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Individual Volunteers

We always need volunteers in the Creative Reuse Center to sort, package, and tag our incoming treasures. We can usually accommodate 2-3 folks on a drop-in basis.

Group Volunteers

Some evenings, groups of volunteers take over the Creative Reuse Center or our warehouse - making teaching kits, improving the space, and sorting all the things.

Take-Home Volunteer Projects

We have carefully designed take-home volunteer projects for our volunteers who might be able to commit time to the Creative Reuse Center but have time at home! Some examples are rolling yarn balls, sewing bags, and assembling creative kits.

Other opportunities:

We're also looking for volunteers and interns with specialized skills to help with several projects. If you're motivated and self-directed, we're happy to guide you and share our knowledge. 

Marketing - spread the word about our program, and find great organizational partners.
Grant writing - We need help reaching partners and writing grants for the coming school year.
Teaching assistants - Partner with a weekly class and develop your art instruction skills!

Please email our Program Coordinator with your interest!

Volunteer Incentives

We want to reward our volunteers for all the awesome work they do with us.

  • 2 hours = $5 off coupon at the Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center

  • 8 hours = Free Clever Octopus T-shirt OR one free fill-a-bag

  • 16 hours = Clever Octopus $20 Gift Card

  • 24 hours = Clever Octopus On-site Adult Workshop

* Please note that these hours are calculated on a monthly basis. Hours do not roll over to the next month.