Volunteers Needed!

   

We are an all-volunteer organization. In addition to those wonderful individuals who organize and run diaper drives, we have only three individuals that help on a regular basis to build and operate the diaper bank. We’re now are shipping 15,000 – 20,000 diapers a month with plans to go to 30,000 a month by year end.  This rapid growth has stretched us extremely thin.   We’ve actually had to limit our shipments because we just don’t have the people to support these higher levels of shipments.  We need volunteers of all types. 

 

First we need volunteers that are willing to commit for an extended period of time. You would commit for 3-6 months for perhaps 4-8 hours each month. You could help by:

 

  • supporting diaper drives 
  • managing distribution partners
  • managing diaper wrapping events 
  • volunteer coordinator


Second, we need volunteers who can respond to fill sporadic and sometimes unexpected needs. These volunteers would be contacted as the need arises. They would fill roles like:

 

  • preparing and/or delivering our monthly diaper distributions, 
  • helping with inventory when large diaper drives complete, 
  • staffing booths at the farmers markets or volunteer fairs, 
  • pick-up or deliver diapers.

     

To find out more or even thinking that this might be right for you, please contact us at info@uthadiaperbank.org.  If you want to help but do not see something that appeals to you or quite fits, please, contact us anyway. We have only listed a few of the ways we need help - there are other ways you can help. You may even be able to tell us how best you can help. A willingness and desire to help is the primary skill needed.

   

Diaper Wrapping Supervisors

Commitment - Ongoing for at least three months for about 4-8 hours/month.
Skills – basic internet, basic computer skills. Large vehicle
Materials – internet access, ability to produce documents.
Duties - You will normally Pick-up, deliver, and usually oversee the wrapping event.  When the event completes you will deliver the wrapped diapers to our location. The wrapping supervisor must have a large SUV (van or pick-up is best) in order to transport between 20-60 boxes of diapers to and from the event location. You must be capable of loading and unloading diapers (typical box weighs 10-20 lbs.).

 

 

Volunteer coordinator

Commitment - Ongoing for at least three months 2-4 hours/month.
Skills – basic web, basic computer and organization skills.
Materials – web access, telephone.
Duties – Manage and track volunteers. Contact volunteers as ad hoc requirements arise.

 

Distribution Help

Commitment – one time or recurring, last Wednesday evening of the month for 1-3 hours.
Skills – Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
Materials - Transportation to packing location in West Valley, Utah.

Duties – We pack our monthly distributions the last Wednesday of the Month. We need help to pack one or more diaper distributions. We also need individuals to deliver one or more shipments within the next 5 days after packing.

 

Facility Staff

Commitment - Ongoing for at least three months for about 4 hours/week.
Skills – basic web, basic computer skills
Materials – None
Duties – We have a new shared facility we’re looking for people to staff 4 hour shifts once a week.  Partners and volunteer will pick-up and drop off diapers. Other volunteers may be wrapping diapers and preparing shipments

 

Service Organization Coordinator

Commitment - Ongoing for at least six months for about 4-8 hours/month.
Skills – basic web, basic computer skills, sales or marketing experience.
Materials – web access, ability to produce letters.
Duties – contact various service organizations e.g. Lions club, Rotary clubs, etc. educate them on our mission and solicit to sponsor a drive or fund raiser.

 

Corporate Coordinator

Commitment - Ongoing for at least six months for about 4-8 hours/month.
Skills – basic web, basic computer skills, sales or marketing experience.
Materials – web access, ability to produce letters.
Duties – contact various corporations to educate them on our mission and solicit to sponsor a diaper drive or fund raiser.

 

 

Diaper Drive Coordinator

Commitment - Ongoing for at least three months for about 4-8 hours/month.
Skills – basic internet, basic computer skills.
Materials – internet access, ability to produce documents.
Duties - work with individuals and organizations that run diaper drives. They typical need about a thirty minute briefing as well as some of the support materials we supply bins, flyers, banners and such. .  You will normally arrange for pick-up or delivery of the diapers.  After the event completes you will normally send a follow-up thank-you note or certificate of appreciation.

 

 

 

Distribution Partner Management

Commitment - Ongoing for at least three months for about 2-4 hours/month.
Skills – basic internet, basic computer skills.
Materials – internet access, ability to produce documents.
Duties - We currently distribute to more than twenty-five partners each month. We receive at least one new request a month. We need to keep track of these requests as well a document their needs for potential future distributions.

 

We welcome you to our website and hope that your presence here signals your desire to help this movement

The Diaper Bank movement began in 1994 when a small consulting firm decided to give back to their local community during the holiday season. Resolve Inc., located in Tucson, Arizona began their philanthropic endeavor by collecting diapers for a local crisis nursery. Their annual diaper collection tradition continued, and only five years later they were able to collect 300,000 diapers for 30 different agencies