Volunteer Opportunities




Second Street Children’s School (SSCS), is a private, non-profit, play-based, parent/guardian-participation preschool and kindergarten serving families in the greater Tucson metropolitan area. Located in the heart of the Sam Hughes residential neighborhood in central Tucson, SSCS occupies a historic site that has been used as a school since 1942, when young children from the then small town of Tucson would gather under the shade of four open-air ramadas to learn. Two of those ramadas still stand today. The school’s facilities have expanded to include four classrooms in a converted home and two large tree-shaded play-yards. SSCS now serves an economically and ethnically diverse, multi-lingual community with a rich year-round developmentally appropriate program. It is one of, if not the oldest, continuously operating preschools in Tucson and is unique because of its location in an actual neighborhood.

Carpentry Support

  • With 70 children playing with toys and equipment, we need the occasional repair made on our wooden toys (such as blocks, trucks, and puzzles) and furniture (such as cubbies, tables and play houses)

  • Repairs can be made onsite M-F between the hours of 7:30-5:30. 

  • If items are small enough, volunteers can Pick up items at 2430 E 2nd Street 85719 

  • This volunteer job is ongoing and as needed. Scheduling will be made once volunteer contacts the office.

  • If it is a larger item (play house for example) volunteers can work at the school.

  • Finger print clearance card and proof of recent TB test are required for onsite volunteer positions.

Website Support

  • We are interested in updating our website with a fresh look and new photos.

  • A volunteer for this potion will have website building experience.

  • This is a remote volunteer position

Substitute Teacher

  • Occasional subbing in a preschool or kindergarten classroom...perfect for retired educators or other interested folks!

  • Our hours are 7:30-5:30pm, M-F

  • Substitutes will be called the evening before or morning of the day in need for a 5-6 hour per day substitute opportunity working along side a lead teacher.

  • All volunteers for this position of substitute are required to have a training with the director prior to participating, finger print clearance card and proof of recent TB test are also required for onsite volunteer positions.