Volunteer Information

We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the help of our volunteers! You can help make a difference in the life of a child.

Family and community volunteers help us reach our classroom goals and help children become independent, confident, and enthusiastic learners.

We are seeking volunteers to help in every area of our Head Start programs, including arts, math, literacy, physical health, language development, social-emotional health and more.

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Irma De Loera

Volunteer and Professional Development Specialist
(541) 564-6878 Ext. 214

Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Opportunities:

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SMART Coordinator

Recruit, train, and maintain sufficient Readers for S.M.A.R.T. program success. Work with S.M.A.R.T. and UMHS staff to implement and oversee the program throughout the school year. Site coordinators actively support children’s literacy and inspire a love of books and reading.

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Summer Lunch Assistant - Hermiston

The Summer Lunch Assistant will assist in preparing and serving picnic-style meals for children while keeping the kitchen and service areas clean and sanitary.

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Teacher Assistant

The Volunteer Teacher Assistant will perform a variety of tasks depending on classroom needs in our Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms. Responsibilities will include assisting teachers, teacher assistants, and children as directed. This position helps to extend the resources of UMHS to better fulfill the needs of the families we serve.

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