Join Us.

In order to make sure our warehouse is a safe space for volunteers and staff, we ask that you follow the below guidelines:

  • Please do not volunteer if you feel bad, have a fever or cough, if you have flu like symptoms or have had recent exposure of flu or Coronvirus. If someone in your household is sick or has a fever, please do not come to the warehouse to volunteer.
  • Volunteers need to be 5 years old or older to work in the warehouse.
  • Masks are currently optional.  We follow Guilford County mandates and recommendations.
  • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes early, as we want to limit the amount of people waiting in our front office. We also need to prep between groups.
  • Warehouse and Family Market Volunteers: Please park in Lot #2 and use the volunteer entrance at the stairs when arriving for your shift. Wait for a staff member to greet you and in the volunteer waiting area.
  • Delivery Driving Volunteers: Please park in Lot #1 and enter at Main Office.  Let us know who you are picking up for.
  • Please email us if you need to cancel due to the information above so we can open up spots to those that can.
  • Please sign up under a name of a person attending the volunteer opportunity.  If you are looking for service hours, please sign up under your own name.

Our Opportunities

  • The work of BackPack Beginnings would not be possible without the support of all our amazing volunteers.  As an 95% volunteer organization, volunteers are the key to helping us achieve our mission. You’ll find upcoming volunteer opportunities on this page.  Check back regularly for new jobs.  Please note that anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Don’t see a job that fits your availability or skills?  BackPack Beginnings has ongoing volunteer needs– click here to register your available time and talent. We’ll match your free time and skills and email you when opportunities aren’t full.  You must fill out the volunteer availability section to receive these emails!
  • Part of a group?   Contact us at programs@backpackbeginnings.org if you have a group of 15 or more that would like to volunteer in the warehouse.  If you have a group smaller than 15 people, then please look at the times below to see if one of our existing shifts will work for your group. If you don’t see an option that works for your group, please email us at programs@backpackbeginnings.org to schedule a date and time.
  • **If you are needing court-mandated hours:  Please note that we will only accept court-mandated volunteers IF the offenses are traffic violations.**

Available Shifts