opportunities for individuals

Please contact volunteer@happybottoms.org to learn more about virtual opportunities that are available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether volunteering once or on an ongoing basis, your volunteer time will help us to distribute 2.3 million diapers to local children each year. We have a variety of opportunities to fit your schedule, abilities, and interests. Volunteers must sign a waiver once annually to participate.

  • open shifts

    Sign up for one of our open community shifts to wrap diapers and fulfill orders for our partners. Serve with other volunteers who are 14 and older for two hours to prepare diapers that will be distributed to local children.

  • speaker's bureau

    Speak on behalf of and represent HappyBottoms at meetings and events in the community. We will provide training.

  • direct diaper distribution

    By representing HappyBottoms you will provide diapers directly to families who need them at various locations. Serve for three hours once a month or more often. The families we serve are diverse and may speak limited English; you must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment aimed at offering dignity and access to those you serve.  

  • unpack diapers at an agency

     

    By representing HappyBottoms at one of our partner agencies, you will unpack their monthly diaper order and help them to get organized for distributing diapers to families.

     

     

  • donation barrel helper

     

    Enable community members to conveniently donate diapers by delivering donation barrels or picking up donated diapers upon request from one of our Drop Sites or from a diaper drive.

     

     

  • plastic recycling drop off

     

    Pick up recycling created at the warehouse and drop off at one of our nearby plastic recycling locations.

     

     

  • mobile wrap captain

    Join staff in preparing and facilitating a mobile wrap event where volunteers wrap diapers at a location of their choosing. Must have daytime availability and be able to lift at least 25 pounds.

  • administrative projects

    Administrative volunteers serve from home or at the warehouse to enter data, inventory diapers and supplies, organize items, and help with projects as needed.

  • maintenance and repair

    If you are handy, HappyBottoms has a variety of ongoing projects within the warehouse where you could be of help.

  • laundry

    The diapers that go to our agency partners are placed in transport bags and you can help keep these bags clean on a weekly basis.  

  • internships

     

    We support unpaid internship, service-learning and service sabbaticals for volunteers 14 and older including high school and college students. We will develop a unique schedule and work plan together and confirm service hours. Experiences may include diaper distribution through our partner agencies, diaper inventory support, participation in or leadership of volunteer shifts, data entry, research, special event participation, and other opportunities that support the work of HappyBottoms.

     

     

  • special events

    Participate in a planning committee, request or pick up event donations, or help out on the day of one of our events. Your support enables us to educate and involve the community in exciting ways.