Rainbow Days

Back-to-School Celebration 2021 - Volunteers

At the Back-to-School Celebration - in partnership with CAPTRUST, Title Sponsor and Moneygram Foundation, Presenting Sponsor, school-age children receive backpacks filled with new grade appropriate school supplies and school uniforms while celebrating at a back-to-school party. This year the Back-to-School Celebration is on Wednesday, August 11th!

As a reminder, all volunteers must have completed a Rainbow Days volunteer application and criminal background check before volunteering with the children.

Important Addresses:

  • Rainbow Days' Offices - 8150 N. Central Expressway, Suite M1003, Dallas, TX 75206
  • Dallas Market Center (North Hall) - 2200 Stemmons Frwy., Dallas, TX 75207

For questions or more information, please contact Sunni Roaten, Rainbow Days’ Volunteer & Events Manager, [email protected] or (214) 217-3833.

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT) Available Slot
08/03/2021 (Tue.) Lovers Lane United Methodist Church  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Organize School Uniforms and Play Clothing (12)

Help the Rainbow Days staff sort and organize school uniforms and play clothing that will be distributed at the Back to School Celebration event.

 
All slots filled
Cynthia Flores-Harris (10)
NCL-Golden Corridor
Kiara Berry
Tara Walsh
1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Organize School Uniforms and Play Clothing (12)

Help the Rainbow Days staff sort and organize school uniforms and play clothing that will be distributed at the Back to School Celebration event.

 
All slots filled
Trina Bailey (3)
Cole & Maddox Bailey
Sara Burnett (3)
Adela Stransky (2)
Tamara Strauser (2)
Tamara & Eva
Kayci Weichbrodt (2)
Kayci & Ava
08/04/2021 (Wed.) Lovers Lane United Methodist Church  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Organize School Uniforms and Play Clothing (12)

Help the Rainbow Days staff sort and organize school uniforms and play clothing that will be distributed at the Back to School Celebration event.

 
All slots filled
Jennifer Pike
KarenNC Wade (3)
Karen, Riley and Blakely Wade
Christy Alderink (2)
Nanette Myers (2)
Jessica Bader (2)
Kaitlyn and Jessica
kathy hathaway (2)
Victoria and Caroline
1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Organize School Uniforms and Play Clothing (12)

Help the Rainbow Days staff sort and organize school uniforms and play clothing that will be distributed at the Back to School Celebration event.

 
All slots filled
Corrie Shores
Lorena Oldford (3)
Jenny Olmsted (2)
Kathy Hathaway
Victoria and Caroline
LeAnn Wray
Liz Paulsen (2)
Liz and Lyla Paulsen
Rita Cunningham (2)
08/05/2021 (Thu.) Rainbow Days Office  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Organize School Supplies (12)

Help the Rainbow Days Staff organize and sort school supplies which will be distributed the children at our Back to School Celebration event.

 
All slots filled
Julie Pascuzzi
Julie Pascuzzi
Michelle Wiest
Angela Chaney (2)
Nanditha Zuckerman (2)
Evelyn Combs (3)
Evelyn Combs
Brenna Ravenhill (2)
Caren Hamilton
1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Organize School Supplies (12)

Help the Rainbow Days Staff organize and sort school supplies which will be distributed the children at our Back to School Celebration event.

 
All slots filled
Michelle Wiest
Keitha Kuester (2)
Sara Burnett (3)
Trina Bailey (3)
Cole & Maddox
Karen Kohn (2)
Tara Walsh
08/10/2021 (Tue.) Rainbow Days' Offices and Dallas Market Center (North Hall)  10:00am - 2:00pm  

Setup/Prep (20)

These volunteers will meet at Rainbow Days, assist with the loading of the UHaul there, travel with us to Market Center, and help unload everything there.

 
All slots filled
Telisa Schelin (2)
Telisa & Ava
Karen Kohn (2)
CYNTHIA GRIECO
kathy hathaway (3)
Victoria and Caroline
Shelley Lowe (2)
Shelley and Mia Lowe
JULEE SNEAD (2)
Julee & Preslee Snead
Hiral Shah (2)
Laura Bennett (2)
Michelle Schrader (2)
Catherine MacLeod
Jeanne Koepke (2)
Daniel Koepke will be helping too
Dallas Market Center (North Hall)  1:00pm - 6:00pm  

Set-Up (50)

Volunteers will assist with the setup at Dallas Market Center, and the various other tasks needed for the event.

