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Become a Jumpstart Corps member or Team Leader

30 Offsite-Student employee positions available. Open to all majors!

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap. Join our Sac State team to work towards the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

The Jumpstart program operates out of the Community Engagement Center.

Commitment is for two semesters.

Participation in Jumpstart requires 300 hours, approximately 12-15 hours per week.

Availability needed M/W/F or T/TH/F

Monday and Wednesday either 8:30-12:30 or 1:30-4:30, and *Friday from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Tuesday and Thursday either 8:30-12:30 or 1:30-4:30, and *Friday from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

*NOTE: Fridays are reserved for in-person or virtual training/meetings/workshops or classes.


  • Join a team of Sac State peers.
  • Extensive training in the field of early childhood education.
  • Unique opportunity to join a national network of individuals serving young children.
  • Invaluable opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children.
  • Add Jumpstart experience to your resume.
  • Develop leadership skills


  • $1,300 education award from AmeriCorps that can be used to pay down student loans and/or for graduate school
  • 1-3 units of course credit through an academic internship
  • Up to $4,500 compensation through Federal Work-Study, if eligible.
    Note: If you’re not eligible for work-study, you may be able to receive a financial stipend

Apply for Jumpstart!

Jumpstart Volunteer Leaders

Jumpstart is looking for five Semester of Service Volunteer Leaders

You can obtain a certificate for your volunteer work by completing 30 hours of service in the fall of 2023 or the spring of 2024.

  • Gain Leadership experience
  • Lead a dedicated team of Sac State volunteers
  • Increase your social and relationship skills

This role offers students the opportunity to support equity in early childhood education right here in Sacramento County. In this role, you will gain a deeper understanding of how your leadership has a lasting impact on others and yourself. You will have agency within this position to be heard and hear from others.

Click here to fill out an interest form!