top of page
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 is posted in April, and spots fill up quickly! We request early registration as volunteers are background checked for the safety of each youth who comes to the event. Volunteers for the event must be age 18 or older! There are options to volunteer before the events if you are under 18. Please reach out to Kristin ( or 928-758-7913) to discuss this! 

Wait...things look different, what has changed?

Our long-term volunteers may notice things have changed for 2023. 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 2023, Backpack Buddies is going 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 follow the signs to the volunteer check-in station. You will receive your volunteer name tag, and assignment. Badges must be worn at all times.  When you leave for the day please return your volunteer badge and sign out at the volunteer station. 

bottom of page