HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

Click here to view current opportunities, sign up for shifts by completing an online application and start Doing The Most Good! 

 Questions? Call or email Mary Vollink @ 946-4644

 

Regular Daily Opportunities

Day/Date

Time

Description

M-F

9am-4pm

Reception Desk  -  Greet guests, answer phones, give out information on programs/resources available

M-F

9am-4pm

Pantry Sorting/Stocking  - Sort and organize food, re-stock shelves

M, W, F

9am-2pm

Community Noon Meal  - Assist with meal prep, wash dishes, general clean up, greet guests, provide background music

M, W, F

10am-2pm

Community Food Shelf Sorting/Stocking  - Sort/organize food and stock shelves

Note: Many other regular volunteer opportunities are listed on our website as well.


NOVEMBER - Specific times and locations will be updated on a ongoing basis. 
 

Bell Ringing begins November 10 thru December 23 - Join us in making a joyful noise and raise funds for local programs   

Thursday, November 2,  9am - noon or 1 - 4pm: Assist with Holiday Assistance registration as a greeter or provide administrative assistance with data entry

Saturday, November 4, 9am - 2pm - Assist with Holiday Assistance registration as a greeter or provide administrative assistance with data entry

Tuesday, November 7, 9am - noon or 1 - 4pm: Assist with Holiday Assistance registration as a greeter or provide administrative assistance with data entry

Sunday, November 5, 3:00 - 6:30pm: Assist with sorting and organization of food from Sleeping Bear Riders Food Drive

Wednesday, November 15, 1:30 -4 pm: Assist with packing of Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Thursday, November 16, 9:30 - 5:30pm: Assist with distribution of Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Tuesday, November 21 - Assist with preparation for Thanksgiving Community Meal and Decorations

Wednesday, November 22 - Assist in making Thanksgiving Community Meal a memorable meal for our guests (many different opportunities for individuals, groups and families).  

Dates to be determined - assist in sorting and hanging winter coats and accessories for distribution to those in need.  

DECEMBER  

Monday, December 11, 10 - 7pm: Assist in set up and organization of Christmas Toy Shop and Christmas Food Basket Distribution

Tuesday, December 12, 9 - 5pm:  Assist in set up and organization of Christmas Toy Shop and Christmas Food Basket Distribution

Thursday, December 14, 8 - 6pm: Assist with distribution of Toys, Gifts and Food Baskets (many different tasks)  

Friday, December 15,     8 - 5pm: Assist with distribution of Toys, Gifts and Food Baskets and Tear down. 

Friday, December 22: Assist in making Christmas Community Meal a celebration for our guests (many different opportunities for individuals, groups and families).       

Additional ways to help spread the joy of the season: 

··  Host a counter Red Kettle at your business – you set the dates and length of time

    (We provide the Red Kettle, locks and securing hardware – base is 6 inches round) 

·  Team Kettle Ringers – get your team and their families together to ring together
  (Set up a friendly rivalry with a divisions/departments or rivals)

·  Sponsor a Red Kettle (match donations at a location during a set time)

·  Sell Paper Red Kettles for $1.00 at your business/group

·  Roll-up sales at the cash register (dates and times specified by you)

·  Host an Online Red Kettle (business or personal) 

·  Become Teen Angels or Christmas Wishmakers (Adopt a Teen or collect items from our Wish List)

·  Sponsor a Thanksgiving or Christmas basket with all the fixings for a struggling family

· Host a Red Kettle Christmas Party (home/group or business)

· Host a Christmas Gift/Coat or Winter Accessory collection

The only limitation to ideas is your imaginations. We would love work with you on your ideas. 

For more information on Other Ways to Help contact: email Ruth Blick or call 231.946.4644 ext 314. 

Click here to make a donation to our Online Red Kettle