Summer Volunteers (2024)

We are now accepting summer volunteer applications! Summer programs will take place in Garland, TX from June 10, 2024 -July 26, 2024. Refugee children in grades K-8 come for reading, math, and Bible programs. All volunteers must have completed 9th grade or higher. Summer volunteers must 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, but must be 15 years old by 9/1/24. No childcare is provided for children ages 0-4.


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 robin.g@ftnro.org.

Weekly Volunteers (Fall 2024- Spring 2025)

Volunteers are crucial to our ministry at For the Nations, aiding in classrooms led by dedicated teachers. Weekly needs are consistently our most pressing. Semester volunteers commit to a 2-hour weekly time slot. This consistency is helpful not only to our lead teachers, but also to our students through establishing relationships and trust.
To apply as a volunteer, please fill out our online application below.

After-School Program (Kid’s Club)

The after school program serves K-8th students by filling in their education gaps in order to reach their appropriate grade levels and succeed in public school & to share the gospel of Christ with refugee children.

Volunteer Need:
Tutors to assist students with homework, practice reading, help during Bible lessons, and play games outside.We may also have opportunities to help coach soccer/teach dance. We can use as many volunteers as possible each day. Ages 15+ may volunteer, but they must fill out their own application. There is no childcare for ages 0-5, however children ages Kinder-8th can attend with their parents (they will be considered students alongside refugee children).

Mondays-Wednesdays | 4:00-6:00 pm

*Volunteers need only to commit to one day per week. If you cannot arrive right at 4:00, please apply anyway.*

Kids Club is currently one of our greatest volunteer needs!

Adult English Classes

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.

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

Preschool Classes

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.

Volunteer Need
Teachers’ aids each morning and afternoon. If the children’s classes have space, volunteers can bring children ages 0-5 to attend childcare. Refugee children will be prioritized for these classes. There are no spots for children ages Kinder and above.

Morning session | Monday-Thursday, 9:15 – 11:15 AM
Afternoon session | Tuesday-Friday, 12:15 – 2:15 PM

Preschool is currently one of our greatest volunteer needs!

If you have any questions, please contact robin.g@ftnro.org