Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

 
Bright Futures Lunch PALS
The Bright Futures Lunch PALS program pairs a caring adult with an elementary student who needs a positive role model in his/her life. It also brings another caring person into the life of a child and offers children the opportunity to have adult friends. 
 
The program is simple: adult volunteers commit to having lunch with a student once a week for 30 minutes. After lunch there is time (if you choose) to read a book, play a board game, or just talk. The one-on-one relationship that develops between the student and adult often makes a profound difference in a child’s life.
 
Lunch PALS Application Forms
Please choose the school where you would like to be a Lunch PAL.
Click on the school’s name to complete the application. 
If you are not sure of the best location for you to serve, fill out the application below, and we will help you find the best available location.

Best Available Form
 

TREK
TREK (Together Reaching Every Kid) can give students the extra help they need by bringing a devoted and caring individual into a child’s life. As a TREK volunteer, you share one-on-one time with a child once a week for an hour after school. By meeting with the same student every week, you will have the opportunity to build a personal relationship with a child and share in his or her learning process.
 
As a TREK volunteer, you commit one hour a week, from 3-4 p.m., at a Joplin Elementary school to help a student work on reading and writing. 
 
TREK Volunteer Application Forms
Please choose the school where you would most like to be a TREK Coach. Click on the school's name below to complete the application.
If you are not sure of the best location for you to serve, fill out the application below, and we will help you find the best available location.
 
 

School Volunteer
Our schools are always looking for volunteers! Below are just a few of the opportunities:
  • PTO
  • Bright Futures Site Councils
  • Parents serving in classrooms for school parties
  • And, more
In order to serve in a one-on-one capacity with students, you will need to complete the information for a background check. Those who will not be working alone with students and will be supervised by school personnel at all times will not be required to complete this portion.
 
School Volunteer Application Forms
If you are not sure of the best location for you to serve, fill out the application below, and we will help you find the best available location.

Best Available Form
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2017 West Corporation. All rights reserved.