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"First Things First is a voter-created, statewide organization that funds early learning, family support and children preventive health services to help kids be successful once they enter kindergarten."

For those who are passionate about children’s issues and want to impact the early childhood programs available to young kids in our community, First Things First (FTF) is seeking volunteers.

FTF is Arizona’s early childhood health and development agency and is seeking about 150 volunteers for the opportunity to collaborate with other dedicated community members in local communities across Arizona. 

This year, FTF made the application process simple with an easy online application. 

Volunteering on a regional council is a unique, high-level leadership opportunity to make a positive impact on children and families in our community. Regional council members help define priorities for the local services and supports for young children and their families. By collaborating with other dedicated community members, they provide opportunities for young children to get a strong start in life.

Research shows a child’s early experiences lay the foundation for a lifetime of success in school and beyond.  FTF partners with parents and communities to give children birth to age 5 the tools they need to arrive at kindergarten prepared to succeed. Regional councils made up of community volunteers inform decisions about how First Things First can help strengthen families, expand early learning opportunities and increase access to preventive health services in their area. 

FTF asks volunteers to commit to about 10 hours per month.

First Things First is a voter-created, statewide organization that funds early learning, family support and children preventive health services to help kids be successful once they enter kindergarten. 

For more information or to apply, visit firstthingsfirst.org/serve.