Volunteers

 

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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 Holiday Wish 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 December for the Holiday Wish 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 most pressing needs at that time. Registration happens on a first come first serve basis.

Restrictions: Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult
Times Offered: December
Location: Family Giving Tree Warehouse (TBD)
Registration: October - Drive Leaders may register for up to 50 spaces; November - Public Volunteers may register for up to 15 spaces

Warehouse Volunteer Registration button code:

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REGISTRATION FOR PUBLIC VOLUNTEERS WILL OPEN ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST @ 8:00 AM.

 

Office Positions

In order to be prepared for each drive there's always paperwork to do and calls to make! Help out in our Family Giving Tree office with general office duties such as data entry, filing, 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. Come into our office to volunteer or bring back materials to prepare in the comfort of your own home.

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

 

Drive Leader Calls

Without dedicated Drive Leaders, the Family Giving Tree would not have the capability of donating thousands of backpacks and wishes each year to local partner agencies. Drive Leaders have to be contacted at the beginning of each Drive season, and registered with their updated information. We need volunteers who enjoy interacting over the phone and are willing to recruit new Drive Leaders from their own social circles. The more Drive Leaders who are registered, the more supplies and gifts given to children in need!

Restrictions: 18+ years old
Times Offered: April - July
Requirements: Attend orientation, 20 phone calls per month
Location: Family Giving Tree Office (606 Valley Way, Milpitas), Work from home
Registration: Contact volunteers@familygivingtree.org to learn about orientation dates

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