Christmas Grace Volunteer Opportunities
One of the most rewarding and essential ways to participate in the Christmas Grace program is to become an "adopter". Adopters have the chance to choose how many families (and the size of the families) they would prefer to be paired with, as well as how much they would like to spend and Skyline staff connects each in the most complimentary way possible. After the family has filled out a wish-list of 10 items per member, these are given to adopters who can use their discretion to purchase these requested items, wrap them and bring them to Skyline so that they might brighten the holidays of people who otherwise would have had to make excessive sacrifices or simply go without.
Scheduling & Interviews
For the first stage of the gift giving process, parents/guardians will begin calling Skyline starting on September 25th to make appointments. Volunteers will take calls, answer questions, and help schedule days/times for people to visit. This job will also include informing them of the documents they will be expected to bring.
During the second stage, when patrons arrive for the appointments, volunteers will be needed to assist in the filling out of paperwork and helping complete the family's wishlist.
Groups and individuals are both welcome to volunteer for these opportunities. Bilingual volunteers who can help translate for Spanish-speaking patrons are especially needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Monday and Wednesday shifts available from 9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday and Thursday shifts available from 9 am - 3 pm
If you are interested in assisting with this process, click the green button to sign up on the volunteer schedule.
Because of the sheer volume of presents which Skyline is able to give out, volunteers are often needed to help move all these awesome gifts to parents as they arrive for pick-up. Participating in this stage of the process means greeting patrons as they arrive, making sure all of their gifts are accounted for, and helping carry these to their cars. It's a perfect chance to participate in the sort of cheer this program aims to spread and to share in the delight and gratitude of patrons.
After distribution has occurred, the Seasonal Room will be filled with presents appropriate for each member of the family. Patrons who were not able to receive personal donors but made it onto the waiting list are able to visit the store and pick out items for everyone. As you might imagine, volunteers greatly enjoy the chance to help people choose these special gifts to surprise their family with.