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 

Reading or Math Tutor

Become a Reading or Math Tutor and help middle school students excel in areas where they have previously struggled, helping them prepare for state mandated exams and class assignments.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday between 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m.or Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: KIPP Destiny Middle School and KIPP Truth Academy

Time Commitment: 45 minutes a week for an entire semester or a full year

KIPP Through College (KTC) Mentor

Support our rising high school 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. 

When: Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: KIPP Truth Academy

Time Commitment: 2 hours a week for an entire semester or a full year


One-Day Volunteer Project

If your company or group is interested in organizing a one-day service project, please contact us to discuss current needs and possibilities.



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.