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Summer brings great opportunities to serve beyond the walls of Watermark Plano.

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The Big Service Opportunities List

Our amazing, annual list of service opportunities for you, your family, or your group.

External Focus 101

A brand-new class to learn about serving with PURPOSE and PASSION

Give & Go DIY

"Do It Yourself" guides with tips & ideas to GIVE and GO!


Plano Campus Service Opportunities

Sigler Backpack Drive & Distributing to Families

Watermark Plano is making a significant impact at Sigler Elementary just a few miles from the Plano campus! We're aiming to collect 200 backpacks with school supplies for students, to share with them in August.

Three Ways to Get Involved (click the links):

Beyond the backpack... We are also looking for Plano members who would consider doing more with Sigler Elementary. Would you consider helping with teacher birthdays, reading in classrooms, and/or mentoring students?

For any of these opportunities or other questions, email sigler@plano.watermark.org.

Unashamed One Day

When: Saturday, July 14 | 8am - 10pm

No experience or preparation needed! Join us for Unashamed, an urban discipleship trip in the inner city that takes place monthly. In July we’re offering a one-day option, or join us for the full weekend “trip” in August! We would love to have several Plano folks sign up to take part. More info about Unashamed & Signup. Questions: lweisheit@watermark.org

International Students Intro

When: Sunday, July 29; 2pm
Where: Watermark Plano, Stage 2

Have you heard that over 1,000 new students come to study at UTD each year? But very few international students will ever get the chance to walk into an American’s home. These students may only be in the U.S. for a few years before returning... and they're likely to lead when they get to their home country! If you are interested in impacting not only a student but potentially an entire country, come learn about the many ways to serve through our partnership with International Students, Inc. - from airport pickups, to friendship partners, to leading home groups and more.

Sign up here, or for questions email ef@plano.watermark.org.

International Students Airport Pick Up

When: August 1 - August 20; Flexible based on volunteer availability
Please try to attend a training on June 26, July 10, or July 14
Where: DFW Airport

Over 1,000 new students come to study at UTD each year and there is a huge need to help with airport pickups when they first arrive in the U.S. Our ministry partner, International Students Inc., helps coordinate this effort in welcoming students to the U.S. For ages 18 and up. Info & Signup. Questions: wisi@watermark.org

COPE: Cost of Poverty Experience

When: TBD - likely the first week of August
Where: Watermark Plano Campus (6400 K Avenue, Plano)

This fun and interactive "role playing game" helps anyone learn about the deeper reasons for chronic poverty and better understand the life of someone facing daily lack of resources. Great for families, community groups, or anyone who wants to understand this issue better. If you're interested, contact ef@plano.watermark.org to be notified when we determine the date!

Unashamed Weekend

When: Friday, Aug 10 - Sunday, Aug 12

Join us for Unashamed, a three-day urban discipleship trip here in Dallas that takes place monthly. Training starts in July, so be sure to sign up ASAP. Info & Signup. Questions: lweisheit@watermark.org

Watermark International Home Group

When: Friday, August 24 | 7pm - 9pm

These 70 international students have come to study at UT Dallas this upcoming year. Come welcome them and help them feel more at home by bringing and serving food. Families with children are welcome! Questions: wisi@watermark.org

Spread the News: Prestonwood Pregnancy Center

When: Anytime
Where: 690 W Campbell Rd Ste 150, Richardson

Prestonwood Pregnancy Center is looking for volunteers interested in spreading the news, hanging posters, and informing the local community about the new mobile medical unit. Ages 13 & up. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions: h.marie45094@gmail.com

External Focus 101: Serve with Purpose & Passion

Plano session: Wednesdays, June 20 - July 25 (with a break for July 4), 6:30-8pm
Dallas session: Thurs., July 12 - Aug 9, 6:30-8pm

External Focus 101 shares the How, Why, and What of Watermark’s community impact – and helps you discover your own great serving fit. Join us for a fun and interactive five-week class this summer, and plan to see the city (and yourself) differently. (Click the links above for more info or to sign up for the respective classes.)

"Come & See" Clinic Open House & Informational

When: Saturday, June 30; Friday, July 13; Friday, July 27; Friday, August 10; Friday, August 24 | 10am-11:30am
Where: 9780 LBJ Freeway Suite 124, Dallas

Watermark Urgent Care is NOW OPEN in Plano! If you'd like to learn our vision for the Clinic and how you can jump in, you can visit an Open House at the Dallas clinic site. (Plano Open Houses coming soon.) You'll tour the clinic, learn about the vision and operation, and find out how you can be a part of the mission at Watermark UrgentCare Plano. For ages 18 and up. Info & Signup. Questions: clinic@watermark.org

Liberate Conference

When: Friday, September 28 - Saturday, September 29
Where: Dr Pepper Arena, 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco

Join Watermarkers and many others at the Liberate event this fall! International Justice Mission (IJM) will bring their entire worldwide staff together with many other believers who are passionate about ending slavery, trafficking, and other injustices in our world. Watermark people also have specific opportunities to volunteer for this awesome event; contact us directly for those. Info & Signup for the conference. Questions about volunteering: dfu@watermark.org.


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