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. Community individuals and groups are encouraged to assist in our anti-poverty efforts through various volunteer opportunities.

    Parents and family members are also asked to volunteer in the classrooms of our Head Start program.

    Please find an opportunity below that works for you. To volunteer with CAPC, contact Dorothy Robinson, Development and Volunteer Services Administrator, at (850) 432-2992 Ext. 428 or email and help us create solutions to poverty in our community.

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

    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 Volunteer (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)

    Parent Committee Member: Monthly Meetings

    (Current Head Start and Early Head Start parents or guardians)

    • Elect officers to conduct the business of the parent committee- Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Assistant Secretary

    • Advise staff in developing and implementing local program policies, activities and services to ensure they meet the needs of the children and families.

    • Have a process for communication with the Policy Council

    • Within the guidelines established by the Board and Policy Council, participate in the recruitment and screening of employees.

    Kitchen Volunteer

    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 Volunteer

    Availability 7am-5pm
    Assist any department staff member with clerical duties as needed, including but not limited to:

    • Filing, organizing, sorting, copying & answering phones

    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

    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

    Social Services 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