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Volunteer Opportunities

 
Bright Futures Lunch PALS
The Bright Futures Lunch PALS program pairs a caring adult with an elementary student who needs a positive role model in his/her life. It also brings another caring person into the life of a child and offers children the opportunity to have adult friends. 
 
The program is simple: adult volunteers commit to having lunch with a student once a week for 30 minutes. After lunch there is time (if you choose) to read a book, play a board game, or just talk. The one-on-one relationship that develops between the student and adult often makes a profound difference in a child’s life.

Jefferson Lunch PALS Application,  130 McKinley Ave. 


TREK
TREK (Together Reaching Every Kid) can give students the extra help they need by bringing a devoted and caring individual into a child’s life. As a TREK volunteer, you share one-on-one time with a child once a week for an hour after school. By meeting with the same student every week, you will have the opportunity to build a personal relationship with a child and share in his or her learning process.
 
As a TREK volunteer, you commit one hour a week, from 3-4 p.m., at a Joplin Elementary school to help a student work on reading and writing. 
 
Jefferson TREK Application, 130 McKinley Ave.
 

School Volunteer
Our schools are always looking for volunteers! Below are just a few of the opportunities:
  • PTA
  • Bright Futures Site Councils
  • Parents serving in classrooms for school parties
  • And, more
In order to serve in a one-on-one capacity with students, you will need to complete the information for a background check. Those who will not be working alone with students and will be supervised by school personnel at all times will not be required to complete this portion.
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