HOW YOU CAN HELPMake a Difference TodayVolunteerVolunteers will receive orientation to Child Care Answers training, in addition to position-specific training. Our needs generally fall into the areas listed below, but please feel free to contact us if you are available to offer assistance outside of the areas listed. Locations and days vary according to position - contact us to learn more.We would love to have you join our team as a volunteer or intern. Front Office volunteers greet visitors, answer phones, and provide basic clerical support. Graphic Designers help with flyers, brochures, or other media for events and consumer education material. Data Entry volunteers update multiple databases and may directly contact providers to gather updates. Proof readers / Editors volunteers attend to newsletters and brochures. Community Fair assistants attend local fairs to represent Child Care Answers services. These events may include children’s activities. Subject matter experts share their expertise with families or child care providers. Training topics vary by volunteer’s skills and may include topics such as business, health, or legal. Board members serve in an advisory role in areas related to our new non-profit organization. Marketing Consultants provide guidance to develop low-cost marketing strategies for Child Care Answers’ target audiences. Grant consultants share their expertise with child care providers. Training topics vary by volunteer’s skills. Community outreach volunteers provide resources to local businesses and social service agencies. Contact us to volunteerJoin an Advocate GroupYour voice, along with the voices of others, can make a huge impact in early childhood education. It may feel overwhelming to try to make a difference on your own - there are many advocacy groups that would welcome your passion and elbow grease for the “cause” of improved early childhood education.Local and Statewide SPARK Regional Advisory Councils The purpose of the Regional Advisory Councils (RAC) is for early learning programs and partners to strategically advise and collaborate on the technical assistance support and approaches delivered by SPARK Learning Lab. National Child Care Aware® of America Action Network Child Care Aware of America is the nation’s leading voice for quality, affordable child care. The organization leads research on the child care landscape while advocating for child care policies that improve access and affordability of quality child care for all families. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) NAEYC offers various resources, such as advocate groups and online information, to help you become the early learning advocate that you want to be!