Mulch Volunteer Interest

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help deliver mulch!

1-2-3 Quick-Start Guide to Mulch Volunteering

  1. Please review the Dates & General Info below.
  2. Please review the volunteer Role Descriptions & Info for ones which interest you.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click the appropriate link to sign up!  The sign-up form will allow you to select one or more volunteer roles!  The Mulch Volunteer Coordinator will assign roles based on the interest and resources available. You will receive an EMAIL CONFIRM to inform you of your role(s) and other details as the delivery date approaches.

Dates & General Info:

Friday, April 9:

Parents will deliver pallet-size orders only from Vandegrift Band Practice Field distribution point using cool tools like box trucks and pallet jacks!

Box Truck team members should be able to lift 50lbs. They will be mostly pushing mulch pallets on pallet jacks. There may be the occasional need to sling bags of mulch.


  • Command Center helpers
  • Box truck drivers & navigators
  • Box truck teams of 3-4 helpers who will ride in push truck
  • “Push” pickups/SUVs with steel bumpers (you will not damage your bumper)
  • Photographer (to document the mulch magic!)

Saturday, April 10:

Parent and student delivery teams will be comprised of Mulch-Carrying Vehicles followed by Chase Vehicles.

We need help in many other areas as well. See the list of needs below.

Box Truck Teams Only: Parents will continue delivering pallet-size orders with box trucks, including push trucks/SUVs driven by adults with parent/student helpers..


  • Command Center helpers
  • Traffic Flow & Safety Monitors, some with First Aid abilities.
  • Mulch-Carrying Vehicles: SUVs, Minivans, and Pickups. Bringing a trailer is even better!
  • Chase Vehicles driven by ADULTS. Lots & LOTS of students will fill out the delivery teams in Chase Vehicles.
  • Students are allowed to drive Mulch-Carrying Vehicles but student helpers must ride in Chase Vehicles.
  • Photographers (to document the mulch magic!)


  • Box truck drivers & navigators
  • Box truck teams of 3-4 helpers which will ride in push truck
  • “Push” pickups/SUVs with steel bumpers (you will not damage your bumper)


Role Descriptions & Info: 

Operations Info for Command Center at VHS (Friday & Saturday)

  • Command Center Helper – Assist Ops Center leads with various tasks to prepare delivery tickets for distributions. Provide delivery tickets to mulch vehicles & await return of vehicles/tickets to complete delivery tracking. Leaders will provide on-the-job training. Prior experience helpful, but new helpers welcome!
  • Traffic Flow & Safety Monitors (with optional minor medical help) – Route traffic flow in and out of the “mulch yard”. Monitor all activity in and around the mulch yard to help keep parents and students safe among all vehicle, equipment and forklift movement. Direct students in cleaning of mulch yard as day progresses. Optionally, if you can help with minor medical needs, please select this additional role too.

Box Truck Teams Info (Friday & Saturday)

  • Driver – Drive a box truck for pallet deliveries. Prior experience strongly preferred, as well as availability to pick up truck on Thursday afternoon and return on Saturday early evening. Preferably, drivers are available to drive for BOTH Friday and Saturday.
  • Navigator – Plan route for driver based on delivery tickets and navigate to each stop (phone & power cord req’d).
  • “Push” pickup truck/SUV with steel bumpers – Follow box truck to delivery locations and carry helpers. Some mulch pushing with your vehicle is required. You will not damage your vehicle. Please contact if you have questions/concerns. These Push Vehicles are an IMPORTANT, MUST-HAVE function.
  • Helper – Ride in the Push Vehicle and help load/unload mulch for delivery from Box Truck.

Mulch-Carrying Vehicles & Chase Vehicles Info (Saturday).

  • Mulch-Carrying Vehicle – A pickup truck, SUV or minivan that can carry mulch.
  • Chase Vehicle – Vehicle that holds 3-4 students that follows the mulch carrying vehicle to help unload bags.


Choose the right “Mulch Volunteer Sign Up” form for you:

  • CLICK HERE if YOU are volunteering, and YOU are either:  PARENT or a STUDENT 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER

  • CLICK HERE if YOUR MINOR STUDENT (under 18 years old) will be DRIVING on Saturday

Please select all the volunteer roles of interest to you.  At the end you’ll complete the required waiver form.

The mulch team will assign the roles and contact volunteers later in March.


Note:  If your 17 year old (or younger) student is NOT DRIVING for Mulch, you DO NOT have to register your student using either “Mulch Volunteer Sign Up” form.