Childcare/Mentoring


 

Alliance for Women and Children

What: After school care for children Pre-K-5th grade; A-Teens Middle School Girls Program, 6th-8th grade
Date: Monday-Friday
Time: 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.
Location: 1350 N 10th St, Abilene, TX 79601
Contact: Toni Brown; 325-677-5321; info@afwconline.org
Date Added:  9/13

 


 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

What: Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for ACU students to participate in either the Lunch Buddy program or the Community-based program.

  • Lunch Buddies: In this program, we match you with a child ("Little") at a local elementary school. You'll meet together once a week and have lunch together. It's that easy! You would also receive chapel credit if the lunch time interferes with chapel times.
  • Community Based: On weekends and evenings, you will spend time with your Little doing things in the Abilene community that you both enjoy. Many of our ACU Community-based Bigs enjoy activities such as attending ACU events, seeing movies, cooking, visiting the zoo or playing games. A volunteer usually sees his or her Little between 2 - 4 times per month. This program is very flexible.

Location: 547 Chestnut, Abilene, TX 79602
Contact: Jamie Bearden; 325-674-3113; jbearden@bbbstx.org
Updated: 9/13

Give us a call or visit our website for more information!

 


 

Boys & Girls Club of Abilene, Inc.

What:  We are an after school program serving children. We can always use tutors, homework help, or just good role models to hang out with the kids.
Date: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 
Time: Children; 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Teens: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. & Friday 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Location:  1219 ES 11th Suite B
Contact: Mark Young; 325-201-4914; markabgc@yahoo.com
Date Added: 9/13

 


 

Center for International Education 

What: Conversation Partners is a unique and exciting new opportunity to experience the world here at ACU. Interested international students are paired up one-on-one with native English speakers (females with females, males with males) for English practice, conversation, and cultural learning. Partners meet for one hour each week at a time and place determined by the partners. This opportunity allows international students to improve their English and expand their understanding of American culture. At the same time, American students benefit by developing greater cultural awareness and understanding as well as gaining incredible friendships! 
Dates and Time: Any 
Location: Any 
Contact: Laura McGregor, 325-674-2821 laura.mcgregor@acu.edu
Date Added: 9/12


 

JUMP @ Abilene North Apartments

What: We work with at-risk kids in a low income apartment complex. We strive to build relationships with the kids by playing outdoor games and leading Bible studies. Our 3 goals are: 

  1. Build relationships with kids 
  2. Share the Gospel with as many as possible 
  3. Have each consistent volunteer seek out kids to disciple.

Date: For the spring semester, we will begin on January 27th. Our last Monday will be April 28th.
Time: Mondays from 4 - 5:30. p.m.
Location: 2441 N Willis St, Abilene, TX
Contact: Caroline Thompson; crt12a@acu.edu; 281-782-2956
Date Added: 12/13

 


 

North Park Friendship House (Connecting Caring Communities)

What: The North Park Friendship House has many opportunities for serving the neighborhood. Service areas include working after school with our kids, joining us for prayer walks, serving and attending Neighbor Lunch, helping with neighborhood Clean-Up Days, and much more. You and your group could also adopt a block or design a service project that fits your gifts and blesses the neighborhood. 
Dates and Times: Varied
Location: 2701 Hickory
Contact: Laura Herridge; 325-677-3768; laura@wecareabilene.org
Date Added:  9/13

 


 

St. John's Episcopal School

What: We need 15 additional volunteers to assist volunteers and parents working booths at the Halloween Carnival in St. John's gym.
Date and Time: October 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: 1600 Sherman Drive, Abilene, TX 79605
Contact: Meredith Back; meredithback@gmail.com; 325-232-5086
Date Added: 10/13