Our vision is to engage volunteers in providing services and resources for the early care and education of children by inspiring involvement, supporting effort, and celebrating achievement. Our volunteers have passion, purpose, and power.
We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, including activities that include direct engagement with our clients and also project-based opportunities that will strengthen the services and capacity of Community Resources for Children to better serve families of Napa County. Some examples include:
Join the Resources Development Committee and support us by developing our fundraising/marketing efforts.
Join us for an internship in an area of your interest: marketing, design, outreach, advocacy, policy, IT, early childhood education – we will work with you to create a program that fits your needs!
Support community outreach.
Provide photography and/or videography services for our events.
Provide support for the Toy Library and Early Learning Center, including maintaining a welcome and fun environment, loaning toys out to families and child care professionals, and assisting with interactive activities that occur during operating hours.
Help with our annual family events like “No Sweet Trick or Treat” in October or “Community Literacy Day” in April.
Assist with our graphic design needs.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tailor a volunteer position that furthers the mission of Community Resources for Children and meets your needs!
Story Time at Napa Farmers Market.
We partner with the Napa Farmers Market and the Education Station to provide Story Time at the Farmers Market. Our sign-up page is now live for this popular program. Story Time takes place every Saturday morning year round and on Tuesday mornings from April through Septembre at the Napa Farmer’s Market. Readers bring their own books to read to children (age appropriate books for 0-10 years old). Sharing and reading books with children prepares them for school and establishes a foundation for lifelong learning. Volunteers commit to at least one 30 minute story time session.
Location: Napa Farmers Market, 195 Gasser Drive, Napa Days: Saturdays Times: 10:30 am to 11:00 am Dates: through March (April to September sign-up coming soon!)
We invite community members to join us for our Community Connections to Early Learning. Volunteers will either help with set-up of activities or will share one of their own talents such as music, art, movement, drama and much more. Community Connections take place September through May and are usually held during the day, however, starting this Fall we will be introducing evening and weekend sessions. The quarterly events include No Sweet Trick or Treat, Community Literacy Day, and A Day in the Park. We invite volunteers to help us with organization, planning, set-up and running an art station or a reading corner for children.
Toy Library and Early Learning Center Ambassador
To provide support for the Toy Library and Early Learning Center, including maintaining a welcome and fun environment, loaning toys out to families and child care professionals, and assisting with interactive activities that occur during operating hours.
At least 16 years of age
Minimum commitment of at least 2 hours per week for at least 3 months
Basic computer skills
Good communication skills
Consent to and pass a background check
Nice to have:
Ability to work with a culturally diverse population
Interest and/or experience working with children and families
Early childhood education/child development a plus
Bilingual/Spanish a plus
Description of Duties
Provide quality customer service to families and child care providers.
Advise visitors in selecting age-appropriate toys, materials and equipment
Check out and check in toys and equipment
Maintain a safe, clean, organized, and welcoming environment
Inventory and clean and/or disinfect toys and equipment
Set up activities, including room arrangement and special equipment
Interact with young children and families
Lift and carry toys and equipment up to 30 pounds
Complete our Volunteer Interest Form to get involved.
Or, contact us email@example.com to tailor a volunteer position that furthers the mission of Community Resources for Children and meets your needs!