Jubilee Park is a 62-block area in the shadow of Fair Park is southeast Dallas. The community had one of the highest crime rates in the city and its elementary school was one of the worst-performing in the Dallas Independent School District. In 1997, in recognition of its 50th anniversary, Saint Michael and All Angels launched with the residents of Jubilee Park a community revitalization project targeted at education, housing, and community involvement. The project has received local and national recognition for the impact it has had on the community and its residents.
Many of the volunteer opportunities available at Jubilee Park and Community Center are described in the sections below. From regular volunteer assignments each week to special events, there is a job for almost everyone at Jubilee Park. After you have read the descriptions of the volunteer opportunities, you can complete the volunteer inquiry form to start the process of volunteering in the Jubilee Park Neighborhood.
ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Out of School Time
The Out of School Time Program will serve 200 children Kindergarten through 8th grades. The program hours for Out of School Time are Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00PM. Volunteers serve as classroom assistants to help with homework and activities.
Time Commitment: One afternoon a week
Volunteers will be matched with a student and tutor in either reading or math in the following programs:
• OST at Jubilee (one on one): Monday-Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Time commitment: One hour a week. Location: 917 Bank Street
• O.M. Roberts Elementary (small group – 3 students): Monday-Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Time Commitment: One hour a week. Location: 4919 E. Grand Avenue
• Saturday tutoring: Students can receive extra help with homework, reading, and math. The program is held from 10-12 p.m. during the school year. We ask that volunteers arrive 10 minutes before. Fall dates: September 24, October 8, October 22, November 12, December 3.
Volunteers can share their career path with our Teen Program, obstacles to achieving goals, and explain their current position.
David’s Place Readers
Davids’ Place is the Head Start school on the Jubilee campus, serving 3 to 5 year olds. Volunteers are needed to read to the children. Time commitment: 1 hour a week. Volunteer classroom assistance hours are between 9-12:45 and 2:30-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Jeanie’s Place is an Early Head Start School on the Jubilee campus, serving children from 6 weeks to 3 year olds. Volunteers can assist with care and activities for infants and toddlers. Time commitment: Between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Jubilee’s youth athletics program is run through a partnership with the White Rock YMCA. The year round program includes soccer, basketball, flag football and baseball. Coaches and assistants are needed to help with practices and games.
Join one of Jubilee’s task forces (Education, Public Health, Public Safety, Housing, Communications and Development) to meet regularly and hear updates.
Jubilee Young Leaders
Jubilee Young Leaders is a group of young professionals that host year-round networking and volunteer opportunities. The group is committed to improving lives and strengthening the Jubilee community. All are welcome to attend events and become more involved with Jubilee!
Back to After School Bash
A celebration for the beginning of a new school year. The Back to After School Bash has fun for the whole community including kids’ games and good food. Saint Michael volunteers are needed to serve food and help with the games and activities.
National Night Out
Brings together the Jubilee Park community with local law enforcement personnel for a fun evening with food, bounce houses, a dunking booth, and more. Saint Michael volunteers help staff the check-in table, grill and serve food, and supervise activities.
Thanksgiving Luncheon for Seniors
Saint Michael volunteers prepare and serve a meal to senior citizens of the Jubilee Park neighborhood. The Thanksgiving luncheon features fall decorations and the kind of meal you dream about every November. Volunteers are needed to help cook and serve the food, and to aid in decorating and cleaning up the space.
I Believe in Angels
A long-standing annual tradition, Saint Michael helps make Christmas possible for Jubilee Park children and senior citizens. Parishioners are encouraged to “adopt” an angel (i.e. a child) at one of the tables located in the Church during November, and then go buy a gift from their age-appropriate wish list. I Believe in Angels culminates in a December shopping/wrapping day, when Jubilee Park parents are invited to pick up gifts for their children. Monetary donations are accepted to provide seniors with gifts as well. Volunteers are needed to work on the I Believe in Angels tables on Sundays, to help sort the gifts at the Jubilee Center, and to help with the family shopping day.
Christmas Luncheon for Seniors
Saint Michael volunteers prepare and serve a Christmas meal to senior citizens of the Jubilee Park neighborhood. Volunteers are needed to help cook and serve the food, and to aid in decorating and cleaning up the space.
Our Jubilee Park neighbors are invited to attend worship at Saint Michael and stay for fellowship.
Saint Michael volunteers host a tea for Jubilee Park mothers and daughters in the spring. Volunteers are needed to contribute supplies and help staff the event.
Book Buddies is a one on one reading/mentoring program for students who are having challenges with reading. These students are from OM Roberts Elementary School in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. The program is from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 2:30, with a time commitment of a 30-minute sessions, twice/week.