The BBBS Plant Sale is adjusting their dates and going MOBILE!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the BBBS Plant Sale. We have made significant modifications to our event in response to the social distancing recommendations of our state and local health professionals. We are expecting to have flowers arrive on May 5, and provide delivery and drive thru pick-up service May 6-8.
*All volunteer activities are planned at our Davenport location, Northwest Bank & Trust at 100 E. Kimberly Rd.
May 5th- unloading/sorting volunteers 8:30-11:00AM. We will be creating small groups of 6 to 8 people to assist with unloading plant racks and placing flowers in the greenspace area by variety/color. Each team will be assigned a team leader to assist with idenfitication of flowers and their greenspace location. This activity will involve walking, bending, and carrying flats of flowers. Appropriate clothing is recommended, including comfortable shoes and gloves. BBBSMV hopes to have gloves and masks available, but if you have these items, please bring as a precaution.
May 6-8 Pick-up/Delivery volunteers
We will be creating small groups of 2-4 volunteer teams who will support our team leaders in preparing flowers for pick-up and delivery. This activity will involve walking, bending and carrying flats of flowers. Appropriate clothing is recommended, including comfortable shoes and gloves. BBBSMV hopes to have gloves and masks available, but if you have these items, please bring as a precaution.
May 6-8 Delivery Drivers
We are in need of volunteers with vehicles who can assist us with delivering flowers to area residences and businesses. For larger vehicles, it is recommended but not required to have a second volunteer with you. Drivers will enter a delivery lane, have their vehicle loaded with one or more pre-orders and be provided instructions from our delivery team leader on details of the delivery. Volunteers will deliver the flowers while maintaining appropriate social distancing recommendations. If you have a truck/trailer available, please email Kayla Kiesey at [email protected].
At this time, BBBS is NOT planning a retail operation; however if COVID regulations and social distancing mandates improve, a small sale may be held Mother’s Day weekend.
Thank you for considering this volunteer opportunity and please remember:
-To place a pre-order, go to www.plantsale.org. Currently, flowers will not be for sale onsite
-Comfortable footwear is recommended for all shifts.
-Gardening expertise or a green thumb is not required
-All operation will take place, rain or shine.
-All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
-If you should need to change your volunteer time later on, please return to this web page to make the changes.
-Questions…contact Ally Sweeney at [email protected]