Volunteer at Pajama Program

Our vast network of volunteers across the nation play a critical role in our mission. Our work would not be possible without the generous and dedicated individuals who give their time and talents to support the children of Pajama Program.


New Volunteers:
Apply to Volunteer

Active Volunteers:
Access Your Volunteer Portal

Volunteers interested in working with children must be at least 18 years old and are required to complete a background check through our system. Active volunteers must pass a background check every 3 years. Please submit a new background check here.


Common Types of Volunteers

Storytime Plus Volunteers

The caring and compassionate volunteers at our New York City and Atlanta Centers model a key part of a comforting bedtime routine by sharing stories with children during Storytime Plus. We aim to have a 3:1 volunteer to child ratio at every Storytime Plus session.

***Volunteers Needed for Storytime Plus in November & December 2022 at New York City and Atlanta Centers!***

folding party

Folding Volunteers

Volunteers may also fold, organize, and sort the many pajamas and books our Centers receive. These volunteers save our staff from hours of work and allow us to dedicate more of our energy and skills to our mission.

Chapter Presidents

Chapter Presidents are lead volunteers who promote and carry out our mission in their local communities. Learn more about our Local Chapters.


Eligibility

  • Volunteers interested in working with children must be at least 18 years old and are required to complete a background check through our system. Active volunteers must pass a background check every 3 years.
    • The background check requires a $6.95 fee. If you are unable to cover this charge, you may contact volunteers@pajamaprogram.org.
  • Volunteers who do not work with children are not required to complete a background check.
  • As we receive a high volume of volunteer requests, it may be as many as 14 business days before we contact you about volunteering. We appreciate your patience.

“Pajama Program is one of the greatest experiences I’ve had as a volunteer.”

Ann, Volunteer Since 2018

Volunteer Application

As we have a need for a variety of volunteers, we encourage all who are interested to apply.

Apply to Volunteer at Pajama Program!

Contact Details



Employment (Optional)


Email & Phone




Mailing Address



US State Abbr. (Eg: "TX" for Texas)

Volunteer Profile


**Our Atlanta Center reopened in the summer of 2022.**
**Our New York City Center is tentatively scheduled to reopen in Fall 2022.**
**Due to COVID-19, volunteering at the New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS) is requiring volunteers to wear masks.**



Emergency Contact Details



Communication Preferences

Communication Preferences