Here is what some of our volunteers say about their experience with Spring:
"Spring is great at helping kids. I love coming and interacting with the kids - I love to see them happy. I love reading with Tamaya, we get to joke and I get to ask about her day. I come because I get to make a difference in someone else's life and to see how happy the kids are when you come to see them."
"I love Spring Initiative because of the holistic approach that is taken to ensure that kids are able to be all that they can be. I have never seen anything like Spring!"
"As a Christian I see Spring doing the work that Christ called all of us to do. They don't proselytize in word, but they do in thought and deed, and I like being a part of that."
Pastor Jason Shelby
"Young people change the world every day, even if one life, one relationship, or one community at a time. I volunteer because I wan to play some small role in that change, and I volunteer with Spring Initiative because I see in it an unbridled commitment to facilitating that change.""
B. Brian Foster
"I volunteer at Spring because of Jeremiah 29:7's call to seek the welfare of the City where you live. I believe by working with kids in Clarksdale and the surrounding towns we are not only impacting individual students, but also their families and the entire community. Spring is doing their part in making Clarksdale a better place and that's why I volunteer with them."
Please contact us if you are interested! We would love to talk over coffee or lunch and schedule a time for you to visit.
Volunteers make Spring everything that it can be!
With your help (and your friends’ help!!!), we can give our kids so much more one-on-one attention, which is really effective for both individualized learning and confidence building.
Please consider being a tutor, reader, presenter or cook!
You can start by visiting any of our programs to find out what you would most like to do.
Reading Days: Come read great stories with a student on-one-on, it's so much fun!
Tuesdays (Little Spring) and/or Thursdays (Junior Spring) for up to an hour at 4:30pm
Tutoring: Assist one student with his/her efforts during our daily academic time
3:45-4:30pm for Little & Junior Spring, 5-6pm for Big Spring, Monday through Thursday
Applied Learning: Give a workshop or presentation on a topic you care about
4:30-5:30pm for Little & Junior Spring, 6-7pm for Big Spring, Monday through Friday
Healthy Food: Cook/buy one or several programs healthy snacks or meals
3:15pm for Little & Junior Spring, 4:15pm for Big Spring, Monday through Friday
Baby University: Share your professional expertise or help us with childcare
5-7pm Monday-Thursday, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm on Saturdays