Volunteer Opportunity

Head Start Classroom Volunteer – WEEKDAYS, DAYTIME ONLY

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Community Services
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: 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.

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:

Head Start

Duties and Responsibilities:

Volunteers work directly with children during their time in the classroom. They will be asked to play with individuals 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:

Must be 15 years or older to apply. 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.

Training Dates and Information:

On-site staff provides 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.


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.