Early childhood education for low-income children ages 3-4 in the Bushwick and Bedford Stuyvesant communities in Brooklyn.

We are committed to providing opportunities for parents to volunteer in our program.

Parents may volunteer in the classrooms, kitchen, or offices.

We would like to see at least one volunteer in each classroom every day. You can volunteer as many times as you wish and for as much time as you can give. (Even 10 minutes can make a difference).

By volunteering you learn, discover, and practice new or existing skills.

As a volunteer, you contribute to the program and show your children that you actively care about them and their education. You also gain life experience which can be included on a resume when applying for a job or count as credit when pursuing a college degree. Parents who actively volunteer thorough the year, are given first preference when substitutes positions become available in the center. 

Volunteer Requirements 

All Parents who would like to volunteer in the classroom and on trips must get a  physical and a TB test and complete a NYS Child Abuse Clearance form  ( See family service staff for forms).      

Helpful Tips when volunteering       

  • Be dependable and arrive as planned.
  • Do not use this time to conference with the teacher.
  • Keep any information you may have learned about the children confidential.
  • Do not discuss children away from the classroom or in front of other staff or parents.
  • Follow the Teacher and Assistant’s lead in how to work with children and activities.
  • If you disagree with something that has happened during the day, wait until the day is over to discuss it with the Teachers.