 
30 of 50 slots filled
Michelle Wiest
Juliette Coulter (2)
kathy hathaway (3)
Victoria and Caroline
Jennifer Hirschbrich (2)
Jill Apple (2)
Leigh and Jane Leopard (2)
Julie Mcgraw (3)
Julie McGraw
Arianna Gibson (2)
Andrea Lagusis (2)
Andrea & Eleni
Valerie Beane (2)
Valerie and Addison
Amber Ostrander
Wesley and Amber
Jennifer Groves (2)
With son Grayson Groves
Cynthia Dashiell (3)
Cynthia, Mary, & Haley. NCL Preston Bluebonnet
Greta Eidem (2)
Vernay Powell
08/11/2021 (Wed.) Dallas Market Center (North Hall)  11:30am - 4:30pm  

Volunteer Registration and Event Support (10)

Assist Rainbow Days with registering volunteers as they arrive and then be available to assist in any capacity helping cover shifts for volunteers or in high-volume areas as necessary.

 
All slots filled
adnan khan
Heather Bowers
Leigh and Jane Leopard (2)
Sharon Cornwall
Laura Head
Connie LaNou (2)
Nikki Chriesman-Green
Available to support in whatever capacity is needed
Patrick Berry
12:00pm - 4:30pm  

Bus Ambassador (54)

Greet families as they arrive at the event, assist them with filling out order forms, assist with loading supplies on buses at the end of the event.

 
4 of 54 slots filled
adnan khan
Phyllis Horan
Melissa Griffith
Marley Shepherd

Carnival Games (40)

Manage one of the Rainbow Days' carnival games and assist with breakdown at the end of the event.

 
16 of 40 slots filled
Michelle Henry (2)
& Georgia
Tiffany Raines (2)
Nancy Maurer (2)
Krystalyn Pickney
Viv Davis
Candice Hill
Rian Clinton
Susan Delarosa
Mandy Knies
Kayci Weichbrodt (2)
Kayci & Ava Weichbrodt
Prisma Garcia (2)
Nathalie Garcia

Uniform Fulfillment Center (40)

Help to fill uniform orders, fast-paced with lots of bending and lifting, inventory and pack remaining uniforms at the end of the event.

 
3 of 40 slots filled
Aimee Griffiths
Maggie Griffiths
Jack Griffiths

Play Clothing Fulfillment Center (30)

Help to fulfill play clothing orders, fast paced with lots of bending and lifting, inventory and pack remaining play clothes at the end of the event

 
9 of 30 slots filled
Heather London (3)
nikki Chriesman-Green
Gail Grein (2)
liz tilleros (3)

Backpack Fulfillment Center (30)

Help to fill backpack orders, fast-paced with lots of bending and lifting, inventory and pack remaining backpacks at the end of the event.

 
19 of 30 slots filled
Michelle Wiest
Beverly Mohler (2)
Adela Stransky (2)
Jennifer Dawson
Jennifer Wetherill (2)
Jennifer Hirschbrich (2)
April Whitlock (2)
Patrick Berry
Kim Mundorff (2)
Staci Poindexter (2)
Cari Zurlis (2)

Lunch and Snack Attendants (16)

Collect meal tickets, distribute food, maintain dessert and beverage stations, clear tables, help breakdown and load tables at the end of the event.

 
8 of 16 slots filled
Caren Hamilton (2)
Caren and David
Merila Atarodi (2)
Amy Harris (3)
Mary Denson

Safety Monitors and Back to School Buddies (20)

Maintain safety by watching building exits and watching for other safety hazards and addressing the issue as needed. You may be asked to buddy up with a group of children if shelter employees are not available. Seeking volunteers who have patieince.

 
1 of 20 slots filled
gregory wood

Karaoke Station Assistant

Assist karaoke vendor with set-up and breakdown. Recruit and encourage participants.

 

Bounce House (No Minors) (8)

Ensure safety of children by monitoring the number of children playing in the bounce house, age of participants and making sure shoes are removed. We are asking for volunteers 18 and older.

 
2 of 8 slots filled
Cody Butler
Sydney Schoolfield
Dallas Market Center (North Hall) and Rainbow Days' Offices  3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Event Clean-Up (25)

Assist staff with breaking down carnival games, and transporting supplies and materials from event site to Rainbow Days offices and storage site, after event has ended.

 
6 of 25 slots filled
Mayra Smith (3)
Mayra, Angelina and Allana Smith
Alyson Patton (2)
Caroline Patton
Athleta Northpark
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