Christmas Giving Volunteer Opportunities

Each year, the Christmas Giving program is in need of volunteers to assist donors in unloading donations, organizing donations, selecting gifts, arranging boxes, delivering gifts, and more. 

If you are interested in helping with any of our activities, please call 725-3211 to sign up or ask questions. 

Please note: If area schools close due to severe weather we will also close. It is not necessary to sign-up in advance if you are a single individual, or your group is less than 3 people, but it is appreciated.  Due to our space limitations, we need to limit volunteer group size to 3-5 people at a time.  If you’re part of a group larger than 3 people, please contact the office. Our workload varies, and we re-adjust hours as needed. We suggest you call to confirm weekend hours the day before you plan to join us.

Set Up

Friday, November 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Help moving archery equipment to upper gym. Moving large folding tables and boxes from other areas of the building. This involves heavy lifting.  Begin sorting and arranging gift items.

Receiving Donations

December 1 – December 14 from 9:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.  Helping donors as they arrive with gifts, as well as handling & moving gifts & products.  This includes providing assistance to donors as they are unloading vehicles and bringing gift items inside.  Volunteers must be able to lift bags and boxes. (Gifts may be dropped off weekdays beginning 11/26/18 - all gifts are due by 12/13/2018)

Selecting Gifts - Adults only - *Attention to detail is very important*

Volunteers select gifts for un-adopted children. You will be selecting proper size and gender specific clothing, as well as selecting age appropriate toys and miscellaneous items from donated stock.  Instructions will be available for all volunteers.

Monday 12/03/18 - Friday 12/07/18 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday 12/10/18 - Thursday 12/13/18 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

**Saturday 12/08/18 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Subject to change, please call 725-3211 on Friday to confirm**

Checking Boxes & Final Assembly - Very detail oriented

Friday 12/14/18 – 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Clean Up

Monday 12/17/18 – 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Packing and storing excess gift items, breaking down the sorting area, and returning tables to various areas of the Brigade building. Involves heavy lifting

Routing

Tuesday 12/18/18 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Arranging boxes into routing groups for delivery. This involves heavy lifting and attention to details is critical.

 

Delivery Day

Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 7:45 a.m. – Noon - Volunteers gather at Brigade in the morning, instructions will be provided at that time.  Volunteers will be loading large/heavy boxes of gifts for delivery to local families.  Maps and directions will be provided if requested.  After delivering gifts, please return to Brigade, and drop off your routing slips.  It is best if you have a partner to work with, and a vehicle is necessary.