York County is looking for volunteers to work with pre-kindergarten kids this summer in its Safety Town program, according to a release from the county.
Safety Town teaches basic injury prevention in a setting that simulates an actual town, with mock buildings, sidewalks and streets. The program was designed to help younger students learn fire safety, personal safety and traffic safety, such as looking both ways before crossing a street, according to Safety Town.
York County’s program is looking for 50 volunteers to serve as leader assistants, who help staff leaders monitor and supervise a group of eight to 10 children.
Volunteers can be youth or adults; either way, they must be available to attend a training session from 10-11 a.m. on June 22, at the Tabb Library Meeting Room in Yorktown. Anyone interested must be able to commit to the program for at least one full week during the summer.
Volunteers will be needed from 8:30-11:45 each morning, Monday through Friday, based on the Safety Town schedule:
- July 9 – 13 at Mt. Vernon Elementary School
- July 16 – 20 at Mt. Vernon Elementary School
- July 23 – 27 at Mt. Vernon Elementary School
- July 31 – August 4 at Waller Mill Elementary School
Volunteers will receive a Safety Town T-shirt and recognition at the weekly completion ceremony. Applications are being accepted from April 16 through May 25. To learn more about how to volunteer, there’s information on York County’s website.