Wesley UMC BackPack Festival

2019 We Got Your Back Event

Welcome to the "We Got Your Back" Backpack Festival volunteer signup schedule!

Wesley Church is excited to host this awesome event which takes place on Saturday, August 17th, 2019. There are many ways and opportunities in which you can volunteer and help make this event a success! Join us as we provide hundreds of backpacks stuffed with supplies to children in need throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley Area and beyond and take part in a People Blessing People event at Wesley Church!

Date: 08/17/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm EDT

Location: At Wesley Church

Created by:   Elizabeth Lewis
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Available Slot

Driveway/Parking Lot (Please arrive at 7) (8)

Captains: Matt D and Frank M Direct traffic and parking

5 of 8 slots filled
Bob B
Christian L
Gayne Marriner
Victor Scomillio
Matthew Dietz

Check In Tables - Bilingual Volunteers Appreciated! Volunteers must be 17 years and older. (12)

Captain: Melissa Day Register guests and record information. Bilingual Volunteers Appreciated! 17 years and older, please! We will be using tablets this year so basic knowledge of technology is recommended.

7 of 12 slots filled
Denise Ortiz
Mariela Almodovar
Keranie Whipple
Brendan Ickes
Linda Kennedy
I will need to leave by 11:00.
Juanita Dhanraj
Bilingual..Spanish and English
Kailyn Whipple

Backpacks - Outside Bus (6)

Captain: Lisa Jacobsen guest line.

All slots filled
Zel Shifter
Enjoyed this so much last year. Can't wait .
Kelly Moran
Tara Borda
Alison Riker
Joshua Testa
Cole Ruhf

Backpacks - Inside Bus (6)

Captain: Lisa Jacobsen Help children select backpacks (good station for children volunteers!)

All slots filled
Mikailyn Matacavage
Beverly Bruno (3)
Emma Lisson
Evan Applegate

Backpacks - Back of Bus (4)

Help children safely exit from the bus to the ground. ADULT VOLUNTEERS ONLY!

All slots filled
Debbie Peipher Peipher
Teri Feldmann
Bill Schankel
Lexi Wells
Will be coming with Debbie Peipher

Socks/Underwear Table (12)

Captains: Jaimee Walters & Nicole Lockhart Distribute socks/underwear packs (good station for children volunteers)

All slots filled
Chris Foster
Hume Family (2)
Christy and Aaron Hume
Katie Cavender
Amy Mann
Juanita Dhanraj
Bilingual ...Spanish and English
liz lewis
Nancy West
Bethany Dixon (2)
Bethany & Ann
Alicia Hutchinson
Becky Adamson
Emily Adamson
Anna Hahn

Kitchen (10)

Captain: Joe Kempfer Prepare food for serving. (Adult Volunteers Only!)

All slots filled
Joe Kempfer
I likes me some hot dogs .
Lona Peerson
Betty Weaver
Emily Doll
Becky Adamson
Jessica Shupp
Elaine Hertzog
Steve Simmons
liz lewis
Kay Morgan
Carol Burns

Hot Dog Stand (8)

Outside Food Captain: Cindy Long Monitor guest line and serve hotdogs. (good station for Children Volunteers)

All slots filled
Susan Matacavage
Payton Bozik
Ella Ebert
Mikayla Kirby
Jenna Feldmann
Kate Feldmann
Sandra Gichiengo (2)
Justin and Sandy Gichiengo

Watermelon Stand (6)

Outside Food captain: Cindy Long Monitor guest line and serve watermelon. (good station for children volunteers!)

All slots filled
Debra Silliman
Isabel can help here!
Lilly Peloso
Meaghan Ickes
Juanita Dhanraj
I am fluent in Spanish and English.
Deborah Philpotts
Alvin Philpotts

Popcorn Stand (6)

Outside Food Captain: Cindy Long Monitor guest line and serve popcorn. (good station for children volunteers!)

All slots filled
Becky Adamson (2)
Ryan and Isaiah Adamson
Kathy Schankel (2)
Aiden will help too
Sarah Campbell (2)
Lily and Sarah

Water Stand (6)

Monitor guest line and serve water to guests. (good station for children volunteers)

All slots filled
Ethan Vandever
Debbie Eshbach (2)
& Sarah Eshbach
Hume Family (2)
Kraig and Simon Hume
Wendy Smith

Facepainting (8)

Captain: Nancy Lewis Paint simple designs...supplies provided.

All slots filled
Terry Nighan
I am required to work Saturday in Albany, NY. Please let Nancy know.
Madeline Conner
Alexia Arevalo
Josie Wack
Debbie Peipher Peipher
Ava Peloso
Mackenzie R
Kelly Moran

Haircut Assistants (10)

Captain: Carol Barron Monitor guest line. Clean floor & sweep hair around haircutting stations.

5 of 10 slots filled
Bev Mariner
Donna Hartnett (3)
Donna, Mel and Teri
Amy Lisson

Restroom Areas (4)

Captain: Bob Sopko Monitor and replenish supplies, clean area as needed.

2 of 4 slots filled
John Dudding
Jacob Sopko

Floaters/Runners (20)

Captain: Jeff Rose Help in any station as needed and directed.

18 of 20 slots filled
Chris Foster
Patrick Kiefner
Logan & Dylan Shupp (2)
Wyatt Nixon
Morgan Whitebread
Richard Chambers
Corey James
Hume Family (3)
Alex Hume, Elena Hume, Ryan Orr
Alexander Smith
Ryan Wack
Kayla Schankel
Will Whipple
Chris Jacobsen
Eric Mann
Timothy Krpata

Set Up the Morning of (ACTUAL TIME: 7-9 am) (25)

Set up event areas with equipment, tables, supplies, etc.

11 of 25 slots filled
Chris Foster (2)
Noah and I
Lona Peerson
Emily Doll
Richard Chambers
Hume Family (3)
Kraig, Alex, and Simon Hume
Alexander Smith
Samir Kakade (2)
Samir and Aarav

Recycling/Trash Area (4)

Dispose of trash and recycling as needed. Clean grounds as needed.


Set Up the Night Before (Friday 5-8) (20)

Setting up tents, cutting up watermelon, setting up stools, extension cords, pulling out tables and chairs in prep for the next day.

8 of 20 slots filled
Jeff Rose
I will be there all day
Sue Kiefner
Zel Shifter
Lona Peerson
Brendan Ickes
Ethan Vandever
Alexander Smith
Wendy Smith

Volunteer Lounge (4)

CAPTAIN: Liz Lewis Putting out food and beverages for our volunteer break room. Taking care of the volunteers is an important job!

All slots filled
Carolyn Miller
Debra Silliman
Genesis Almodovar
Bethany Dixon
Kimura, Eloise & Lilly

Sidewalk Chalk and Banner (4)

Help kids get creative with chalk and design on a banner. (good station for children volunteers)

All slots filled
Andrew Applegate
Jessica Long
Shannon Baughman
Kelly Moran

Clean-up/ Tear down (1-3 pm) (15)

Help is always needed after the event to clean up all stations. In previous years there has been major needs for volunteers at this time. It is recommended not to do all day shifts before clean-up.

4 of 15 slots filled
Wyatt Nixon
Alexander Smith
Wendy Smith
Chris Jacobsen

Volunteer Meeting

Mandatory volunteer meeting where you will be meeting with your station captains

9 slots filled - more available
Madeline Conner
Jeff Rose
Alexia Arevalo
Chris Foster
Debra Silliman
Frances Quinones
Wyatt Nixon
please confirm the meeting date and time
john dudding
Chris Jacobsen

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