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Volunteer with Cradles to Crayons

Every year, thousands of volunteers pass through the doors of the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory warehouse to roll up their sleeves and help disadvantaged young children in Massachusetts. Together, youth and adults inspect, sort, and package all new and like-new donations into customized “KidPacks”.

Anyone age 5 and above can volunteer at the Giving Factory. Activities are appropriate and engaging for individuals, families, student and community groups and corporate groups. Our warehouse space allows us to accommodate large numbers of volunteers, so it provides an exceptional team-building experience for companies. Sign up for a 2-hour shift on our website. You will work at a volunteer station such as Outfits, Toys, Library, Nursery, and more.

Our volunteer shifts are Wednesdays through Fridays from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.
We have afternoon and evening shifts from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm and 6:30 pm-8:30 pm on the following Tuesdays:
  • June 6
  • June 20

Please note: We will not be offering evening shifts in July or August. Evening shifts we begin again in September.

We have weekend volunteer shifts from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:30 pm-3:30 pm on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 17
  • Saturday, June 24
  • Saturday, July 15 (1:30 pm to 3:30 pm only)
  • Saturday, July 22
  • Saturday, August 19
  • Saturday, August 26

For those who are looking for leadership opportunities within Cradles to Crayons with a regular schedule of volunteer shifts, check out our Giving Corps.

Cradles to Crayons hosts multiple events with sponsorship opportunities that combine philanthropy with volunteer service. For additional sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please click here.

Thank you for your support and generosity and we look forward to partnering with you soon.