Interested in volunteering?
Below are various ways you can volunteer in the Waco community that address the goals of the Prosper Waco initiative.
Job Training Programs: In our community, we have great opportunities for residents to learn job training skills. Each job training program has specific needs for volunteers, so if you’re looking for a long-term commitment or a weekly one-hour volunteer opportunity, here is your chance! Below are some organizations in Waco that offer job training programs that are looking for volunteers:
CMJC offers free work-skills courses coupled with Bible study, computer labs and mentors who are able to offer a positive, one-on-one relationship designed to build a man’s confidence, business connections and other skills that contribute to his success. CMJC is looking for volunteers to help with mentoring a participant (Thursdays 8 to 10 p.m.), provide an internship or job opportunity at your business, serve as a prayer partner and serve as an instructor, assistant instructor or guest speaker. Call 254-855-4823 for more information.
CWJC equips women in the Waco and surrounding area with both job training and life skills. They provide educational programs such as GED and computer skills, along with encouraging women to be self-confident, self-sufficient and productive while developing meaningful relationships. CWJC is looking for volunteers to be a journey partner (mentor), GED tutor, encouragement team member, prayer partner and teachers that will have the curriculum provided for the content being taught. For more information, call 254-757-0416.
Mission Waco’s Mpowerment program offers pre-employment services such as job readiness and job search skills, computer classes, and assistance in setting life goals, budgeting and other skills. For volunteer opportunities with Mpowerment, call 254-296-9866 x211.
Project Link: Project Link is a program that helps La Vega and University high school students, McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College students, and their families in charting a more assured and successful post-secondary journey through intense one-one-one college, career and financial advising. If you want to connect with high school and college students and be instrumental in a student’s post-secondary success, this is the volunteer opportunity for you. Email Natalie James, Project Link Coordinator, for more information.
Mentor Coalition: If you’re interested in becoming a mentor or know of someone who could use a mentor, check our mentor coalition page, complete the interest form and someone will contact you with a variety of mentoring opportunities for mentors and mentees.
CampusTown Waco initiative: The CampusTown Waco initiative focuses on retaining local talent from Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College by connecting students to meaningful opportunities in the community. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for business professionals. Contact Kristyn Miller for more information.
Give us a call at 254-741-0081 for more information about volunteer opportunities in the Waco community.