Volunteerism is a significant part of the foundation of Head Start’s model. The success of the program depends upon active participation from parents and others in the community. The common proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child,” is played out day after day at Head Start sites as teachers, bus drivers, cooks, and other staff work side by side with volunteers who assist in the classroom. kitchen, help with upkeep of the facilities, and assist in the office. Your knowledge, time and talent can help make a difference in the life of a child.

By volunteering, you will become acquainted with our Head Start program, see its strengths and goals, and help staff create opportunities for children to build a foundation of academic and life success. It will also provide valuable work experience for those who are entering or re-entering the workforce. Here are some ways you could help:

If you are interested in volunteering, please download and complete the Volunteer Application (English or Spanish). This can be returned by mail (HSYC Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, PO Box 1311, McMinnville OR 97128), faxed to 503-472-6329 or submitted electronically via email. Please send your completed application and/or any questions you may have to volunteer@yamhillheadstart.org or call our main office at 503-472-2000.

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