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If we look beyond our own doorstep, our commute, our family schedule, and the walls of Watermark, we see the city. We love the place God has given us - and especially its people. But we also see their need. So we give, and we go.

This page will help you give and go this summer. Thanks for jumping in!

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Serve

Ready-made service opportunities for you, your family, or your group - PLUS great chances to learn about our partners.

Guides, Resources, & Other DIY Activities

We've developed and compiled lots of guides to help you serve... with your kids, in your neighborhood, with your Community Group, and more.


Service Opportunities

Available One Time

(In Chronological Order)

School Supply Sort & Deliver

When: Saturday, August 5 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Who: All ages
Where: Buckner Children’s Home, 5310 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas

Come help foster children get ready for school! We’ll start by sorting school supplies (provided by Buckner) then deliver them (in your car) to foster homes where you can help the kids choose their backpacks. Looking for 30 fun, energetic, creative volunteers! For more info and to sign up, click here. Any questions? Send them to sejones@buckner.org.

CCA Prayer & Share at Watermark

When: Saturday, August 12 | 3:00 – 3:45pm
Who: Anyone who likes to pray!
Where: Watermark Dallas, by the fireplace

Meet with some Cornerstone Crossroads Academy staff and volunteers by the fireplace at Watermark before the Saturday evening service! We'll pray for the CCA students, staff, and volunteers. Spiritual and physical needs will be shared. For questions or to let us know you'll be there, email kristi@cornerstonecrossroads.com

Back to School Beach Bash

When: Saturday, August 12 | 8:30am – 12:30pm
Who: All ages
Where: 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

Come help at the annual Brother Bill's Helping Hand Back to School Beach Bash (formerly the Cowboy Carnival). Volunteers will host West Dallas families throughout the event, play games, serve lunch, give out backpacks and supplies, and much more! For info and to sign up, email volunteer@bbhh.org.

Tour & Info: Interfaith Family Services

When: Saturday, August 12 | 8:30am – 9:30am
Who: All ages – children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult
Where: Interfaith Housing, 5600 Ross Ave., Dallas

If you’re interested in serving with Interfaith Family Services (or just learning more!), sign up for this valuable orientation. You’ll get a tour of the facilities and a review of Interfaith’s history, mission and programs, plus opportunities to get involved. For questions or to sign up, email watermarkinterfaithdallas@gmail.com.

Home Repairs in South and West Dallas

When: Saturdays August 12 | 8:30am – 1:00pm
Who: Ages 10 and up
Where: 2815 S. Ervay St., Dallas

2ndSaturday is looking for 180 volunteers to participate in home repairs across South and West Dallas for the elderly and disabled in those communities. Activities include painting, landscaping, building, and more. Grab your family or community group, dress in loose clothing and close-toed shoes, and come prepared to get dirty for a purpose! Registration for each month's event opens a couple of weeks before: click here to find it if available. Any questions, or want to know when the next registration opens? serve@2ndsaturday.org.

IFS Second Saturday of Service

When: Saturday, August 12 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Who: All ages – children must be accompanied by an adult
Where: Interfaith Family Services, 5600 Ross Ave., Dallas

Interfaith Family Services holds a monthly Saturday of Service! Activities vary from month to month but may include painting, gardening, cleaning, decorating apartments, sorting donated goods, helping at events, and more. This is a great opportunity for those looking to serve and meet other people! For more info and to sign up, email watermarkinterfaithdallas@gmail.com.

Third Saturday Block Party with the Homeless

When: Saturday, August 19 | 9:30am – 1:00pm
Who: Anyone, including families
Where: 1702 S. Cesar Chavez Blvd., Dallas

We need volunteers to prep/serve lunch, play games, hand out clothes & hygiene products, and spend time with our homeless friends. This is a great way to introduce your family or Community Group to the work of OurCalling, too! For more info or to sign up, email volunteer@ourcalling.org.

Feed My Starving Children Food Pack

When: Shifts available from Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20 (each shift 2 hrs 15 mins)
Who: Anyone 5 years and up
Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Rd., Dallas

FMSC is a Christian organization feeding hungry children around the world – and connecting them to education and other impact. You can help pack these specially formulated meals that provide maximum nutrition in a small amount of space. We're hoping to pack ONE AND A HALF MILLION meals! General signup (available July 7): tinyurl.com/fmsc1. For more info: nowlinfamily@me.com

Women's Brainstorming Session for Thrive

When: August 23 | 10:00am – 11:30am
Who: Women only
Where: Thrive Women’s Clinic, 6500 Greenville Ave., Suite 600, Dallas

Put on your creativity cap and come brainstorm ideas for upcoming client events! We'll also do some gift assembly and other projects that day to prepare for Thrive Women’s Clinic’s annual celebration dinner. We need 6-8 women to volunteer.

For more info, email knobles@thrivewomensclinic.com.

Learn more about our Ministry Partners & how to volunteer in an ongoing way...


