The After-School Program is a place where our children have the opportunity to work on their homework with the help of an adult, engage their creativity through a variety of art projects, practice vocabulary while reading books, play games of basketball and other sports, and learn more about the world around them. After School runs Monday through Friday during the school year at Downtown Academy from 3:30-5:00. Volunteers commit to After School for a minimum of an academic semester, but many stay for a year or two!
Lunch Buddies have the opportunity to build a long term relationship with a child at Downtown Academy simply by committing to eat lunch with them at the school once every other week. It’s a great time for you to invest in a child in a really special way. Volunteers commit to a minimum of a school year, but we hope you’ll stay longer!
Office/ Classroom Support
There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into running the main office and the classrooms at Downtown Academy. Helping staff with administrative tasks is a great way to serve. Administrative helpers come once or twice a week at a designated time. The Downtown Ministries office is another place to volunteer, and there are needs throughout the year as well as for special events.
Our sports teams use volunteer coaches, and no experience is required. Join us on the field or on the court to coach and encourage our players.
Football: Fall, practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, games on Saturdays
Cheerleading: Fall, practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, games on Saturdays
Basketball: Winter, practices and games throughout the week
Golf: Year-round, connect with a small number of children through consistent golf lessons
Football Game Day Operations
Throughout the fall, we need volunteers to help at our football games (sell concessions and apparel, manage admissions, run the game clock, etc.). This is a great way for a family or small group to volunteer together!