The Giving Corps

Cradles to Crayons is pleased to announce the launch of the Cradles to Crayons Giving Corps, a series of volunteer leadership programs for teens, college students, and adults.

The C2C Giving Corps will enable us to increase our capacity and impact by serving as leaders trained to:

  • Lead teams of volunteers in the Giving Factory
  • Mobilize volunteers in communities throughout Massachusetts

All Giving Corps members will have the opportunity to participate in Giving Corps training, networking, and community building programs designed to increase their leadership skills and to build a stronger sense of community and purpose for helping those in need.

C2C College Corps 

Cradles to Crayons College Corps leaders are passionate about making a difference in their communities. Working together with C2C staff and other College Corps members from colleges and universities throughout the Greater Boston area, interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead volunteer groups and provide positive volunteer experiences
  • Improve upon and implement new approaches to operational efficiency and organizational effectiveness
  • Be powerful change leaders upon completion of the program

To learn more about the College Corps and how to apply, click here or contact Tara Jacobsen at

C2C Teen Leadership Corps

If you are a young person looking for a powerful way to help other young people, explore what our Teen Leadership Corps offers!

This unique program provides middle and high school students with the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for Cradles to Cradles, developing their leadership skills in the areas of community organizing and volunteer service. Students commit to completing approximately 25 hours per session and are required to complete all requirements before being eligible for the following session. Requirements include:

  • Assisting staff in The Giving Factory during volunteer shifts
  • Spreading awareness about the C2C mission by hosting a product collection drive or fundraiser
  • Participating in training and leadership development workshops in order to understand their roles and impact as service leaders and improve upon desired skill sets

To learn more about the Teen Leadership Corps and how to apply, click here or contact Caryn Oppenheim at

C2C Champion Program 

The C2C Champion Program gives adult volunteers an opportunity to take a leadership role guiding volunteers in their communities and/or the Giving Factory, while impacting children in their local communities by:

  • Leading volunteer teams in the Giving Factory
  • Recruiting volunteers to support the mission of C2C
  • Developing and coordinating community drives
  • Building awareness of C2C events and initiatives

To learn more about the C2C Champion Program programs, click here or contact Tara Jacobsen at