Help support our program.
Being involved and supporting our program could be as simple as talking to your neighbor about our work in the community. Or perhaps you have a special talent or skill that could translate to volunteer work. Please contact us to learn more about becoming a friend of Growing Futures. We look forward to exploring the possibilities together.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
A variety of short-term opportunities arise throughout the school year, such as preparing classroom materials, organizing donations, processing mailings, or preparing gift bags for families. Assist with activities, special events, fundraisers or projects.
Assist with filing, data entry, typing, copying, mailings, collating materials, operating paper shredder or laminator and related clerical tasks.
Assist teaching staff and children in daily classroom activities and routines. Read stories, do puzzles, build castles, paint rainbows and bake pretend cookies with our little friends.
Read and play with our children while their parents attend a Head Start activity during evening hours.
Assist English language learners during the application process or parent/teacher conferences. Help with translating notes sent home to parents or assist in the classrooms with non-English speaking children.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Sponsor a collection drive
Sponsor a drive for much needed agency items or coordinate a collection for classroom supplies, toothpaste/toothbrushes, or paper goods. Our current wish list is updated regularly.
Sponsor a fundraiser
Work with your group to promote a fundraising event. Events can be as creative as you are - charge for casual day at work, sponsor a chili contest, organize dinner out at a local restaurant where a profit percentage would be designated to Growing Futures. Use of funds can include field trips for preschoolers, new educational materials, providing an on-site storyteller or puppet show, and more.
Group Volunteer Service Days
We welcome group service days! Group projects in the past have included activities such as planting flower, vegetable and butterfly gardens, painting, cleaning, computer assistance, cleaning up around the playground, and hosting a special children’s activity.
We offer volunteer opportunities to fit your schedule. Help weekly in a classroom, adopt a family at holiday time, or share your skills and interests with our programs. It's up to you!
For more information contact Growing Futures Early Education Center at (913) 649-9714 and ask for the Volunteer and Development Associate, Kathy McLellan.