One of the best ways to serve is TOGETHER. Several of our partners have great volunteer opportunities for groups. When you contact the leader, be sure to let them know you’re looking to serve as a group.
From their huge monthly home restoration efforts to social businesses that employ local residents, 2ndSaturday is reaching lives, restoring hope, and redeeming community in West and South Dallas. Volunteers can start with the big event (each second Saturday of the month) and then plug in further.
Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
Serves over 1300 households in West Dallas through its large food pantry, training classes (including job skills, ESL, and healthy living), Bible studies, and a clinic. Many weekday chances to volunteer and some weekend opportunities as well.
Interfaith Family Services
Provides transitional housing for homeless families and gives them training for vocational, spiritual, and family development. Volunteers can set up apartments for new families, mentor on budgeting or job issues, tutor, connect with kids, and more.
OurCalling builds relationships with homeless friends in order to provide real care and see lives change. Volunteers can help distribute resources to those who visit the center, mentor and disciple, help with recovery, or even help locate people on the streets of Dallas to pray with them and discern needs!
Exodus Ministries houses formerly incarcerated moms who have been reunited with their children, and helps them achieve a productive and fulfilling life through Christ. Volunteers can participate in mentoring, preparing apartments for residents, childcare, training classes, and more.
Advocates for Community Transformation brings justice to the residents of West Dallas by fighting crime and blight. By engaging residents and building community in this multi-racial neighborhood, ACT is seeing powerful results, and both legal professionals and others can take part!
The School Impact team sees the schools in our own backyards as places to invest deeply in service. Members can connect with our current school partners – Northlake Elementary in Lake Highlands, RISD Academy in Richardson, and Sigler Elementary in Plano. Or, the team can coach you to impact your own local school.
Cornerstone Crossroads Academy
CCA is empowering at-risk kids to step beyond their past, graduate high school, and impact their communities for Christ. This small, inner-city Christian school offers a variety of great ways to serve the students and faculty – one time or all year long.
South Dallas Team
Our South Dallas Team connects volunteers with the Cornerstone Heights neighborhood just south of Downtown Dallas. In partnership with an inner-city church, volunteers feed and clothe neighbors, provide a women’s Bible study, connect with kids after school, or work on events during the year—and fall in love with the neighborhood and its great people in the process.
Vickery Kids Club
Each week during the school year at Vickery Kids Club, a small, committed team of Watermark volunteers shares the love of God with inner-city and refugee kids in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood near Lake Highlands. Lead a group or simply sit in for a Bible study and crafts with the kids.
Mercy Street is developing the West Dallas community by impacting hundreds of its kids! You can join many other Watermark volunteers by directly mentoring a young kid – or make an impact by coaching, forming a “fan club” for sports teams with your community group, or helping with a Bible study.