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We often have volunteer or job opportunities in several Head Start locations.

Volunteer Opportunities

As a volunteer you could:

  • Read or tell a story to the children
  • Help conduct classroom activities
  • Clean up
  • Participate in field trips

If you are interested in volunteering, contact our main office at 605-658-3810 or

Job Opportunities

If you are interested in working for USD Head Start, you must apply through the South Dakota Board of Regents website. Once on the website, select University of South Dakota then search "Head Start."

Substitute Positions

Center Teacher Substitutes: Education or related degree preferred.
Teacher Aide Substitutes: You will care for children 18 months to 5 years during absence of staff. Positions are temporary as needed, and may be called throughout the program year.
Nutrition Aide Substitutes: You will prepare and serve snacks and meals during absence of staff.

Babysitting Positions

We often have openings for hourly babysitters. You will provide care to children ages 0-12 at monthly parent meetings in the evening and daytime throughout Clay, Lincoln, Turner and Union counties.