Discover the joy of serving others
Cradles to Crayons began with the vision of one individual who was determined to make a difference in the world. Today, the Cradles to Crayons volunteer community has grown to include thousands of young people and adults — working together to make a difference in the lives of children in need each year. Get involved as a volunteer at Cradles to Crayons. Whether you help out in The Giving Factory, or participate in other ways, you’ll become part of the spirit and energy that enables us to serve so many.
Explore some of the creative activities families and youth are doing to give back together. We invite you to try out the recipes we suggest below, or share your own ideas or favorite giving tradition with us.
Volunteer With Your Company
The Giving Factory at Cradles to Crayons, which accommodates groups of 120 employees or more, is especially suited for corporate volunteering and team-building programs. The result is a meaningful, productive, and fun employee experience — for a cause that even the most varied corporate groups can relate to.
Volunteer With Your Family
Our Giving Factory in Newtonville is one of the few places where entire families, including children as young as age five, can volunteer side-by-side making lasting family memories as they help make a real difference in the lives of others. When people inquire about volunteering at Cradles to Crayons, they’re amazed at how widely our services are needed. When they come here to help, they’re also amazed to actually be filling orders for specific children, and to know exactly how many children and families they helped that day. At Cradles to Crayons, the feeling of fulfillment you get from helping your neighbors makes volunteering even more personal.