The scope of our influence is determined by the success of our volunteer base. The Dream Center of Tampa places a high value on all of our volunteers. You are partners, coaches, leaders, mentors and influencers and a huge part of allowing us to be able to continue to do what we do.
After School Mentor/Volunteer
The Dream Center of Tampa wants high energy, committed volunteer/mentors to work with our youth, who range in age from kindergarten through 12th Grade. Programming includes art, computer, gym, homework help/tutoring, athletics and mentoring. During your time with the students, you must be willing/able to:
- lead a group of students
- provide direction, support and encouragement
- demonstrate positive character
- build relationships
The time commitment is one day per week, Monday through Thursday from 4:30 – 7:15 PM. An approved background check is required.
Volunteer Leaders - Kids Beach Club
Beach Clubs are high energy, fun-filled “kid centered” clubs meeting after school for 3rd – 6th graders. The truth of scripture is incorporated every time they meet, which allows the character words taught in all elementary schools to be reinforced through the teaching of scripture.
Beach Clubs are “connectors” that link a partnering church with an approved elementary school. This club will be facilitated through our Adopt A School initiative on-site at Booker T. Washington Elementary School. The program comes with training and curriculum.
We are looking for a minimum of two (2) volunteer leaders. The time commitment is one hour on Monday of each week for a total of 24 weeks throughout the school year. A specific meeting time will be determined at a later date. An approved background check is required.
Volunteer Coaches - 100 Mile Club
The 100 Mile Club presents students with a straightforward challenge: run, jog or walk 100 miles over the course of the school year. Students log miles during designated running times. Making the program unique are life lessons in goal-setting, determination and team spirit delivered alongside exercise.
We are looking for a minimum of two (2) volunteer coaches to lead this program for our elementary and middle school boys. The program comes with training and curriculum. The time commitment is one hour (between 5:00 – 7:00 PM), one day per week (Monday – Thursday). Exact day and time will be determined based on volunteer availability. An approved background check is required.
Volunteer Leaders - Exploring
Exploring is sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 11-14 (6th – 8th grade). It provides students an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and to network with professionals already working in those fields. They receive hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them. The program comes with a curriculum and training.
We are looking for a minimum of two (2) volunteer leaders for this program. The time commitment is one hour (between 5:00 – 7:00 PM), one day per week (Monday-Thursday). Exact day and time will be determined based on volunteer availability. An approved background check is required.
Mentor/Leader - Dream Crew
Dream Crew gives life-changing experiences providing positive youth development by expanding their worldview through adventures outside of their familiar surroundings. We focus on leadership skills, accountability and community service that prepares them to become responsible and caring men and women. The goal is to empower tomorrow’s leaders through team building experiences while building a stronger community and ultimately a stronger America.
Seeking committed volunteers to mentor youth (male and female) ages 13 – 18 in this program. The time commitment is Monday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 PM plus any planned excursions. An approved background check is required.
Mentor/Leader - Boys 2 Men
Seeking volunteers to serve as mentors in the Dream Center Boys 2 Men ministry. Providing boys quality time, Christian men act as role models to share male bonding and critical character building values through fun activities connected to practical Biblical themes.
The ministry is for single moms, grandmothers or guardians of elementary and middle school aged boys (ages 6-14) who want their boys mentored in the Christian faith. There is no cost. Outings include Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens, Bucs Football games, Glazer Children’s Museum, touring a Fire Station, canoeing, swimming and hiking at Hillsborough State Park.
The time commitment is to meet on 3rd Saturday of every month 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. An approved background check is required.
Community Programming Positions
Volunteer - Community Outreach
Seeking volunteers with a heart to serve for our Adopt A Block monthly outreach program that builds relationships within our community using consistency and servanthood. This program is designed to complete various acts of service and projects in our monthly neighborhood-wide outreach.
Examples of projects we perform in the community are: community/street clean up, painting in the neighborhood, pancake breakfast at local senior living facility, etc.
The time commitment is the 2nd Saturday of every month from 9:00 AM to approximately Noon. An approved background check may be required for programs involving children.