Giving Corps

Engagement opportunities for teens, college students, and dedicated adult volunteers.

Cradles to Crayons’ Giving Corps members will enable us to increase our capacity and impact by serving as leaders trained to:

  • Lead teams of volunteers in the Giving Factory, and to
  • Mobilize volunteers in communities throughout Philadelphia.

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.

There are three different Giving Corps Teams:

Cradles to Crayons College Corps Interns

Cradles to Crayons is looking for enthusiastic, motivated student leaders to become key players in our busy, dynamic organization. Interns will gain experience in all areas of managing and growing a nonprofit. Interns will develop leadership, public speaking, and social entrepreneurship skills; and network with successful nonprofit, business, and community leaders. Interns work with volunteers, help handle product drop-offs and pick-ups, work on high-profile special events, promote the Cradles to Crayons mission throughout the Philadelphia region, and generally ensure a positive experience for everyone who visits our warehouse. Internships are available in:

–          Volunteer Relations
          Community Engagement
–          Partner Relations
–          Development and Fundraising
–          Warehouse Facilities

We are currently accepting applications for the Summer & Fall of 2017. To apply, please fill out an application and send to Courtney Straka, along with a resume and cover letter.

Cradles to Crayons Teen Leadership Corps (TLC)

The Teen Leadership Corps (TLC) program offers high school students around the southeastern Pennsylvania region with the distinctive opportunity to develop or improve organizational and leadership skills while working to make a difference in the lives of other kids.

TLC members are given the chance to develop these skills through a variety of responsibilities, which include ctccoordinating their own product drive, leading volunteer groups at the Giving Factory, and spreading the word about Cradles to Crayons.

To learn more about Teen Leadership Corps, click here.

Cradles to Crayons Champion Volunteer Corps

Cradles to Crayons Champion Volunteer Corps members are adult volunteers who take a leadership role to help recruit and guide volunteers in their communities and/or in the Giving Factory. Opportunities for Champion Corps members to help us increase our impact and serve more children include: developing and coordinating community drives, recruiting Giving Factory volunteers, leading volunteer teams in the Giving Factory, and building awareness of Cradles to Cradles events. For details and information on how to get involved, contact Courtney StrakaTraining and Volunteer Programs Coordinator, at or 215-853-6231.