Children's Holiday Party

Saturday, December 14th, 2019 from 7:30am to 4:00pm

About

The Mile High United Way Children's Holiday Party is our largest community outreach event of the year. Last year we invited nearly 400 families to come and celebrate the holidays with cookie decorating, craft making, games, face painting and photos with Santa. Thanks to the generous donations of our community and corporate partners we are also able to provide a toy store where parents can "shop" for new gifts for their children. At the end of the day families left with great holiday memories, books for the children, coats for the family, and wrapped gifts to put under the tree. 

Bilingual Volunteers Needed for this opportunity! 

Interested in buying toys for the Children's Holiday Party, check out our Amazon Registry HERE.  

We hope you will join us at the 2019 Children's Holiday Party!


Positions
0 Remaining
Registration
Registration Closed
Registration Closes
Any time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit
Family Friendly
Requirement Details
Anyone planning to volunteer must register with specific & separate email addresses. Children are welcome to volunteer at this event. We ask that anyone under the age of 16 volunteer with a guardian throughout their shift and do not need to be officially registered.We are searching for volunteers who are bilingual.
Perks
Spreading holiday cheer to families in our community.
Parking Details
Volunteers are welcome to utilize the Mile High United Way parking garage. There is also a parking lot available across from the building ($5/day).

Volunteer check-in will be in RB’s Café, the Mile High United Way breakroom. Please check-in there upon arrival. To access this area:
o From the garage: use the elevator and go to the 1st floor. Turn left and walk down the hall towards the orange wall. Take a sharp left and RB’s Café will be right in front of you.
GivePulse
496 Positions Filled | 408 Impacts | 1,146 Hours

Shifts (74)

