Volunteer

Volunteer Application

MCHC’s record of success for over 20 years, would not have been achieved without the time, talent, and support of our wonderful volunteers. Our volunteers show us that caring community members have the power to improve the lives of children and their families. 

Note all volunteers must pass the following clearances:
  • No criminal or child abuse history as determined by a criminal background check and child abuse screening.
  • No data identity theft or financial fraud as determined by a criminal background check.
MCHC’s record of success for over 20 years, would not have been achieved without the time, talent, and support of our wonderful volunteers. Our volunteers show us that caring community members have the power to improve the lives of children and their families. Note all volunteers must pass the following clearances: · No criminal or child abuse history as determined by a criminal background check and child abuse screening. · No data identity theft or financial fraud as determined by a criminal background check.
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Available Volunteer Opportunities

Go Behind The Scenes

A lot of care and preparation goes into assembling infant care items for each new mom, a backpack for a new kindergartner, or a mailing to our supporters. Help with these efforts are always appreciated. Clerical work at the MCHC sites is also really valuable to our busy Family Health Advocates, Parent Educators and management

Spend Time With Young Children

Our participants are often occupied at educational classes or at Health Insurance Enrollment Days and volunteers are helpful in keeping the kids busy. Hold a sleeping baby, or color with and read a book to a young one while their parents focus on important opportunities.

Organize A Drive

Diapers, receiving blankets, bottles, baby wash and lotion are an ongoing necessity as every Healthy Start mom is given a infant care package filled with these items. Working together to collect these essentials is a heartwarming way to welcome new babies into our community.

Pull Out Your Sewing Machines!

MCHC recently started a Pillowcase Project. We are collecting donations of homemade pillowcases to hold each participant’s infant care items for their new baby. If you are a member of a quilter group, sewing club, or just enjoy sewing, offer your talent as a personal, unique, and useful gift to a new family.

Commit Your Next Party To Us

People, not presents, is what makes a party special. In lieu of gifts, suggest a pack of diapers or a donation to MCHC. You will not only be celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, but you will also be celebrating MCHC’s commitment to Che

Join Us At Events

Healthy Start and the Kennett Square Family Center hold family events such as Dental Fairs, Holiday Parties, or Safety Events for participants throughout the year. Be part of a special night by volunteering and see MCHC in action! Please visit our website for a list of upcoming events.

Introduce Us To Your Friends

We enjoy meeting new faces in the county! If you are a member of or know a particular church, mom’s group, school, service club, or any group that may want to know more about us, let us know. We would love to meet them and tell them about our important work.

Meet New Friends

An important ingredient to our success in reaching so many residents from our communities is our presence at local community events such as local fairs. Represent MCHC at a local event and tell new friends about our important work. MCHC will equip you with all the information and materials you will need.

Lend Your Expertise

Our Board of Directors and committees are always looking for a fresh perspective! We are particularly in need of members with marketing, fundraising, or finance experience.

Financial and In-Kind Donations

Financial support is vital to our efforts to ensure families thrive

GivingTuesdayNow is on May 5th

MCHC continues providing services during this difficult time. We are grateful for your support. Our program participants are receiving services remotely during this public health crisis either through (IVC) interactive video conferencing using WhatsApp application to have two way, real-time, audiovisual communication between MCHC staff members and Family (parent and target child and others) or through telecommunication (audio phone calls) and following the guidelines from "Parents and Teachers curriculum" during this difficult time; ensuring staff is able to share important COVID-19 information as the situation evolves. Our staff is able to support the majority of parents who are at home with their children and provide them with interactive activities that are conducive to their children’s learning and development. In addition, the staff is directing and providing different resources including healthcare access to families in different communities. Your generosity is making a huge difference in the life of many children. We are providing support to families around the County with basic items including diapers, formula, personal care items, and food box donations. Just in the past month, MCHC staff have delivered over 85 food boxes from Chester County Food Bank, diapers, formula, and other baby items and we estimate an increasing need in the coming weeks. Family Benefit Specialists continue doing Health Insurance and SNAP benefits enrollments on a daily basis. While many other local human service organizations are closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, our capacity to support families virtually allowed us to adjust our program structure within a week. Support from donors like you will enable us to sustain our program infrastructure and support our staff as we continue serving vulnerable families in our community.