Children First provides high quality services to Sarasota County’s most vulnerable children and families.

Volunteer guiding a girl on a playground swing set
Volunteer Stephanie Hochfelder hugging an African American boy

You can lend a helping hand in any of the following ways:

  • Babies Rock Volunteer

    Rocking, holding, feeding, and caring for our infants.

  • Teacher's Pet Volunteer

    Aid our teachers in all aspects of the learning environment.

  • Multilingual Volunteer

    Work with children, families, and staff in different languages.

  • Office Buddy

    Help various departments with office/computer tasks.

  • Kitchen Aide

    Assist our Kitchen Staff during breakfast, lunch, or snack time.

  • FUNdraising

    Join a committee or volunteer to help us at our signature FUNdraising events.

  • Special Events

    Participate in special activities like gardening, singing, dancing or reading!

  • Families First Initiative

    Help with our signature evening classes by being a mentor or assisting with childcare.

  • Remote Volunteering

    Create something special at home for our program/students such as quilting, sewing, making storybooks, creating small gardens for the classrooms and video making. Videos can include story times, pantry meals, pet care, exercise, science, virtual field trips, and making crafts. You can share your creativity and passions with our students.

Every second you give back to the children and families of Children First means more than you can ever imagine. Thank you in advance for your support!

Become a Volunteer