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The Orange County Department of Social Services will be providing holiday assistance to more thanAdults with Gifts 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 16-18 must have an adult chaperone for every group of four.  Teens 13-15 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 our Hillsborough office of the Department of Social Services located at 113 Mayo Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278


Volunteer Need



Toy Chest Preparation

Receiving and Sorting Toys

December 2 - 13


Toy Chest Set-Up

Arranging Toys for the Toy Chest

December 2 -13


Toy Chest Escorts

Assist Clients with Shopping for Toys

December 14 - 16

10 a.m. -

6 p.m.


Assisting with Language Interpretation

December 14- 16

10 a.m.  -

6 p.m.


To volunteer, please contact Kysha Thompson 919.245.2796 or send an e-mail to