Volunteer With Us
Becoming a CISDR volunteer is a fun and rewarding way to have a positive impact on the life of a child. Each year, CISDR works with more than 1,000 corporate and community volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service to our students and their families. Once you clear a criminal background check, share with us your strengths, passions and campus location to grade level preferences to better match you to a student who can’t wait to meet you! For more information, email us at ConnectCIS@cisdallas.org.
We have a variety of elementary, middle and high school campuses to choose from across the Dallas region. There are several opportunities to support students, including reading to a child, tutoring, test prep, goal setting, facilitating groups, one-on-one lunch buddies (activities), guest speakers and career days. We provide training and coaching to help you positively interact and support the growth of our youth. Here are a just a few examples of some unique CISDR volunteer opportunities:
On Saturdays during the Fall and Spring semesters, CISDR students gather at locations in Dallas and Garland for one-on-one academic tutoring and small group learning activities led by CISDR professionals with expertise in math, science, and language arts. Volunteers participate in tutoring, fun activities and snack preparations.
GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science)/BLAST (Boys Learning about Science and Technology)
GEMS and BLAST students use experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their interest and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) academic areas. Volunteers serve as guest presenters/speakers, for job shadowing, or simply as helpers during the group meetings.
Events and Projects
CISDR has several annual events or projects that require volunteers. These include the Dream Achievers Luncheon, the CIS Soirée for Students, the Golf Tournament and our holiday toy drive. Duties for these events may include greeting, assisting with registration, set up, and clean up after an event. Projects duties may include organizing, sorting, and labeling.
CIS campus staff is involved in additional activities throughout the year which may include working with larger groups (i.e. corporations, small businesses, etc.) to conduct career fairs, field days, holiday parties, CIS field trips, job shadowing, large groups, service learning projects, career panels, and college visits for students.