Want to make a lasting difference in the life of a young child? Join Jumpstart!


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Mon Oct 16, 2017 - Sat May 05, 2018


263 Blue Hill AvenueRoxbury, MA 02119


Preschool children in Boston need YOUR help! Jumpstart Boston Community Corps trains adults (45 yrs old and older) to read, sing, and play in preschool classrooms 2 days per week. Our program runs from October 2017 - May 2018 and volunteers receive a small stipend while serving. Openings are available at the Haynes Early Education Center in Roxbury.

Contact Lyse at 857-413-4630 or Lyse.Barronville@jstart.org for more information.

Ready to apply? Complete our online application at https://application.jstart.org/ and select Boston Community Corps as the Jumpstart Program.


Corps members are the heart of Jumpstart. Each school year, we recruit and train over 3,800 college students and community members to implement the Jumpstart program in preschool classrooms where the need is highest in order to help prepare our most at-risk children for kindergarten.


Jumpstart Corps members implement the Jumpstart curriculum in preschool classrooms across the country and serve as an aid to teachers. Corps members serve on a team with 5-7 peers and work directly with a local Jumpstart staff member on training, session planning, service opportunities, and more.

Our Corps members allow us to reduce the student-to-teacher ratio to 3:1 in almost every Jumpstart classroom, enabling children to receive an individualized learning experience and develop nurturing relationships with caring adults. Through the Jumpstart program, we help ensure kindergarten readiness for over 11,300 children each year and provide our Corps members with the essential training, skills, and practical experience to be better prepared for the workforce, especially if they plan to pursue a career in education or related fields.


  • Mentoring
  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Reading / Writing
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 45
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per week
  • Ability to read and write in English; complete literacy and child development training provided.

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