Volunteers

Volunteering at Santa's Village

Distributing gifts to tens of thousands of children requires a great deal of planning, careful coordination and the assistance thousands of volunteers each year.  Lucky for us, volunteering at Santa’s Village is an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding experience so our volunteer shifts fill up quickly!

In recognition of their vital support, group volunteer opportunities are reserved for our financial sponsors, many of whom leverage this opportunity as a team building and / or group holiday celebration event.  Once these requests have been accommodated, early registration for individuals is made available to Sponsor-A-Child Campaign leaders.  In October, any remaining shifts are made available to the general public via the below link.

Please note, all volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

What Can You Expect as a Santa's Village Volunteer?

First and foremost, you should expect to have a great time helping some amazing people! Beyond that, there are a wide variety of tasks at Santa’s Village, and while we can’t guarantee specific assignments, there is sure to be plenty for you to jump in and help out with.

Dress comfortably! Since Santa’s Village is located in a drafty warehouse and there’s a good chance you’ll be on your feet a lot, we suggest wearing layers and comfortable shoes. Please feel free to sport your company or organization’s logo. Of course, festive attire is always welcome at Santa’s Village!

We don’t have a lot of secured storage space, so please minimize the loose valuables (purse, bags, etc.) that you bring into Santa’s Village. We are not responsible for personal items lost while you are at Santa’s Village.

Don’t come hungry. Before your shift, eat a hearty breakfast or lunch. The Empty Stocking Fund spends every dollar we possibly can on toys and gifts, so we are unable to provide food and drinks for volunteers. If you’d like to bring something (or have it delivered), you are welcome to do so. We have a volunteer break area with tables and chairs, a refrigerator and a microwave available for your use. We also have a water cooler and a Coca-Cola vending machine on site.

Hours

Dec. 3rd – 22nd
Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun. Closed

Location

970 Jefferson St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Parking

Parking is located past the entrance to Santa’s Village on the left. Please do not park in any areas that are not specifically designated as Santa’s Village Parking. Your car will be booted or towed!