Volunteer Opportunities

Community volunteers play a crucial role in helping the Columbus Early Learning Centers fulfill our mission of delivering the best early learning experiences and family support services so that every child is able to succeed.

How can I volunteer?

CELC Staff will work individually with every volunteer or group to ensure that we match your talents and interests to a meaningful project within the organization. Ways in which volunteers have offered their talents in the past include:

  • Helping in the office.
  • Creating bulletin boards.
  • Reconfiguring teacher and administrative work spaces.
  • Assisting teachers develop lesson plans.
  • Planting flowers and plants around the center.
  • Planning and teaching a short lesson in the classroom.
  • Planning events for our families and staff.
We are always open to your ideas about how to best utilize your talents as a volunteer!

Who can volunteer?

We work with individuals, families, student groups, church groups, and businesses to design volunteer projects suitable to our volunteers’ interests. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age, although volunteers must be eighteen to work in the classrooms.

When can I volunteer?

Volunteering typically takes place during our normal operating hours, Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm. We may be able to accommodate groups outside of these normal operating hours upon request.

How do I become a volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering with the CELC, please email Jessie Crawford your name, your volunteer interests (office, classroom, or kitchen), and your potential schedule for volunteering. Please note, CELC is not open on weekends.

Or, if by mail:
Columbus Early Learning Centers
240 North Champion Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43203