Thank you for your interest in volunteering! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities, some examples are described below. Please feel free to contact any child guide or the coordinator at (320) 231-8300 ext. 6835 if you have questions or would like to learn more about volunteering. We would be happy to help.
School year volunteer openings at the Willmar Middle School, Kennedy and Roosevelt Elementary Schools include positions as lunch buddy, reading buddy, homework helper, and room helper. Please be aware: Before beginning as a volunteer helping with children in the schools, individuals are responsible for completing, paying for and passing a Willmar Public School background check as well as a volunteer application form.
Additional volunteer opportunities involve donations child guides accept for children. Throughout the year, child guides collect basic need items children lack. Help from individuals volunteering to locate or collect donated basic need items are always appreciated. In August, the child guides collaborate with the United Way of West Central Minnesota in a school supply drive for needy children. Volunteers able to move boxes and inventory items are always needed. No background check is necessary.
Child guides also accept donated musical instruments that are in good condition. These are lent to children whose families are unable to afford the rent or cost of a band or orchestra instrument for their child. This allows a child to begin involvement in the school’s music programs. Individuals interested in volunteering to help with this effort are also appreciated.
Your support, as a volunteer or through donations, is sincerely appreciated. It helps children reach their full potentials and mature into caring, resilient and responsible individuals. We believe all children deserve what they need…and dream.