Update: With the introduction of Phase 2 Smart Start Partnership for Children is excited to welcome back volunteers to the office. If volunteering please follow the steps outlined below. 

  1. Call or email Carrie Ann to schedule a volunteer appointment. 828-693-1580 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. One individual or family unit at a time.
  3. Wear a cloth mask.
  4. Sort/sticker outside at the picnic table weather permitting.
  5. Staff will sanitize surfaces after volunteer appointment

There are lots of ways to get involved, if you are interested in any of the opportunities below email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

smartstart.hendersonvillenc.volunteers

Community Outreach Volunteer

The Volunteer’s primary responsibilities will focus on supporting the work of Smart Start Partnership for Children. The Community Outreach Volunteer will attend community events to promote Smart Start’s services and assist in registering young children for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL).  

Literacy Volunteer

The Volunteer’s primary responsibilities will focus on supporting the work of Smart Start Partnership for Children. Literacy Volunteer will support early literacy efforts, through labeling books with SSPFC stickers, sorting, and organizing books per age and reading level with assistance of book leveling software. 

Reach Out and Read Volunteer

The Volunteer’s primary responsibilities will focus on supporting the work of Smart Start Partnership for Children. ROR Volunteer will support ROR activities, by delivering books to local pediatrician offices once a month and labeling books with SSPFC stickers. 

eBay Volunteer

The Volunteer’s primary responsibilities will focus on supporting the work of Smart Start Partnership for Children. The eBay volunteer will manage the SSPFC eBay account. eBay sales will provide revenue for Smart Start programming.

Board Service

Smart Start Partnership for Children is governed by an active Board of Directors representing parents, health care, public agencies, private businesses, communities of faith, child care centers, educational institutions, civic organizations and concerned citizens. Board Members are volunteers who contribute their expertise, professional resources and time to building a stronger future for Henderson County.

Citizens-at-large, as well as current and former board members, are welcome to serve on Smart Start Partnership for Children's board of directors or committees and task forces. Participation on a committee is a great way help shape the decisions and plans developed to meet the specific needs of our county’s youngest residents. 

 

 

 

To discuss volunteering, please call Carrie Ann Chandler at 828-693-1580 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To print and complete a brief volunteer application, click here. Return this to us and we will be in touch very soon!

To complete an application for board member or committee service, please click here.