Volunteering

Most of our volunteer opportunities occur between the Friday before Thanksgiving and mid-December. These opportunities are divided into 2 main areas:

  • Booth staffing
  • Warehouse staffing

Booth Staffing

Each year, tables are set up at the 3 malls that participate and volunteers are needed to staff them. Most shifts last two or three hours and full on-the-job training is provided.

Volunteers staffing a Tree of Sharing booth.
Volunteers at a Tree of Sharing booth. (Photo courtesy of KREM)

If you’re interested in volunteering, contact the appropriate Mall Coordinator below.

A Day at The Tree

Opportunities also exist for agencies, private corporations, high schools, and colleges to dedicate a period of time during the season to provide booth staffing. These organizations are also allowed to distribute information about their agencies, as appropriate, at these times. Please check with the Mall Coordinators below to schedule your team.

Mall Coordinator Contact Information

River Park Square
Barb Borgens – (509) 535-2257, (509) 714-3734 (C)
Hazel Kotlan – (509) 535-6535, (509) 290-1718

Northtown Mall
Linda Harrison – (509) 435-7505
Russ Menke

Spokane Valley Mall
Wendi McLean- (509) 389-0949

Warehouse Staffing

Opportunities also exist at the warehouse where gifts are stored and distributed. Volunteers there log gifts in, sort them, and wrap them. On the final day of distribution, a large number of volunteers is additionally needed to assist the agency workers as they arrive to load ’em up and move ’em out!

Warehouse Coordinator Contact
Stan McLean- (509) 389-0950

Additional Opportunities

For other volunteer opportunities, please contact us.