Backpack-A-Thon Volunteer Roles


Backpack Stuffers

Folders, erasers, and pencils galore! These school essentials have long been searching for a backpack to call home and a child to supply. Speed, precision, positivity, and some good dance moves are encouraged as you join 800+ fellow volunteers, working together in an assembly-line fashion to fill 40,000 backpacks. Once these backpacks are filled with all the tools kids need to succeed, they will be carted off by your fellow volunteers to the next step toward their final destination.

Speedy Suppliers

If a good pencil or the fresh scent of a new notebook gets you all jazzed up, than this job is for you! Just see how time flies when supply packaging meets its demise. You will be unpacking supplies and doing the handoff to the supply runners who will bring these to the tables in need. Those pesky cardboard boxes will be passed off to the green machines to meet their compactor fate.

Green Machines

Cardboard compactor, rubbish raider, however you say it you are an essential piece of this event. Those hundreds of cardboard boxes aren’t going to break themselves down, but you have the strength, skill, and enthusiasm to take down even the toughest supply box. You and your team with help remove supply packaging and cart it to the compactors.

Hauling Heroes

A filled backpack’s journey to a child starts here. A little bit of muscle and a lot of energy will go a long way if you take on this vital position. Backpacks need to be taken from the end of the backpack stuffing lines and loaded onto the trailers. Help us give both the bins full of backpacks and the children that need them a lift up. We’ll even let you skip your gym session that day.

Devoted Distributors

Volunteers and agencies, unite! Help a backpack find its proper home! Some of these backpacks will be given out right on site to the agencies that have ordered them for kids in need. You will need to find the correct number of age-appropriate backpacks and send them off with the right agency. From there, the agencies will distribute them to the kids that need them to start the school year off right, ready for success!