Share your time and talents to make a difference in the lives of others
A Gift For Teaching is excited to reopen for volunteers!
To ensure the health and safety of our staff, teachers, and students; all volunteers must read, sign, and submit a COVID-19 Volunteer Safety Guidelines & Agreement form upon arrival of their first shift.
Individual volunteers may sign-up for a volunteer shift through the volunteer online portal. Please pay detailed attention to the shift descriptions to account for any potential limitations you may have.
Group volunteers interested in scheduling a time to together must contact Angela Garcia, Assistant Director of Community Engagement, to set a date. Shifts listed on online are not necessarily open for groups.
*NEW!* Remote volunteer opportunities: A Gift For Teaching is offering a limited opportunity for individuals to help prepare essential supplies for distribution within the comforts of their home.
Remote projects may include bundling sets of writing utensils, separating and folding new socks, testing loose pens/markers, and other various tasks. Volunteers will be requested to pick up the supplies and return the completed projects to A Gift For Teaching in a timely manner. If interested, please contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have additional questions about volunteering, please let us know!
What is the age limit to volunteer?
Volunteers must be at least 12 year of age. Children ages 12-14 require supervision by a parent/guardian. All volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian 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 age limits.
My office/organization /church wants to volunteer as a group for a day. How many of us can you accommodate?
At this time, we can only host groups of 5 to 15 individuals for a scheduled project. Volunteers typically work in the workroom or warehouse sorting supplies, packing orders or bundling supplies.
Are there low impact tasks for elderly or pregnant volunteers?
Due to changes in our distribution model to safely serve our teachers and students, low impact tasks are very limited. Please contact us with any additional concerns.
Do you offer court-ordered community service?
At this time, we are not accepting any court-ordered volunteers. Please check back at a future date.