Volunteer At Pathways

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Jump into the classroom to support teachers with lessons from math and reading to cooking and Bible study. These volunteers help teachers encourage all students to engage and participate with lessons. Classroom volunteers are needed each day between the hours of 9am and 5pm, so volunteers may determine the frequency and schedule that works for them.

Teach your passion

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Bring your passions to the classroom by leading a lesson or activity! Whether it’s leading a Bible study, teaching about nutrition, horticulture or outer space, our students have a wide variety of interests and love learning from new friends.

Be A Mentor

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Becoming a mentor is a transformative opportunity where volunteers work one-on-one with a student for one hour a week to work on their individual needs in math, reading, and life skills. Students that are matched with mentors are significantly more likely to experience growth in these areas. Materials are provided. Mentors can meet with their mentees between 11 am and 2 pm on Monday through Friday.

Become a board member


Board members provide critical oversight and leadership to the organization and play a key role in long-term strategic planning. Board members bring their expertise, innovative ideas, and infectious passion for our mission to the table to help make Pathways the best program it can be. Board members serve a term of 3 years and may serve two consecutive terms. The board has seven board meetings per year that occur on a Thursday evening plus one Saturday strategic planning session.

Other volunteer opportunities

  • Join a committee: Committee members help support the program and the board in accomplishing its goals for the program from fundraising to curriculum planning. Committees meet approximately 6 times per year.
  • Become a virtual volunteer: Our online classroom needs love too! No matter where you live, you can volunteer with us online as a guest speaker (see Teach Your Passion above) or as a Virtual Mentor (see Be A Mentor above)! Virtual mentors only meet for 30 minutes per week and have much more flexibility on meeting times.
  • Become a field trip chaperone or volunteer at a fundraising event: If you are looking for something less frequent and with more flexibility, you can sign up to serve as needed. That way, we will send out our one-time needs and you can serve when you’re available!
  • Be an event volunteer: Don't have the capacity to volunteer on a weekly or monthly basis? No problem! We have a handful of events that we put on each year that require a large number of volunteers to volunteer just a couple of hours of their time with little or no training needed. It's a small time commitment that has a big impact!

Have questions about volunteering? Call our Volunteer Manager at 918-859-0060.

Volunteer Application Form

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