Summer Volunteers

We are now accepting summer volunteer applications! Summer programs will take place in Garland, TX, beginning June 8, 2020. Refugee children in grades K-8 come for 8 weeks of 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 birth-8th grade. Students who have completed 9th grade or higher may 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 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.