Current Volunteer Needs

Image of volunteer painting representing Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services of Texas and Louisiana Current Presbyterian Volunteer Opportunities and Needs pageThe following are requests from our programs for volunteers with specific skills. If you’re interested in helping meet one of these needs, send an email to our
Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Quintero.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Super Saturdays Volunteers

Super Saturdays are special training days for Foster Parents within the PCHAS Foster Care Program. A benefit to the Foster Parents is that on each Super Saturday, volunteers provide a fun and safe recreational day for the foster children while their parents are in training. Individual volunteers and volunteer groups are needed to make Super Saturdays successful. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues after lunch, typically ’til 3 or 4 p.m.

Super Saturdays  | Waxahachie

2017 Dates: February 18th, April 22nd, June 10th, November 4th

300 Brookside Road, Waxahachie, TX 75167

For more information on Super Saturdays contact:
Darlene Stewart, Asst. Coordinator of Volunteers
Darlene.Stewart@pchas.org; 214.980.5674

To Request a Volunteer application contact:
Jennifer Quintero
, Coordinator of Volunteers
Jennifer.Quintero-Pitts@pchas.org; 210.548.2114

Super Saturdays  | Wichita Falls

2017 Dates: January 14th, April 8th, July 22nd, October 21st

For more information on Super Saturdays contact:
Laura Taylor, Development Officer
Laura.Taylor@pchas.org; 940.257.6488

To Request a Volunteer application contact:
Jennifer Quintero
, Coordinator of Volunteers
Jennifer.Quintero-Pitts@pchas.org; 210.548.2114

Life-Skills Teachers (Waxahachie, Houston, San Antonio)

Our Single Parent Family Programs need adult volunteers who can teach life skills to struggling single mothers working to achieve independence. Teaching skills include, but are not limited to: cooking, budgeting, preparing for a GED exam, parenting, housekeeping, and more.

Volunteers may offer a one-time class to a small group of moms or volunteer on a regular basis to tutor one mother for several weeks. Regular instruction is most needed, but volunteers could begin with a one-time workshop to determine if it is a good fit and if they would enjoy repeating the experience. One-time volunteers meet with the program director to propose a subject, and if approved, schedule a time to lead their small class.

Mentors

PCHAS seeks volunteer Mentors for its single parent clients and/or their children.  The role of the mentor is to establish a trusting and long-term relationship with one child or family.

Child and Family Program Volunteers

The Child and Family Program seeks volunteers for the following types of service:

  • Mentoring young teens
  • Help facilitate parenting groups and Family Time groups for local parents
  • Tutoring
  • Helping during holidays
  • Working one-on-one with single mothers on parenting issues
  • Helping with Back-to-School Fairs, Community Fairs, and Community Workshops

Foster Care Volunteers

Foster children and their families need of a variety of services that volunteers can provide. Individual volunteers and volunteer groups from area churches are needed to:

  • Assemble birthday and holiday bags for children
  • Send birthday and seasonal cards to children
  • Assemble welcome packs for children containing personal care items
  • Assist with Foster Parent training by providing set up help, food and/or child care
  • Assist with seasonal activities (Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
  • Make “Life Books” for foster families to use tog

Hours are flexible and some help can be provided from your home or church. Volunteer activities in which children are present will require additional training and background checks.


For more information, please contact:

Can you help fill one of our current needs? Contact
Jennifer Quintero, Volunteer Coordinator, via email or by calling 800.888.1904.