Welcome volunteers!

The Child Development Center offers volunteer opportunities for all individuals who want to become involved in the daily life of a child care center. Volunteers participate in various activities from reading a book to a child to sharing light housekeeping duties that maintain a safe and healthy environment. We viewed volunteers as a valuable resource to our Center. 

The more you put in the more you get out. We encourage you to commit for a minimum of 2 days per week in at least one and a half hours each day. This commitment allows both you and the children we serve to fully benefit from your experience.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to work with us and the children we serve. We look forward to the opportunities to work together striving to honor the values and objectives of our Center as well as achieving your goals and expectations.

How to Become a Volunteer or Student Employee


Please send your resume and a letter of interest to:

Tammy Gardner, Director, gardnert@wou.edu

All volunteers and student employees must pass a specific background check required by state licensing.  This process can take up to 4-8 weeks so please allow for plenty of time.


    Interested in employment at the Child Development Center?

    We are very invested in creating a meaningful and long term relationships with the adults that are working with the children enrolled in our programs. This requires time and an opportunity to get to know one another, the routines, and the teachers. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tammy Gardner, CDC Director by phone at (503) 838-8238 or email at gardnert@wou.edu.