Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an important part of the Head Start program. Volunteers provide valuable help and expertise to the Head Start Experience. A volunteer can be a parent or family member or a enrolled child, a community member, a college student or anyone interested in helping.

Head Start for Kent County
2626 Walker Ave. NW
Walker, MI 49544

Drop Off:
Head Start for Kent County
2626 Walker Ave. NW
Walker, MI 49544



Watch D.O.G.S.WATCH D.O.G.S. Dads of Great Students

  • Includes fathers, grandfathers, uncles or other positive father figures that spend time volunteering at their child’s Head Start site.
  • Positively impact their child’s life, have fun and become a HERO.
  • Please let your child’s site staff know TODAY and we can get you started.

Email Matt Haviland at mhaviland@hs4kc.org

WATCH D.O.G.S. Dads of Great Students (Papás de Estudiantes Maravillosos)

  • Incluye a los padres, abuelos, tíos u otras figuras paternas positivas que pasan tiempo como voluntarios en el sitio Head Start de sus niños.
  • Estos voluntarios tienen un impacto positivo en la vida de los niños, se divierten y son HÉROES.
  • Por favor, hable con el personal de su escuela HOY si usted está interesado, y podemos ayudar a usted a empezar en este programa.

Envíe un correo electrónico a Matt Haviland a mhaviland@hs4kc.org


Parent Representative on Policy Council


Title: Parent Policy Council Represent from your Head Start site

Objective: To be a liaison between the Policy Council and your Head Start site


  • Parent or guardian of a currently enrolled child at Springhill Head Start.
  • Want to be a leader at your child’s site and be involved in your child’s education.
  • Be able to attend the Policy Council meeting regularly
  • Be able to follow through with commitments
  • Have an interest in making decisions about Head Start
  • You can not have a relative that works for Head Start for Kent County.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Attend the monthly Policy Council meetings and the monthly Parent Meetings.
  • Report the Policy Council activities at the monthly parent meetings.
  • If unable to unable to attend the Policy Council meetings, contact alternate to
  • Serve as a link between the Policy Council and your Head Start.



Classroom Volunteer


  • Reading to children
  • Helping with classroom projects
  • Helping cut out laminated items
  • Sorting and/or cutting items


Bus Aide


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists the bus driver in assuring that children are accounted for and transported in a safe and orderly fashion.
  • Maintains positive manner by and communicating and maintaining a positive relationship with parents, children and staff.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are required in order to meet minimum volunteer performance standards.

Essential Functions (as needed to perform specific volunteer assignment):

  • Able to lift up to fifty pounds.
  • Requires ability to sit, stand bend/stoop and reach and turn and be able to walk, run and keep up with children, including off-loading in an emergency situation.
  • Able to provide visual and auditory supervision of children while on school bus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to manually open and close passenger door of school bus.