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Minding The Gap

Opportunities to serve

We welcome passionate people with a heart for the next generation to join our team.

If you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child, and to change the trajectory of their life, then we want you! All of our volunteer opportunities take just one hour per week. Come join our team today!

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  • 233Children Served
  • 107Volunteers Mobilized
  • 3Schools We Serve
  • 115Teachers Served

  • Tutoring/Mentoring


    Tutors are specifically matched with a child who needs a little extra boost in their reading skills. This is targeted to help the child overcome the reading proficiency achievement gap. These tutors meet with their student once a week for thirty to forty-five minutes at the school campus, but this time together provides even more benefit than just tutoring. It forms a mentoring relationship, and this positive relationship building has the power to help a child grow confidence, and their increasing success in learning to read also grows their academic self-esteem.

  • One-Eighty After School Club

    One-Eighty After School Club

    The One-Eighty Club provides a unique opportunity for reaching school children.  The club takes place at the school, and it lasts for approximately one hour. The focus is to build the child’s self-esteem through an emphasis on their immeasurable worth to God. We teach applicable life lessons, sing songs, play games, and actively listen to the kids.

  • Commitments of a Team Member

    Commitments of a Team Member

    Children gain confidence to close the academic achievement gap and emotional gap through the work of our team, but growth does not happen overnight. It takes trust, and the only way to build that trust is by dedicating the time necessary to build it. That is why trust is a core value at Minding the Gap, and it is why we ask for a twofold commitment from all of our volunteers: We ask for a full school year commitment (August thru May) We ask team members to invest one hour per week

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Volunteer Interest Form

Onboarding Process

  • Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form [AP1] 
  • Submit a Background Check[AP2] 
  • We will contact you to schedule an interview
  • Start serving!
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I am the principal of Compass Elementary and I can attest to the fact that it has been a wonderful and rewarding experience to work side by side with Zack Nicholson. He has been faithful in his dedication to partner with the staff, students and families of Compass Elementary. He has left an indelible mark on the stakeholders of Compass through his sacrificial service of meeting the needs of our school community. Through his partnership with Caring for Kids, he has worked to get us the resources and support needed to create a great culture and climate.  We are grateful to have him as one of our biggest supporters.  Thank you Zack for continuing to be a positive influence at Compass Elementary.

Erica Hoard, M.S.Ed
Erica Hoard, M.S.Ed, Principal
Compass Elementary Principal

Minding The Gap

Guiding Principles

    Let’s make a difference in the lives of others