Dream Big Now!

A locally-based, globally-connected youth empowerment program.

Get students off of Zoom and safely serving their community!

Dream Big Now! is a program for high school and middle school students, eager to give back to their communities, to get outside and make change. In small groups, they will learn about challenges our world is facing and potential solutions to those challenges. Additionally, they connect with other inspiring young people making a positive impact in other parts of the world. This service and leadership development program includes COVID-safe local service activities, as well as lessons and discussions led by experienced teachers. 

The programs are separate (numbers permitting) for middle and high school students in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

For more info email info@dreamvolunteers.org or call 415.317.0884

Summer 1-Week Session Dates:

 Session 1: June 7-11 (SOLD OUT)
 Session 2: June 14-18 (SOLD OUT)
 Session 3: June 21-25 (SOLD OUT)
 Session 4: July 12-16

 Schedule: Monday-Friday, 10:00-2:30


* Scholarships available. Don’t let cost be an issue. Learn more.

Typical Service Day Agenda
(5 days, 4.5 hours)

  • team building (games & ice breakers)
  • pre-work discussion: connecting our service work to the bigger picture
  • hands-on service work (e.g., habitat restoration, food sorting, assembling care packages, organic farming)
  • lunch break/team building
  • interactive leadership lesson
  • journaling/reflection discussion

**Students leave the program taking an action pledge to carry
out a community change-making step with support from DV staff

Program Elements

Meaningful Service Projects

Peer Collaboration

Dream Volunteers Interactive Activities

Interactive Leadership Lessons

Sustainable Development Service Projects

Led by Experienced Teachers

Field Journal for Reflection Sessions

Connect with our Students Abroad

Education Service Projects

What Others are Saying

“Dream Volunteers provided my daughter with a great opportunity to expand her understanding of the world and how she can create change for the better. She loved connecting with international teens to learn more about their culture, she enjoyed the community service aspect at Hidden Villa farms, and generally had a lot of fun while building leadership experience. Thank you, Dream Volunteers!

--Holly, Parent of Fall 2020 Participant

It has allowed me to explore and take action on a project that I have really wanted to do. The support from the staff has given me the encouragement and resources to do what I want with this changemaker project.”

--Duncan, Fall 2020 Participant

My kids were truly inspired by this program, volunteering on a local level while getting a global perspective at the same time. And I was impressed by how organized and safe everything was.

--Suzanne, Parent of 2 Summer 2020 Participants

The program has taught me the impact of doing community service and the amazing amount of bonding we can do and the difference we can make by working together as a team and being guided by great leaders.”

--Aaron, Summer 2020 Participant

Lisa and Vincent both had a wonderful experience on your Dream Volunteers Summer Program. The camp was very well done. We were impressed. Thank you for all your hard work!

--Sabine, Parent of 2 Summer 2020 Participants

This experience has allowed me to empathize with and learn about those who live differently from me. I’ve realized that although we have our differences, there are many ways in which we are the same. This program has also inspired me to continue with my community service work.

--Brynn, Summer 2020 Participant


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