Why I Volunteer With SBSK

Have you wondered what volunteering at Side by Side Kids is like? Are you interested in impacting the lives of kids in East Austin with the love and truth of the Gospel? Take a look below at what one of our current volunteers Samuel Lee, Human Development & Family Sciences major at the University of Texas at Austin, has explained about his experience here at Side by Side Kids.

Sam’s Story:

“I became interested in volunteering at Side by Side Kids after a couple of my friends from Harvest Missional Community Church told me about an opportunity to work with kids. I have always enjoyed working with kids and I knew that this was something that God called me to do.

During my short time here at Side by Side Kids, I really enjoyed helping the kids with their homework and seeing them grow both academically and spiritually. I especially loved to see kids volunteer to pray and memorize bible verses. One of my favorite things about Side by Side Kids are the themed weeks where the kids learn about topics such as perseverance, graciousness, and confidence. It was great to teach them about important lessons that will benefit them as they get older.

I would definitely encourage other volunteers to join and play a role in growing the next generation of children. Although it is only a few hours of the week, your presence will really make a difference in their lives. That's why I volunteer with SBSK.”


We are thankful for volunteers like Sam who give up their time to love and lead our kids to become servant leaders. Would you consider serving our our kids by volunteering with us? Check out our Volunteer page for more information!