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Christmas Walk

2022 Christmas Walk Volunteers

Christmas Walk...presented by Allied First Bank, is a beloved community event that brings out 4,000-5,000 patrons, annually.  Help the community of Oswego ring in the holiday season!  Volunteers receive a long-sleeved t-shirt, bottled water and a meal voucher to eart on site at Chik-fil-A.

Volunteers are kindly asked to check in 30 minutes prior to their scheduled shift at the Oswego Public Libraray - 32 W. Jefferson St. 

First shift volunteers may park or be dropped off in the library parking lot.

We ask that anyine whose shift starts at 5:30 PM or later please park at Oswego High School and take the shuttle bus to Byline Bank, located adjacent to the  library.  Shuttle bus riders need to leave an extra hour to wait in line, take the bus around and check in.  Alternatively, volunteers can get dropped off and picked up at the library.

Job Descriptions

Vendor Check-In:  This job is perfect for anyone not wanting to miss the event.  This is an outdoor position in which you assist vendors from 12:30 - 4:30 PM in the afternoon by showing them to their assigned spot on the street, keep them moving along so the street gets cleared quickly and be a host to all vendors, sponsors and merchants on behalf of the Village.

Parade Assistant:  Be one of several volunteers who hold a long rope on either side of Main Street to help keep children and adults from enterring the street as parade vehicles go by.  The entire committment is approx. 45 min. in length allowing for colunteers to both atrtend the event yet still help out.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Assistant:  This is an outdoor position in which a volunteer assists the Ceremony Director in arranging cast and choirs, doing mic and sound checks and helping with audience participation; clean-up to follow.

Entertainment Area Manager:  This is an outdoor position in which the Manager greets the scheduled dance or singing group, plays their music through the sound system provided and keeps the schedule on pace.  Knowledge about how to change volumes and play music on an iPod or iPhone a must.

Shuttle Bus Host:  This is both an outdoor and on bus position in which volunteers cheerfully greet and aid patrons as they step on and off one of four shuttle busses.  Once on the bus, they hand out printed programs and provide answers to frequently asked questions.  Hosts ride the busses and assist the driver with the correct route and assist patrons as they safely exit the busses at either Byline Bank or Oswego High School.  A radio will be provided for communication to the Tranportation Manager.

Please report directly to your pre-assigned post 15 minutes ahead of your designated start time and enjoy a meal following your shift by obtaining your voucher from the Volunteer Manager at the Oswego Public Library District.

Greeter:  Greet patrons with a smile, spread cheer and hand out programs.

Inflatables – Giant Slide, Sno Globe or Obstacle Course:  This is an outdoor position in which volunteers are asked to cheerfully greet patrons, manage the lines, check to be sure shoes are removed, that no more than the recommended quantity of children are inside the inflatable at any given time, and that any unsafe behaviors are addressed.  If inflatable deflates, children must be evacuated immediately until the problem is corrected.  

Floater:  Assist as needed by Volunteer Manager; this is part outdoor/part indoor position.  Assist with giving 15 min. breaks to statinary volunteers. This role requires flexibility and willingness to go and do whatever is needed.  

Parking Lot Attendant:  Ensure that the correct patrons, volunteers or handicapped individuals park in designated areas.  Volunteers will need to be very friendy, yet assertive to those who aren't supposed to park in these designated areas.  This is mostly an outdoor position at the entrance to the parking lot of the Oswego Public Library. 

Clean-Up/Tear-Down:  One of the most important positions of all - this is an outdoor position where a team of volunteers assists the Public Works team with garbage pick-up and trash can removal from the streets.  Gloves and garbage grabbers are provided.  Additional assistance may be needed in pulling barricades back to open streets, take down signs and banners, load trucks, etc.

Date: 12/02/2022 (Fri.)

Created by:   Julie Hoffman
 
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Location Time (CST) Available Slot
Oswego Public Library 12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Vendor Check-in (8)

Greet and assist vendors in locating their booth space.

 
5 of 8 slots filled
Oswego Public Library  3:45pm - 5:30pm  

Parking lot attendant

Positioned outside near the entrance/exit to the Oswego Public Library

 
Already filled
Oswego Public Library 4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Shuttle Bus Host (4)

Volunteers needed with strong, friendly people skills.

 
Already filled
4:00pm - 6:30pm  

Inflatable Slide and Bounce House Attendant (6)

Assist children to ensure their safety.

 
Already filled

Parking lot attendant (2)

Positioned outside near the entrance/exit to the Oswego Public Library

 
Already filled

Greeter (6)

Greet guests and hand out programs.

 
5 of 6 slots filled

Snow Globe Assistant (2)

Take pictures for families inside the inflatable snow globe.

 
Already filled
4:00pm - 8:30pm  

First Place Rental Information Booth (6)

Answer patron questions and hand out printed event programs.

 
Already filled
4:15pm - 6:30pm  

Floaters (6)

Be willing to be assigned as needed and give breaks to other volunteers

 
Already filled

Tree Lighting Ceremony Attendant

Assist stage manager as needed.

 
Already filled

Dog Sled Demonstration Assistant

Assist mushers as needed at the event.

 
Already filled
6:00pm - 8:00pm  

Inflatable Slide and Bounce House Attendant (6)

Assist children to ensure their safety.

 
Already filled

Parking lot attendant (2)

Positioned outside near the entrance/exit to the Oswego Public Library

 
Already filled

Greeter (6)

Greet guests and hand out programs.

 
Already filled

Dog Sled Demonstration Assistant

Assist mushers as needed at the event.

 
Already filled

Snow Globe Assistant (2)

Take pictures for families inside the inflatable snow globe.

 
Already filled
6:00pm - 9:30pm  

Shuttle Bus Host (4)

Volunteers needed with strong, friendly people skills.

 
Already filled
6:30pm - 8:15pm  

Floaters (5)

Be willing to be assigned as needed and give breaks to other volunteers

 
Already filled
Oswego Public Library  7:45pm - 8:30pm  

Parade Attendant (50)

Be one of 50 volunteers who spread out to hold the rope alongside the parade to help keep patrons out of the street as the parade vehicles drive by.

 
41 of 50 slots filled
Oswego Public Library 8:30pm - 10:00pm  

Clean-Up/Tear-Down (15)

Personal protection equipment provided.

 
11 of 15 slots filled
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