Service Projects Available Multiple Days

(Ending Soon)

School Supplies for Back2School Bash

When: Drop off during July 1 – 28, during QuestCare Clinic hours
Who: Anybody!
Where: QuestCare Clinic, 9780 LBJ Freeway, Suite 124, Dallas

Description: QuestCare Clinic is hosting a Back2School bash at the end of July, offering school physicals for the Lake Highlands community. We need 50 pencil cases filled with back-to-school items (and we'll add healthy lunch info and an invitation to Watermark’s student ministry). To see what's needed and sign up to donate one or more cases, click here. Any questions? Send them to clinic@watermark.org.

Donate Backpacks to Brother Bill's

When: Deliver during open hours by Monday, July 31
Who: Anyone
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd.

Brother Bill's Helping Hand provides new school supplies and backpacks for 450 West Dallas children at its Back to School Beach Bash (see that entry above). Enlist your family, community, neighborhood to do a backpack drive, and deliver them to Brother Bill's! For more info or to let us know you're collecting backpacks, email volunteer@bbhh.org.

Cornerstone Day Camp

When: Any weekday through August 4 | 10am – 3pm
Who: All ages
Where: Cornerstone Crossroads Academy, 2815 S. Ervay St., Dallas

The Cornerstone Day Camp provides vital summer activities for inner-city children Pre-K through 6th grade. We need 10 volunteers to help lead Bible study, crafts, recreation and sports each day, as well as reading and math enrichment. For more info and to sign up, email csimmons@cornerstonedallas.org.

Service Projects Available Multiple Days

(In Alphabetical Order)

ACT Family Bible Study

When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays | 5:50pm – 8:00pm
Who: All ages
Where: Mattie Nash-Myrtle Davis Recreation Center, 3710 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas

Advocates for Community Transformation is looking for 7 volunteers to provide a meal for 40-45 people, help with the children’s lesson, and connecting with residents during a Family Bible Study that brings together families from across West Dallas. For more info and to sign up, click here. Any questions? Send them to kristin@actforjustice.org.

Apartment Makeover at Exodus

When: Throughout the year (as our families graduate) - contact us for updates
Who: All ages – children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Where: 4630 Munger Ave., Dallas

Do you have a knack for decorating? Channel your inner Joanna Gaines and come paint, furnish, set up, and decorate an apartment for a new resident and her children. Also enjoy meeting the other residents at Exodus! For more info, email info@exodusministries.org.

Bible Club in South Dallas

When: All Saturdays through August 21 | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Who: Ages 15 and up
Where: 2815 S. Ervay, Dallas

10 volunteers are needed to help serve the youth of South Dallas in this VBS-style program on Saturday mornings hosted by Cornerstone C-Kids. Volunteers will help with activities that include Bible lessons, worship, crafts, sports, skits, and more. For more info, email servesouthdallas@gmail.com.

Birthday Party at Exodus

When: Any Saturday or Sunday
Who: All ages – children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Where: 4630 Munger Ave., Dallas

Are you an awesome party planner? This is right up your alley. Exodus Ministries is looking for 4-6 volunteers (individuals or groups) to plan a party for moms and kids with birthdays that month. You’ll organize some games and provide a birthday cake and drinks, goodie bags, and 1 or 2 gifts for each mom and child. This will be fun to do with a group or your family! For more info, email info@exodusministries.org.

Build-Your-Own Bible Club for Exodus Kids

When: You decide! 6 weeks of Tuesday or Friday evenings this summer | 6:15pm – 8:15pm
Who: All ages. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Where: Exodus Ministry, 4630 Munger Ave., Dallas

Organize a 6-week Bible club for kids ages K – 2nd grade or 2nd – 5th grade. Volunteers will provide a simple story, a craft, and a game, while showing the love of Christ to kids who have been reunited with their parents. For more info or to sign up, email info@exodusministries.org

Clothing Closet for the Homeless

When: Every Thursday through August 21
Who: Ages 16 and up
Where: 2713 S. Ervay, Dallas

Description: Join Cornerstone and serve our homeless by helping them choose outfits from the clothing closet. We would love to have 4 volunteers each Thursday. For more info, click here. For questions or signup, email csimmons@cornerstonedallas.org.

Exercise Class Substitute Teachers

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays | 9:30am – 10:30am
Who: Women with some knowledge of Zumba, yoga, "boot camp," or other exercise techniques
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd.

When regular instructors are not able to teach, BBHH needs volunteer women instructors to sub. Instructors do not have to be professionals, just knowledgeable. For more info or to sign up, email volunteer@bbhh.org.

Exodus Ministries Childcare

When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings through August 21 | 6:15pm – 8:15pm
Who: All ages. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Where: Exodus Ministry, 4630 Munger Avenue, Dallas

Exodus Ministries needs 6-8 volunteers each evening to provide loving, Christ-like care and encouragement to children ages birth through 12 who are recovering from many disruptions in their lives. Join us, or even bring your family or community group, and help share the love of Christ. For more info, email info@exodusministries.org.

Don't forget about our great, DIY serving guides!

Family Financial Coach

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 21 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Who: Ages 18 and up
Where: Interfaith Family Services, 5600 Ross Ave., Dallas

Financial coaches will meet with families weekly to help with basic financial education plus budget coaching. No previous experience is required, and the curriculum will be provided. To learn more or sign up, email watermarkinterfaithdallas@gmail.com.

