Support

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Family and community member volunteers are vital to EOCF’s programs. The experience of volunteering is fun and provides opportunities to support the mission of the agency.

EOCF loves volunteers and they enjoy serving in our programs. Opportunities range from short-term projects and special events to regularly scheduled volunteering in our classrooms and administrative office.

EOCF also provides unpaid internships that meet college requirements for students and volunteer experiences for Washington Reading Corps/AmeriCorps members. Their long-term service is an important addition to our classrooms. All volunteers are greatly appreciated!

Preschool Literacy Tutor & Community Outreach Position

Washington Reading Corps/AmeriCorps Service Member at EOCF

Share your love and contagious enthusiasm for community service, literacy and preschool children to ignite a passion for learning! Engage their families and the community to support and join the teaching team. Gain valuable job skills and have a positive influence on the Clark County community while earning money for your education. This great opportunity includes tutoring small groups of children (3-5 years old); working with other members to share resources with staff and families; plan and coordinate family literacy events, volunteers, newsletters and free book distributions. Training and mentoring are provided. Come join us and leave a legacy!

Time commitment:  10 ½ months, 40 hours per week. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.MondayFriday.  1,700 hours served September 1, 2017 – July 15, 2018 at various active preschool classrooms in Clark County. Evening or weekend service outside of scheduled hours may be required.

Qualifications required:  Become an AmeriCorps member (apply on website listed below); be at least 18 years of age (17 with written consent of legal guardian); high school diploma or GED, some college preferred; US citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien; ability to pass required criminal background checks and Tuberculosis test.

“Preferred” knowledge and skills:   Community service mindset, love of reading and preschool-aged children, motivated, flexible, self-starter, experience with young children, event planning, MS Office Suite and internet, volunteer recruitment and coordination, donation solicitation, history of volunteerism, good communication, newsletter creation, team building, time management, and organization. English plus Spanish speaking and an Associate’s Degree are a plus.

Benefits:  $1,203 monthly stipend (pre-tax), $5,815 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of 1,700 service hours, health insurance for member, paid mileage, plus loan forbearance and subsidized child care if eligible.

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Strategic Planning Committee

EOCF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening children and families. Our mission: Strengthening children and families through early learning, child development education, and community partnerships. We are looking for professionals  and Clark County stakeholders with time to volunteer to join our strategic planning committee. Some of your duties will include:

  • Attend monthly meetings to discuss the organizations’ priorities for the next three year.
  • Develop implementation processes to achieve the priorities outlines in our draft strategic plan.
  • Invest time in the community to gather feedback, evidence based research, best practices, and programming associated with early childhood education.
  • Contribute to the overall success and quality of the agency by working constructively and collaboratively with other staff members to address programmatic and agency-wide issues and needs.

If interested please fill out the form below.

Important Volunteer Requirements

EOCF wants your volunteer experience to be rewarding. We ask you to complete a brief interview and application to help us determine the best placement for you. Because the safety of the children, parents, volunteers and staff are high priorities, Head Start and ECEAP Performance Standards and state laws require volunteers to meet certain criteria.

Depending on the type of project you choose and the length of service this may include showing proof of your identity, a Washington State Patrol criminal background check, signing your agreement to confidentiality and safety policies, a Tuberculosis (TB) test, Food Worker Card or attending a free training. It’s easier than it sounds and we will help you through every step. If you have any questions about volunteering please contact us.

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Opportunities

  • Read to children (individual or group)
  • Share a craft with children
  • Schedule a classroom visit to share your expertise with kids, parents or staff
  • Teach a computer class to parents or staff
  • Help with family events or fundraisers
  • Volunteer in the classroom or administration office
  • Invite your family, friends or group for a service project
  • Help maintain classrooms and buildings by painting, cleaning and yard care
  • And much more…

Did You Know?

EOCF is 80% supported by federal and state grants. It takes an additional $1.7 million each year in donated goods, money or services (including volunteer time) to provide our transforming programs!

Thank you for helping to make a difference!

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