Clean Up and Organize Remaing Gifts at GiveJoy's Grow and Give Back Holiday Drive


Teen Service Days

Start Date
End Date
2 hours
Austin Oaks Church

4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd
Austin, TX 78749
United States

Activity Description

Spread joy to families across Central Texas by supporting the The GiveJoy Foundation's flagship event - the Grow and Give Back Holiday Drive. This holiday drive provides Central Texas families with a full holiday experience that includes $100 worth of gifts for each child and a freshly prepared holiday meal for their family. This event started in 2008 with around 50 students and has grown and impacted thousands of children in the Brazos Valley area.

Generation SERVE families will be at the event shopping, wrapping, and delivering gifts. You will providing support for this amazing event! You will be responsible for event breakdown and cleanup. Any undelivered gift items will need to be sorted and organized for next year's event!

All volunteers receive an event shirt, beverages, and breakfast.

Event Schedule

Feel free to sign up for other GiveJoy shifts on the Teen Service Day calendar!

  • 7AM - Event Setup Crew Arrives. Team will stage the venue, setup registration,
  • assist with food setup, etc.
  • 8AM - Doors Open and Participants begin to arrive for breakfast and check-in. Event support members will serve as greeters, assist with check-in, setup curbside services.
  • 8:30 AM - Formal Welcome and Kick-Off
  • 9:00 AM - Support Team will setup the venue with wrapping stations
  • 10:00 AM - Support team members will manage curbside pickup and assist participants as needed.
  • 11:00 AM - Lunch 
  • 11:30 AM - Participants are dismissed to collect meals and begin deliveries. 
  • 1 PM - Event breakdown begins
  • 2-3 PM - Undelivered items are organized and sorted. Trash and waste removed and
  • building is locked.

Activity Requirements

  • This activity is for teens 13 & up only.
  • This is a drop off event, meant for teens to volunteer with their peers, not parents.
  • Generation SERVE adheres to the following COVID-19 policies to help keep your family and ours safe. We will continue to respect our partners' mask requirements as well as your family's decision around wearing masks.

More About Our Partner

The GiveJoy Foundation creates strategic partnerships to help champion and fulfill their mission. They have partnered with organizations in sectors including sports nutrition, sports apparel, business, philanthropy, and food & beverage. Together they actively work to demonstrate the value of providing developing youth with proper nutrition, medical, movement, and mentoring resources.

Support Generation SERVE

We provide supplies and an Activity Lead for every activity. A $30 donation would help us cover the costs for this activity! We also greatly appreciate donations from our Amazon wishlist! Finally, you also can become a family sponsor to support us in providing fun volunteer opportunities for other families! Thank you for your support and generosity! We appreciate it!

Austin Oaks Church