2023 Children's Holiday Party

Friday, September 29th from 9:00am to Monday, December 11th, 2023 1:30pm
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About

Children’s Holiday Party is our largest community outreach event of the year! 

Thanks to generous donations from individuals and community partners, Mile High United Way provides a toy store every year where parents can select new gifts for their children. Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa and engage in holiday-themed activities. At the end of the day, families will leave with great holiday memories, treasured homemade keepsakes and wrapped gifts. Help Mile High United Way reach our goal of serving 1,000 children this year!

Bilingual volunteers are needed for Thursday and Saturday! 

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 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. until December 1.  Please contact volunteer@unitedwaydenver.org for questions about drives or to coordinate a drop off.

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

For questions or to make changes to your registrations, please email volunteer@unitedwaydenver.org

Positions
0 Remaining
Registration
Opens Sep 30, 2023 12:00am
Registration Closes
24 hours before each shift ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit
Family Friendly
Requirement Details

Dress Requirements:  This will be a high energy, indoor/ outdoor opportunity so please wear comfortable, warm layered clothing.

Children-  This is a family friendly event. Children 17 and younger are welcome to volunteer at this event with an adult.  If you are planning to volunteer with children, you will be able to add them to your registration and do not need to create a separate registration for them.  Everyone 18 and older should register separately. 


Language- Bilingual volunteers needed, especially for the Bilingual Welcome and Personal Shopper roles.

Perks
Spreading holiday cheer to families in our community.
Parking Details
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
621 Positions Filled | 504 Impacts | 1,531 Hours

Shifts (75)

1 - 2 of 2 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
REMOTE - Holiday Ornaments and Snowflakes9:00am (MT)4:00pm (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205
Parking is located on the south side of the building
Directions: Exercise your creativity by making holiday ornaments and snowflakes! Create ornaments and paper snowflakes for decorating the Mile High United Way building during the Children Holiday Party for a winter wonderland feel.  For examples search Pinterest or email volunteer@unitedwaydenver.org  Please try to make sure that items are sturdy and...23/∞Over
REMOTE-Host a Toy Drive12:00pm (MT)4:00pm (MT)
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Help make the Children's Holiday Party possible by hosting a toy drive.  Coordinate with your friends, family, neighbors, book club or other group you are a part of to collect toys for this event.  Toys are needed for children of all ages.  An Amazon Wish list, which can be shipped...2/∞Over

1 - 2 of 2 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
PRE - EVENT: Children's Holiday Party - Toy Sorting + Prep1:00pm (MT)3:00pm (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205
Parking is available in the lot behind the Mile High United Way building, in the lot on the West side of Park Avenue and on the street along both California and Stout. Please note that some of the parking may have fees and/or time limits.

Join us in sorting and organizing all of the generous gifts donated by our partners, organizations and individuals throughout the community.  Your support in this vital piece directly contributes to the success of the Children's Holiday Party.

11/11Over
PRE-EVENT Bike Check Up Volunteers1:00pm (MT)3:00pm (MT)
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Volunteers will check the breaks, alignment and tire pressure, then attach helmets and tags on that will be shared with families during Children's Holiday Party.  If needed, they will add air to tires and make adjustments to the bikes, ensuring that they are ready for families.  Volunteers will also move...6/5Over

1 - 2 of 2 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
PRE - EVENT: Children's Holiday Party - Toy Sorting + Prep1:00pm (MT)3:00pm (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205
Parking is available in the lot behind the Mile High United Way building, in the lot on the West side of Park Avenue and on the street along both California and Stout. Please note some of the parking may have fees and/or time limits.

Join us in sorting and organizing all of the generous gifts donated by our partners, organizations and individuals throughout the community.  Your support in this vital piece directly contributes to the success of the Children's Holiday Party.

This role involves lifting, bending and standing.  

10/10Over
PRE-EVENT Bike Check Up Volunteers1:00pm (MT)3:00pm (MT)
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Volunteers will check the breaks, alignment and tire pressure, then attach helmets and tags on that will be shared with families during Children's Holiday Party.  If needed, they will add air to tires and make adjustments to the bikes, ensuring that they are ready for families.  Volunteers will also move...5/5Over

1 - 2 of 2 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
PRE - EVENT: Children's Holiday Party - Toy Sorting + Prep1:00pm (MT)3:00pm (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205

Join us in sorting and organizing all of the generous gifts donated by our partners, organizations and individuals throughout the community.  Your support in this vital piece directly contributes to the success of the Children's Holiday Party.

This role involves lifting, bending and standing.

