Visit voaor.org/volunteer to see upcoming volunteer orientations and email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest and RSVP. Volunteers can attend orientation, apply to volunteer and will meet with program staff for a tour and training. Background checks are required.
Many families with young children aren't able to provide the support they so desperately want to give to their children because of a variety of pressures combined with a lack of support. At VOA's Family Relief Nursery (FRN), we work to reduce that pressure through providing resources and parent support so the family can stay strong and healthy.
You can be an immediate support to children by providing caring, affirmation, and structure. This is a great way to feel the joyful energy young children bring, learn vital skills to supporting their growth, and get an insider's look at social work and early childhood education in action.
Classroom Assistant: Pair up with a classroom teacher to support an age-specific therapeutic classroom. Learn our unique intervention model, expand the type and depth of activites, provide 1:1 support, and be the adult a young child connects with while they grow and learn.
Bus Buddy: Ride with children to or from the nursery on our bus mornings and/or afternoons. This is a great way to get to know the children in a more casual and flexible way.
All training is provided - all you need is a love of children, willingness to learn through practice and modeling, and ability to commit to a weekday morning or early afternoon for at least three months.
VOA's Family Relief Nurseryis a prevention/intervention program that helps to stop the cycle of child abuse & neglect while also providing development assessments and a therapeutic nursery/preschool environment for children ages six weeks through five years. The program provides skills training, respite care, and home visits to assist families in re-establishing a safe, caring home environment.