Can you help?
Volunteers Needed for the 2020 Holiday Distributions.
We need your help! Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make food basket distributions and the Toystore a success. Groups of all sizes are welcome!
Greatest Volunteer Need!
TOY STORE SETUP
Monday, Dec. 14 through Friday, Dec. 18
We have an increased need for volunteers due to changes to distribution. In addition to sorting and setting up toys, volunteers will shop for clients according to a submitted toy store wishlist. Day shift volunteers are limited to ages 14 and older. However, during evening shifts, children under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian may also volunteer.
Christmas Toy Store & Food Distribution Day
Saturday, December 19
Volunteers will carry out pre-bagged groceries and toy store items and load them into client’s cars. Please dress for the weather as you will be both inside and outside the building.
Waiver and Release of Liability
All volunteers are required to sign a Waiver and Release of Liability. You can speed up the process of checking in by printing the Waiver and bringing it with you the day you volunteer.
All volunteers are required to wear a mask to protect both themselves and those around them.
Christmas Distribution Volunteer Positions
Toy Store Volunteer Positions
Help shoppers make sure they get all the toys they are eligible for and assist them in choosing items. Volunteers for this job will be inside and will be on their feet for their whole shift. Minimum Age = 14
- Toy Store Set-up: place tables, organize boxes, etc.
- Toy sorter: sort toys by age and gender, group items according to similarity, etc.
- Shoppers: Fills bags with Christmas gifts using client’s wish list.
- Bag Organizers: Sets up and organizes bags once filled.
- Floaters: Willing to help out in whatever role is needed.
Distribution Day Volunteers
Curbside Loaders – Assist clients by loading food and/or toys into the client’s vehicle. Items will be numbered for the client, the volunteer will load the vehicle when the client’s vehicle is at the loading station and their number is called. (Think curbside pick-up) Dress for the weather.
Bag grabbers – Volunteers will retrieve the client’s food and toy orders for the pick-up line.
Floaters – May include kitchen help, crowd control, volunteer check-in, or others. We will give you a job when you get here! This is a good position for those unable to work a full shift. Volunteers are able to sit through most or all of the shift if they need to.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
If you can’t make it to the Toystore or food distribution but still want to help, we are always looking for volunteers in our pantry. Check out our website for more information.
Contact Bambie at 865-1076 ext. 103 to volunteer at the pantry or to donate money, food, toys or gift wrap to the Holiday Center.
Thanksgiving Volunteer Positions
Sign up yourself, your family or your group to help with the 2020 Thanksgiving Food Basket Distribution on November 21st!
Grocery Carry Out
Assist clients by carrying their bags of food to their vehicle. Volunteers for this job should dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for lots of walking.
Assist event organizers with things like crowd control, volunteer and client check-in, volunteer food service, and filling in for other volunteers on restroom and lunch breaks.
Delivery food baskets to Seniors/Homebound Client homes.