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In 1991, it was volunteers who transformed an abandoned lot into our Field of Dreams. Today, volunteers still play an integral role in our most important work, helping youth in the classroom and on the ballfield so that they can reach their full potential.

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Generations of volunteers making an impact for generations to come.


years of volunteers giving their time, energy, and expertise in support of DREAM’s mission.


volunteers who have made an impact on our community since 1991.


total number of hours volunteered annually by dedicated individuals like you.


From one-time engagements to long-term commitments, our volunteers make a lasting impact in the lives of our scholars and our communities. If you’re 16 years or older, we invite you to become a part of our volunteer team.

Legends Mentor

Legends Mentor

Help our DREAM graduates succeed in their post-secondary path and beyond! Our volunteer mentors commit to one year of service, which includes weekly communication, one meeting per month (virtual or in-person), and participation in skill building workshops once per semester, all alongside their mentee.

i’m in, sign me up!

Sports coach

Sports coach

Get in the game by coaching one of our athletics teams. We know that some of the best memories and most formative experiences happen on the field. As a coach, you can be a part of teaching our players the true value of teamwork.

See you out there!



Looking for an engaging way to shape the minds of the next generation? Become a tutor in our schools and afterschool programs today. You’ll play an integral role in the academic success of our students all while making a lasting, positive impact.

let’s get to work!

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

Not ready to sign up for a long-term volunteer commitment? We offer individual and group one-time volunteer opportunities, such as read-alouds, food distributions, and event participation. Stay in the loop about upcoming opportunities through our volunteer mailing list.

Email volunteer@wearedream.org.
“When I arrive at DREAM each week, the spirit and optimism in the air excites me for the future. One homework problem at a time, I see the students’ confidence grow. The community at DREAM is contagious and as a group, anything is possible!”

- Jonathan Ramirez

“I volunteer to give back to my community and to create opportunities for our scholars to see people of color from their neighborhoods who are educated and committed to extinguishing marginalization. Through volunteering, I hope to empower our youth with a sense of agency so that they become advocates for themselves and others.”

- Sadie Mencia

Story spotlight

Meet George, a softball coach who’s been showing up for our kids for over a decade.

George Carrington has been coaching at DREAM for more than a decade, and each year he returns with the same energy as day one. He has a passion for youth development and has come to use baseball and softball as his vehicle to engage with young people. George teaches his players to think outside the box and encourages them to always push for their best. But the reason George comes back to the Field of Dreams year after year is because he knows he gets just as much out of volunteering as he puts into it. His commitment to the youth of this community has been an inspiration to every other volunteer that’s crossed his path, and we feel so lucky to have him on our team.

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