2020 Project Bethlehem

Project Bethlehem Volunteer Sign-up

Welcome! We are so grateful that you are choosing to spend your time this holiday season helping our neighbors have a joyful Christmas! 

As you may be aware, Lawrence is currently one of the communities with a high number of COVID-19 cases. To ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, staff and participants, we have put in place the following rules and processes. Read this over carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Please note that Project Bethlehem takes place at 87 Summer Street in Lawrence. 

  • At the start of your shift, you will follow the Lazarus House COVID-19 wellbeing confirmation protocol (training will be provided at your first shift)
  • Everyone will wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing
  • Social distance will be maintained when interacting with donors and recipients (neither donors nor recipients will enter the building or need to sign anything)
  • We will provide disposable gloves if you choose to wear them
  • Feel free to wear a face shield if you want, in addition to a mask (face shields alone are not considered sufficient face covering unless you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask)
  • We will encourage frequent handwashing and the use of hand sanitizer
  • You will sanitize your work area and anything you’ve touched at the end of your shift
  • The entire space will be treated with a sanitizing fog at the end of each shift

Please review the following job descriptions for each type of volunteer, select the available timeslots you want and click on the button to sign up. We ask that you commit to a minimum of 3 shifts since there is some training involved.  

Remember to create a SignUpGenius account or log into your existing account BEFORE you start selecting timeslots or you may lose them if you log in after.

Greeter/Runner Elves: As the first face of Project Bethlehem, the Greeter and Runner Elves welcome recipients and donors. These roles are primarily outside and may be interchangeable during any given shift. The age minimum to volunteer for this role is 17.

We have created 2 separate sign-ups for Greeter/Runner elves: one for Donor drop-off and one for Recipient pick-up.

  • Donor Drop-off: Greeter Elves greet donors as they arrive at the 87 Summer St. driveway and direct them where to pull up, remind them to put on masks and remain in their car, log in gifts, and direct traffic to exit onto Haverhill Street
  • Runner Elves remove bags from cars and carry into building (bins and/or carts will be provided)
  • Recipient Pick-up: (The ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable for this role): Greeter Elves greet receipients as they arrive at the 87 Summer St. driveway and direct them where to pull up, remind them to put on masks and remain in their car, check ID’s against the Recipient list, and give that information to the Runner Elf
  • Runner Elves give recipient name/number to Gift Room Elves, carry gifts out to recipient's car (bins and/or carts will be provided) and doublecheck to make sure gifts match the recipient name before putting into car

Both roles require you to lift and carry heavy boxes and bags (although this year, there will be more gift cards and fewer packages), be comfortable directing traffic in the parking lot to keep people moving through when needed, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. You can also expect to be outside for extended periods of time.

Gift Room Elves: The Gift Room Elves work with the Runner Elves to receive gifts dropped off by donors and distribute gifts to recipients.

  • When gifts are dropped off, you will label boxes/bags, put away, and add to the inventory
  • Find gifts for recipients’ families and give to Runners to bring out to cars
  • Keep the gift room organized by updating spreadsheets and gift location map
  • Help close out the day (3-6 pm shift)

For this role, you should be able to lift bags and boxes weighing up to 40 lbs. (although this year, most gifts will be in the form of gift cards.)

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

 

Created by:   Margie Rothschild
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EST) Available Time Slot
12/01/2020 (Tue.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Maria Paz Schaller
Maria Paz Schaller
Laura O’Brien

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Graham Petersen
Jennifer Petersen

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Melisa Garcia
12/02/2020 (Wed.) 87 Summer St., Lawrence, MA  8:30am - 12:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
  12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Earline Tweedie Tweedie
Janice Sylvester

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Melisa Garcia
12/03/2020 (Thu.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Janice Sylvester

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Melisa Garcia
12/04/2020 (Fri.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Gail Forthoffer
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Earline Tweedie
12/05/2020 (Sat.)   9:00am - 1:00pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
All slots filled
Melisa Garcia
Earline Tweedie
Bob Tweedie
Bob and David Tweedie. David is our 20 year old son with Down Syndrome. He would be a great runner with our direction.

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Jodi Coppeta (2)
With my son Aaron (18 years old)
1:00pm - 5:00am  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
All slots filled
Ryan Bertoldi
Owen Bowler
Betsey Pashayan

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Ashley Hutchinson O'Connor (2)
Ashley Hutchinson O'Connor and Marilyn Hutchinson
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Janna Nelson
I would like to bring my son to help if that’s ok? He’s 11
12/06/2020 (Sun.)   9:00am - 1:00pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Beth Shea
Gail Forthoffer

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
All slots filled
Melisa Garcia
Owen Bowlet
Ryan Bertoldi
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Kathleen Quill (2)
Kathy Quill & Shayla Quill

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
All slots filled
Owen Bowler
Ryan Bertoldi
Gavin Ward
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Elizabeth Niedzwiecki
With my 11 year old son if that is allowed
12/07/2020 (Mon.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Jackie Orent-Nathan

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Melisa Garcia
12/08/2020 (Tue.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Melisa Garcia
12/09/2020 (Wed.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Maria Paz Schaller
Maria Paz Schaller
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Earline Tweedie Tweedie
Janice Sylvester

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Melisa Garcia
12/10/2020 (Thu.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Melisa Garcia
12/11/2020 (Fri.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Gracia Beya

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
12/12/2020 (Sat.)   9:00am - 1:00pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
All slots filled
Gail Forthoffer
Maria Paz Schaller (2)
Adam (Dad) and Sarah Schaller (17)

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Melisa Garcia
Maria Paz Schaller
Maria Paz Schaller (mom)
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
All slots filled
Earline Tweedie Tweedie (3)
Bob, David and I

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Jodi Coppeta (2)
With my son Aaron (18 years old)
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Jeannette Veras
Jeannette veras with 2 kids if possible an 9 and 14 year old
12/13/2020 (Sun.)   9:00am - 1:00pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Melisa Garcia

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Beth Shea (2)
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Kathleen Quill (2)
Kathy Quill & Shayla Quill

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
All slots filled
Madison Quill
Madison Quill
Gavin Ward
Skylar Ward
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Gracia Beya
12/14/2020 (Mon.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Gracia Beya
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
12/15/2020 (Tue.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Ellen Wile

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Gracia Beya
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
12/16/2020 (Wed.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Earline Tweedie Tweedie

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
12/17/2020 (Thu.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Julia Sullivan
12/18/2020 (Fri.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Earline Tweedie Tweedie

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Sheila Serrao
Annie Serrao
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Gail Forthoffer
12/19/2020 (Sat.)   9:00am - 1:00pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Gail Forthoffer
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Donor Greeter/Runner (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Elizabeth Niedzwiecki (2)
With my 11 year old son of that is allowed

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Jodi Coppeta (2)
With my son Aaron (18 years old)
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
12/20/2020 (Sun.)   9:00am - 1:00pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Kathleen Quill (2)
Kathy Quill & Shayla Quill

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Madison Quill
Madison Quill
Julia Sullivan
12/21/2020 (Mon.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Earline Tweedie Tweedie

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Jodi Coppeta (2)
With my son Aaron

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
12/22/2020 (Tue.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
12/23/2020 (Wed.)   8:30am - 12:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
12:30pm - 4:30pm  

Gift Room Elf (2)

 
All slots filled
Sheila Serrao
Annie Serrao

Recipient Greeter/Runner (3)

 
All slots filled
Maria Paz Schaller (3)
Adam, Sarah, Maria Paz Schaller
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Room Elf

 
Julia Sullivan
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