Volunteer for the Sharing Shelf

The Sharing Shelf was founded by a volunteer and relies on volunteers to do its work. Our motto is “Children. Clothing. Community.” At The Sharing Shelf, the community comes together to help clothe children in need.

Volunteer Opportunities

In our warehouse Volunteers are welcomed and needed in our warehouse to help us sort and package clothing for children in need.  No special skills are required.  Flexible scheduling.


In the community Volunteers are needed in the community to organize clothing drives at their schools, churches, synagogues and even through afterschool programs such as ballet or karate studios or local businesses such as hair salons and sports clubs.  Speak with those at your place of employment and arrange a week in the fall and spring when your colleagues can bring in donations of their children’s hand me downs.  You can also send an email to your friends and offer your back door as a drop-site then bring us your carload of donations. There are countless ways to help.


Teens, youth and families The Sharing Shelf welcomes teen volunteers over 14 in its warehouse during regular volunteer hours.  Teens and other children under 14 may volunteer with a parent.  The Sharing Shelf will work with teens in need of community service and for specific projects including Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards and Mitzvah projects.   Parents are invited to bring their children.  Bring a bag of your child’s hand me downs or buy a special outfit at your favorite store and we’ll show them how The Sharing Shelf puts their donation to use for another child.
Download forms for  Permission to Volunteer for Minor


Corporations and groups The Sharing Shelf works with many corporate and community groups who are seeking volunteer opportunities. These groups may either join us during our regular hours or we can arrange a special time.  School groups are also invited to our warehouse.  We can help teachers design an in-school project and the children can then visit The Sharing Shelf to see how their project impacts children in our community.  Contact Deborah Blatt to inquire about Group Volunteering  thesharingshelf@fsw.org or 914-305-5950.

 To sign up for our newsletter which posts weekly updates and open hours, and/or to inquire about volunteering as an individual, please email thesharingshelf@fsw.org  or call 914-305-5950.

Internship Opportunities: 

The Sharing Shelf is seeking 4 business management, marketing or public administration interns who will be responsible for:

  • assisting with day to day  warehouse operations;
  • training and supervising volunteers as clothing is packed and sorted;
  • handling clothing distributions to various social work agencies;
  • tracking data;
  • assisting with and developing outreach to broaden TSS’s relationships with the community.

Hours:  10 to 12 hours per week (depending on interests and skills). Day and times are flexible.

Location:  47 Purdy St, Port Chester, NY 10573.  The Sharing Shelf is located within an easy walk of the Port Chester Metro North Station and is convenient to I-95 and I-287.

To apply, contact:

Deborah Blatt, The Sharing Shelf Director thesharingshelf@fsw.org (email preferred) or (914) 305-5950