Volunteers are very important at SIU Head Start! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, such as:
- In the classroom
- On field trips
- At mealtime
- Reading to or playing with children
- Assisting teachers or other staff
- Participating in parent meetings, special events and activities
- Office duties, such as copying, filing, preparing mailings, answering phones, etc.
Regular volunteers complete Department of Children and Family Services background checks, are fingerprinted and complete a physical exam. There is no education requirement to volunteer at SIU Head Start.
If you are interested in volunteering at Head Start, contact the Family and Community Partnerships Coordinator at 618/453-6448 or use our contact form.
SIU Head Start staff support and supervise all parent and community volunteers, working closely with them to make sure that standards are followed and they succeed with their volunteer experiences.