Weekday Opportunities: Daytime

For those with their weekdays (or even a weekday) open, there are a number of opportunities to serve with our partners!

And remember: The posted schedules often aren’t the whole story. If something catches your eye but doesn’t seem to fit your schedule, be sure to contact the leader anyway.


C. F. CARR ELEMENTARY (www.dallasisd.org/domain/489)

daytime Monday through Friday · Saturdays

Serve kids living in West Dallas, a community where most students do not finish high school. Our team focuses on impacting one West Dallas school through tutoring, serving at Saturday School, mentoring, providing classroom support, and helping with service projects and outreach.

Contact: Mat & Crystal Tonne • westdallas@watermark.org


a variety of daytime, late afternoon, evening, weekend, & flexible opportunities

Help provide transitional housing and support for homeless families! Service opportunities include employment/budgeting mentors, assisting with apartment hosting, “Scrub Squad,” children’s dinners, the clothes closet, childcare, and tutoring.

Contact: Ashley & Andra Phillips • watermarkIHC@gmail.com

MERCY STREET (mercystreetdallas.org)

flexible schedule

Come build Christ-honoring mentoring relationships in West Dallas. Help transform a kid’s life by serving as a mentor for a 4th – 12th grader or as a soccer/baseball coach.

Contact: Mat & Crystal Tonne • westdallas@watermark.org


daytime Tues & Thurs · afternoons Mon – Thurs · 1st Saturday each month

Help provide much-needed services and build relationships throughout the South Dallas community. Volunteer opportunities include serving lunch to the homeless, helping in the clothing closet, providing a women’s Bible study, and connecting with kids.

Contact: Billy Washington • servesouthdallas@gmail.com

CORNERSTONE CROSSROADS ACADEMY (cornerstonecrossroads.com)

daytime Monday through Friday · occasional Saturdays

Cornerstone Crossroads educates a small class of at-risk students from South Dallas with the goal of advancing their education and their opportunities. Volunteers can help us through tutoring, serving as physical fitness leaders, and chaperoning Fun Friday outings with the students.

Contact: Kristi Lichtenberg • kristilichtenberg@yahoo.com


daytime Mon – Fri · certain Saturdays

Build meaningful relationships and encourage positive life change for approximately 700 households in West Dallas. Offers a free “Grocery Store,” various training classes (including ESL, nutrition, and computer skills), and Bible studies.

Contact: Cynthia Gammill • cgammill723@aol.com


daytime Mon – Thurs · late afternoon Mon – Thurs · evenings Mon, Tues, Thurs ·  1st & 3rd Saturdays each month

DPRC reaches out to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies, building relationships based on trust and understanding. The centers, located in strategic areas around Dallas, provide medical information about pregnancy, fetal development, pregnancy termination, post-abortion syndrome, and alternatives to abortion to help women make educated decisions. DPRC also provides clothing for those in need and chances to mentor women.

Contact: Mike Frizzell • mike.frizzell@gmail.com

READERS 2 LEADERS (readers2leaders.org)

daytime Mon – Thurs · late afternoon Mon – Thurs · early evening Mondays · 2nd Saturday each month

Readers 2 Leaders seeks to help all children in West Dallas read at or above grade level. Volunteers can engage with any or all of R2L’s efforts, which include reading intervention and tutoring with elementary and middle school students, maintaining a lending library, homework help after school, crafts, storytelling, training parents to help their children, and offering a speaker series to discuss literacy with the community.

Contact: Stephanie Schweinfurth • stephanie@readers2leaders.org


on your own schedule

Encourage inmates by exchanging letters with men and women in the faith-based dorms at Dawson State Jail.

Contact: Ashley Hudgens • ahudgens76@gmail.com

MINISTRIES 101 (ministries101.org)

regular group Bible study certain Fridays · mentoring schedule flexible

Disciple adult women prisoners in Dawson State Jail (near Downtown) who have accepted Christ and asked for discipleship. Requires training from the state of Texas, plus mentor training. Volunteers can help with regular Bible study or choose to mentor; mentors are paired with another mentor to meet with two inmates regularly for 6 to 9 months.

Contact: Susan Turner • sksturner@mac.com

EXODUS MINISTRIES (exodusministriesdallas.org)

late afternoon Tuesdays · evenings Mon, Tues, & Thurs · some opportunities flexible

Exodus is a 20-unit apartment complex in East Dallas. Units are furnished for moms who have been released from prison and reunited with their kids. Volunteers can help prepare apartments for new residents, adopt and mentor a family, and provide Bible studies for the kids.

Contact: Sonja McCuen • s.mccuen@sbcglobal.net

2ndSATURDAY (www.2ndsaturday.org)

various opportunities throughout the week · monthly event each 2nd Saturday

Renovate and restore homes in the West Dallas and South Dallas senior, low-income, and disabled communities. Besides regular serving opportunities, the monthly “2ndSaturday” event engages large volunteer groups for construction, home restoration, and special projects.

Contact: Todd Fields • serve@2ndSaturday.org

Don’t forget: If you’re interested in a ministry but it doesn’t seem to fit your schedule, contact the leader anyway! There are new opportunities all the time, and there’s often flexibility too.

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