Support a Local Chapter Near You
It takes a village of volunteers at the community level to support our Local Chapters. Each Local Chapter is run by our volunteer Local Coordinators. They work with an amazing network of volunteers and are often looking for additional support. There are a variety of roles for individuals to get involved to help them reach their goals.
Common Chapter Support Roles
While each of our Local Chapters adheres to guidelines in their overall operations, individual chapters run autonomously in how their volunteer support roles are structured. Some chapters are quite small and manage with only a few volunteers while other chapters require a small village to help them manage their chapter goals.
Our biggest Shoebox drive is during the holiday season and many chapters only require support during this time of the year to help bring it all together.
Other chapters support shelters on numerous occasions throughout the year and are looking for more constant support.
BEFORE you apply...
Please visit your local chapter's page and contact the local coordinator there to inquire about current volunteer opportunities. If they respond with available opportunities, apply below.
Here are some of the common volunteer support roles that our chapters utilize:
Community Engagement Coordinator
Boots on the ground, you will be collaborating with your Local or Regional Coordinator and other Community Engagement Coordinators. You are responsible for coordinating the logistics of your local community Shoebox drives, inspections and distribution.Read the full description
Community Outreach Coordinator
Working closely with your local coordinator, implement outreach opportunities for corporate/ school/ sponsorship/ community groups and individuals to raise awareness and get them involved in Shoebox Project initiatives.Read the full description
Help secure corporate and business involvement; through sponsorship, Shoebox drives, in-kind donations or volunteer involvement and for larger chapters lead corporate ambassador team in coordinating corporate events.Read the full description
Work in coordination with your Local Coordinator or Corporate Outreach Coordinator to help facilitate corporate fundraising initiatives and aid in the logistics of corporate shoebox events.Read the full description
School Outreach Coordinator
Reach out to and form relationships with local primary, secondary & post-secondary schools/clubs to spread awareness and gain interest and support for your chapter goals. Help facilitate school Shoebox drives, item donation collection and notecard writing and for larger chapters lead school ambassador team in coordinating these school events.Read the full description
School Outreach Ambassador
Work closely with your chapter’s Local Coordinator and/or School Coordinator (if there is one) and school contact to organize and facilitate school presentations, Shoebox drives, item donation collection, card writing.Read the full description
Shelter Outreach Coordinator
Reach out to form new and retain existing relationships with local shelter/agency contacts and lead in the communication with chapter team on Shoebox goals and delivery deadlines.Read the full description
Assist with general administrative duties including managing Shoebox chapter emails, distributing communications to team members and maintaining chapter tracking deadlines.Read the full description
Assist with general administrative duties including managing Shoebox chapter emails, distributing communications to team members and manage the local chapter’s financial accounts and transactions.Read the full description
Volunteer Recruitment & Coordination
Help build your chapter’s volunteer team by recruiting, screening and onboarding volunteer positions needed. Facilitate communications, feedback and recognition to volunteer team members.Read the full description
Help develop and implement new fundraising campaigns and events for your chapter goals and organize and coordinate fundraising initiatives with your fundraising support team.Read the full description
Help the team implement fundraising initiatives by supporting various event logistics and other fundraising activities.Read the full description
Marketing & Public Relations
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
Build community awareness and support of The Shoebox Project mission, your local chapter & chapter goals through various community outlets means such as local event calendars, local news/media outlets, public officials, and local personalities.Read the full description
Shoebox Inspections & Quality Assurance
Shoebox Inspections and Distribution Coordinator
Manage a team of volunteers in organizing the inspection of Shoeboxes and coordinate plan for distribution of Shoeboxes.Read the full description
Shoebox Inspection Support
Work closely with other volunteers to assist in ensuring that each Shoebox donated is inspected, sealed and ready for delivery.Read the full description
Creating personalized note cards for each Shoebox gift to ensure each recipient has a note of support along with her gift.Read the full description
Drivers - Shoebox Pickups & Deliveries
Driver - Shoebox Pickups & Deliveries
Assist with pick up and delivery of items throughout your chapter’s Shoebox drive as needed and delivery of shoeboxes to our shelter agency partners.Read the full description