Volunteer in the Classroom! Seeking Readers, Artists, & Explorers

Do you want to make a difference in a child life? You can! We’re looking for volunteers to help out in our classrooms at Camp Long, Cougar Mountain, Big Finn Hill, Olympic Sculpture Park, Jefferson, John C Little and Carkeek Park. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a supportive teaching team and help a child get joyfully muddy, be wildly creative and enjoy the childhood we all deserve – one full of play, adventure and wonder.

Contact corbin@tinytrees.org to sign up.

Now Hiring Classroom Volunteers

Focus on reading, art & crafts, & supporting child exploration.

Tiny Trees Preschool gives children a quality education and a joyful, nature rich childhood. Through the use of outdoor classrooms in Seattle city parks, Tiny Trees eliminates the cost of a brick and mortar facility, making preschool affordable and accessible to all families.  An official partner of Seattle Parks and Recreation, Tiny Trees has 4 locations in Seattle & 5 new locations opening in 2017 & 18 across King County. More information in this Q13 Fox News interview, in this Seattle Times article, or at TinyTrees.org.

With the help of a courageous board of directors, a capable CEO, and a gregarious director of education, we’ve built the organization needed to bring affordable, high quality, and culturally responsive preschool to scale at parks across Seattle and Puget Sound.  What we need now are enthusiastic volunteers to help make it happen. We need you!

As a Classroom Volunteer you will:

  • Help with small group time by reading children’s books, helping with arts & crafts, or supporting future engineers at our blocks and building station.
  • Help with exploration time by asking children lots of questions of what they found, how it works, and why.
  • Support our teachers in one of six outdoor classes based in a Seattle Park to create an inviting and emotionally safe classroom. Classes are at John C Little, Jefferson, Camp Long and Carkeek Parks.
  • Support the health, safety, and welfare of all children.  This includes helping children stay warm and dry in poor weather and managing risk in an outdoor setting.

You Are:

  • Excited to get dirty and laugh a lot while being outside in all types of weather.
  • Love children, equity in education, and the environment.
  • Tolerant of uncertainty and change.
  • Able to commit to at least two months of volunteering at one site on a regular scheduled day and time.

Shift Opportunities:

Most of our classrooms need volunteers Monday through Friday either in the morning from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. or in the afternoon from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Our classrooms include Camp Long, Carkeek Park, Jefferson Park and John C. Little Park. An example commitment would be John C Little Park, Fridays 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. from February to April.

We are especially eager to engage volunteers with backgrounds similar to those of the young people we serve. Multi-lingual and people of color encouraged to apply.

Volunteer! Contact our new volunteer coordinator – James Robinson – james@tinytrees.org to get plugged in.

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