Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us for our Adopt-a-Family Program.
Each year, over 2,000 children are adopted by local donors, and provided with gifts for the holidays. Our volunteers play a crucial role in helping us accomplish our holiday programs. We would not be able to serve all of these families without volunteer support, time, and commitment!
Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us at Families Forward this holiday season. Volunteers really make a difference here at Families Forward as they help us to accomplish our mission. Volunteer support is especially important during the busy holiday season, where we aim to make the holidays a little brighter for local families in need.
The holiday season is the most popular time of year to volunteer at Families Forward. At this time, our Adopt-a-Family holiday gift program volunteer sign-ups are closed. Please keep us in mind next year and note that sign-ups begin every year on October 1st!
For any questions or last-minute scheduling inquiries to see if we have last minute shift openings, please contact our office at 949.552.2727 and ask for the Volunteer Manager.
Thank you for your interest and support!
To support the Adopt-a-Family Program with a monetary donation, please click here. Please leave “Adopt-a-Family ” in the comments box.
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.
• The number of volunteers per group will depend on the opportunity, space, and the number of volunteers needed. Typically, the largest group that we can accommodate is 8 volunteers from the same organization/club/company**. We are able to schedule groups for 1 shift or opportunity. This is to allow more groups the opportunity to participate.
• 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-exclusive volunteer opportunities.
• Volunteer requests are first come, first served – however, priority is given to our partners and donors.
**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.