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!

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!