Crayons to Classrooms always welcomes friendly, compassionate people to help out in our store. Come alone, with a group of friends, as a team, or as an organization to donate your valuable time to our mission. We currently have the following various volunteer options available, and we are continually open to new ideas!
Welcome our teachers when they arrive to shop, check-in teachers with our online system. Provide teachers with their shopping form and explain the shopping process. This person should have good communication skills, people skills, basic computer skills, and be able to handle conflict.
This volunteer will help during shopping. Volunteers are needed to assist teachers in making selections, sanitizing, bagging supplies, helping with shopping carts, and checking teachers out. This person should be friendly and have good people skills.
We have two different data entry roles. Shopping data entry and office data entry. Both roles need volunteers who are familiar with browsers, data bases, and have a moderate level of computer skills.
Using our die cut machines, volunteers cut out shapes, letters, and numbers to be packaged for our shelves, assemble journals and assignment books, and create other products for teachers to use in the classroom.
We have a few projects (like creating homework journals) that can be fabricated remotely. Volunteers do the work at their church, school, or other location and then return the finished projects to us.
In order to expand our program to teachers who work in schools that do not currently qualify for our services, volunteers can earn a shopping visit for a teacher of their choice.
You can also support Crayons to Classrooms by making a financial donation or donating supplies. We deeply value your contribution to help build a stronger future for local schoolchildren and welcome your correspondence as well.
Crayons to Classrooms highlights a need for schools that serve low income students. They stock a wide variety of school supplies that teachers can then come and "shop" for (all for free). Many people have heard that teachers spend their own money to provide things that their students need. This nonprofit has opened the eyes of the citizens of Dayton, OH, and allowed the community to take this burden off teachers' shoulders. The office and store are well-run and the staff excellent. A model organization.