Volunteer Your Time

Wake County SmartStart welcomes volunteer support in the following areas: 

  • Board of Directors: Wake County SmartStart's 18-member Board of Directors steers the organization by making program, financial, allocation and executive decisions that help the organization fulfill its mission of ensuring Wake County’s children, birth to 5, are prepared for success in school and life.
  • Work Groups: Volunteers serve on committees which identify needs in the community and develop plans to address these needs.
  • Champions for Children: Through our advocacy list-serv, you receive the latest information on legislation affecting children and their families and receive invitations to participate in our advocacy efforts. Visit the Wake County SmartStart home page where you can sign up to receive regular updates from Wake County SmartStart.

Contact us for more information on volunteer opportunities at (919) 851-9550 or via e-mail.



Research shows that funding birth to five programs is the best way to maximize taxpayers' investments in education. Wake County SmartStart works diligently to support quality early child care services to families and children in the most need.