Volunteer

 

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We are deeply grateful for the more than 8,000 annual volunteers who give of their time to work hand-in-hand with the Family Giving Tree.

Interested in volunteering during the Family Giving Tree's Back-to-School Drive? We’re always looking for people who want to have fun, are passionate about our work and love giving back to their community. You can also support our mission year-round by volunteering in our office, interviewing our recipient agencies or representing the Family Giving Tree at volunteer fairs.

Warehouse Positions

The warehouse is a flurry of activity in August for the Back-to-School Drive. We rely on groups and individual volunteers to help us set up the warehouse space, receive donations, sort and prepare donations, quality check donated products, help load agency cars, and clean up the warehouse space. Tasks will be assigned when volunteers arrive at the warehouse dependent upon the most pressing needs at that time. Registration is first-come, first-serve.

Restrictions: Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, no children under the age of 15 will be allowed to volunteer 
Times Offered: August
Location: Family Giving Tree Warehouse 
Registration: June - Drive Leaders may register for up to 10 spaces; July - Public Volunteers may register for up to 4 spaces 

At-Home Positions

In order to be prepared for each drive, there's always paperwork to process and calls to make! Help out from your home with duties such as data entry, mailings, putting together Drive Leader packets, making calls to partner agencies, etc.

Restrictions: Open to all ages; Youth under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult; Individuals/Small Groups
Times Offered: As needed basis
Location: Family Giving Tree Office (606 Valley Way, Milpitas)
Registration: Anytime during the year

If you are interested in volunteering, email volunteers@familygivingtree.org

Collateral Preparation

Help us prepare our Back-to-School materials by stapling, organizing, and mailing Drive Leader packets. Pick up from our office to prepare in the comfort of your own home and simply return them once they're done.

Restrictions: Open to all ages and group sizes; Youth under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult if working in the office
Times Offered: May & June
Location: Family Giving Tree Office (606 Valley Way, Milpitas)
Registration: Anytime during the year

If you are interested in volunteering, email volunteers@familygivingtree.org