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VariesMain Office: 450 North SyndicateSaint Paul, MN 55104


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. Classes are held 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, teaching basic hygiene skills such as tooth brushing, hand washing, and eating family style with the children. Turn in a timesheet monthly.


Ability to speak English

Ability to work as a member of a team

Show interest in and enjoy working with 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.

Capable of lifting 50 lbs.

Pass a criminal background check and Age 18+

Bilingual in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Karen not required but a plus

Time Commitment: All volunteers must be able to complete at least one shift per week for a minimum of 4 weeks. Shifts Available Monday-Thursday: 8am-11:30am; 1pm-4:30pm; 9am-1pm; or, 3pm-5pm. Specific hours will be arranged by the supervisor. Most positions occur during the regular school-year with some summer-term availability.

Opportunity Location: There are several Head Start locations in St Paul and one in New Brighton. Your assignment based upon your availability and site need.

Benefits of Volunteering: Gain early childhood education experience, support from a Mentor Teacher or Teacher, and professional networking. Knowledge that you are helping children thrive!

For Information Contact:

Volunteer Specialist at or call 651-603-5979

Registration form at


  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Care
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one shift for 4+ weeks

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