Kids Count

Kids Count in Alachua County, Inc. is an organization dedicated to helping elementary school kids who need some encouragement and academic support. 


Contact: (352) 372-0038,

Address: P.O. Box 358272, Gainesville, FL 32635

What they do: Kids Count in Alachua County, Inc. hosts an after school program at Faith United Methodist Church. Their goal is to assist children in reaching their highest potential by building their social skills, confidence, and academic performance.  Their program combines effective literacy tutoring, hands-on enrichment activites, and social skill building through the development of character.

What YOU can do to help: Volunteers are needed in the following areas. Internships are also available.

Preparing snacks

Homework Help

Art Projects


Performing Arts

Outdoor Activites

Friday Enrichment Activities

Reading with Students

Organizing and Prepping Materials

Facility Maintenance


Maintaining the Library

Cooking Lessons


Chaperoning Field Trips

Science Projects

Playing Games

Prepare Take Home Games

Organize a Supply Drive

School Uniforms

School Supplies and Books

Garden Supplies

Art and Scrapbook Supplies

Board Games and Puzzles

Playground Equipment

Cleaning Supplies

Healthy Snacks


How to volunteer:

  1. Fill out the Contact Form.
  2. Go to an orientation.
  3. Undergo a background check.
  4. Start volunteering.

Site 1: Serving Rawlings Elementary K-3 students

Faith Mission 3701 NE 15th St., Gainesville, FL, 32609 (352) 244-9723

Site 2: Serving Williams Elementary K-3 students

Early Learning Academy of Duval 2106 NE 8th Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32641 (352) 281-2144