Food & Grocery Bag Drive

When: On your own!
Who: Anyone
Where: Deliver to Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd.

Enlist your family, community, or neighborhood to hold a food and grocery bag drive for the free Grocery Store at Brother Bill's Helping Hand. For specific needs, ideas, and to let us know you're participating, email volunteer@bbhh.org.

Give Sack Lunches to Brother Bill's

When: Any weekday | Deliver at 11:30am (sign up for day)
Who: Anyone
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd.

You can help provide sack PB&J lunches for kids attending BBHH summer camps and activities. Make lunches at home with your family or community, and then deliver them to BBHH on weekdays at 11:30am. For instructions and to sign up, email aneely@bbhh.org.

Grocery Store at Brother Bill's

When: Food distribution days: any Wed or Thurs 10:00am – 1:00pm, Saturday, Aug 5 9:30am – 12:00pm
When: Restocking days: Mondays 9:30am – 12:00pm or Wednesdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Who: Anyone
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd.

Brother Bill's Helping Hand Grocery Store provides free food for West Dallas residents. Food distribution volunteers help distribute food, bag produce, restock shelves, play with kids, and pray with neighbors. Restocking volunteers help unload food deliveries, restock shelves, and bag produce. For questions or to sign up, contact volunteer@bbhh.org.

IFS Summer Children’s Champion

When: Weekdays through August 11 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Who: All ages – children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult
Where: Interfaith Housing, 5600 Ross Ave., Dallas

Children’s and Teen's Summer Champions at Interfaith Family Services have several ways they can serve: 1-on-1 mentoring, assisting with games that develop character, planned group activities, supervising computer use, and chaperoning field trips. Volunteers can serve weekly or as scheduled. For more info and to sign up, email watermarkinterfaithdallas@gmail.com.

Kids Reading Room at Brother Bill's

When: Any Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday | 9:30 – 10:30am
Who: All ages
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

Brother Bill's Helping Hand provides Exercise Classes for women weekly, as well as enriching opportunities for their children in our Kids Room. Help care for kids by reading to them and playing with them while their moms learn. Ask questions and sign up at volunteer@bbhh.org.

Lunch with the Homeless at Watermark

When: Sundays through August 20 | 10:15am – 11am in the East Tower
Who: All ages
Where: Watermark, Dallas Campus

Join our ministry partner Welcome Home to sponsor and serve a home-cooked or take-out meal for local homeless men and women, as well as our volunteers. The meal should feed 15-25 people. For questions or to sign up, email welcomehomemission@gmail.com.

Men's Projects at Brother Bill's

When: Any Monday | 8:30am – 1:00pm
Who: Adult Men
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

Brother Bill's Helping Hand needs more adult male volunteers to help with deliveries and other special projects on Mondays, alongside guys from the Men of Nehemiah discipleship program. For questions or signup, contact aneely@bbhh.org

Straightforward Service shares upcoming service opportunities in a monthly email...

Open House: Come and See at QuestCare Clinic

When: August 4 or August 17 | 10:00am – 11:30am
Who: High school age and up
Where: QuestCare Clinic, 9780 LBJ Freeway, Suite 124, Dallas

Come for an open house of QuestCare Clinic where you’ll tour the clinic, learn about the vision and operation, and find out how you can be a part of the mission at QuestCare. Volunteer roles available for individuals from all backgrounds. For more info and to sign up, click here. Any questions? Send to clinic@watermark.org.

Serve Lunch in South Dallas

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 21 | 11:00am – 2:00pm
Who: Ages 16 and up
Where: Cornerstone Kitchen, 2715 S. Ervay, Dallas

Come share love with the homeless of our city by helping serve them lunch. For more info or to sign up, email csimmons@cornerstonedallas.org.

Summer Soccer League

When: Saturdays through August 12 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Who: Ages 18 and up
Where: 7150 Holly Hill Dr., Dallas

Love Is needs 30 volunteers to help love and serve kids in our city this summer by helping with the Vickery Meadows Summer Soccer League. There are many different volunteer positions available! (Note that this will require a lot of outdoor physical activity.) For more info and to sign up, click here. Any questions? Send them to info@loveisministry.org.

Vacation Bible School with Love Is

When: Tuesdays through August 19 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Who: Ages 16 and up
Where: Thrive Women’s Clinic, 6500 Greenville Ave., Suite 600, Dallas

Love Is needs 20 volunteers for their six-week Vacation Bible School to help in various roles as they seek to share the gospel with the next generation of refugees and inner-city kids and their families. Volunteers will interact with the kids through games, singing, and small group studies! For more info and to sign up, click here. Any questions? Send them to info@loveisministry.org.

Wednesday Word & Worship

When: Wednesdays, July 26 or August 30| 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Who: All ages – children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult
Where: Interfaith Family Services, 5600 Ross Ave., Dallas

Help us share the good news with Interfaith families! This is a great way to connect while greeting, serving food, playing with the kids, or leading the message or worship. There are a lot of ways you can be involved! For more info and to sign up, email watermarkinterfaithdallas@gmail.com.