Come join us for a few hours and help bring smiles, school supplies and clothes to the wonderful kids of the tri-state area. These events would not be successful without each volunteer that shows up and puts in hard work.
How do I sign up to volunteer?
Sign-up is quick and easy by following our sign-up link. The link will be updated as we schedule the Connection Express. Please check sign up often as spots may open, even if previously shown as full. Volunteers for the event must be age 18 or older!
Wait...things look different, what has changed?
Our long-term volunteers may notice things have changed. The calendar now shows several days, and several locations. Why? We are working to address some of the challenges that have been expressed by parents, teachers, and the schools. For 2024, we will be utilizing the Connection Express - our mobile Backpack Buddies, which will go directly to the schools. We hope that this method will directly serve the kids who need us the most. What this means for you? More opportunities to make a difference! We still need you, and can't do this without our volunteers!
What do I need to bring with me?
We will provide light refreshments and snacks for all volunteers. Please bring your photo Identification, a cheery disposition, and comfortable shoes!
What do I do when I get to the school?
When you arrive at the school please look for the bus. Additional site specific details will be emailed to you.