Saturday, August 8th, 2020
Each fall, children living in poverty in the west valley start school in shoes that are too small, pants with holes, or clothing that is not seasonally appropriate. These young people in kindergarten through 12th grade show up without the basic supplies needed to start the school year off ready to learn - making it even more likely that they will fall behind their peers.
We need your help to make sure that doesn't happen!
WHAT ABOUT COVID-19?
At a typical Back-To-School Program, children are paired with an adult volunteer chaperone who assists them with choosing the clothing they need for school. Later, they are given a backpack, supplies, and breakfast. Unfortunately, that format is not possible this year.
Instead, WVCS staff will be assembling packages made of backpacks and gift cards at our office. We will then coordinate with all our registered volunteers to do contact-less drop-offs of backpacks and gift cards on our client’s doorsteps.
Please note: Volunteers will need to complete the application below. Please have ready a copy of your driver’s license and car insurance handy (image or pdf) to upload and submit below.
Please use the below form to register for a shift as a volunteer for the Back-To-School 2020 Program. We have a simple volunteer role this year - delivery person! Volunteers must be 21 years or older. If you have already registered and have not heard back from us yet, please contact us here.
Please Note: We care about the privacy of our volunteers as well as our clients. As part of your registration below, you will be asked to confirm that you have read and agree to the Volunteer Release and Confidential Information Agreement.
Furthermore, please note that, registration also indicates your acceptance of our Megan's Law screening process which is applicable to all interested volunteer candidates. No action is needed from the volunteer.
Sponsor a Child
Donations in any amount are accepted. Each child that participates will receive a $100-$150 shopping credit.
If you would like to donate at a later time, please visit our website at and click "Donate Now!" Please choose the Back To School cause or type 'For Back to School Clothing Program' in the "Write a note" section.
BTS Volunteer FAQ's
Yes 21 and older.
Is there a minimum age limit?
When is it scheduled for? When will you email me details?
Saturday, August 8th, 2020. We will reach out to you with details leading up to the day.
Is it for existing volunteers only or can new volunteers do it?
Both! Everyone is welcome!
Will there be an online training? More information?
Yes! July 31st. More details as soon as you register.
Appropriate protocols here?
It is contactless drop off. So gloves and masks are a MUST.
Will my gas mileage be reimbursed?
Gas and mileage will not be reimbursed when you are volunteering for this event.