Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Head Start Classroom Volunteer
Department:Community Services
Category:Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date:Minimum commitment of 4 months or 1 semester (Sept-Dec or Jan-May), which includes a minimum commitment of 2 visits per month (1-2 hours per visit). Hours of operation: M-F from 8am-4pm. Must be at least 15 to apply.
Location:
Head Start has locations in Boulder and Lafayette. We have 5 full-day classrooms in Boulder. We have 2 full-day and 2 half-day classrooms in Lafayette. Volunteers are assigned to a site based on volunteer and program needs.
Program Summary:
Boulder County Head Start is a comprehensive child development program for low-income families and children with disabilities. It is designed to meet the individual needs of children through a partnership between teachers and parents. See: http://www.bouldercounty.org/dept/communityservices/pages/bcheadstart.aspx

Duties and Responsibilities:
Volunteers work directly with children during their time in the classroom. They will be asked to play with individual or groups of children, read to them, engage in games, make-believe play, or work on skills. They may help with meal time or nap time depending on the time of day.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Be 15 years or older.
  • Enjoy and relate to children ages 3-5 yrs old.
  • Be able to sit on the floor or on small chairs to work with children.
  • Be dependable and flexible.
  • Understand and maintain confidentiality.
  • Pass a background check.

 


Application or Registration Deadline:
Application Process:
Click here to apply. Contact Rachel Hohensee at rhohensee@bouldercounty.org or 303.441.3697 if you have questions about this volunteer opportunity or application process.
Training Dates and Information:

Orientation will be provided by the volunteer coordinator. On-site staff provides the site specific orientation and the teaching team provides additional volunteer training including on-the-job training.

The position will be supervised by the Head Start staff on duty during your volunteer time.

Additional Information:
There are many reasons a person may volunteer with Head Start. Many volunteers choose us because they like to play with children and give back to the community in a meaningful and creative way. Others join us to gain experience working with children. All volunteers are bound by one unifying idea; they want to make a difference in the life of a child. We value your time and contribution to our program.
Contact:
Rachel Hohensee at rhohensee@bouldercounty.org or 303.441.3697 (August-May only).

Policies

All volunteers need to review Boulder County's Multicultural Diversity and EEO and Unlawful Discrimination Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.

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