Children's Holiday Party

Saturday, December 10th, 2016 from 7:00am to 4:00pm

About

The Mile High United Way Children's Holiday Party is our largest community outreach event of the year. In 2015 we invited 500 families to come and celebrate the holiday spirit with cookie decorating, holiday movies, craft making, games, face painting and photos with Santa. Thanks to the generous donations from over 40 corporate partners and groups, we're also able to provide a toy store where parents could shop for new gifts for their children. At the end of the day families left with great holiday memories, books for the children and parents and wrapped gifts to put under the tree. 

We hope you will join us at the 2016 Children's Holiday Party!
Positions
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Registration
Registration Closed
Registration Closes
Any time before each shift ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit
Family Friendly
Perks
Spreading holiday cheer to families in our community.
Parking Details
Volunteers can utilize the Mile High United Way parking garage. Please take the elevators up to the lobby to access volunteer check-in.
GivePulse
303 Positions Filled | 130 Impacts | 486 Hours

Shifts (33)

1 - 33 of 33 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
Volunteer Hospitality Shift 17:00am (MT)11:00am (MT) You will be welcoming all other volunteers to the holiday party and making sure they have all the information they need about their stations and shifts. This area will be for volunteers to take a break and get off their feet if need be. Light snacks and refreshments will be...3/3Over
Volunteer Check-in Shift 17:15am (MT)11:00am (MT)You will be waiting in the lobby to greet volunteers, show them to the volunteer waiting area, check them off the roster, and welcome them to have breakfast. Following this welcome, guide all volunteers to their appropriate stations by 7:30 AM.6/6Over
Beneficiary Hospitality Shift 17:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Volunteers will be serving breakfast, 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.11/11Over
Bilingual Welcome Team Shift 17:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Please join us in welcoming our Spanish speaking guests and help them have a great experience at the event.5/5Over
Cookie Decorating Shift 17:30am (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.6/6Over
Craft Station Shift 17:30am (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...16/16Over
Face Painting Shift 17:30am (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.8/8Over
Gift Checkout Shift 17:30am (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.8/8Over
Gift Runners Shift 17:30am (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.7/7Over
Gift Wrappers Shift 17:30am (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!30/30Over
Guest Check-in Shift 17:30am (MT)11:00am (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.7/7Over
Parent's Room Shift 17:30am (MT)11:00am (MT) This new addition to the holiday party from last year will be continued and expanded for this year. Volunteers will warmly welcome all parents and guide them to refreshments and resources available in this area. Denver Public Library has graciously agreed to join us and assist families with signing up...3/3Over
Personal Shoppers Shift 17:30am (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.17/17Over
Santa's Helpers Shift 17:30am (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.6/6Over
Story Time Shift 17:30am (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.5/5Over
Toy Store Organizers Shift 17:30am (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.8/8Over
Volunteer Check-in Shift 210:30am (MT)2:00pm (MT)You will be waiting in the lobby to greet volunteers, show them to the volunteer waiting area, check them off the roster, and welcome them to have a snack. Following this welcome, guide all volunteers to their appropriate stations by 11:00 AM.6/6Over
Beneficiary Hospitality Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (MT)Volunteers will be serving breakfast, 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.11/11Over
Bilingual Welcome Team Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (MT)Please join us in welcoming our Spanish speaking guests and help them have a great experience at the event.5/5Over
Cookie Decorating Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (MT)Kids will be indulging in frosting and sprinkles while decorating sugar cookies. Volunteers will manage this area and all cookie decorating efforts.6/6Over
Craft Station Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (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 “thank you” banner to be hung at Mile...15/15Over
Face Painting Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (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.8/8Over
Gift Checkout Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (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 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (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.7/7Over
Gift Wrappers Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (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!15/15Over
Guest Check-in Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (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.10/10Over
Parent's Room Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (MT) This new addition to the holiday party from last year will be continued and expanded for this year. Volunteers will warmly welcome all parents and guide them to refreshments and resources available in this area. Denver Public Library has graciously agreed to join us and assist families with signing up...3/3Over
Personal Shoppers Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (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.18/18Over
Santa's Helpers Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (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.5/5Over
Story Time Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (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.5/5Over
Toy Store Organizers Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (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.8/8Over
Volunteer Hospitality Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (MT) You will be welcoming all other volunteers to the holiday party and making sure they have all the information they need about their stations and shifts. This area will be for volunteers to take a break and get off their feet if need be. Light snacks and refreshments will be...3/3Over
Event Cleanup2:00pm (MT)4:00pm (MT)At the conclusion of the party, assist with collecting all leftover materials, trash and food in the main room, parent's room and volunteer areas. Work with the Volunteer team to secure all items have been gathered, organized and labeled appropriately and prepped for storage.21/21Over

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Terri Vitale wrote on November 10th, 2016

Where do I bring gently used books for the Children's Holiday Party? Terri Vitale

Rita Moore wrote on October 20th, 2016

I am a new volunteer. I am trying to sign up as a volunteer to do face painting from 11am to 3pm. Can you help? I don't have a "code". I was invited to join by Carol Ringer.