Before clicking the registration button, we ask that you read this entire page. You will be required to acknowledge that you have read the terms and conditions prior to submitting your registration.

Distribution Locations:
7/14, 7/17-7/22 at Grand Canyon University Arena, 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017

7/15 Backpack Stuffing Day at ASU Preparatory Academy, 735 E Fillmore St., Phoenix AZ, 85006

General Information

Volunteer Information Sheet – Please distribute and share this document with everyone that will be volunteering at the event. It outlines important information they need to know about the volunteer activity and working with children.

Thursday, July 14th, through Sunday, July 17th, at GCU will be used for loading in inventory, stocking, and store setup. Backpack stuffing will be done on July 15th at ASU Prep Academy. NO students will be present on these dates, but lots of help is needed to prepare for their arrival.

Students will be present Monday, July 18th am through Thursday, July 21st  am.


  • Please be mindful and carefully select your correct company/organization section on the volunteer site. Scroll down the page till you get to your company section. This is critical to assure that you are registered with the correct group and that we have an accurate accounting of everyone.
  • If you select a time slot and later decide you need to change, please email us with the change. We do not have the capability to change a registration directly on the system as yet. Please keep any changes to a minimum.
  • If your are a father/son or mother/daughter or registering multiple people, EACH AND EVERY PERSON YOU REGISTER must be registered individually on the system with all of their relevant contact information, even if it is your child, for each shift selected.
  • If you do not see your company/organization on the list, please email us so that we can add it.

*Terms and Conditions- By registering to volunteer for the New Clothes New Beginnings Annual Distribution program, I certify that I will comply with all requirements below and that I acknowledge that BTSCD has the right to refuse or dismiss volunteers for not complying with said terms and conditions.

I also acknowledge that by registering and volunteering, I consent to allow BTSCD the use of my image, photo, or video of my participation in the program for any and all marketing related activities associated with the program/organization.

I also acknowledge that BTSCD will be held harmless for any injuries or other medical liabilities.

Distribution Dates and Shifts – NEW DATES PLEASE REVIEW

Distribution Event Volunteer Sign Up

ALL volunteers are required to individually register with BTSCD using the Form BELOW. Every volunteer will receive an email confirmation of the day and shift for which they register.

Special Note to Volunteers

Upon arrival volunteers are asked to check in at the Registration Desk in the lobby of the Arena and receive a name tag. Late arrivals and non-registered volunteers will be cycled into the workflow based upon needs. It is expected that volunteers will be present for the entire shift for which they registered. Please commit to the entire shift! A registration table will also be setup for check in at ASU Prep Gymnasium for the Backpack Stuffing Day on Friday, July 15th.

Teens, age 13 and older, may volunteer without a parent present, but may do so only with on-line Parent Permission. Community service thank you letters will be awarded to all teens after the event so please be sure to provide us your high school’s name. Parents or sponsors MUST accompany and supervise minor children between 10-12.

A volunteer break area with beverages and limited snack foods will be available daily. Lunch is not provided for volunteers so please plan accordingly especially if you have registered to work the entire day.
Most volunteer positions will be indoors in air-conditioned space. Wear appropriate summer casual clothing and footwear. Proper footwear includes sneakers, flats or other soft-soled shoes that can be worn on gym floors. Flip-flops or open-toe shoes are not appropriate.


A variety of jobs will be available from which volunteers can select. We will not pre-designate jobs. You will indicate the job you would like to perform once at the event. With over 2,000 volunteers expected to support the event, we will do everything possible to accommodate your job request. We hope to satisfy everyone, but please understand volunteers will be placed where most needed and job assignments can change during your shift. Please be flexible and have fun! Here is a short list and description of jobs for which you can expect to perform.

  • Any Job (I’m willing and able to work where needed.)
  • Backpack (Stuff and/or distribute backpacks)
  • Registration (Welcome students, distribute badges)
  • Department (Measure or Fit each child with shoes or clothes)
  • Personal Shopper (Escort student through each department)
  • Computer Inventory (Scan clothing choices of each student, backorders)
  • Set up/Tear Down (Load IN on Thursday, Friday & Sunday; Tear down Thursday)
  • ADK Volunteer Member (Work in Book Department)
  • Stitches of Love Member (Work in Clothing Department)

Dates and Times

Volunteers are needed from Thursday, July 14 – Friday, July 22.

Thursday, July 14 (GCU)
Shift 1 – 7:00 am – Noon
Shift 2 – Noon – 5 pm

Task/Activity: Unloading Trucks, Inventory verification

Friday, July 15 (ASU Prep)
Shift 1 – 7:00 am – Noon
Shift 2 – Noon – 5 pm

Task/Activity: Backpack Stuffing Day

Sunday, July 17 (GCU)
Shift 1 – 7:00 am – Noon
Shift 2 – Noon – 5 pm

Task/Activity: Department Store Setup

Monday, July 18- Thursday, July 21 (GCU)
Shift 1 – 7:00 am – Noon
Shift 2 – Noon – 5 pm

Task/Activity: Kids Shopping Days / Thursday Start Tear Down

Friday, July 22 (GCU)
Shift 1 – 7:00 am – Noon
Shift 2 – Noon – 5 pm

Task/Activity: Tear Down – Packup / Cleanup / Load Trucks

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