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Volunteers are an important part of our team and help us in many ways. Wherever you volunteer, you will make a difference!

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, mentoring, 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.

At CIS Dallas, when you volunteer you have the power to change a child’s future for the better.  #AllInForKids

Ways To Get Involved

Campus Volunteers

CIS campus volunteers work with students in tutoring, mentoring, assisting with small groups. Daily or weekly opportunities are available during school hours and during the school year. Volunteer opportunities are available at nearly all of partner schools located throughout Dallas, Collin, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, and Kaufman counties. All school volunteers are required to submit their information for a Criminal Background Check (CBC).

Events and Projects

Communities In Schools has several annual events or projects that require volunteers. These include community outreach events, the annual Golf Tournament, and our holiday 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, registration, decoration, and labeling.

One-Time Volunteers

CIS staff members are 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, field trips, job shadowing, large groups, service learning projects, career panels, and college visits for students.

Custom Volunteer Opportunities

We can provide custom opportunities for groups of 1-100. We welcome your input and creativity if you have a project that will meet the needs of our students. If you would like to connect and learn more, contact our Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships, Tamika Jackson at

Thank you so much for being willing to volunteer with CIS Dallas! 

Please complete the volunteer application by clicking on the button below. You will be taken to our VOLY site, where we manage all volunteers and volunteer opportunities. The first step will be to create a username and password. A background check is required for all volunteers who will be in contact with students. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact