Learning Center and Afterschool Program | Children of the Valley | Mount Vernon, WA
Learning Center | Children of the Valley | Mount Vernon, WA
Learning Center and Afterschool Program | Children of the Valley | Mount Vernon, WA
Learning Center | Children of the Valley | Mount Vernon, WA

Volunteer at COV

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Children of the Valley!

We truly believe that your service – whether it’s behind the scenes or working directly with the children – will have a massive impact on the hearts of these children. Our volunteers range in age, ethnicity, and work experience, but one thing they all have in common is that they have huge HEARTS!

Volunteer Positions

We are so excited to be starting the 2023-2024 school year! Here are our current open volunteer positions.

Van Drivers

Bethany Site and/or on-call for field trips

Mon – Fri, 5:50 pm – 6:30 pm


Homework & Reading Tutors

Help children with their homework and reading.

Mon – Fri, 5 – 6 pm


Enrichment Activities

Do various art projects and activities with the children.

Mon – Fri, times vary


Snack Prep

Prepare healthy snacks for the children.

Bethany & Sedro-Woolley sites only

Mon – Fri, 2 pm – 3 pm

Site Locations

Bethany Covenant Church

1318 S. 18th Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Washington Elementary

1020 McLean Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

719 Ferry St, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

West View Elementary

515 W Victoria Ave, Burlington, WA 98233

About Volunteering at COV

Why Volunteer at COV?

Children of the Valley offers meaningful volunteer opportunities in partnership with the paid staff to live out our mission of providing positive, life-changing experiences to the low-income children and families that we serve together. Our volunteer program strives to provide: 

  • A nurturing environment for volunteers to utilize their unique skill set, although we provide an inclusive place for all volunteers regardless of race, skill set, or education. 
  •  Opportunities for professional growth and development through our on-going training classes.
  • Active recruitment of volunteers from our community to reflect the cultural diversity of this region.


What’s In It For You? 

Volunteering offers both personal and professional development opportunities such as: 

  • On-going training in your particular volunteer role
  • An opportunity to impact your local community
  • Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction
  • Gain valuable work experience 
  • Possible letter of recommendation and/or references 
  • Accrue volunteer hours


Who Can Volunteer at COV? 

In a typical year we partner with local middle school and high school students to volunteer in the following areas: homework tutor, snack prep, and assisting with enrichment activities. This is an opportunity for students to earn volunteer hours, learn job skills, and give back to the community. Teen volunteers will need to complete the Teen Volunteer Agreement in addition to the volunteer application below. 


We also partner with local college students to volunteer in many areas. The last two years we had the Skagit Valley College Baseball Team of 40 members volunteer on a regular basis. This is a great opportunity to teach our students a skill such as baseball. It encouraged 16 of our COV students to join the Mount Vernon – Conway Youth Baseball League. We have also had many college students intern at COV who are interested in pursuing a career in education.


Finally a large group of our volunteers are retired professionals. They have great insight to help our students and our staff. We often have retired teachers, military members, and business owners who can teach our students some great lessons. The opportunities are endless! Please share with us what skill, interest, or talent you would want to teach our students.



Must pass a national background check


If you are interested in volunteering please complete the application below and you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator shortly to complete the next step in the process.

Volunteer Application