The Orange County Department of Social Services will be providing holiday assistance to more than 3,500 Orange County children this year. Once again, we are in need of volunteers! Please look at the volunteer options below. Individual volunteers must be at least 16 to serve without an adult, groups of teens 16 to 18 must have an adult chaperone for every group of four. Teens 13 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult. All Toy Chest Escorts must be at least 18 years old.


Volunteers are asked to arrive 30 minutes before their shift and commit to at least 2 hours. To protect client confidentiality, all volunteers will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to working at the Toy Chest during operating hours. The Toy Chest will operate at:
Hillsborough office
Department of Social Services
113 Mayo Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278

To volunteer, please contact Theresa Collosso, 919.245.2821 or Email the Holiday Program.

Volunteer Needed

Arranging Toys


Receiving and Sorting Toys

Toy Chest Preparation and Set-Up

Other Task as needed

December 3 through 14

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Assist Clients with Shopping for Toys

Toy Chest Escorts

December 15 to 16

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1 to 5 p.m.

Assisting with Language Interpretation


December 15 to 16

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1 to 5 p.m.