Become a DCP Volunteer!
We always need volunteers year-round for classroom aides, bus riders, kitchen helpers, and fundraisers. Whether you’re available for an hour a day, on a weekly basis, or occasionally, we kindly appreciate the time you take to volunteer with us to meet the daily needs of our children. We usually have two types of volunteers throughout the year:
Community Volunteers: Volunteer anytime throughout the year including those who need community service hour requirements for a school organization. For large group volunteering opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Observation Students: If you are an education major and need hands-on experience or need community service credit for a class.
A background check is required to volunteer in our classrooms and buses. Stop by our office to fill out your background check form in person and bring two forms of ID with you (ex: driver's license and student ID). If you'd like to speed up the process, you can download the background check form, fill it out, and bring it with you to the office with your two forms of ID. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Once the background check is processed and cleared, you are ready to start volunteering!
Classroom aides help our teachers and perform various tasks. Volunteers assist in classroom activities and lessons, facilitate playtime, release teachers during lunch and nap time, clean-up, work with our children on class projects, read to our children, laminate and cut papers and other small tasks as needed by our teachers. Some children need extra attention and support, as a result, we allow volunteers to interact with them in the classroom. This is the most popular volunteer interest at DCP. You can volunteer during the morning shift hours from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. or the afternoon shift hours from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. We take classroom volunteers until we have reached capacity. Observation students take priority in classrooms followed by community volunteers and work-study students.
Bus riders are needed in the mornings from 7:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and afternoon riders from 2:50 p.m. - 4 p.m. Bus riders ensure that our children are safely secured in booster seats, monitor bus behavior, log parent pick-up information at bus stops in the afternoon, and help our bus drivers when needed.
We serve our children breakfast, a hot lunch, and an afternoon snack. Volunteers serve food, assist and help prepare foods for our children, bake cakes for birthdays, set up and clean up the dining area.
Fundraisers and Special Events
Our fundraisers mainly take place in the evening on a monthly basis. Tasks include, but not limited to set-up and tear-down, preparing food, handing out information and/or materials, facilitate and participate in activities, and any other activities as needed by the volunteer coordinator or event organizer.
Special Skills or Qualifications?
Any services you would like to provide based on employment, internship experience, previous volunteer work or through other activities including sports or hobbies you may have, please don’t hesitate to inform us. We’re always open to new ideas that would help further the quality of education we provide for our children. Email us at email@example.com or call us at (940)383-3332.