Apply to Volunteer with Head Start
A large part of Head Start/Early Head Start’s success revolves around involvement of the program’s parents and the entire Hillsborough County community. Individuals or groups can participate in special projects such as landscaping and painting in classrooms, and at the administrative offices. The program also welcomes in-kind services, such as dental and medical care, and volunteers are needed for advisory boards that assist Head Start/Early Head Start.
- The Volunteer and Community Partnerships Advisory Board identifies individuals, agencies, and businesses that can help support the program’s children and families. For example, this group secures holiday gifts for each child enrolled in the program, and finds volunteers to help with beautification projects and special events.
- The Health Services Advisory Committee makes community connections to ensure comprehensive and effective health services are provided to children and their families. The group is made up of local health providers, dentists, nutritionists, other social service agencies, and parents of enrolled children.
- The Education Advisory Committee strengthens the early childhood practices of the program by reviewing the curriculum, finding information on new approaches, and determining training and partnership needs. The group also ensures that nutrition, mental and physical health, and social services are part of classroom activities.
- The Special Needs Advisory Committee develops policies, partnerships, and innovative strategies to make preschool available and successful for children with developmental and behavioral challenges.