Each year, more than 350 volunteers support our students by tutoring, serving meals and providing general support and encouragement. We hope you’ll consider learning more about our volunteer opportunities.
Ongoing opportunities include supporting students in 2nd-5th grade by helping with their homework, developing their reading skills, encouraging in them a love of learning or leading an enrichment activity of your favorite hobby. One-time opportunities such as field trip support or van driving are available as well.
Monday-Thursday afternoons- 3:30-6:00 p.m. from October to May at McKinley Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year.
Help our middle school students excel in their classes! We are looking for ongoing volunteers to support homework understanding and completion, lead enrichment classes or support field trips. One-time opportunities such as transportation assistance are also available.
Monday-Thursday afternoons- 2:50-5:30 p.m. from October to May at Jason Lee Middle School.
Support high school students towards graduation and college-readiness. Come help kids understand their homework, write essays, apply to colleges and scholarships. If tutoring support doesn’t fit your schedule, consider hosting a student for an internship or job shadowing experience!
Monday-Thursday 2:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. at Peace Community Center.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out with offices duties! Volunteer hours are flexible and we need volunteers year-round to help with everything from mailings to data entry!
Year-round at Peace Community Center.
If you are interested in volunteering with one of the programs listed above, please apply using the button below.
JOIN OUR SERVICE TEAM
Peace Community Center’s Service Team directly serves students, their families, the schools and community members to live out Peace’s mission and serve within the Center’s Elementary, Middle School, and High School Programs. The Service team is comprised of 12 AmeriCorps member volunteers serving 10 1/2 months, and two faith-based “Vision and Call Fellows” who serve both Peace Lutheran Church and Peace Community Center serving 12 months. If you are interested in a Service Team position, please read the Service Team Info Sheet and visit the AmeriCorps website to learn more.
We will soon be accepting applications for the 2017-2018 service year, so if you would like to be placed on the interest list for our 2017-2018 team please fill out this interest form.
JOIN OUR VISION AND CALL TEAM
Vision & Call Fellows are called to mentor children and care for families through Peace Community Center tutoring programs; reach out and build disciples for Christ in the community and connect families of Peace Community Center and the Hilltop neighborhood with the life and ministry of Peace Lutheran Church. Fellows will be serving with children and youth, bridging programs of Peace Lutheran Church and Peace Community Center. Two Vision & Call Fellows serve on Peace’s Service Team each year. Learn more about our Vision and Call Fellowship positions and apply here.
The Community Meals Program has provided free dinners for the community every October and April since 1987. Starting at 5:30 p.m. dinner is served by a local church who has volunteered to cook and serve the meal for that night. Dinner is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and is served at Peace Community Center, 2106 S. Cushman Tacoma, WA 98405. If your church is interested in getting involved, please contact Gerdon Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.