EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION VOLUNTEER

October 16th, 2016 | admin

According to information reported to the Department of Data & Evaluation, over 20,000 young children were prepared to master kindergarten when they enter school; over 40,000 parents became more engaged with their children’s education and campus school activities; as well as 6,000 adults improved their knowledge of children’s needs and development milestones because of the services offered through Head Start and supportive services like Parenting, Family Strengthening, Early Childhood Well-being, and Family Engagement. The use of volunteers is linked to an increase in learning as students are learning and parents are involved. We need your support in ensuring that each one of our Head Start students is guaranteed the opportunity to enter into kindergarten without lacking basic language skills needed to learn how to read, write and succeed in school!

Head Start Volunteers Can:

  • Read to children during lunch hours.
  • Support teachers and teacher assistants with curriculum.
  • Help with clerical needs.

Become a Head Start Volunteer Today!:

  • Completed online application
  • Copy of your ID
  • Proof of liability car insurance

Once we’ve received your documents and processed the first part of your background check, we’ll schedule a brief phone interview. We will arrange for a time to come in a complete the Head Start Application which will require tuberculosis test, required by state guidelines. For answers to some commonly asked questions, please check Frequently Asked Questions.

FAQs:

Volunteer

Those interested in volunteering, should contact Jenny Garcia, jgarcia@family-service.org, 210-299-2439, or Michael Odum, modum@family-service.org, at 210-299-2439.

Most of our ongoing opportunities for individuals require that you are at least 18 years of age to volunteer on your own because of our background check requirements.

We have office locations near downtown, and on the Northeast, Westside and Eastside of San Antonio. We also have over 31 Head Start and Early Head Start sites in various locations and services offered in schools throughout San Antonio. We will match you with the location that suits your needs and interests.

There is no set time commitment for many of our opportunities. For those that do require a certain commitment, it can range from 3-6 months. If your original placement is not a good fit, we are more than happy to talk about other options with you.

Yes, we can work with your availability, as we have a variety of volunteer schedules to offer. We have opportunities that have daytime, evening, or weekend hours.

You will need to submit the included volunteer application and background check online to get the process started.  Once we receive your application, we will process a background check and the references you list on your application. When the background check is complete, we will contact you for a phone interview once we’ve determined a placement. We will get you in contact with your site supervisor, where you will arrange your schedule, responsibilities, and tasks. We can typically contact you to get you started in about a week and a half.

For more information on how you can get involved or make a donation, please contact the Volunteer Services Department at 210-299-2400 or email us at volunteer@family-service.org.

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