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Disclaimer - Create the Change® partners with nonprofit organizations that we believe offer age-appropriate service opportunities for youth and families. All of our partners sign a collaboration agreement promising to provide age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Create the Change® does not run, host, or facilitate the service opportunities seen here, nor are we responsible in any way for the management (financial or otherwise) of the organizations we feature. Always be sure to research the nonprofit organization and service opportunities available to make sure it's a good fit for you before getting started. You may find the organization's contact information on their profiles.

Duration

1 - 2 hrs

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

A volunteer shift in The Giving Factory Warehouse involves hands-on processing of the donated goods that flow in on a regular basis. Each station in our warehouse includes inspecting, sorting, and packaging donations to ultimately be distributed to the children we serve.

What's Needed To Complete

Special Requirements

Our current volunteer capacity is 120 people per shift and all volunteers must be at least 5 years old. 

How It Makes A Difference

Our volunteers - both adult and children - are the engine that powers Cradles to Crayons™ mission. We rely on thousands of volunteers every year to help ensure the quality of items that are distributed to children in need across the state.

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

Getting Started Fill out the inquiry form on our https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/take-action/volunteer/in-the-giving-factory/website. Please let us know you heard about us through Create the Change®! In just 3-5 business days, you'll receive an email from one of our volunteer coordinators with more details including the day/time for a scheduled visit. Pre-register before your visit: It is crucial that all volunteers pre-register by using the link and registration code in the confirmation email received by the group leader. By pre-registering, you provide information that allows us to communicate helpful reminders prior to the visit. Only pre-registered volunteers will be allowed inside The Giving Factory. Follow the C2C safety guidelines provided by your Volunteer Coordinator provided when you are confirmed for a visit. We encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle. We do not have water bottles, but you will be able to refill your bottles at our water stations. Eat before your shift. Regrettably, no eating is allowed in The Giving Factory at this time. We ask all of our volunteer groups to consider hosting a product collection prior to their visit to help us further our mission. There is no minimum requirement, but we ask each person to donate at least one children's item. Please note our donation guidelines have changed. View our https://cradlestocrayons.app.box.com/file/679175812318current guidelines here and https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/take-action/donate-goods/host-a-drive/learn more about hosting a successful drive herhttps://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/take-action/donate-goods/host-a-drive/e.  

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