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KidSmart Volunteers

The KidSmart Free Store is run entirely with volunteer help from dedicated community members just like you.

KidSmart Volunteers:

  • Sort Donated Supplies and Store Product 
  • Stock Free Store Shelves with Supplies
  • Assist Shoppers with Check-in and Check-out 
  • Help with Special Events 
  • Host a "Push for Pencils" Supply Drive (www.kidsmartpushforpencils.org)
  • Host a Gift of Heart Supply Drive
  • Help with Mailing Projects 
  • Office Support and "Pick-up Partners"

There are a number of opportunities for individuals or groups to get involved, whether it is an ongoing commitment or a one-time project.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

KidSmart needs volunteers for the following positions:

Stock Clerks

Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturdays 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Accept donations, sort store product, bundle bulk items, stock and straighten shelves, merchandise displays, and assist general housekeeping duties.

Store Assistants

Tuesday through Thursday 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 7:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
Help teachers as they shop for free supplies for students in need. Answer questions and explain shopping procedures and policies. Assist with check-out and carrying supplies to teachers' cars.

Office Assistants

Monday- Friday 8a.m. - 4p.m.

Help answer phones, data entry, administration tasks, etc. 

Pick-Up Partners

By appointment.
Assist with delivering donated supplies to the KidSmart Free Store.  Pick-up at corporate locations in the community.

Group and Corporate Volunteers

KidSmart offers a variety of group and corporate volunteer opportunities that may be tailored to your group or organization.  Stocking the shelves in the Free Store, sorting product, hosting a supply drive, or helping with special events are just some of the ways your group can get involved.

 

Schedule Your Volunteer Shift

These links are for Gift of Heart (Community) Volunteers only to sign up to volunteer in the Free Store.  

Teachers who are utilizing KidSmart's programs, please sign up through the "Teacher" page of our KidSmart website.  

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activities.  VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.  If the shift you are requesting is full, please select another. 

Regular recurring shifts:

To sign up for a Thursday 8:30-11:30AM shift:

   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/fmPFw7
   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. 

 

To sign up for a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 3:00 - 6:00PM shift:

   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/danQsJ
   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. 

 

To sign up for Saturday 11:00AM-2:00PM shift:

   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/v4odLT
   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. 

 

Thank you for signing up to volunteer!  Please remember, close-toed close-heeled shoes (such as tennis shoes) are required for all volunteers.  The KidSmart Free Store is located in a warehouse setting, for your comfort please dress in a manner reflective of outside temperatures.  

Teachers sign up to volunteer here.

Please email Elke at  for more information regarding scheduling volunteer shifts. 

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