Corps members make a difference that lasts a lifetime.
Corps members are the heart of Jumpstart. While the majority are college students representing a wide array of higher education institutions, Corps members are also community volunteers interested in making a lasting impact on a child's life.
What's the role of a Jumpstart Corps member?
Corps members complete a minimum of 200-300 hours of service throughout the program year, which aligns with a typical school year. This intensive commitment makes a substantial impact in the life of a young child.
Corps members participate in the following activities:
- Serve part-time, 8-12 hours per week, during the school year, including Jumpstart sessions with team and small groups of children, 4 hours per week (two sessions per week for two hours each)
- Team planning meetings and session preparation, which includes planning, reflection, and/or training, 2-3 hours per week
- 1-5 hours each week in a preschool classroom during the regular school day, supporting the classroom teacher and planned activities (the number of hours in the classroom is determined on the total hours commitment for the year)
- 1 hour of individual planning and preparation for Jumpstart sessions
- Communication with childrens' families and teachers
- Participate in intensive pre-service and on-going trainings
- Attend periodic service days to support the communities in which they serve