It takes a team of dedicated people to operate our programs every day and we are always looking for new members to join our family.
New Individual Volunteers
All new volunteers must first go through a Volunteer Orientation. You can create a volunteer account and sign-up for the next scheduled date here. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can now control your own schedule! To sign-up or cancel a volunteer shift, check how many hours you’ve volunteered, and see what you already signed up for, click Volunteer Sign Up.
If you are interested in scheduling a time for your company or group to volunteer together, please fill out our request form so we can find the right fit for you. Shifts on the registration page are not necessarily open for groups.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have additional questions about volunteering or do not see available opportunities that meet your schedule or interest, 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/church/organization wants to volunteer for a day. How many of us can you accommodate?
We welcome large groups of 10 to 35 volunteers at one time for a scheduled project. Volunteers typically work in the workroom or warehouse sorting supplies, packing online orders, or counting and bundling supplies.
Are there low impact tasks for elderly or pregnant volunteers?
Yes, we have tasks that can be done sitting down. Please let us know ahead of time so we can make those accommodations.
Do you offer court-ordered community service?
Court-ordered volunteers are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Individuals with a first time offense misdemeanor and of at least 18 years of age can be considered. Charges of violent crimes, domestic violence, crimes involving weapons of any kind, robbery or theft will not be considered.
Only volunteers through Orange County Corrections Department’s Alternative Community Service Program may apply. Please do not inquire if your case is being processed by another department or county. A Gift For Teaching reserves the right to deny any potential volunteer or terminate any existing volunteer for any reason, any time.
To apply for court-ordered community service, please click here.