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Volunteer Opportunities

Backyard Bible Club (BBC) – Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30 – Backyard Bible Club is an after-school program for elementary aged children in the Agape Development neighborhood. The goal of BBC is to provide children with appropriate, nurturing, consistent adult attention in a structured and engaging environment that teaches participants the importance of education, staying active, being respectful, keeping a positive attitude, and following Christ’s example in their lives.

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BBC Assistant ­- Commit to coming one afternoon a week to work with the same child or group of children.

Try it Out
Bring a healthy snack any day Monday-Thursday at 3:30pm and stay to help with homework and other planned activities. Can be done once, weekly, monthly – whatever fits your schedule!

Childcare – Come play and interact with the children while their parents participate in Allies. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 through April.

Teens with Dreams – Agape Development’s teen after-school program will begins it second year with it’s new location on Paris Street. Our aim is to provide individualized academic, career, behavior, and life skills counseling to teens in middle and high school. To this end, we will begin a commitment with a small group of teens to journey with them through their school year, assisting them in setting and achieving their goals.

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Dream Team Guide – Minimum twice a month for one semester – Tuesdays – 4:30-6:30 Commitment is semester-long, but we hope that most of our Partners will go the distance with their teen for the entire school year. Volunteers will be partnered with a teen to discuss their spiritual, educational, and life goals, and then empower the teen to take action towards building a plan with detailed steps that are both short term and long term.  Volunteer will work with the teen to make progress on these goals. Teens will have ownership, think of yourself as a guide – you have the resources, tools and experience to share but will let the teen develop a plan for themselves as they engage in research on the computer and at our college or job site visits during the school year.

Drivers – Tuesdays August-May – Many of the teens in our program attend schools outside our district. Help our teens attend Teens with Dreams by picking them up from school and dropping them off at Agape Development. Schools we expect to be picking up from: Yes Prep, Beatrice Mays, Lamar, Yates, and Core Academy.

Try It Out/In-Kind – Tuesday – 4:45 – Provide a teen friendly snack and stay to observe Teens with Dreams so you can decide if this is a program you would like to commit to.

Camp Agape Summer Camp Counselor – Come serve a week (or more!) with Camp Agape! You will help lead the children in group worship, crafts, games, and other fun camp activities. Minimum commitment is one week (Monday-Thursday from 1:30-5:15). Volunteers are welcome for multiple weeks! Camp runs June 13th- June 30th 1:30-5:15pm. July 11th – July 28th 1:30-5:00pm.

Camp Agape Short Course Leader – What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? Painting, woodworking, ballet, music, football, computers, building towers, step, basketball, song writing…the possibilities are endless! Give two hours one week during the summer to share your interest with a child. Camp Agape will run June 12th-July 27th. Reserve your spot now at www.summer.agapedevelopment.org.

 

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