Make a Difference

  • Bright Futures Councils Serve on a school site council by attending council meetings and being involved in the life of the school. Faith-based partners, business partners, human service partners and parents are welcome.
  • TREK - Volunteer to tutor an elementary student who needs help with reading, writing or math, from 3 to 4 p.m. once per week. *^
  • Lunch PALS - Volunteer once per week to hang out with an elementary student during the student's lunch time. *^
  • Darla's Room Donation CenterThe Donation Center serves at the heart of the Bright Futures Joplin mission to quickly meet immediate needs of students so they can focus on learning. Team members help sort, organize, clean and inventory the items used to fill these immediate need requests.
  • School Volunteers - Volunteer to help in your school with activities that don't fall under the umbrellas of TREK or Lunch PALS. Our schools are filled with abundant ways community members would be welcome to lend a hand on site. ^
  • Snack Packs - Volunteer to assemble snack bags to be sent home over the weekend with kids who have been identified as food insecure. Snack Packs are assembled at 11 a.m. most Thursdays. 

*Background checks are required for volunteer positions that are in direct contact with students.
^ Program modifications are in place for the 2021-22 school year due to COVID-19 restrictions.