Children's Holiday Party

Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 7:50am 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. 

We hope you will join us at the 2018 Children's Holiday Party!

For questions or concerns regarding registration or shifts, please contact Haley Shelley, haley.shelley@unitedwaydenver.org

Positions
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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.
Perks
Spreading holiday cheer to families in our community.
Parking Details
Volunteers are welcome to utilize the Mile High United Way parking garage. Please take the elevators up to the lobby to access volunteer check-in. There is also a parking lot available across from the building ($5/day).
GivePulse
318 Positions Filled | 146 Impacts | 475 Hours

Shifts (42)

1 - 42 of 42 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
Volunteer Support Shift 17:50am (MT)11:00am (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. Data-entry will be conducted after all volunteers have checked in...6/6Over
LEAD: Cookie Decorating, Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT) 2/2Over
LEAD: Gift Checkout, Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT) 1/1Over
LEAD: Gift Wrappers8:00am (MT)3:00pm (MT) 2/2Over
LEAD: Guest Check-in, Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT) 1/1Over
LEAD: Kid's Gift Shop, shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT) 1/1Over
LEAD: Personal Shopper, Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT) 1/1Over
LEAD: Storytime, Shift 18:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT) 1/1Over
Bilingual Welcome Team Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30am (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.4/4Over
Cookie Decorating Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30am (MT)Kids will be indulging in frosting and sprinkles while decorating sugar cookies. Volunteers will manage this area and all cookie decorating efforts.8/8Over
Craft Station Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30am (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...14/14Over
Face Painting Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30am (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 18:30am (MT)11:30am (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 18:30am (MT)11:30am (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.6/6Over
Gift Wrappers Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30am (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.30/30Over
Guest Check-in Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30am (MT)Volunteers will check in families as they arrive. We will have approximately 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.6/6Over
Hospitality Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30am (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.10/10Over
Personal Shoppers Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30am (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 18:30am (MT)11:30am (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.4/4Over
Story Time Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30am (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.6/6Over
Toy Store Organizers Shift 18:30am (MT)11:30am (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
Kids Gift Shop Shift 19:00am (MT)11:30am (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 room as well as assist the children with putting together the gift bags for their parents/care-givers.5/4Over
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): Ian PCL (Crafts, Face Painting, Books): Kayla, Michelle 2nd Floor Offices: Sydney Lobby/Main Floor: Bridget5/5Over
Volunteer Support Shift 210:50am (MT)2:00pm (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. Data-entry will be conducted after all volunteers have checked in...6/6Over
LEAD: Kid's Gift Shop, Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (MT) 1/1Over
LEAD: Storytime, Shift 211:00am (MT)3:00pm (MT) 1/1Over
Bilingual Welcome Team Shift 211:30am (MT)3:00pm (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.4/4Over
Cookie Decorating Shift 211:30am (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 211:30am (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...16/16Over
Face Painting Shift 211:30am (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.4/8Over
Gift Checkout Shift 211:30am (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.8/8Over
Gift Runners Shift 211:30am (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.6/6Over
Gift Wrappers Shift 211:30am (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!30/30Over
Guest Check-in Shift 211:30am (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.6/6Over
Hospitality Shift 211:30am (MT)3:00pm (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.9/10Over
Personal Shoppers Shift 211:30am (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 211:30am (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.6/6Over
Story Time Shift 211:30am (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.6/6Over
Toy Store Organizers Shift 211:30am (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
Kids Gift Shop Shift 212:00pm (MT)3:00pm (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 room as well as assist the children with putting together the gift bags for their parents/care-givers.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): Mike PCL (Crafts, Face Painting, Books): Kayla 2nd Floor Offices: Taylor Lobby/Main Floor: Liane5/5Over
Event Cleanup2:30pm (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.15/30Over