Volunteers are an essential part of CLNkids. Our generous corps of volunteers makes it possible for CLNkids to build stronger futures for our families. From helping prepare meals for the children to building an outdoor classroom, volunteers are a vital component of our program.
Once you visit with the children you’ll want to help them thrive. Caring individuals are needed to volunteer with our children in the classrooms. We also need generous volunteers in our kitchen, offices, donation area and more.
If you have a talent you would like to share with CLNkids but don’t see it mentioned here, please contact us! We rely on volunteers to perform maintenance, gardening, collection drives, and other projects throughout the year.
In addition, we are always looking for volunteers to act as “Community Ambassadors” to spread our message and drum up support for the organization. Please see the ADVOCATE section of our website for more information.
Come and help. You’ll be proud you do.
For more information about volunteering at CLNkids, please send an email to email@example.com
Regular Volunteer Opportunities
CLNkids has several ongoing volunteer opportunities. These volunteer opportunities are only available Monday through Friday. Most volunteers in these areas designate 2-6 hours a week to volunteer at our center.
Loving arms are needed to hold, rock, play with, and read to these wonderful children. Volunteers are welcome from 8am-12pm and 2pm-5pm in the classrooms. Those wishing to volunteer during the children’s naptime are welcome to help in the office, sorting donations, or other needs.
Office Support Volunteers
CLNkids needs a few volunteers to help with filing, paperwork, data-entry, and other office support tasks. A regular commitment of 2-6 hours a week is ideal.
Help our cook prepare a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack for our wonderful children. Volunteers are welcome 7am-2pm Monday through Friday.
Gardening & Playground Upkeep
CLNkids needs one or two volunteers to take care of our vegetable garden and playgrounds. This involves trimming plants, weeding, and similar work.
From time to time, CLNkids has special projects that require special help! These projects are available throughout the week, including the weekend. Many of these tasks require a group of people. Some examples of past and current projects include:
- Building storage for toys and bike helmets on our preschool playground
- Deep cleaning and sterilization of our classrooms, including steaming carpets.
- Creating care packages for families of food, toiletries, and other vital items
- Painting and hanging cabinets in our community room where Parent Education classes are held
If you have a group that would like to help CLNkids, please contact us at (505) 843-6899 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer and Classroom Needs:
Playground and outside needs:
All playground need to be raked and cleaned up.
Garden area needs to be watered 3 times a week in the mornings drip sprinklers not working.
Bushes need to be trimmed on playgrounds.
Playground equipment needs to cleaned and checked for safety issues.
Treehouse in pre-school needs some repair. (Some boards need replacing)(Refinishing)
Climbing wall structure need refinishing
Need borders between sand area and sidewalk.
Chips need to be spread over as plastic is coming up in some areas of playgrounds.
Toddler and Infants need safety check on all outside equipment and repair if necessary.
New Items for outside play would be nice.
Volunteers are needed for field trips and special classroom activities in all classrooms
Tall windows in classroom need cleaning.
Imagination play items: Dress-up career things (i.e.: fireman, police, princess, princes, nurse, doctor, construction worker, office attire for boys and girls, etc.)
A variety of Ethnic dolls with clothing so they can play house.
Towels for swimming
Art supplies: construction paper foam fun shapes, play dough, water colors, googly eyes and etc.
Volunteers to help in kitchen at lunch time and volunteer in classroom mornings to assist teacher and afternoons to assist with housekeeping chores.
Tall window needs to be cleaned
New Sensory table
Summer clothes 2t-4t Clothes, underwear, socks for both boys and girls
Swim suits for boys and girls size 2t-4T
Towels for swimming and outdoor water play.
Volunteers needed in morning helping teachers and in afternoon for housekeeping duties and kitchen area as needed.
Playground raked and equipment leaned and safety check
Radio or stereo for playing music
Children’s music cd’s
Summer clothes sizes 12 mo. 2t and 3t boy boys and girls
Wipes, tissues diapers 12mo size and up, baby shampoo and lotion, pedilyte, formula, baby food
Volunteers in the morning to help in classroom and afternoon volunteers to help with housekeeping, help in kitchen area.
General office help, making copies, for special projects on an as needed basis.
Organization of supply rooms
Back pack program volunteers needed on Wednesday and Thursdays
We have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities for groups or individuals.