Volunteer at KIPP DFW

Featured Volunteer Opportunity
KIPP DFW Reading Partner

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Why become a Reading Partner at KIPP DFW?

  • Children who cannot read proficiently by the fourth grade are four times less likely to graduate high school on time – hindering their chances to live a happy, healthy, productive life. 
  • For students from low-income families, the situation is even more dire: 82% of students eligible for free or reduced lunches cannot read with proficiency. 
  • On average students who participate in the Reading Partners program gain 1.5 months of reading skill for every month they spend in the program. 

What is required of volunteers?

  • No prior teaching experience is required. We only require that our volunteers be at least 14 years old and commit to at least one hour a week for a full semester at KIPP DFW. 
  • Student will receive individualized one-on-one tutoring twice a week for 45 minutes from Reading Partners Volunteers, to help them become proud, confident learners ready for success. Volunteers will choose a reoccurring weekly time that works for their schedule on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. or from 4:15-5 p.m. 

Click here to become a KIPP DFW Reading Partner

Other KIPP DFW volunteer opportunities 

Tuesday Tutoring

Each Tuesday, KIPP Through College hosts tutoring from 4:30-6:30 at KIPP Truth Academy for alumni who return to receive academic assistance. We are in immediate need of volunteers who can tutor in high school academic subjects, especially math and science. If you are interested in volunteering to work with KIPP DFW alumni, please contact Lydia Herschap using the contact information below.


College Mentor

Support our rising seniors by helping them navigate their college admissions and scholarship applications. You will meet with your KIPPster regularly to discuss college exploration, resume development, essay writing, and interviewing skills. 


Time Commitment: College mentors meet once a month for 1-2 hours with their KIPPsters. Mentors are asked to commit either an entire semester or a full year.

 

Career Fair 

Volunteer to participate at one of our Career Fairs and have an opportunity to inspire the next generation of doctors, teachers, and entrepreneurs. We invite you to share the importance of a college education and advise our KIPPsters on what they can do in high school and college to be successful in your career field. 


Time Commitment: Each Career Mentoring Night lasts approximately 2 hours. You are welcome to volunteer one fair only, or for more than one fair.

 

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing offers our KIPPsters the unique opportunity to go beyond their communities to explore “a day in the life” of various careers. We hope to provide a diverse range of opportunities for our students and welcome representatives from all industries. 


Time Commitment: Allow a KIPPster to shadow you for a day or half-day during the summer (June-August).

 

 

Office/Clerical Help

We can always use a helping hand to assist with the daily operations in our busy school and regional support offices with filing and other administrative duties. 


Time Commitment: Flexible

 

Corporate Service Day

See how far KIPP has come as we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year! 

If your company is interested in organizing a group project, please contact Lydia Hershcap to discuss current needs and possibilities.

Time Commitment: Flexible

Other

If you have a special skill you would like to share with KIPP DFW or have a specific project in mind for a group, contact us. We would love to find a way to work together. 


 

To get involved as a KIPP DFW volunteer, please contact Lydia Larson at llarson@kippdfw.org or call at (214) 290-0177.