Warehouse Volunteer

 

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Warehouse Positions

Holiday Wish Drive

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 gifts, sort and prepare gifts, help load gifts into agency vehicles, and clean up the warehouse space at the end of the Drive. 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 (location will be announced)
Registration: October - Drive Leaders may register for up to 50 spaces,
                       November - Public Volunteers may register for up to 15 spaces

Back to School Drive

The warehouse is a lively and upbeat place 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 backpacks, quality check donated school supplies, help load the backpacks for qualified school into vehicles, and clean up the warehouse space at the end of the Drive. 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: August
Location: Family Giving Tree Warehouse (location will be announced)
Registration: June - Drive Leaders may register for up to 10 spaces
                        July - Public Volunteers may register for up to 4 spaces

Warehouse Decorating - Seasonal

Help us get our donated warehouse space in shape for thousands of visitors. Work directly with the FGT Marketing Team to implement unique and inspired decorative and logistical warehouse preparations.

Restrictions:  Ages 12+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult); must be able to lift 20-40 pounds and be able to possibly sit/stand for extended periods; must be able to deal with adverse temperature conditions - not all of our warehouses have a heating or cooling system.

Times offered: Seasonally; November & July

Location: Various; FGT Warehouse

Registration: Any time of the year

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

What you should know before you volunteer in the warehouse:

Shift requirements: A minimum commitment of two hours is requested for each volunteer shift, but if we can find more work for you to do on the day you volunteer, we'd love for you to stay! Please, no drop-ins to the warehouse!

Warehouse Tasks: Volunteers will be asked to help in various ways at the warehouse. Usually, these tasks are decided immediately before a group arrives, so we are not able to predict what you or your group will be doing in advance.

Attire and Warehouse Conditions: Always wear multiple layers for warehouse work. We are never sure what temperatures to expect, but it’s usually HOT in the summer and COLD in the winter! We also encourage you to wear closed-toe and comfortable shoes.

Snacking: We always have Culligan water available. Snacks and food are typically available for sale during the Holiday Wish Drive only. If you are hosting a group of volunteers, you are welcome to bring your own food and we will set tables up for you.