Volunteer Christmas 2017
The Sharing God’s Bounty Christmas dinner, December 19, 2017, offers scores of opportunities for volunteers. The preceding Saturday, December 16, also holds a wrapping party during which we need dozens of volunteers. Below, you will find our current volunteer needs for this magical event. If you would like to offer your time and talent to any available position, please click on the sign-up button and fill in the information requested. You will be added to our volunteer roster, with our thanks!
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Adult-child distribution teams
Adult-child teams to distribute socks, stockings, candy canes, etc.
Present Wrappers on 12/16
Volunteers to wrap presents on 12/16 at the Bounty Christmas Wrapping Party Extravaganza. The more, the merrier!
Present Sorters on 12/16
Volunteers to sort presents on 12/16 from 9 to 10 AM.
Volunteers to prepare and distribute hot chocolate to guests in the Santa line outside. We'll supply the materials - you supply the cheer!
Volunteers to glue photos onto paper. These are seated volunteer positions - we like to reserve these positions for those great volunteers who may have a bit of trouble moving around the floor in other jobs Thank you!
One gregarious, frieldy, strong, wonderful person to welcome the boys and girls, have hundreds of photos taken, and bring the gift of Christmas joy to our celebration! We can supply the Santa outfit. A bilingual Santa would be outstanding.
Gift buyers on 12/14 to 12/19
Volunteers to purchase last minute low-cost toys from places like Big Lots and The Dollar Tree Store to fill in needs for certain age groups. Bounty will reimburse the costs. *We need these volunteers to be available to buy gifts on 12/14 or 12/15, and possibly on 12/17 or 12/18 - in other words, right before our wrapping party and, if necessary, right before our Christmas dinner.
Stocking Manager on 12/16
One take-charge volunteer to oversee the stuffing of stockings on 12/16.
Photo Frame Artists
Artists (or anyone) to decorate the paper frames for Christmas photos.
Piano player accompanist
Pianist to play during the Christmas dinner.
Volunteers (especially bilingual volunteers) to stamp children's hands as they receive gifts.
Photo Shoot Assistant
Volunteers to direct families to Santa for their photo shoots. No photographic, artistic, or design experience needed!
Volunteers to be Santa's elves during Christmas dinner! (Need to put together own outfit - at least an elf hat)
Volunteers to put up and take down Christmas lights, room decorations, table decorations, etc.
Snack Server on 12/16
Volunteer to serve coffee and snacks at the wrapping party on 12/16.
Gift Organizers on 12/16 and 12/19
Several key volunteers to help organize the wrapping on 12/16 and the and distribution on 12/19.
General Coordinator for Presents
One key volunteer to coordinate present gathering, wrapping, storage, and distribution.
Volunteer (or team) to make signs on poster-board to direct traffic.
One or two photographers stationed with Santa to take family portraits.
Veterans in Reserve
Veteran volunteers available for last-minute jobs.
Choir coordinator(s) - Need one or two take-charge adults to help the young adults coordinate caroling in the gym and outside in the lines
Choirs singers to carol both inside and outside the gym.. Great fun - perfect voice not necessary - Christmas spirit is necessary!!!
Dedicated volunteers to perform the final clean up of the gym, kitchen, yard, etc. after dinner. Could last until around 9:30 PM. If you can't make it to our dinner, but you still want to be a part of our Christmas dinner, this is the perfect job! It's OK to come late for this job (e.g. 8 PM or so).
Last-Minute Present Wrappers on 12/19
Volunteers for last-minute present-wrapping on 12/19 at 4 PM.
Line Monitors (including bilingual line monitors)
Perform the critical job of maintaining orderly progress of our guests through the Santa line. At least a third of these volunteers need to be bilingual. Need to be firm but hospitable!