Volunteer

We’re providing education, financial stability and community empowerment for families. But with your help, we can strengthen even more and achieve our vision of making Northwest Florida a better place to live.

CAPC averages between 150 – 200 community volunteers each year. We have strong partnerships with Every Child A Reader in Escambia (ECARE) and the Pensacola Young Professionals, groups who provide the majority of these volunteers. We also have existing partnerships with Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida, both of whom have provided us with interns during the fall, spring and summer semesters for the last three years. Parents and family members are asked to volunteer in the classrooms of our Head Start program, and last year, we had over 2,500 parents and family members who volunteered with CAPC.

Scroll down to find opportunities for you. To volunteer with CAPC, contact Crystal Scott, Development and Volunteer Services Administrator, at 1-850-432-2992, ext. 446, and help us create solutions to poverty in our community.

Foster Grandparent

  • Recruited and Managed through the Council on Aging
  • Eligible to perform any other job at the assigned rate minus $2.65/hour stipend received from Council on Aging

Classroom Assistant (Head Start): Availability 8am-2:30pm

  • Assisting Teachers with daily duties including but not limited to:
  • Preparing project materials
  • Set up and clean up of activities and meals
  • Chaperoning field trips
  • Actively playing/learning with children

Classroom Assistant (Early Head Start): Availability 8am-4:00pm

  • Assisting Teachers with daily duties including but not limited to:
  • Preparing project materials
  • Set up and clean up of activities and meals
  • Chaperoning field trips
  • Holding/rocking infants
  • Changing diapers
  • Reading/Literacy Assistant Availability: 8am-1:30pm
  • Work one to one or with a small group of children on literacy
  • Reading to child/children
  • Encouraging child/children to read aloud
  • Engage in other activities that promote literacy (alphabet, name writing, etc)

Kitchen Assistant: Availability 7am-1:00pm

  • Aide in preparing and delivering meals to classrooms

Transportation Escorts: Availability 8am-2:30pm (as needed)

  • Ride with children and Family Advocate to medical or mental health appointments
  • Volunteer will help Family Advocate to keep children calm and entertained while waiting

Clerical Assistant: Availability 7am-5pm

  • Assist any department staff member with clerical duties as needed, including but not limited to:
  • Filing, organizing, sorting, copying & answering phones

Maintenance Assistant: Availability 7am-6pm

  • Assist Maintenance department with duties including but not limited to cleaning, collecting trash, repairs and yard work

Event Volunteer: Availability (as needed)

  • Assists staff at any Recruitment of Awareness Events representing the agency

Guest Speaker/Community Agency Partner

  • Other Community Agencies presenting their services to our children and families though a partnership with CAPC Head Start

Family Advocate Intern: Availability 7am-3:00pm

  • Intern earning college credit while volunteering with a Family Advocate. (University of West Florida and Pensacola State College students)
  • Shadow assigned Family Advocate, make calls, attend meetings and perform duties in place of assigned Family Advocate under supervision of PFCE Program Manager

Nursing Intern RNs LPNs: Availability (as needed for scheduled screenings) 8am-2pm

  • Intern earning college credit while volunteering with a Nursing Staff member
  • Shadow assigned Nurse, perform basic nursing tasks (taking blood pressure & pulse), document results from Health Screenings and assist with filing medical records
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