Kids Incorporated offers
volunteers unique opportunities to give their time and enhance the many
services provided by the agency. Volunteers make a significant difference in
the lives of children and families the agency serves.
We understand that everyone has
various amounts of time available to volunteer, so no matter how much time you
have to give, Kids Incorporated has an opportunity for you to get involved!
Explorer: May only volunteer once
Short-term: Semester commitment
Practicum Students: Semester long commitment to meet class requirements
Long-term: More than a semester commitment
Interns: One to two semesters, for credit or not for credit, minimum of 18 hours/week
Potential Student Projects: To be taken on by Service learning students or student organizations, including Registered Student Organizations
School Readiness Volunteers
opportunity is perfect for those looking for short-term, practicum, or long-term volunteer time commitments. If you enjoy working directly with
children, consider volunteering in one of our early head start centers. We are
always seeking caring, energetic, and reliable people to take on the following
“Work with teachers to help children reach their full
directly with lead teachers to help assist with the daily activities of the
set up and put away games and activities (toys, blocks, puzzles, painting etc.).
in games and activities by playing with children, talking to them, showing them
how to properly use supplies, and teaching them how to play games.
proper hygiene by helping children wash their hands and use tissues or paper
towels properly, reminding them to cover their mouths when coughing, and to keep
things out of their mouth.
proper behavior by teaching them to share and play nicely or redirecting their focus
if there is an argument.
children when they are upset or crying by hugging, holding or rocking them.
Assistants: “Promote an active mind”
to children using an interactive approach by pointing at pictures, asking
questions, using and explaining new vocabulary.
positive reinforcement to promote literacy and get children excited about
with a clear voice and tone, enunciate, and repeat vocabulary with children.
Volunteers: “Create a clean and safe playing
up playgrounds by sweeping sidewalks and play areas, picking up trash, and collecting
misplaced toys or supplies.
toys or supplies in their proper places or give to their supervisor.
cleaning supply closets and keep them clean.
flowerbeds and spread mulch.
for potential hazards such as sharp edges, broken things etc. and notify
together as a group and in unison.
Foster Grandparents: “Making a difference for the next generation.”
The Foster Grandparent Program
(FGP) offers volunteer opportunities to limited-income persons age 55 and
older. Foster Grandparents provide
one-on-one assistance to children with special and exceptional needs. This
opportunity is only available for those looking for long-term volunteer time commitments.
Office Volunteers: “Helping make every day a success.”
opportunity is perfect for those looking for short-term, or long-term volunteer time commitments. If you have a passion for organization,
writing, and working independently, consider volunteering at a Kids
Incorporated office. We are always looking for:
Volunteers: “Welcome our visitors”
visitors politely and direct them to the indicated person based on their
inquiries or needs.
telephone calls, transfer calls, and take detailed messages.
“Make every day possible”
copies, scan or file paperwork according to given directions.
the task at hand in a timely manner and ask for clarifications if needed.
Internships: “Training strong leaders through meaningful work force experience.”
opportunity is perfect for those looking for short-term , long-term, or internship volunteer time commitments. If
you are looking to gain leadership experience and have a rewarding way to spend
your semester, consider obtaining an internship with Kids Incorporated. We
routinely take on interns in the following areas:
customer service and office skills
independently and have the ability to take direction
the Community Affairs and Public Relation departments
and update publications and promotional items
new ideas for brochures and electronic newsletters
and keep social media sites and website up-to-date
and efficiently enter data according to given instructions
for clarifications if needed
stay on task and meet deadlines
Graphic Design Internships:
and update logos for Kids Incorporated services and events
directly with Publications Department
creative ideas and innovative designs
have competencies with computer programs, typing, and websites
and keep social media sites and website up-to-date, functional, and organized
Parent Participation Events
parent meetings run by parents for parents provide an opportunity for an
exchange of information. Parent interest
surveys are provided at the time of enrollment in order for parents to offer
feedback on training topics they would like the program to offer. This
opportunity is available for those looking for short-term or long-term volunteer time commitments.
Outreach Volunteers: “Lead community events and inspire involvement”
opportunity is perfect for those looking for explorer volunteer time commitments. Kids Incorporated takes part in several annual fundraisers and
events which help raise awareness for our organization, and promote enrichment
in the lives of children and families. We rely on volunteers to help with the
hands-on activities advocating for Kids Incorporated services
with a purpose
· Assist with planning and organization
of this event from October-December
and in-kind donations
with shopping for holiday gifts for adopted families
with processing gifts during drop-off days
· Assist with planning and
organization of this event which occurs on the first Saturday in May each year
close attention to the safety of each child on the equipment, with the materials
and with other children
with set-up, parking, and clean-up
hands-on kids’ activities advocating for Kids Incorporated services
Havana Nights Volunteers:
for this event must be 21+ years-old
with planning and organization of this annual event which takes place on the
last Friday in January each year
with marketing this event to potential donors and attendees
hospitality and concierge services to guests of this event
Kids Incorporated’s mission and vision
opportunity is perfect for those looking for student projects volunteer time commitments. As a potential project
you may decide to hold one of the following donation events:
Wish List Drive for our Early Head Start
are interested in volunteering with Kids Incorporated, please fill out the
volunteer application and corresponding documents located atthe top of this page.
You may also contact our
volunteer coordinator, Matt Vossler,
for more information.
Matthew J. Vossler
Kids Incorporated of the Big
2326 Centerville Rd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 414-9800 ext. 112