EOCF is primarily supported by federal and state grants, but we need your assistance to help improve and expand the essential services we provide in the community.

You Can Make a Difference! Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF) invests in the lives of over 2,000 children and families living in poverty each year. Your donations help us in so many ways like…

  • Provide books or materials for our classrooms and to send home with children
  • Supply safe playground equipment for children and improve existing playgrounds
  • Offer more resources and training opportunities for parents, families, and staff
  • Add gardens and supply gardening tools to our sites to enhance learning opportunities
  • Allow children the opportunity to take field trips

If you have any questions about making a donation please contact us.

Make a Donation


Send your monetary donation securely online through PayPal. All major credit cards and bank accounts are accepted.

By Mail

Complete the Donation Form and mail it with a check to:

17800 SE Mill Plain Blvd Ste 150
Vancouver, WA 98682-0025

Note: Please make checks payable to “EOCF”. You will receive a receipt that may be used for tax purposes for qualified donations.

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Family and community member volunteers are vital to EOCF’s programs. Volunteer and internship positions are fun and provide volunteers with opportunities to learn and practice new skills while giving back to the community in a meaningful way.

Volunteer opportunities range from short term projects and special events to regularly scheduled volunteering in our administrative offices and classrooms.

EOCF provides internships for college students whose long-term service is an important addition to our classrooms, as are Washington Reading Corps/AmeriCorps members and Foster Grandparents. Community organizations have generously given grants and sponsorships. All volunteers and donations are greatly appreciated!

Important Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers may be considered regular status volunteers (volunteering at least once each week) or short term/special project volunteers (volunteering less than once each week). Volunteers are required to complete paperwork and trainings based on whether they are regular status or short term/special project volunteers, per Head Start and ECEAP performance standards. Please click the appropriate link below to access volunteer requirements and paperwork. Please note, TB testing locations are listed for those needing to get a TB test as part of their volunteer requirements. If you are interested in becoming a regular status volunteer and have not resided in Washington State the past three years, please contact the Volunteer Manager to discuss fingerprinting requirements.

If you have any questions about volunteering please contact us.


  • Donate books or classroom/office supplies
  • Share your expertise with kids, parents or staff
  • Volunteer in the classroom or administration
  • Invite your family, friends or group for a project
  • Facilities: painting, cleaning and yard care
  • Provide field trip scholarships
  • Secure discounts for supplies or services
  • And much more…