The DC Dream Center offers several opportunities for committed volunteers. Our programs are only made possible through the time donations of people in the greater DC community. From the after school program to mentoring to summer camp and more, there are all sorts of ways you can give back.
Whether you are interested in a reoccurring volunteer opportunity or would like to volunteer on a more limited basis, take a look below to get an idea of the types of programs that could use your help at DC|DC.
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My experience at the DC Dream Center has been the most profound treasure. It has truly been, in addition to my family, the greatest gift I have received from God in my life.
The DC Dream Center is a special place that touches so many people’s lives in a variety of ways. The staff and volunteers are committed to making a difference. No matter how frequently you volunteer, you always get so much more back than you put in.
Who can volunteer?
What types of opportunities exist?
Volunteer can serve in any number of ways. From helping cook for our weekly Tuesday Morning Prayer Breakfast or bi-weekly Reconciliation Lunch to assisting our after-school children’s program, to tutoring our youth, to fundraising, there are any number of ways to connect. If you want to start a new unpaid volunteer program or teach our youth or community members a new skill or creative endeavor, we are open to collaboration.
Do I have to live in DC to volunteer?
No. You can fundraise and advocate for the DC Dream Center from any location.
What is the time commitment?
None. While there is a monthly time commitment to the mentoring program, there is no commitment requirement for volunteering. We can work with your schedule to find time that works for you to volunteer.
How old do I need to be to volunteer?
The activity in which one is participating in will dictate one’s age. For example, if you are sweeping floors you can be 7 years old but if are operating the grill at one of our cookouts or leading a program, you must be 18 or older.
What are some ways I can volunteer at the DC Dream Center?
Volunteers and Tutors:
We are in dire need of individual tutors. These children are behind in their math skills and reading comprehension. Our dream is to be able to start a Math or Reading Club to help learning be fun and interesting.
Healthy Eating and Exercise Classes:
It’s important that our youth learn early about the importance of taking care of their bodies. We are looking for someone who would like to teach the youth about healthy eating, snacking and exercise skills.
An occasional cooking class is fun and the children enjoy them very much. If you are passionate about cooking, teaching, and sharing that joy with children please contact us. (either a way to email [email protected] OR a form if you have that available)
If you are willing to prepare a meal for 35 people on the first and third Wednesday of the month, we would love to meet you! By providing a meal, you are helping us create an environment where rich, poor, black, white, males and females can come around the one thing they all need and share… food!
Tuesday Morning Prayer Breakfast:
Come and help serve and clean at the prayer breakfast! While one can still participate in the breakfast, having the extra hands to clean and transition the space back for general use is always needed.
I don’t see the activity I’m looking for. Can I start my own?
Yes! We welcome new talents that can enrich the lives of the people in our community. While we are here to support you logistically we want as many people to come and help and be a part of our community as possible and if you gift does that… AWESOME! Volunteers who wish to start their own program simply need to fill out our volunteer form and request an in-person meeting with one of our leaders to work out the details of your new program.
What do I have to do to volunteer at the DC|DC?
Our volunteers are, beyond anything else, dedicated and generous of their time. However, because so much of our work is with children, we do require three things of our potential volunteers:
• A completed volunteer application (request here)
• An in person meeting
• A police background check