Intern or Volunteer
“Help Me Grow has been a wonderful experience throughout my internship. This program, in my opinion, is excellent for the children population in our community. I have conducted face-to-face screenings and assessments via phone. It is rewarding to see children cooperate with you and to see how a family can obtain so much information about their child through a preliminary screening. Many of the families I spoke with could not believe what we had to offer and they were elated with the services provided. Many of them were not aware that these services were available in their community. Along the way, I have also created parent tip sheets in areas as an ongoing resource for parents, regarding commonly presented issues. Some of the areas of concern that I came across included parenting a child while going through a divorce, parenting shy children, as well as obesity and healthy eating for kids. I am happy to know that I have created something lasting in this program that will educate families in these areas and learn how to cope or deal with these matters.”
— Caridad Diaz Rodriguez, Intern
“Volunteering with Help Me Grow has been the highlight of my semester! I have been able to work with so many different facets of the program that I feel I gained a wealth of knowledge. My favorite days are when we schedule visits to different child care centers and get to evaluate the kids face to face. Seeing how well the children complete the assessment as well as how happy they are to play with a “new friend” brings a smile to my face every time. Helping put together the Help Me Grow National Forum has taught me about event planning and has helped me reflect on the program and its’ mission. I am grateful to be a part of this amazing team!”
— Sarah Quigley, Volunteer
If you are interested in interning or volunteering with the Help Me Grow initiative, contact your local HMG. To find your local program, please click here.