Ready, Set, Go! is a kindergarten readiness/parenting education program serving families in the North Clackamas school district. The program meets three times a week (Tues-Thurs) at the Wichita Center for Family and Community and twice a week (Mon and Wed) at Bilquist Elementary School. The program provides play-based parent-child interaction groups for parents and children ages 3-5, as well as a parenting class and physical activities for children.
Seeking energetic, enthusiastic, bilingual volunteers to assist with an hour of physical activities with children. Volunteers will play with and supervise children. A positive attitude, patience, and enthusiasm for working with children is key. As consistency is important for small children, volunteers who can be there once or twice a week are preferred.
Days/Hours for position:
12-1pm Mon-Thurs. Consistent availability on only one or two of these days is expected.
Start date: Flexible, preferably middle of October
4-6 month commitment
Bi-lingual (English-Spanish preferred)
Desire and ability to work with children and families and ensure an enriching, positive, safe setting
Commitment to serving students and families with diverse abilities and needs
Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality
Commitment to the goals of Metropolitan Family Service
Desired Volunteer Characteristics/Qualities:
Experience working with preschool-aged children
Experience with positive discipline or willingness to learn
A cooperative manner and the ability to work effectively within a team-dependent environment
Experience volunteering or working in education, recreation or social services program
Gain experience working in early childhood education and with a non-profit agency.
Help to make communities stronger by becoming a positive adult role model for children.
- Child Development
- Child Care
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Youth Services
- General Education
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- 4-6 months, 3-4 hours a week