1 - 74 of 74 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
North Pole Helpers Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT) North Pole Helpers are volunteers who will be paired with kiddos as their parents are paired with a volunteer to help them shop. North Pole Helpers will stay with the children while they visit each activity - cookie decorating, face painting, crafts, and kid's gift shop. This opportunity is great...15/15Over
Bilingual Welcome Team Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT)Please join us in welcoming our Spanish speaking guests, explain the logistics of the day and help them have a great experience at the event. Bilingual volunteers encouraged!4/4Over
Guest Check-in Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT)Volunteers will check in families as they arrive. We will have 50 families coming every 45 minutes starting at 8AM. All parents and children need to be checked-in, sign a waiver and given direction on next steps. Bilingual Volunteers Encouraged! Volunteers for shift 3 will help clean-up as well.6/6Over
Hospitality Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT)Volunteers will be serving snacks and refreshments on the day of the event. Responsibilities will include keeping the tables clean and organized, replenishing food and being a welcoming face to the families. Volunteers for shift 3 will help clean-up as well.8/8Over
Cookie Decorating Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT)Kids will be indulging in frosting and sprinkles while decorating sugar cookies. Volunteers will manage this area and all cookie decorating efforts. Volunteers for shift 3 will help clean-up as well.5/5Over
Arts and Crafts Volunteers Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT) Volunteers will assist kids on how to make a variety of festive crafts. All craft materials are provided and volunteers will be instructed on how to make the different crafts that are available. Craft Station volunteers will also help children create a “thank you” banner to be hung at Mile...8/8Over
Face Painting Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT)Volunteers will set-up and manage the face painting station. Kids, newborn to 16, are all eager to get their faces painted and this is typically a non-stop volunteer position. Volunteers for shift 3 will help clean-up as well.8/8Over
Toy Store Organizers Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT) Volunteers are responsible for organizing the toy store area, monitoring gift flow and adding new presents as needed. Volunteers in this position will not have much idle time so being able to stand most of the shift is a must. Please wear comfortable shoes. Volunteers for shift 3 will help...6/6Over
Gift Checkout Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT)Once gifts are wrapped and ticketed, they go to the check-out area where families will have matching tickets to ensure accurate pickup. Volunteers will organize the gift check-out process and ensure that families leave the event with the correct gifts. Volunteers for shift 3 will help clean-up as well.9/9Over
Santa's Helpers Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT)Santa's Helpers will be assisting with photos taken with Santa. Volunteers will help with crowd control, positioning kiddos for the picture, taking and printing pictures. Volunteers are especially encouraged to dress up for this role. Volunteers for shift 3 will help clean-up as well.3/3Over
Gift Runners Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT) Runners work closely with volunteers wrapping gifts. Once gifts have been wrapped, runners will take them to the check-out area and make sure that the tickets match the gifts at check-out. This is a very active volunteer position; please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing. Great opportunity for kids! Volunteers for...8/8Over
Gift Wrappers Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT) Volunteers will be wrapping the gifts that parents have picked out for their children. This event will serve nearly 400 families and we hand out nearly 3,000 toys, be prepared to wrap a bundle of gifts! There may be families interested in helping wrap their own gifts too. Volunteers for...24/24Over
Personal Shoppers Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT) Volunteers will greet parents and guide them through the toy store as they're making their selection of toys. Offering to help hold toys that have been picked out is encouraged. Volunteers will then take the gifts to the gift wrapping station when the families are done shopping. Bilingual Volunteers Encouraged...15/15Over
Story Time Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT)Volunteers will be reading to children during the event while parents shop for their gifts. Additionally, volunteers will help kids pick out 2-3 books to take home and read with their families. Volunteers for shift 3 will help clean-up as well.4/4Over
Kids Gift Shop Shift 31:00pm (MT)3:30pm (MT) A new addition to the Children's Holiday Party is to give kids an opportunity to pick out gifts to give as well. Volunteers will help setup and organize the kid's gift station as well as assist the children with putting together the gift for their parents/care-givers. Volunteers for shift 3...4/4Over
Volunteer Support Shift 312:30pm (MT)2:00pm (MT) Welcome and check-in all volunteers for the holiday party. Ensure their liability form has been signed, provide name tags and guidance to their stations for the day. Light snacks and refreshments will be available and should be replenished throughout the shift. Volunteers will also help with Data-entry. Volunteers for shift...4/4Over
Staff Support12:00pm (MT)3:00pm (MT)Mile High United Way staff will be supporting the following areas and will provide guidance and support to the volunteers and guests in these areas: Board Room (Food): PCL (Crafts, Face Painting, Books): 2nd Floor Offices: Lobby/Main Floor: Please arrive 30 minutes before your shift begins.6/6Over
Children's Holiday Party Day Of Volunteers12:00pm (MT)3:00pm (MT)Volunteers who arrive who were not previously registered.0/30Over
LEAD: Gift Checkout, Shift 211:30am (MT)3:30pm (MT)Help oversee Gift Checkout volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 11:301/1Over
LEAD: Guest Check-in, Shift 211:30am (MT)3:30pm (MT)Help oversee Guest Check -in volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 11:301/1Over
LEAD: North Pole Helpers Shift 211:30am (MT)3:30pm (MT)Help oversee North Pole Helpers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 11:301/1Over
LEAD: Kid's Gift Shop, Shift 211:30am (MT)3:30pm (MT)Help oversee Kid's Gift Shop and Arts and Crafts volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 11:301/1Over
LEAD: Personal Shopper Shift 211:30am (MT)3:30pm (MT)Help oversee Personal Shoppers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 11:301/1Over
LEAD: Storytime, Shift 211:30am (MT)3:30pm (MT)Help oversee Story Time volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 11:301/1Over
