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Foster Care | South Dallas | Homeless | Kids & Students | Refugees


Dallas Foster Closet

HP Pres has launched a Foster Care Closet to equip caregivers as they care for these kids. The caregivers will have an opportunity to come and shop for items such as clothes, toys, diapers, hygiene items, and sports equipment. The closet is located at 1421 N. Peak Street.  Sign up to serve!


South Dallas

Dunbar Elementary Reading Buddies

HP Pres partners with Dunbar Elementary to provide reading buddies for 3rd & 4th graders.  Due to Covid the program has been on hold, but we have high hopes of starting the program again in January 2022.  Please sign up early to help us determine how many partnerships to prepare.  Sign up to be a Reading Buddy.

Redeemed Women

Weekly opportunities to help with packaging and prepping, sorting, labeling, inventory, porch deliveries, client calls, prayer requests, etc. Social distancing will be practiced and masks must be worn at all times. 18+ only. Sign up to serve!

Neighborhood Projects

Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF) facilitates the re-development of underserved communities through rehabilitation services and strategic partnerships. We participate in various activities each quarter.  Sign up to get information on when our next project is scheduled. Sign up for Neighborhood Projects.

Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT)

ACT has a new model of ministry that uses the justice system to empower residents to fight crime on their street, while sharing with them the hope of the gospel. If you are a lawyer looking to serve, contact info@actforjustice.org or 214-951-9151. 

Mill City Garden

After school programing in an urban garden helps reach kids through working in the garden and providing positive role models.  Volunteer opportunities are available to come hang out and encourage kids! Contact Alendra Lyons at 214-929-3129.


Food Insecurities & Homeless

Food Distribution Volunteer Opportunity 

Working with our partner Dallas Leadership Foundation and Primera Iglesia, we will be gathering in limited numbers to pack food boxes to be distributed to those in need across the city. Those under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. Sign up a serve!

Austin Street Center

HP Pres long time partner Austin Street Center seeks to care for and empower people experiencing homelessness. Please consider joining us every 2nd Wednesday from 5–6:30 pm as we feed the homeless. Sign up to serve!

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand – Serving West Dallas

Helping out in the food pantry Volunteers have the opportunity to restock the food pantry on Mondays or help with the new drive thru pantry on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please send info to Brother Bills.


Kids & Students

DLF Student Mentoring

DLF seeks to equip the next generation of leaders! Their Power Mentoring program connects high school students from Dallas and Richardson ISD with engaged volunteers for the academic school year. Power Mentors are required to commit to the mentoring relationship for 9 months. Apply to be a Mentor through DLF.

For the Nations: Refugee Outreach 

Co-op Classroom Aide
As a response to pandemic-induced learning gaps, K-6th grade classes have been established to address specific learning needs.  Classrooms can use help each morning (8:45–10 am) and afternoon (12:15–2 pm). Sign up to Volunteer.

Preschool Aide
In preschool, our 3 and 4-year-olds learn fine and gross motor skills, social skills, pre-reading and math skills, and of course, the gospel of Christ! Preschool classes are taught by a full-time teacher and utilze teachers’ aids each morning (9:15–11:15 am) and afternoon (12:15–2:15 pm). Sign up to Volunteer.

Mercy Street

Student Mentoring
The Mentoring Program matches Christian mentors with the public school children in West & South Dallas or Vickery Meadow. Believing that we need to capture the hearts and minds of the children early, we make most of our matches in later elementary school, provide support and resources to mentors along the way, and guide mentors to pursue a relationship with their mentee through the 12th grade. Apply to be Mentor with Mercy Street.

Sports Coaching
Mercy Street's vision is to build Christian leaders in inner-city Dallas and we believe team sports can play a huge role in this.  Your role as a coach/mentor would be to teach the fundamentals of the sport, while using it as a tool to share the Gospel. Apply to be a coach.

Mill City Garden

After school programing in an urban garden helps reach kids through working in the garden and providing positive role models.  Volunteer opportunities are available to come hang out and encourage kids! Contact Alendra Lyons at 214-929-3129.

Youth Believing in Change

Founded in 1995, Youth Believing in Change (YBC) is a Christ-centered ministry that provides a spiritual and educational foundation through year-round programming to children in the Vickery Meadow and Lake Highlands area of Northeast Dallas. Volunteer at YBC.


Refugees

HP Pres partners with For the Nations: Refugee Outreach in reaching the refugees in our cities. You can volunteer in several ways. 

For the Nations: Refugee Outreach 

Welcome Teams for Refugee Families
Welcome Teams are groups of 10-15 volunteers that are assigned to a new refugee family. The welcome team greets the family at the airport upon arrival, sets up their new apartment, and helps them through their first month in adjusting. We are currently forming an HP Pres team so let us know if you would like to sign up individually or already have a team formed (small group or Sunday School) Sign up for Info on Welcome Teams.

Adult English Class Aide  
Our ESL classes have 7 different levels of speaking and reading, with an 8th level of GED preparation to help refugees pass the GED test and get their high school equivalent. Our classes are taught by experienced teachers and utilize volunteers as teachers’ aids in each level, both mornings (9:15–11:15 am) and afternoons (12:15–2:15 pm). Sign up to assist.

Co-op Classroom Aide
As a response to pandemic-induced learning gaps, K-6th grade classes have been established to address specific learning needs.  Classrooms can use help each morning (8:45–10 am) and afternoon (12:15–2 pm). Sign up to assist.

Preschool Aide
In preschool, our 3 and 4-year-olds learn fine and gross motor skills, social skills, pre-reading and math skills, and of course, the gospel of Christ! Preschool classes are taught by a full-time teacher and utilze teachers’ aids each morning (9:15–11:15 am) and afternoon (12:15–2:15 pm). Sign up to assist.