Volunteer for College For Kids

College for Kids offers numerous volunteering opportunities for motivated students ages 13 and up.

Important Note for 2021:  Due to the smaller number of classes being offered, volunteer opportunities this summer will be very limited compared to previous years. Additionally, due to operational changes resulting from new safety protocols being implemented, volunteers may have additional responsibilities this year including assisting with the student check-in and check-out process. Volunteers will be expected to be on campus from 8am - 12pm for the days that they are scheduled. Additional information will be provided via a virtual orientation or phone/email closer to the start of the program. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please call or email the Program Coordinator, Brandon Fredette (information provided below.)

At the end of the program, each volunteer will receive an official certificate documenting the number of hours he or she has spent volunteering. This certificate may be used towards community service requirements for National Honor Society, Girl or Boy Scouts, Key Club, or similar programs. Volunteer experience is also a positive addition to your college application and valued by college admissions.

Many College for Kids students decide to become volunteers once they are old enough. Some of our volunteers have even moved on to hold paying summer jobs with College for Kids.

Volunteer Duties

Volunteers are an integral part of our program. They assist course instructors with signing students in or out, bringing classes for breaks, and helping to make sure the class runs smoothly. Volunteers can enjoy the benefits of a class while helping out – all for free! We expect our volunteers to behave maturely and responsibly, and above all to demonstrate the ability to work with children in a classroom setting.

How to Volunteer

Each course provides 20 volunteering hours (Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm). You may sign up to volunteer for up to four courses (one per week) however due to the limited number of volunteer spots this year, we cannot guarantee a full schedule. Upon submitting an application, you will be notified as soon as possible if there are still volunteer spots available. If not, you will have the option of being put on a waitlist to be contacted should further volunteer spots become available.

To apply, fill out the CFK Volunteer Application

You may either email the application form to Brandon Fredette or send it through regular mail to:

College for Kids
Westfield State University
333 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brandon at (413) 572-8033 or bfredette@westfield.ma.edu