Children's Holiday Party 2021

Thursday, September 30th from 9:00am to Monday, December 13th, 2021 2:00pm
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About

The Mile High United Way Children's Holiday Party is our largest community outreach event of the year. Last year we were able to serve hundreds of families in a COVID friendly drive through event. This year, we are so thrilled to share, that we will be hosting the event in-person once again!  Through careful planning we are excited to be able to invite over 300 families to our building for an indoor/ outdoor hybrid event.

Thanks to the generous donations of our community and corporate partners we are able to provide a toy store where parents can "shop" for new gifts for their children. Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa, craft and play holiday themed activities. At the end of the day families will leave with great holiday memories, treasured homemade keepsakes, and wrapped gifts to put under the tree. 

Bilingual Volunteers Needed for this opportunity! 

Interested in providing items for our families? Check out our Amazon Wishlist HERE. Please note if you plan to drop off supplies at our building, we are only accepting supplies Mondays and Fridays between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Not able to volunteer or participate in the drive? Make a gift to help us purchase items for the Children's Holiday Party  to ensure that our families have everything they need this season. Give Now

We hope you volunteer with us for the 2021 Children's Holiday Party!

For questions, please email volunteer@unitedwaydenver.org 

Positions
0 Remaining
Registration
Opens Oct 15, 2021 2:00pm
Registration Closes
Any time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit
Family Friendly
Requirement Details
Dress Requirements: Volunteers must bring their own masks. This will be a high energy, indoor/ outdoor opportunity so please wear comfortable, warm clothing.

Children-  This is a family friendly event. Children are welcome to volunteer at this event. 

Language- Bilingual volunteers needed.

Please contact Mile High United Way if you respond yes to the following questions the week of the event.

  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.
  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a fever, cough or shortness of breath. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered “yes’ to any of those questions the week of the event, we ask you to reach out to staff. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy. If you have questions, please contact us at volunteer@unitedwaydenver.org

Perks
Spreading holiday cheer to families in our community.
Parking Details
Parking: The parking garage will be available for volunteers to park in and the entrance is off California street. Please enter through the California street side, our Stout Street entrance will be blocked off.
o If full, there is also a large lot across from the building on Park Avenue that is $5/day.
o Street parking is available along Stout and California. If choosing to park on the side streets, please be aware of the time limits. We’d hate for anyone to get a parking ticket. 😊
GivePulse
502 Positions Filled | 211 Impacts | 723 Hours

Shifts (91)

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
REMOTE - Holiday Gift Tags9:00am (MT)5:00pm (MT) Directions: Exercise your creativity by making holiday gift tags! Gift tags should be flat and shaped like a rectangle that is roughly 2 inch x 1.75 inch. Make sure to also punch a hole at the top and tie a piece of ribbon through it.You will need your own supplies...17/∞Over

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
PRE - EVENT: Children's Holiday Party - Toy Sorting + Prep4:00pm (MT)6:00pm (MT)Join us in sorting and organizing all of the generous gifts donated by our partners and organizations around the community.  Your support in this vital piece directly contributes to the success of the Children's Holiday Party.8/12Over

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
PRE - EVENT: Children's Holiday Party - Toy Sorting + Prep4:00pm (MT)6:00pm (MT)Join us in sorting and organizing all of the generous gifts donated by our partners and organizations around the community.  Your support in this vital piece directly contributes to the success of the Children's Holiday Party.12/14Over

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
PRE - EVENT: Children's Holiday Party - Toy Sorting + Prep4:00pm (MT)6:00pm (MT)Join us in sorting and organizing all of the generous gifts donated by our partners and organizations around the community.  Your support in this vital piece directly contributes to the success of the Children's Holiday Party.6/10Over

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
PRE - EVENT: Children's Holiday Party - Toy Sorting + Prep4:00pm (MT)6:00pm (MT)Join us in sorting and organizing all of the generous gifts donated by our partners and organizations around the community.  Your support in this vital piece directly contributes to the success of the Children's Holiday Party.19/20Over

1 - 2 of 2 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
PRE - EVENT: Children's Holiday Party- Set-up and Decorating1:00pm (MT)3:00pm (MT)Join us in transforming our building into a Winter Wonderland filled with bright colors, twinkling lights, luscious trees and holiday decorations galore!24/24Over
PRE - EVENT: Children's Holiday Party- Set-up and Decorating9:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Join us in transforming our building into a Winter Wonderland filled with bright colors, twinkling lights, luscious trees and holiday decorations galore!28/25Over

1 - 10 of 83 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
Clean up Team3:00pm (MT)5:00pm (MT)Volunteers will arrive promptly at 3:00pm and will help cleaning up the event and breaking down tents, crafts, etc.0/10Over
Arts and Crafts (Outdoor) Volunteers Shift 211:00am (MT)2:00pm (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 banner to be hung at Mile High United...0/10Over
North Pole Helpers Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30pm (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...10/20Over
Personal Shoppers Shift 31:30pm (MT)4:30pm (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...6/15Over
Gift Wrappers Shift 31:30pm (MT)4:30pm (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...16/24Over
Arts and Crafts (Indoor) Volunteers Shift 31:30pm (MT)4:30pm (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 thank you cards for "Santa." Volunteers for shift 3...1/8Over
Personal Shoppers Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30pm (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...13/20Over
Staff Support - Shift 31:30pm (MT)4:30pm (MT)
Mile High United Way staff will be supporting the following areas and will provide guidance and support to the volunteers and guests.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your shift begins. 
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Gift Checkout Shift 31:30pm (MT)4:30pm (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.
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North Pole Helpers Shift 31:30pm (MT)4:30pm (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...9/15Over

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
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MHUW Staff- CHP Clean Up9:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT) 1/3Over