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!

Sites and Volunteer Needs

Our regular program operates during the school year so we are on break during the summer, but we are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. The times listed below are subject to change. If you apply over the summer we will contact you in mid-August. 

 

Bethany Covenant Church

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

Current Volunteer Needs:

Homework Tutor | Monday-Friday | 5-6pm 

Enrichment Activities | Wednesday | 3:30-4:30pm

Snack Prep | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 2-4pm

Snack Prep | Wednesday | 12-2pm or 3:30-5pm

Van Driver | Monday-Friday | 5:45-6:30pm

 

Centennial Elementary School 

3100 Martin Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Current Volunteer Needs:

Homework Tutor | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday | 4-5pm 

Homework Tutor | Wednesday 3-4pm

Enrichment Activities | Wednesday | 2-3pm or 4:30-5:30pm 

 

Washington Elementary School 

1020 McLean Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Current Volunteer Needs:

Homework Tutor | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 3:45-4:45pm 

Homework Tutor | Wednesday | 4-5pm

Enrichment Activities | Wednesday | 5-6pm

 

Sedro-Woolley Site at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

719 Ferry St, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 

Current Volunteer Needs:

Snack Shopper | Monday | 12:30-2:30pm

Snack Prep | Monday-Friday | 3-4pm

Homework Tutor | Monday-Friday | 4:30-5:30pm

Enrichment Activities | Monday-Friday | 5:30-6pm

 

Burlington Site at Christ the King Skagit Church

100 Fountain St, Burlington, WA 98223

Current Volunteer Needs:

*No program on Wednesdays

Snack Shopper | Monday | 12:30-2:30pm

Snack Prep | Monday-Friday | 3-4pm

Homework Tutor | Monday-Friday | 5-6pm

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 
  • Recru 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.

 

Requirements

COVID Vaccination

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