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  • 10320 Gladiolus Dr. Fort Myers, FL 33908
  • (239) 481-2100
  • 10320 Gladiolus Dr. Fort Myers, FL 33908
  • (239) 481-2100


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Become A Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated!

Thank you for considering GLAD Center!

Gladiolus Learning and Development Center is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Volunteer hours are flexible.

Please find below GLAD’s volunteer application, affidavit, service opportunities and rules of conduct you’ll need to be aware of before starting volunteer service at our childcare center.

First-time volunteers need to fill out the volunteer application and affidavit, as well as read and agree to the rules of conduct when working with our children. Please bring these items in along with your valid photo identification on your first day. We’ll give you a tour of the center and answer any questions you might have.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Note to Volunteers

Volunteers are expected to carry themselves in a professional manner at all times. Our dress code is casual; however please keep the following in mind:

  • Dress conservatively on campus, no revealing clothing, offensive language or displays of alcohol/tobacco/profanity are allowed. Closed-toe flat shoes must be worn.
  • We ask that volunteers refrain from using cell phones in the classrooms or while on the playground. Our children need your full attention!
  • The tasks below are just some of the many ways you can help around the center.
  • Please refer to this list or ask the teachers what you can do to lend a helping hand.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Interact with children during activities
  • Encourage participation during outdoor play
  • Encourage group participation
  • Read stories to children
  • Lead songs and games
  • Assist teachers with daily activities – ask teachers, “What can I do to help?”
  • Homework help for elementary school aged children, tutoring and mentoring.
  • Sharing your hobbies or talents
  • Help arrange classrooms
  • Label containers and shelves
  • Disinfect everything: toys, shelves, tables, chairs, door handles, etc.
  • Sweep floor
  • Help clean up after meals and snack
  • Help put out sleeping cots for naptime
  • After naptime, help to clear cots from the floor area
  • Help clean bathroom or diaper-changing area (wipe down walls and door if needed)

Other volunteer opportunities around the Center include:

MAINTENANCE: Fixing toys, computers, cabinets, fences, doors, locks, beautifying lawn, and checking over building and property for needed repairs.

MAKING & BAKING: Sewing quilts, blankets, crib sheets, clothes, activity books and baking birthday cakes. Collecting craft supplies from other organizations, etc.

OFFICE ASSISTANCE: General duties such as organizing, assisting with mailings, answering phones, data input, etc.

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Hosting or coordinating a fundraising event; being a liaison for contacting other organizations and picking up needed supplies, etc.

You can truly make a positive impact in the lives of our children by ensuring they have a healthy environment to grow, learn and thrive!