Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us this holiday season.
The holidays are the busiest time of year at Families Forward, and the most popular time of year for volunteering. Our volunteers play a crucial role in helping us accomplish our holiday programs. Each year, over 2,000 children are adopted by local donors, and provided with gifts for the holidays.
We would not be able to serve all of these families without volunteer support, time, and commitment! The holidays are a fun and festive time at Families Forward. We look forward to having you join us this holiday season.
To adopt a family for the holidays, please fill out our Adopt-a-Family donor form here.
Please note our volunteer policies:
Our minimum age to volunteer is 10 years old due to safety and liability reasons. For gift preparation volunteers, we ask that volunteers be at least 14 years of age with an adult, as this task is very detail-oriented.
Additionally, the number of volunteers per group will depend on the opportunity, space, and the number of volunteers needed; however, typically the largest group that we can accommodate is 8 volunteers from the same organization/club/company**. This is to allow more groups the opportunity to participate.
Volunteer requests are first come, first served – however, priority is given to our partners and donors.
Our volunteer efforts are a collaboration of the community coming together. Groups may work with other volunteers and other groups from the community. We cannot guarantee group exclusivity when volunteering.
**Gift Bag Preparation: Typically, the largest group that we can accommodate is 8 volunteers from the same organization/club/group.
**Gift Bag Distribution: Typically, the largest group that we can accommodate is 2-4 volunteers from the same organization/club/group.