Classroom Helper (Preschool)
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Community Action Head Start is committed to providing low-income families in our community with high quality education for children ages 3-5. Help our Head Start teachers and classroom staff to make learning and attending school a fun and rewarding activity for children.
Head Start Center classes are held during weekday daytime hours.
Supervisor: Head Start - Center Education Coordinator
Tasks and Responsibilities: Assist classroom teachers to support student activities. This may include reading stories, assisting children with projects, chaperoning field trips, helping with Family Fun events, teaching basic hygiene skills such as tooth brushing and hand washing. Eat family-style with the children if volunteering during meal-time. Turn in a timesheet monthly.
Show interest in and enjoy interacting with energetic young children;
Able to physically respond to the demands of active 3-5 year old children;
Must be comfortable interacting with individuals from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds;
Ability to speak English and assist as a member of a team;
Capable of lifting 20 lbs (desired);
Pass a criminal background check and Age 18+;
Bilingual in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Karen (desired, not required)
Time Commitment: All volunteers must be able to assist 2+ hours at least once per week for a minimum of five weeks during the semester. Weeks do not have to be consecutive. Specific hours must be arranged in advance with the supervisor, schedule is flexible.
Centers are open weekdays Monday-Thursday: 8am-11:30am; 1pm-4:30pm. A few Centers offer an 11:30am-1pm option. Centers operate during the regular school-year (September thru May).
Location: There are several Head Start Center locations in St Paul and one in New Brighton. Your assignment will be based upon your availability and the Center’s need.
Benefits of Volunteering: Gain early childhood education experience, understanding of pediatric development, support from a teacher and classroom personnel, and professional networking. Knowledge that you are helping children thrive!
Advance Registration for College Students (internship/practicum is available)
Yes, you can reserve this volunteer/intern position by registering in advance. Example: be accepted for fall term by registering during spring term and meeting with us before you depart for the summer.
For Information Contact: Please email resume and references
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-603-5979; and,
Complete a Registration Form at caprw.org/volunteer
We'll work with your schedule.
8 locations in Ramsey CountySt Paul or New BrightonSaint Paul, MN 55119
- General Education
- Child Development
- Literacy / Reading
- Child Care
- Reading / Writing
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training