Before clicking the VOLUNTEER SIGNUP button at the bottom of this page, we ask that you read this entire page. You are acknowledging that you agree with the *Terms and Conditions on this page when you submit your registration.

Summer Distribution Location and Dates
July 15 – July 20, 2017 at Grand Canyon University Arena, 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017

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.

Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16th at GCU, will be used for loading in inventory, stocking, setup and backpack stuffing.  NO students will be present on these dates, but lots of help is needed to prepare for their arrival.

Students will be present when distribution begins on Monday, July 17th through Thursday, July 20th.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Please be mindful and carefully select your correct company/organization from the drop down menu on the volunteer form. 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 14 YEARS OR OLDER must be registered individually on the system with all of their relevant contact information.   If the volunteer is under 14 years of age, they must be accompanied by an adult, and can be registered as a guest, 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 we can set up your larger group to volunteer together.  Otherwise, if you have volunteered for us before, you may register as an “Individual Volunteer” from the drop down menu.

*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 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 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!

Teens, age 14 and older, may volunteer without a parent present, but acknowledge Parent Permission when submitting registration. Community service thank you letters will be issued to all teens who request them after the event. Parents or sponsors MUST accompany and supervise minor children between 10-13.

A volunteer break area with water 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.

Jobs

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.

  • Load In/Setup (Unload trucks and setup distribution areas)
  • Backpack (Stuff and/or distribute backpacks)
  • Registration (Welcome students, distribute badges)
  • Department (Fulfill order for each child with shoes and clothes)
  • Personal Shopper (Escort student through each department)
  • Computer Inventory (Scan clothing choices of each student)
  • Tear Down/Clean Up (Tear down and count inventory)
  • ADK Volunteer Member (Work in Book Department)
  • Stitches of Love Member (Work in Clothing Department)

Dates and Times

Volunteers needed from Saturday, July 15  to Friday, July 21.

Saturday, July 15, Grand Canyon University
Shift 1 – 2:00 pm – 5 pm
Shift 2 – 5 pm – 8 pm

Task/Activity: Load in inventory, stock and organize for setup

Sunday, July 16, Grand Canyon University
Shift 1 – 7:00 am – Noon
Shift 2 – Noon – 5 pm

Task/Activity: Backpack Stuffing, inventory verification, set up

Monday, July 17- Thursday, July 20, Grand Canyon University

Shift 1 – 7:00 am – Noon
Shift 2 – Noon – 5 pm

Task/Activity: Kids Shopping Days / Thursday afternoon – Start Tear Down and Count Inventory

Shift 3 – 5pm -8pm on Thursday ONLY

Task/Activity: Inventory Count/ Load out / Cleanup

BTSCD Office
360 E Coronado Road #200, Phoenix AZ 85004

Saturday, July 15, at 8am-11am
Load Trucks

Friday, July 21, at 9am-Noon
Unload Trucks