NOTICE: Children's Fund is indefinitely suspending any volunteer opportunities as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19.

Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers sorting school supplies

July and August—Back to School and School Supply Drive!

Help us sort through donations and fill backpacks full of school supplies to distribute to children in time for the first day of school. We will distribute more than 1,000 backpacks this year and need your help! Volunteer hours are typically weekdays between 9am and 5pm. 

October—Costumes for Kids!               

Help us collect and organize costumes for distribution.

Kids giving thumbs up

November-December Holiday Gift Program!

We receive more than 6,000 toy and gift donations each holiday season and need your help inventorying them and packaging them for the children! To package the gifts, you’ll get a child’s three wishes and “shop” through our shelves to find a gift for them. Holiday Central is open Monday through Saturdays in November and December and we would love your help!  This volunteer opportunity will truly put many smiles on children’s faces.

Nueva School Holiday Program


Get Involved with the Children's Fund!

The Children’s Fund depends on the efforts of more than 500 volunteers each year! We need your help!

Volunteer Opportunities

We love hosting volunteers of all ages (children 12 and up). The Children’s Fund welcomes individuals, community, or corporate groups. We can host groups of up to 15 people and recommend shifts of 1.5 to 2 hours. Most volunteer events take place at our office/warehouse at 1 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA.

To join our volunteer list and receive newsletters with upcoming opportunities, please send an email to:  with the Subject Line:  Add me to your volunteer list!

If you are a corporate or community group, please email us for more information at:

Year-round volunteer opportunities

January-December:  Administrative Projects

We would love your help with our mailers and other administrative tasks. You can come join us at our offices or do your volunteer work from home. 

Host a Collection Drive!

Collect new backpacks and school supplies, Halloween costumes, or toys and gifts with your friends, neighbors, co-workers, classmates, church/synagogue, or girl scout troop. We’ll provide the materials and a barrel and can pick up all your donations. 

Contact Us!

For more information on any of these volunteer opportunities please contact us for more details at 650-802-5152 or