Summer Serve

Are you or your teens looking for a way to serve God and others this summer at SBC or in Phoenix? We partner with local ministries who are offering fun and relational volunteer opportunities this June and July. View the options below and contact the associated volunteer coordinator to learn more or sign up.

Royal Family Kids Camp – Foster Kids

June 14-18 | Payson, AZ 

Royal Family KIDS is the largest network of camps and mentoring clubs for foster children. They provide one-week summer camps for AZ foster care children ages 7-11 who are a part of the 17,000 kids in Arizona’s foster care system. This camp provides kids memories and life-changing moments in a Christian environment. 

  • Description: Serve as a Camp Counselor or Camp Buddy, provide encouragement, walk alongside kids 
  • Volunteers Needed: Age 18+. Volunteer orientation and background checks are required. 
  • Volunteer Training: TBD: A Saturday in late May or early June
  • To learn more or sign up: contact Doug Nordman at 480.227.5257 or 


Mentor Kids Summer Program

May 31 – June 30 | Monday-Thursday | 9am-3pm | Shea Campus 

Over 80 students from schools near our Cactus Campus will attend the annual MentorKids summer program held at SBC Shea. MentorKids provides the teachers but needs volunteer to help these students grow academically and spiritually. 

  • Description: Choose a daily rotation: Bible lesson, craft, reading, writing, STEM, pool games, swim 
  • Volunteers Needed: Age 18+. Volunteer orientation and background checks are required. 
  • To learn more or sign up: contact Nora Espinoza at 602.423.4683 or 


TRAC Camp – Foster Teens
Girls Camp 10-12 | Boys Camp July 13-15

July 13-15 | Shea Campus and Payson Camp 

  • Description: Serve as a camp counselor or support staff 
  • Volunteers Needed: Age 18+ and older. 8-hour volunteer training required. 
  • Volunteer Training: June 11 and June 25, Phoenix 
  • To learn more or sign up: contact Phoebe Johnson at or 602.228.1932 


GoTEN – Refugee Sewing Class

Every Thursday, beginning June 2 | Daytime | 19th Ave and Camelback 

Are you looking for a way to volunteer indoors with adults? Do you have basic sewing skills? GoTEN is offering a sewing class for refugee women in Phoenix. The class will be taught by an instructor and assisted by volunteers. The students will learn to make 3-4 different items that will be sold on a GoTEN website. The handmade refugee items will be Christmas gifts and provide income for refugee women who often don’t work. 

The goal of the class is to help women connect in new friendships around a sewing machine and learn a new skill that could provide income for struggling families. While the class will be led by an instructor, we are looking for women in the community who like to sew. Sewing machines are provided.

  • Advanced students 9-10:15am and beginners 10:30-11:45am 
  • Description: Volunteer once or twice a week to help a refugee woman learn how to sew. Use your sewing skills to make a new friendship! 
  • For more information or to sign up: contact Grace Habib at 217.504.2700 


GoTEN – Summer Kids Program

June, 2 days a week | Daytime | Canyon Pointe Apartments

Join GoTEN as they host a summer program for 1st-6th grade refugee kids living at Canyon Pointe Apartments. Volunteers will work a 2- or 4-hour shift manning learning stations that help refugee kids develop academic and leadership skills. Kids will be placed in small groups of 5-6 to work around learning stations that will help them grow academically and in character qualities. The program will be run by GoTEN staff and led by a qualified elementary teacher.

  • For more information or to sign up: contact Angie Cox at 424.888.4270