Summer Childcare


Cause Areas


Mon May 01, 2017 06:15 PM - Thu Aug 31, 2017 08:00 PM


Almost Home3200 St. Vincent AvenueSt. Louis, MO 63104


Title: Summer Childcare Assistant Volunteer

Supervisor: Volunteer Coordinator

Hours and Times: Weekly-Monday-Thursday, from 6:15pm-8:00pm* from May 2017 to August 2017

*Extended and additional Childcare hours may be needed on occasion for special events, programming adjustments, parties, and daytime tutoring.

Description: Almost Home offers weekly and monthly childcare opportunities for volunteers interested in working with children in a childcare setting. As a part of small group of volunteers, you will play, teach, and care for kids (between the ages of 6 months and 8 years old) while their moms attend life-skills class onsite. This position is available to everyone 18 years old or over, or 17 years old and with a guardian, and it is takes place Monday-Thursday from 6:15pm-7:30pm weekly. The position has flexible commitment requirements and can accommodate personal schedules including single monthly shifts. Hours for childcare are consistent throughout the year except during holidays special events, and unique programming.


  • Interview
  • Orientation
  • FCSR background check
  • Confidentiality agreement


  • Must be 18 years of age or older, or 16 years of age and accompanied by a guardian
  • Must have previous childcare experience
  • Must be willing to work with other volunteers to provide safe and fun environment for children
  • Having a basic knowledge of sexual and domestic violence is helpful, but not mandatory, for the position


  • Engage children in a fun and meaningful manner while also managing poor child behavior in respectful way (utilize "time-out" method effectively and efficiently)
  • Adhere to Almost Home’s confidentiality terms and accurately follow agency’s safety procedures
  • Act as a positive role model
  • Keep the playroom clean and organized
  • Communicate with other staff, volunteers, and clients in a clear and professional manner
  • Support and maintain the vision and mission of Almost Home


  • Support an agency dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty by helping young mothers to become self-sufficient
  • Work with a diverse and passionate staff
  • Undergo free initial and on-going raining
  • Flexible and accommodating evening hours
  • Receive agency updates and newsletters


  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training

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