volunteer while social distancing
Volunteers like you are an essential part of our organization! Your help with the day-to-day tasks, maintenance and organization of our Packing Center warehouse is invaluable and keeps the mission going strong! Individuals and groups of up to 50 volunteers, ages 12 and up are welcome to sign up here to register for a Public Volunteer Workday. All upcoming Public Volunteer Workdays are listed below, scroll down to register for a specific date. You must register if you'd like to volunteer, that way we can let you know if a workday is rescheduled or canceled. After you've registered, please fill out the Volunteer Release & Waiver of Liability. Please read all the information below and let us know if you have any questions. We can be reached Monday-Friday 10a-3p at 623-934-3274 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your group of 8-50 would prefer to come on a day not listed below, please fill out the form here: Private Volunteer Workdays.
What to Expect:
When you come volunteer with us there are many tasks you might perform including, but not limited to:
quality assurance/control and inventory of incoming donations
light cleaning/dusting and trash removal
assembling care packages, as needed*
*CARE PACKAGES ARE PACKED SOLELY AT THE DISCRETION OF PACKAGES FROM HOME, BASED ON OUR MILITARY MEMBER CARE PACKAGE WAITING LIST AND AVAILABLE FUNDING. THERE IS NEVER A GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL PACK CARE PACKAGES ON A VOLUNTEER DAY. IF YOUR GROUP WANTS TO PACK CARE PACKAGES, PLEASE GO HERE: PACKING PARTY INFORMATION.
What to Wear:
We ask that you wear comfortable clothing with close-toed shoes and leave valuable belongings at home. While we do provide lockers for you to store your personal items, Packages From Home is not responsible for any lost or damaged personal items. Water fountains are available in our warehouse and office space.
We ask that general volunteers be able to lift 20-50 lbs at a time. We also have lighter duty volunteer tasks that do not involve lifting or carrying heavy items, upon request. One example of a lighter duty volunteer task would be letter proofreading or data entry. Volunteers needing lighter duty tasks should identify themselves to their volunteer coordinator on the day of the event to seek out appropriate tasks for their limitations.
Packages From Home cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment. Please be aware that we ship, store, and handle peanuts at this facility.
Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older and supervised by their parent/guardian at all times while volunteering.
What to Complete Before Arriving:
Please finish registering for the event and complete our required volunteer waiver at www.packagesfromhome.org/volunteer-release prior to arriving. This waiver only needs to be completed once in your lifetime.
If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 623-934-3274, M-F from 10a-3p or email for help.
PUBLIC VOLUNTEER WORKDAY AVAILABLE DATES:
Due to current events, Packages From Home is suspending it's volunteer days until further notice. Thank you for patience! Follow us on social media for more updates on when volunteering will be available again.