Volunteer Ideas

As you brainstorm serving opportunities together, here are some ideas!

Keep in mind that volunteers aren’t coming in to save the school, but rather coming alongside the school in a serving, supportive role. Also, this list is by no means exhaustive. In fact, before even consulting this list, we recommend that church and school leaders discuss what your individual partnership will look like:

What dreams does the school have? What resources and volunteer capabilities does the school itself have? What resources and volunteer capabilities does the church have?

You can also work through a local organization or invite other churches to partner together if opportunities exceed the bandwidth of one church and school (see our School District page and Program page for nonprofit recommendations). At the end of the day, our goal is to demonstrate God’s unconditional love to our local schools, so let’s commit for the long-term and steward these relationships with excellence!

Faculty & Staff


  • Mentors
  • Tutors (school subjects, ESL, SAT)
  • Reading Volunteers
  • Bus Greeters
  • Field Trip Volunteers & Venue Providers
  • Vocational Training
  • After School Program sponsors, volunteers, and snack providers
  • Art, sports, and STEM program volunteers
  • Fall Festival Help
  • Financial Assistance
  • College Prep Help
  • PTO Volunteers
  • Transportation to Appointments and After-School/Summer Programs
  • Weekend meals
  • Money for Lunch Accounts

Parents & Families

  • Financial Education
  • Parenting Classes
  • Health Tips
  • Health Needs
  • Food Pantry
  • Clothes Closet
  • Job Training
  • Resume Help
  • Housing Assistance
  • ESL Classes
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Child Care during classes/appointments
  • Supplying families with lice kits
  • Toiletry Donations


  • Landscaping
  • Community Garden
  • Teachers Lounge
  • Sports Facilities
  • Building Fixes & Updates
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Painting/Staining
  • Electronic Educational Aids & Equipment
  • Air Filters
  • Art Supplies
  • Teaching Supplies

For more ideas about how churches can volunteer in local schools, check out #PartnershipIdeas on Twitter or Facebook. Have another idea? Contact us and let us know!



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