Weekly Volunteers

Volunteers are crucial to our ministry at For the Nations. For many of our daytime programs, we offer free on-site childcare and preschool for the children of our volunteers. Weekly volunteers commit to a 2-hour time slot on the same day each week. We have three different volunteer opportunities in the Garland area:

Preschool Aide  URGENT NEED!

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 utilize teachers’ aides each morning and afternoon. Childcare or preschool for ages 0-5 is provided.

Childcare Volunteer  URGENT NEED!

In childcare, volunteers will assist our staff workers in interacting with kids two years old and under.

Adult English Class Aide

We offer various levels of adult ESL classes as well as a GED preparation class 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’ aides in each level, both mornings and afternoons. Childcare or preschool for ages 0-5 is provided.

Kids Club Tutor

We offer tutoring programs for elementary-aged refugee children, where we help with their homework and present the gospel story of redemption at every club meeting. Join us as a tutor to help with homework; we can use as many volunteers as possible each day! Children from K-8th may participate; high school children may help tutor. No childcare for ages 0-5.

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

Fall/Spring Calendar 

(Childcare and PreK are offered during all adult ESL classes)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning ESL/PreK 9-11am 9-11am 9-11am 9-11am
Afternoon ESL/PreK 12:05-2:05pm 12:05-2:05pm 12:05-2:05pm 12:05-2:05pm
Kids Club 4:30-6pm 4:30-6pm 4:30-6pm 4:30-6pm

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lauren Kirkpatrick.

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.