The Salvation Army - San Jose, CA
Back-to-School Shopping Chaperone-Old Navy Oakridge
Company: The Salvation Army - San Jose, CA
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Location: San Jose, CA, 95123, US
Project Details

Help a disadvantaged child (Kindergarten thru 12th grade), shop for new school clothes and uniforms for the new school year. Meet at Old Navy Oakridge Mall in San Jose.

Check-in is between 6:15am-6:30am, mandatory orientation at 6:50am, shopping starts at 7am and ends approx 9:45am.

Starting at 7:00am, you will be paired up with a child and be given their shopping list that contains sizes and uniform/clothing needs. You must watch your child at all times. You have up to $100 to spend on clothing for Elementary, $125 for Middler and $150 for High School. Try to select as much uniform/clothing, socks/undergarments totaling as close to designated amount as possible.

Age Requirements: Minimum age 13 but must volunteer w/parent. Ages 14 years thru 16 must pair up with another the same age or older, ages 17 years thru adult optional but strongly recommended to work in groups of two or three.

Return child/ren to designated area after purchasing clothes. Receipt, gift card and shopping list stays w/staff at the cash register. You may opt to repeat with another child.

Goal is to serve 150 children, with appropriate school attire and finish before or shortly after store opens to public (10am.)

All volunteers must be confirmed to participate, no walk-ins.

General requirements


  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hrs needed.Mandatory Orientation after check-in.
  • Volunteer Packet must be completed, ID req.
  • Category
    Children & Youth
    Education & Literacy