LEAD: Hospitality Room Shift 211:30am (MT)3:30pm (MT)Help oversee Hospitality and Bilingual Welcome Team volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 11:301/1Over
LEAD: Gift Runner Shift 211:30am (MT)3:30pm (MT)Help oversee Gift Runners.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 11:301/1Over
LEAD: Cookie Decorating, Shift 211:30am (MT)3:30pm (MT)Help oversee Cookie Decorating and Santa's Helpers volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 11:301/1Over
LEAD: Face Painting, Shift 211:30am (MT)3:30pm (MT)Help oversee Face Painting volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 11:301/1Over
North Pole Helpers Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT) North Pole Helpers are volunteers who will be paired with kiddos as their parents are paired with a volunteer to help them shop. North Pole Helpers will stay with the children while they visit each activity - cookie decorating, face painting, crafts, and kid's gift shop. This opportunity is great...17/17Over
Guest Check-in Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Volunteers will check in families as they arrive. We will have 50 families coming every 45 minutes starting at 8AM. All parents and children need to be checked-in, sign a waiver and given direction on next steps. Bilingual Volunteers Encouraged!6/6Over
Gift Wrappers Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Volunteers will be wrapping the gifts that parents have picked out for their children. This event will serve nearly 400 families and we hand out nearly 3,000 toys, be prepared to wrap a bundle of gifts!35/33Over
Toy Store Organizers Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Volunteers are responsible for organizing the toy store area, monitoring gift flow and adding new presents as needed. Volunteers in this position will not have much idle time so being able to stand most of the shift is a must. Please wear comfortable shoes.7/7Over
Gift Checkout Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Once gifts are wrapped and ticketed, they go to the check-out area where families will have matching tickets to ensure accurate pickup. Volunteers will organize the gift check-out process and ensure that families leave the event with the correct gifts.11/11Over
Gift Runners Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Runners work closely with volunteers wrapping gifts. Once gifts have been wrapped, runners will take them to the check-out area and make sure that the tickets match the gifts at check-out. This is a very active volunteer position; please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing. Great opportunity for kids!6/6Over
Arts and Crafts Volunteers Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT) Volunteers will assist kids on how to make a variety of festive crafts. All craft materials are provided and volunteers will be instructed on how to make the different crafts that are available. Craft Station volunteers will also help children create a “thank you” banner to be hung at Mile...10/10Over
Cookie Decorating Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Kids will be indulging in frosting and sprinkles while decorating sugar cookies. Volunteers will manage this area and all cookie decorating efforts.5/5Over
Face Painting Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Volunteers will set-up and manage the face painting station. Kids, newborn to 16, are all eager to get their faces painted and this is typically a non-stop volunteer position.9/9Over
Story Time Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Volunteers will be reading to children during the event while parents shop for their gifts. Additionally, volunteers will help kids pick out 2-3 books to take home and read with their families.4/4Over
Santa's Helpers Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Santa's Helpers will be assisting with photos taken with Santa. Volunteers will help with crowd control, positioning kiddos for the picture, taking and printing pictures. Volunteers are especially encouraged to dress up for this role.3/3Over
Personal Shoppers Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Volunteers will greet parents and guide them through the toy store as they're making their selection of toys. Offering to help hold toys that have been picked out is encouraged. Volunteers will then take the gifts to the gift wrapping station when the families are done shopping. Bilingual Volunteers Encouraged!15/15Over
Hospitality Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Volunteers will be serving snacks and refreshments on the day of the event. Responsibilities will include keeping the tables clean and organized, replenishing food and being a welcoming face to the families.8/8Over
Bilingual Welcome Team Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)Please join us in welcoming our Spanish speaking guests, explain the logistics of the day and help them have a great experience at the event. Bilingual Volunteer Encouraged!6/6Over
Kids Gift Shop Shift 210:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)A new addition to the Children's Holiday Party is to give kids an opportunity to pick out gifts to give as well. Volunteers will help setup and organize the kid's gift station as well as assist the children with putting together the gift for their parents/care-givers.4/4Over
Volunteer Support Shift 210:00am (MT)12:30pm (MT)Welcome and check-in all volunteers for the holiday party. Ensure their liability form has been signed, provide nametags and guidance to their stations for the day. Light snacks and refreshments will be available and should be replenished throughout the shift. Volunteers will also help with data entry.10/8Over
Staff Support9:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Mile High United Way staff will be supporting the following areas and will provide guidance and support to the volunteers and guests in these areas: Board Room (Food): PCL (Crafts, Face Painting, Books): 2nd Floor Offices: Lobby/Main Floor: Please arrive 30 minutes before your shift begins.6/6Over
Guest Check-in Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Volunteers will check in families as they arrive. We will have approximately 50 families coming every 30 minutes starting at 9AM. All parents and children need to be checked-in, sign a waiver and given direction on next steps. Arrive promptly at 8:30 a.m. Bilingual Volunteers Encouraged!6/6Over
Gift Wrappers Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT) Volunteers will be wrapping the gifts that parents have picked out for their children. This event will serve nearly 400 families and we hand out nearly 3,000 toys, be prepared to wrap a bundle of gifts! There may be families interested in helping wrap their own gifts too. Arrive promptly...41/41Over
Toy Store Organizers Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Volunteers are responsible for organizing the toy store area, monitoring gift flow and adding new presents as needed. Volunteers in this position will not have much idle time so being able to stand most of the shift is a must. Please wear comfortable shoes. Arrive promptly at 8:30 a.m.8/8Over
