social skills, pre-reading and math skills, and of course, the gospel of Christ! Preschool classes are taught by a full-time teacher and utilze teachers’ aids each morning and afternoon. No childcare provided.

Morning session | 9:15-11:15 am
Afternoon session | 12:15-2:15 pm

Fall/Spring Calendar
No Childcare and PreK are offered during adult ESL classes this semester.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Co-op 8:45-10:00 AM 8:45-10:00 AM 8:45-10:00 AM 8:45-10:00 AM 8:45-10:00 AM
Afternoon Co-op
12:15-2:00 PM 12:15-2:00 PM 12:15-2:00 PM 12:15-2:00 PM 12:15-2:00 PM
Morning ESL/PreK 9:15-11:15 AM 9:15-11:15 AM 9:15-11:15 AM 9:15-11:15 AM
Afternoon ESL/PreK 12:15-2:15 PM 12:15-2:15 PM 12:15-2:15 PM 12:15-2:15 PM


To apply as a volunteer, please fill out our online application below.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kinsey Jarm.

Welcome Teams

Welcome Teams are groups of 10-15 volunteers from a single church that are assigned to a new refugee family. The welcome team greets the family at the airport upon arrival, sets up their new apartment, and helps them through their first month in the U.S. Teams are sometimes able to form a relationship with the new family that extends beyond an initial four- week commitment. If you are interested in applying to welcome a new family, click below.