11/11Over
PRE-EVENT Bike Check Up Volunteers1:00pm (MT)3:00pm (MT)
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Volunteers will check the breaks, alignment and tire pressure, then attach helmets and tags on that will be shared with families during Children's Holiday Party.  If needed, they will add air to tires and make adjustments to the bikes, ensuring that they are ready for families.  Volunteers will also move...3/5Over

1 - 5 of 5 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Preview Event-Bike Volunteers9:30am (MT)1:30pm (MT)
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Volunteers will help families select bikes, making sure they get the right style and size.  Volunteers will move the bike from storage and help the families take it to their car if necessary.  If families are unable to take the bike at the time, volunteers will make note.  This is...4/4Over
Preview Event-Child activity area volunteers9:30am (MT)1:30pm (MT)
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205

Volunteers in the child activity area will provide supervision for children while their adults select gifts.  All guardians will remain on site.  Volunteers will facilitate games and activities.  This shift includes set up and clean up.  This is a family friendly opportunity.  

20/20Over
Preview Event-Family Check In Volunteers9:30am (MT)1:30pm (MT)
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Volunteers will check in families as they arrive for the preview shopping event.  They will provide families with information about what to expect during the event, provide all registration materials and communicate with staff. This shift will include set up and tear down for the event. Bilingual volunteers are needed...6/6Over
Preview Event-Personal Shopper Volunteers9:30am (MT)1:30pm (MT)
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to register for this role. 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.  This role will involve walking and lifting throughout the shift.  This...25/25Over
Preview Event-Staff Support9:30am (MT)1:30pm (MT)
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Mile High United Way staff will provide overall support and support at the different stations during the preview event:  Family check-in, Personal Shopper and Child Activity Area.  Volunteers will be welcoming families, checking registrations and providing information about the event, guiding adults through the shopping experience and providing supervision for...7/9Over

1 - 2 of 2 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
PRE - EVENT: Children's Holiday Party- Set-up and Decorating9:30am (MT)12:00pm (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205

Join us for the final preparation for the Children's Holiday Party, which include setting up supplies and furniture, organizing the toys and transforming our building into a Winter Wonderland filled with bright colors, twinkling lights, luscious trees and holiday decorations galore!  This role will involve standing, bending and lifting.

17/20Over
PRE - EVENT: Children's Holiday Party- Set-up and Decorating1:00pm (MT)3:00pm (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205

Join us for the final preparation for the Children's Holiday Party, which include setting up supplies and furniture, organizing the toys and transforming our building into a Winter Wonderland filled with bright colors, twinkling lights, luscious trees and holiday decorations galore!  This role involves standing, bending and lifting.

21/20Over

1 - 10 of 59 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Lead Staff - Event Oversight7:30am (MT)5:00pm (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205

Staff Leads will facilitate communication between stations, vendors, staff and volunteers; address logistics throughout the day, ensure that set up and clean up are complete and assist with breaks and shift changes.  

5/8Over
Volunteer Support Shift 17:30am (MT)11:30am (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205
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...6/6Over
Parking and Safety Volunteers-Shift 17:45am (MT)11:30am (MT)
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Volunteers will monitor the entrance to the parking lot, garage and the event to help families enter safely, guide them to the check-in and ensure that volunteers are entering and exiting the parking lot slowly.  Volunteers will be provided with safety vests and signs.  They will communicate with staff about...1/2Over
Book Nook Shift 18:00am (MT)11:30am (MT)
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Set up the book station, unpacking the books and arranging them by age and reading level in the book station before the event begins.  Helping families select books that fits their needs and interests.  Restocking and organizing books as they are selected. This station will requiring bending and lifting to...2/2Over
Staff Support - Shift 18:00am (MT)11:30am (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205
Mile High United Way staff will be supporting the following areas and will provide guidance and support to the volunteers and guests:
Guest Check-In
Personal Shoppers
Gift Wrapping
Gift Check Out
North Pole
Hospitality
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Bilingual Welcome Team Shift 18:15am (MT)11:30am (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205
Please join us in welcoming our bilingual guests, explain the logistics of the day and help them have a great experience at the event. Bilingual Volunteers Needed Arrive promptly at 8:15 a.m.  Volunteers in shift 1 will also help with event set up for their station and others, which may...7/6Over
Guest Check-in Shift 18:15am (MT)11:30am (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205
Volunteers will check in families as they arrive. We will have approximately 20 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 8:15 a.m. Volunteers in shift 1 will also help...8/6Over
Guest Check-in Solutions - Shift 18:15am (MT)11:30am (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205
Our guest check-in solutions volunteer will help register families who attend the event but are not included on the list of registered families. They will communicate with staff and other stations to update registration information.  Bilingual volunteers encouraged! Volunteers in shift 1 will also help with event set up for...2/1Over
North Pole Helpers Shift 18:15am (MT)11:30am (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205
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 of the children's gift shop and arts and crafts stations.  This opportunity is great for...18/18Over
Santa's Helpers Shift 18:15am (MT)11:30am (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205
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 and wear layers for the weather.   Arrive promptly at 8:15 a.m.  Volunteers in shift 1...3/3Over

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
CHP Clean Up10:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205

After the Children's Holiday Party, organize remaining items for families that were unable to attend the event in person and help finish putting away supplies and furniture.

15/15Over