Gift Checkout Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Once gifts are wrapped and ticketed, they go to the check-out area where families will have matching tickets to ensure accurate pickup. Volunteers will organize the gift check-out process and ensure that families leave the event with the correct gifts. Arrive promptly at 8:30 a.m.8/8Over
Gift Runners Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT) Runners work closely with volunteers wrapping gifts. Once gifts have been wrapped, runners will take them to the check-out area and make sure that the tickets match the gifts at check-out. This is a very active volunteer position; please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing. Great opportunity for kids! Arrive promptly...6/6Over
Arts and Crafts Volunteers Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT) Volunteers will assist kids on how to make a variety of festive crafts. All craft materials are provided and volunteers will be instructed on how to make the different crafts that are available. Craft Station volunteers will also help children create a “thank you” banner to be hung at Mile...10/10Over
Cookie Decorating Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Kids will be indulging in frosting and sprinkles while decorating sugar cookies. Volunteers will manage this area and all cookie decorating efforts. Arrive promptly at 8:30 a.m.8/8Over
Face Painting Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Volunteers will set-up and manage the face painting station. Kids, newborn to 16, are all eager to get their faces painted and this is typically a non-stop volunteer position. Arrive promptly at 8:30 a.m.9/10Over
Story Time Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Volunteers will be reading to children during the event while parents shop for their gifts. Additionally, volunteers will help kids pick out 2-3 books to take home and read with their families. Arrive promptly at 8:30 a.m.7/7Over
Santa's Helpers Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Santa's Helpers will be assisting with photos taken with Santa. Volunteers will help with crowd control, positioning kiddos for the picture, taking and printing pictures. Volunteers are especially encouraged to dress up for this role. Arrive promptly at 8:30 a.m.3/3Over
Personal Shoppers Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT) Volunteers will greet parents and guide them through the toy store as they're making their selection of toys. Offering to help hold toys that have been picked out is encouraged. Volunteers will then take the gifts to the gift wrapping station when the families are done shopping. Bilingual Volunteers Encouraged...15/15Over
Hospitality Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Volunteers will be serving snacks and refreshments on the day of the event. Responsibilities will include keeping the tables clean and organized, replenishing food and being a welcoming face to the families. Arrive promptly at 8:30 a.m.10/10Over
Kids Gift Shop Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT) A new addition to the Children's Holiday Party is to give kids an opportunity to pick out gifts to give as well. Volunteers will help setup and organize the kid's gift station as well as assist the children with putting together the gift for their parents/care-givers. Arrive promptly at 8:30...4/4Over
Bilingual Welcome Team Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Please join us in welcoming our Spanish speaking guests, explain the logistics of the day and help them have a great experience at the event. Bilingual Volunteers Encouraged Arrive promptly at 8:30 a.m.4/4Over
North Pole Helpers Shift 18:30am (MT)11:00am (MT) North Pole Helpers are volunteers who will be paired with kiddos as their parents are paired with a volunteer to help them shop. North Pole Helpers will stay with the children while they visit each activity - cookie decorating, face painting, crafts, and kid's gift shop. This opportunity is great...12/16Over
LEAD: Gift Wrappers8:00am (MT)3:00pm (MT)Help oversee the Gift Wrappers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. to get settled.3/3Over
LEAD: Gift Checkout, Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Help oversee the Gift Checkout volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. to get settled.1/1Over
LEAD: North Pole Helper Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Help oversee the North Pole volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. to get settled.1/1Over
LEAD: Face Painting Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Help oversee the Face Painting volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. to get settled.1/1Over
LEAD: Kid's Gift Shop, shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Help oversee the Kid's Gift Shop and Arts and Crafts volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. to get settled.1/1Over
LEAD: Hospitality Room Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Help oversee the Hospitality Room volunteers and Bilingual Welcome Team.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. to get settled.1/1Over
LEAD: Gift Runner Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Help oversee the Gift Runner volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. to get settled.1/1Over
LEAD: Guest Check-in, Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Help oversee the Guest Check -in volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. to get settled.1/1Over
LEAD: Cookie Decorating, Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Help oversee Cookie Decorating and Santa's Helpers volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m2/2Over
LEAD: Coat Distribution8:00am (MT)3:30pm (MT)Help oversee coat distribution volunteers.  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly1/1Over
LEAD: Storytime, Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Help oversee the Story Time volunteers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. to get settled.1/1Over
LEAD: Personal Shopper, Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Help oversee the Personal Shoppers.  Lead Huddles during shift changes  Connect with your staff lead  Help supervise volunteers and check-in with them regularly Arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. to get settled.1/1Over
Lead Staff - Event Oversight7:30am (MT)4:00pm (MT)Staff Leads will be in green Live United shirts.8/8Over
Volunteer Support Shift 17:30am (MT)10:00am (MT) Welcome and check-in all volunteers for the holiday party. Ensure their liability form has been signed, provide nametags and guidance to their stations for the day. Light snacks and refreshments will be available and should be replenished throughout the shift. Volunteers will also assist with data entry. Arrive promptly at...4/4Over

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Barbara Gillick wrote on December 13th, 2019

Hi, I’m unable to volunteer tomorrow along with my friend John Nouss since we are both sick from colds. Hopefully we can next year since I love this event. We are Santa’s Helpers, 10:45am shift.