Helping Holiday Express Deliver the Gift of Human Kindness


Holiday Express Volunteers

Who we are

Holiday Express volunteers are an extremely dedicated bunch our 2,500+ volunteers donate over  27.000 hours of service each year!   Each volunteer plays a very important role in what we do and how we will serve  27.000 individuals in 2017.  Our volunteers are deeply committed to the Holiday Express  mission – to deliver the gift of human kindness.  We are proud that the volunteers who support our work in so many ways are the backbone of our organization.  From our warehouse team of workers to our elves at events  – there are so many ways to join the fun!

No matter how much or how little you give, helping people and knowing that you’ve had even a small impact in their lives is a really great feeling. You never know where you will find yourself in life, as a giver providing a helping hand, or the receiver seeking another’s helping hand. Holiday Express has a wide variety of opportunities to to help – during our holiday season and during the year.

How it works

Participating as a Holiday Express volunteer is an experience unlike any other.  Your time and talent is so greatly appreciated. While many of our volunteers are interested in volunteering at our charitable holiday season events, there are many other opportunities to help.  Here is a list of opportunities – during the season and throughout the year. Want to find out more? Click on the link below to find out how to join our team!

Yes, I Want to be a Holiday Express Volunteer

Take a look at our  volunteer toolkit 2017 to see the full list of our volunteer opportunities

Even if you’ve volunteered before, we ask that you complete the 2017 Volunteer Application so we have your  latest contact information and  Volunteer Agreement

After you complete the online Volunteer Application, please review our Volunteer Agreement

Holiday Express relies on the time and talent of over 2,500 extraordinary volunteers who enable us to deliver the gift of human kindness to those in need.  Click on the link below to read the Holiday Express commitment to you and also our expectations of  you as a volunteer of our organization.  All volunteers are expected to review our Code of Conduct and sign this agreement (electronic signature or paper copy).  Thank you for your incredible support and  understanding,

2017 Holiday Express Volunteer Agreement

Holiday Express Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities

A NOTE TO ALL OF OUR VOLUTNEERS ABOUT SIGNING UP  – Our sign-up websites for Events, Warehouse and Musicians will open in October – watch your email for instructions for our new and improved sign-up process in 2017!

Charity Program Event Volunteer (must be 18 years of age or older)

Join us at our program events. Come with us to visit the special people we see. Give hugs, smiles, dance, serve food, hand out gift bags or perform other fun activities like face painting or applying temporary tattoos – it is rewarding. (All event volunteers must be over age 18 and registered with Holiday Express).  We also need drivers of our van and truck.

Volunteer Warehouse Elves (Mornings, Evenings and Saturdays)

Help us put together the 27,000+ gift bags we give out to our guests during the Holiday Express season, October – December. It’s a lot of fun and you meet wonderful people! Volunteers must be over the age of 18.

Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 12:00pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 6:00pm to 8:30pm; Saturday 9:30am to 12:00pm

Afternoon Junior Volunteer Warehouse Elves (ages 10 to 18)

School age children can help put together the 27,000+ gift bags and/or collect items on our behalf. Please contact the office for more information. Student volunteers are eligible to receive community service hours. Hours are Monday – Friday, 3:30pm – 5pm. All must call the Holiday Express office to schedule a time to volunteer. Scheduling opens in September so be sure to put your request in early…the schedule fills up quickly! This has become so popular we need to schedule times for all Jr. Volunteers. Church groups, Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts, etc. are all welcome. (All Jr. Volunteers must be 10 to 18 years of age).

Corporate Volunteer Warehouse Elves

If you are looking for a corporate team building activity for your staff, please give us a call!

The Holiday Express warehouse is located at:

968 Shrewsbury Ave
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724