One of the best benefits of volunteering is that you get to shop before everyone else. Does your child only wear soft pants (with no prints, zippers, buttons, or snaps)? Mine does, and sorting through picked-over racks never leaves enough of the very few pants he will wear. Volunteers get to see the largest selection.
There are volunteer opportunities to fit everyone’s preferences. Help get the word out on your own time by canvassing. Sign up for an evening shift. Or sign up for two shifts and be someone’s best friend by getting a second pass to the pre-sale.