Get Involved!

Much of what we do is supported through the efforts of volunteerism. Simply stated, without great volunteers the DIRECTION61:3 vision and ministry would not be possible.

With the recent developing ministry in Denton, the acquisition of the 4 acre FARM in McKinney, and the newly acquired contract with the State of Texas, there are more ways than ever to become a committed volunteer and/or partner. We need you!

Individual VOLUNTEERS

We’re so honored that you have an interest in working with Direction61:3. For the safety of our residents, we have 3 Levels of Volunteers. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Jenn Good (jgood@direction613.org) for more information.

Level 1 Volunteers

  • Administration, Special Events
  • Meal Team, Parent Partners,
  • Home Maintenance, Car Mechanics
  • D613 Ambassador
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Level 2 Volunteers

  • Life Skills Teacher
  • Bible Discussion Leader
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LEVEL 3 Volunteers

  • Mentor
  • Respite Care
  • Transportation
  • Tutor
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*Volunteer opportunities are listed based on level of qualifications, not priority


LEVEL 1 Individual Volunteers

DESCRIPTION: Administration, Special Events, Meal Team, Parent Partner, D613 Ambassador, Maintenance Team, Power Team, Car Mechanics. These volunteers are primarily working alongside the D61:3 staff. May involve minimal engagement with residents only when staff are present.

Requires D613 Volunteer Registration.

ADMINISTRATION

Assist D613 staff with administrative tasks on an as-needed basis such stuffing mailers, running errands, helping at the office etc.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Serve at our annual special events including golf tournament, BBQ and Bingo, and Christmas concert. No special training required.

Examples: set up, ushering, parking, breakdown, decorating, ticket sales, and hospitality.

MEAL TEAM

Provide a meal or snacks for the weekly THRIVE group, week-night meals for homes, or other special events. This can be a one time or on a monthly basis. This is a great ministry for a local business or church group.

PARENT PARTNERS

Our desire is for each parent to have a team of supporters specifically assigned to their needs as a foster parent. Participants on this team are asked to do three things: Pray, Encourage and Celebrate.

Pray for your foster parent, encourage them through cards, texts, a gift card, or face to face coffee, and lastly celebrate with them in the great moments.

D61:3 AMBASSADOR/NETWORKING

Work directly with the Executive Director to raise awareness of the Direction61:3 ministry.

This involves 3 meetings a year and the desire to communicate to others via email, coffee, lunch etc.

KINGDOM CARS

Direction61:3 takes donations of vehicles. Our Kingdom Cars team members are skilled in auto-mechanics and work to repair cars for designation to youth when they complete their proficiencies.

POWER TEAM

Help with movement of donated furniture into foster homes.

Time Commitment: This team would be on call for one Thursday evening or Saturday morning each month to help with transportation of donated goods.

Should be able to lift furniture with a team and ideally would have a truck (trailer would also be helpful) to transport goods.

MAINTENANCE TEAM

Help with the ongoing maintenance of our facilities. This team shares in maintaining all D61:3 properties and is accomplished from an as available scheduling process.

Skills range moderate handy man to professional volunteers and includes anything from cleaning gutters to minor remodeling. Positions include, but are not limited to:


LEVEL 2 Individual Volunteers

DESCRIPTION: Life Skills Teacher, Bible Discussion Leader. Includes occasional contact with residents in limited capacity and most likely with D61:3 staff present.

REQUIRES: Application, Faith Statement, Interview, DFPS Background Check, Volunteer Training

LIFE SKILLS TEACHER
Volunteers will work directly with the residents to provide practical life skills training in a specific field of interest and/or expertise during the weekly THRIVE program.

Time Commitment: This position can be on a one-time basis or on a monthly rotation.

BIBLE DISCUSSION LEADER
Volunteers will work directly with the residents by teaching or engaging in a bible devotional during the weekly Thrive program.

Time Commitment: This position can be on a one-time basis or on a monthly rotation.


LEVEL 3 Individual Volunteers

DESCRIPTION: Respite Care Provider, Mentor, Transportation Team, Tutor. Includes regular or scheduled contact with residents apart from the supervision of D61:3 staff.

REQUIRES: Volunteer Application, Faith Statement, Interview, DFPS Background Check, Fingerprinting, Online training, In-person volunteer training, & attendance at at least one THRIVE night. Must provide copies of Drivers License, Social Security Card, and Car Insurance

RESPITE CARE

Provide supervision of residents while the house parent is away.

Respite schedule will vary and is flexible. It may look like any of the below:

MENTORS

Volunteers will come alongside a resident through a 1:1 relationship focused on guiding the resident toward a personal relationship with Christ, finding a sense of belonging, and achieving personal goals, such as academic success and job readiness.

Time Commitment:

TUTORS

Education is one of the highest priorities for our residents. Each home will have a specific number of tutors.

Time Commitment:

TRANSPORTATION TEAM

Many of our young adults do not have reliable transportation. We are looking for a team of transportation volunteers to share the need of transporting residents to church, work, or school related activities

Needs for rides will vary and is flexible. Volunteers will communicate directly with a house parent to schedule rides.

*For all Level 3 Volunteers, Please note that the safety of our residents is of course a high priority. Many of our residents are minors according to Texas law. Thus, the ability for volunteers to contribute must be determined and supervised by our professional staff, in conjunction with the Department of Family and Protective Services
guidelines, and the D61:3 board.

Church or Business PARTNERS

Are you a church or business that is interested in partnering with our organization? If so, please email Michelle Graham to get connected (michelle@direction613.org)

Opportunities include, but are not limited to the below. If your group or volunteer has an idea not listed below, we’d love to hear it!

  • Event Sponsorship
  • Home Sponsorship
  • Sponsoring Recreational Outings for Residents
  • Giving of your time related to your field (i.e. counselor, swim coach, mechanic, professional electrician, etc.)

Group VOLUNTEERS

Do you have a group or organization that would like to get involved? If so, please email Jenn Good to get connected (jgood@direction613.org)

Opportunities include, but are not limited to the below. If your group or volunteer has an idea not listed below, we’d love to hear it!

  • Attend D613 Serve Days (landscaping, painting, etc.)
  • Home or Office Cleaning
  • Welcome baskets for new residents
  • Writing notes of encouragement to House Parents and/or Residents
  • Stock the Pantry Drives (non-perishable food items, toilet paper, laundry detergent, paper plates, etc.)
  • Gift Card Drives (Walmart, Fast Food, Restaurants, Main Event, Movie Theatres, etc.)
  • Shop our Amazon Wishlist (click here)