Share your time and talents to make a difference in the lives of others
Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year. Volunteer shifts are now open! All volunteers must watch the virtual Volunteer Orientation prior to signing up for shifts.
Group volunteers interested in scheduling a time together must contact Angela Garcia, Director of Programs & Outreach, to set a date. Shifts listed online are not necessarily open for groups. We are not open on the weekends for groups.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will volunteers be doing?
Tasks will vary depending on the day and the type of shift each volunteer is fulfilling. The tasks listed for each shift are general guidelines and may vary according to need. On the volunteer online portal, you will see 4 main roles:
- Front Desk Assistant: This position answers phones, monitors the door, greets guests, and helps with various small projects.
- Free Store Prep Assistant: This position prepares the Free Teacher Supply for opening by restocking shelves and ensuring product is neat and organized.
- Teacher Check-in Assistant: This position welcomes teachers and prepares them to shop by checking them in and answering any questions.
- Teacher Shopping Assistant: This position assists teachers while they are shopping, answers questions, and checks them out once they have made their selections.
What time are the shifts?
Shifts vary each day depending on the need. There are morning and afternoon shifts on most weekdays, typically Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and Tuesday – Thursday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
How can I sign up?
Interested volunteers can go to the volunteer online portal to see all available shifts. You will need to create an account in our volunteer portal to sign-up.
If you are interested in scheduling a volunteer group, please email email@example.com. We can host groups of up to 30 people.
What is the age limit to volunteer?
Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age. Children ages 12-14 require supervision by a parent/guardian. All volunteers under the age of 18 must include a parent or guardian’s signature on their release form.
Can students volunteer at A Gift For Teaching to fulfill community service hours?
Yes. Students looking to fulfill Bright Futures scholarship requirements or additional community service may volunteer. See above for age limits.
Are there low-impact tasks for elderly or pregnant volunteers?
While we do have low-impact tasks, they are limited. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions or concerns.
Do you offer court-ordered community service?
We are not accepting any court-ordered volunteers at this time. Please check back at a future date.
What safety measures are you taking with the current pandemic?
Volunteers are expected to read and comply with our COVID-19 Volunteer Safety Agreement and Guidelines document, which outlines the measures we have implemented for the safety of our volunteers and guests. At this time, masks are still required, even for volunteers who are fully vaccinated.
If you have additional questions about volunteering, please let us know!