Volunteer Opportunity

Head Start Childcare Volunteer – EVENINGS ONLY

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Community Services
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date: Minimum commitment of 3 evening meetings (3rd Wednesdays of each month from 5:30-8pm) per semester (Aug-Dec or Jan-June). Preference will be given to volunteers who are available for 5 or more meetings during a school year. Must be at least 13 to apply.

Boulder and Lafayette

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:

Head Start

Duties and Responsibilities:

Volunteers will work with children from multiple Head Start classrooms and their siblings during an evening meeting. Age ranges of the children may span infant to school-age children. Weather permitting, children may use the playground and the fully stocked classroom. Sample materials available include: blocks, puzzles, books, paper and crayons, and pretend play materials. Volunteers may be asked by staff to work with one child or a group of children. Volunteers may work in one area, or with one activity, or volunteers may rotate around the room to the areas with the most need. Volunteers help staff clean up the classroom at the end of the meeting, e.g., clean the tables, sweep the floor, take out trash/recycling/compost, etc.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Be 13 years or older. Enjoy and relate to children of all ages, especially preschool-aged children. 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.

Training Dates and Information:

On-site staff provides orientation and site specific volunteer training including on-the-job training.

This 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.


Tania Pagliafora at tpagliafora@bouldercounty.org or 720-564-2255 (August-May only).

Application Process:

Click here to apply. Contact Tania Pagliafora at tpagliafora@bouldercounty.org or 720-564-2255 if you have questions about this volunteer opportunity or application process.