Classroom Helper



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


450 North Syndicate Street
Saint Paul
United States


Community Action Head Start is committed to providing low-income families in our community with high quality education for children ages 3-5. Help our Head Start teachers and classroom staff to make learning and attending school a fun and rewarding activity for children. Classes are held weekday daytime hours. 


Supervisor: Head Start Center Education Coordinator 


Tasks and Responsibilities: Assist classroom teachers to support student activities. This may include reading stories, assisting children with projects, chaperoning field trips, teaching basic hygiene skills such as tooth brushing, hand washing, and eating family style with the children. Turn in a timesheet monthly. 



Ability to speak English;

Ability to work as a member of a team;

Show interest in and enjoy working with young children;

Able to physically respond to the demands of active 3-5 year old children;

Must be comfortable interacting with individuals from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.;

Capable of lifting 50 lbs.;

Pass a criminal background check and Age 18+;

Bilingual in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Karen not required but a plus 


Time Commitment: All volunteers must be able to complete at least one shift per week for a minimum of 4 weeks. Shifts Available Monday-Thursday: 8am-11:30am; 1pm-4:30pm; 9am-1pm; or, 3pm-5pm. Specific hours will be arranged by the supervisor. Most positions occur during the regular school-year with some summer-term availability. 


Opportunity Location:  There are several Head Start locations in St Paul and one in New Brighton. Your assignment based upon your availability and site need. 


Benefits of Volunteering: Gain early childhood education experience, support from a Mentor Teacher or Teacher, and professional networking. Knowledge that you are helping children thrive! 


For Information Contact:

Volunteer Specialist at or call 651-603-5979;

Registration form at

How To Apply

Complete registration form on our website