Helping Families Ensure Their Children Enter School Ready to Learn



ECS values our volunteers and recognizes the positive impact they make in a child’s development. Whether our volunteers are reading to children in the classroom or playing games with them on the playground, they are helping make everyday moments opportunities for learning. Our volunteers work together with our staff to help children live happier, healthier lives. We need volunteers who are interested in working with children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, need to provide a photo ID with signature, and are expected to comply with all rules and regulations of ECS. 

Please complete the Volunteer Application so we can connect you with the correct childcare center.


  • Volunteer at one of our great Vegetable Gardens (located at our centers) to show the children how to plant and water the garden vegetables.
  • Read stories to children.
  • Assist teachers with classroom responsibilities.
  • Work with children in special interest areas (music, drama, art).
  • Help prepare and present materials.
  • Assist with special events at the centers.
  • Share travel experiences.
  • Give a lecture on your career or area of expertise.

ECS volunteer opportunities through United Way of Northeast Florida.
ECS volunteer opportunities through United Way of Marion County.