Children & Families First values volunteers of all backgrounds and talents. Opportunities are varied, and change regularly.
If you’re interested in learning more, contact:
809 N. Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
You may also complete and submit our online Volunteer & Intern Interest Form and send to the appropriate individual above.
Note: All those interested in volunteering or interning with Children & Families First must successfully complete a criminal history background check, and certain positions require driver's license background check before starting .
Current Volunteer & Intern Opportunities
Community School Engagement (Wilmington)
Volunteers are needed to assist program staff with various programs and support work at designated elementary schools within the city of Wilmington, DE. The vision of this program is that the school will be a center of the community, stressing parent engagement, and a "hub" of services, opportunities and civic involvement for learning. Activities and duties of volunteers include: help setting up display tables, greeting parents, assisting with activities for children during evening family nights, assist with reading and math groups in a classroom setting. Number of hours would vary based on the site and the activity. Hours would range from 5 to 10 hours per week for weekly help, and 2-3 hours for a specific activity.
HS Diploma and related work experience required. Specific skills and experience working with children preferred. Some sites seek individuals with a background in the Arts( Dance, music, visual arts/painting etc.) to lead children as their parents participate in family meetings. Some college desired. Volunteers will gain meaningful work experience, and help to enhance the education and family resources for children in the community.
General Agency Clerical Support - All locations (Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown)
Volunteers are needed Statewide to support staff in many Children & Families First departments and programs by performing clerical and office tasks. This valuable “behind the scenes” assistance is needed in the Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown Offices. Hours are negotiable between 9 and 5. Orientation and training are provided by staff.HS Diploma and related work experience required.
Grief & Loss Volunteer Support Group Facilitator- Kent & Sussex County
Supporting Kidds relies on volunteers every day to provide hope and healing to children facing loss. Trained volunteer facilitators work with families one night per week during support group sessions. Responsibilities include: preparing for group meetings, introducing activities, assisting group members to participate, clean and organize materials used in group meetings. As interest and conditions permit, participate in other activities related to working with bereaved families and/or related to supporting the work of Supporting Kidds. Group runs in two cycles, fall and spring one evening per week for six weeks. Hours per session can range from 15 to 40 hours per session. We request that volunteers commit to a minimum of two sessions. Seeking compassionate volunteers who have a comfort in addressing difficult issues related to grief and loss. High School Diploma and related work experience required.
Working with Children - New Castle, Kent & Sussex County
Child Care Assistance needed for Strengthening Families Program to support staff working with children by helping watch over and provide activities for children whose family members are participating in this program. This is a one-time per week opportunity from 4:30 to 8:00 pm on the scheduled evening in a downtown Wilmington location. Abilities required include being able to interact as a positive role model for children; to help plan/provide suitable activities for and to relate well with children. It is important to be able to work as part of a team.HS Diploma and related work experience required.