Thank you for your interested in becoming a volunteer this year!
What does it mean to be a volunteer? It means helping us bring Christmas to 100 families in need this season! When you see the look on some of the kids faces, you’ll know that volunteering was a great decision.
Volunteering can be a minimum two-month commitment depending on when you sign up. Our volunteers are not required to commit to any specific days or hours and can work on their own free time, but we do use our volunteers for tasks related to the categories below every season from November 1st to December 25th. We are only looking for volunteers who are able and willing to make that commitment.
Here are the different ways you can volunteer your time.
Phone Calls & Data Entry: as a volunteer, you’ll be assisting with making any phone calls needed over the course of two months. All work can be completed from home and on your own time. Must be good on the computer, accessing shared files and sending emails. Bilingual (Spanish) is a huge plus.
Runner: as we get closer to Christmas, we always need runners to help pick things up and drop them off in different locations. A lot of times people decide to sponsor a family but are out of town and can’t personally deliver or make it to our gift delivery drop location on Christmas Eve. In those situations, we rely on runners to pick up the gifts from the sponsor and bring them to our secure storage location.
Delivery Driver: as mentioned above, a lot of times sponsors are out of town for the holidays and unable to deliver gifts themselves. On Christmas eve we need helpers to pick up gifts from our gift drop location and deliver them to family’s homes. We ask that all drivers travel in groups of two or more for security purposes. Larger SUVs, mini vans and trucks are a plus!
Creative Media: We can always use assistance from professionals to help make us look better! Every year we’re seeking photographers, videographers, video editors, graphic designers, web designers or anyone that can help add a little more creativity to our project! The better we look, the more participation we get…allowing us to serve more and more families.
Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
You’d be amazed at how much man-power goes into achieving our goal every year. Most of it is done behind the scenes starting in August or September of every year with the grand finale being on Christmas Eve. A few photos of some of our volunteers in action: