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Volunteer For the Event

Christmas Store Volunteers must be 18 years or older to serve.

Kids Zone Volunteers must be in 6th grade or older to serve.

Kids Zone Volunteers must pass a Background Check before serving. Screening may be provided via your church or with our online form before serving.

There will be no childcare during the Christmas Store Volunteer Orientation. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Volunteer Coordinator - Jenn Venenga This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 319-269-8163


Volunteer Registration

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Treat Sign Up

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Volunteer Descriptions

Decoration Team:

Prep before event and/or decorate Dec 8th. [can do from home/ahead of time]

10 volunteer spots

  • Plan & Prep, Make Decorations, Table Center pieces before event
  • Decorate/Set Up Community Center - Friday, December 8th

Set Up Team:

Friday, Dec 8. 6:30-8:30pm. [lifting/moving required]

10 volunteer spots

  • Load gifts from storage area & unload at Community Center – Friday, December 9th.
  • Set Up Community Center

Tear Down Team:

Saturday, Dec 9. 12:30-1:30pm. [lifting/moving required]

10 volunteer spots

  • Load gifts & transport to storage area at Lincoln Center Church
  • Load tables & transport to Lincoln Center Church

Check In Team:

Welcome & Check In Volunteers. [sitting/stationary position]

3 volunteer spots

  • Volunteer Check In-7:30-9:00 am

Greeter Team:

Greeters, Stand in Line Hospitality, Escort groups, Stand at Exits. [standing/walking]

4 volunteer spots

  • 4 Indoor Spots: Greeters, Stand in Line Hospitality, Stand at Exit.
  • 4 Outdoor Spots: Greet outside, parking lot assistance as needed, shovel sidewalks during inclement weather.

Breakfast Hospitality Team

Cook and serve breakfast to volunteers & shoppers.

4 volunteer spots

Food prep, serving, and kitchen clean up. [cooking/standing/serving]

Hospitality Team:

Create welcoming atmosphere for shoppers.

6 volunteer spots

  • Maintain food & drink table, clean up after each group is served. [standing/serving]
  • Sit and talk with guest as they wait for their turn to shop. [siting/taking/passing the time]

Personal Shopper:

Love meeting new people, can carry gifts/coats/babies. [standing/carrying/walking/multi-task]

30 volunteer spots

  • Walk with shopper, get to know them/needs, help with gifts from shopping to wrapping to exit.

Cashier Team:

Take money, make change, batteries needed [standing/sitting/lots of counting!]

8 volunteer spots

  • Cashier-Takes money, makes change
  • Helper-gathers batteries for toys needed, hand out family gift

Gift Wrapper Team:

Love to wrap gifts! [standing/sitting/papercuts]

20 volunteer spots

  • Wrap gifts for shoppers or assist them as needed
  • Bring your own scissors

Kids Christmas Zone:

Supervise kids at United Methodist Church. 9:15 am-12:15pm[standing/sitting/childcare]

35 volunteer spots

  • Welcome families, assist choosing gift for their parents, gift wrapping station, snack station, supervise during programs, play with babies & toddlers.
  • Kids ages Babies through Elementary Age.
  • Shopping Parents will check kids IN & OUT of Kids Zone
  • Volunteers can be Junior High Age and older. [minimum 6th grade]
  • Background checks will be required to serve in the Kids Christmas Zone

Christmas Carolers:

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear [walking/singing]

6 volunteer spots

  • Walk thru store & waiting areas to spread Christmas cheer through songs & smiles!