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Volunteer and Internships

The Dick Howser Center has many volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in working with young children and their teachers. Your time is a valuable resource for DHCNE and we welcome the opportunity to share your talents with our children and families.

Ways to volunteer

  • Work directly with children – help with messy play activities, story time, pat backs at naptime, play games on the playground.
  • Guest presenter/speaker – Share your interests, hobbies or career story with children as well as with staff in a training or with parents.
  • Facilities and grounds work – Help maintain the DHCNE building and facilities by doing yard work, gardening and minor repairs.

Level II Background screening will be completed for Volunteers giving over 25 hours of time per week. If interested in an internship or placement email Director Kim Sineath, ksineath@goodwillbigbend.com  or call DHC at 850-921-KIDS(5437).

We’ve partnered with the following universities for internships in Social Work and Early Childcare Education:

  • Florida State University
  • Florida A & M University
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • Keiser College

Click here to download the Volunteer Handbook.