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Ventura Community Christmas Shoppe

Community Christmas Shoppe is an event that brings communities together to serve local families in need. This year, six Shoppes throughout Ventura County will be set up to provide toys for a total of 2,000 under-resourced families.

Please remember to:

  • Complete the attached Liability Release Form and bring it with you when you check in to serve.
  • Check in to the Volunteer Station at least 15 minutes prior to the start time of your scheduled shift and pick up a volunteer vest.
  • Please be festive & dress comfortably!
  • Bring a healthy item or bottled waters to share with our guests.

For online volunteer training: http://christmas-shoppe-training.thinkific.com/collection

Location: Orchard Community Church
8180 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 93004

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Volunteer Positions Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (PST)

Volunteer Check In

Process all volunteers through check-in for Friday night set up or Saturday Shoppe. Verify completed and signed liability release form, attach wristband, apply name tag or lanyard, and direct volunteer to where they will serve. Must be 18+

12/14/2018 (Fri)
4:00pm - 9:00pm (6)  
12/15/2018 (Sat)
5:30am - 8:00am (6)  
2 of 6 slots filled
7:45am - 11:45am (6)  
5 of 6 slots filled
11:30am - 2:30pm (6)  
3 of 6 slots filled

Facility Set Up

Volunteers will set up the Shoppe Floor and other rooms and areas for Christmas Shoppe. They will be setting up tables, decorations, and signs and bringing the toys out to the tables. Families welcome to serve.

12/14/2018 (Fri)
4:30pm - 9:30pm (3)  
Already filled

Hospitality (Volunteer)

Volunteers will help prepare and serve beverages and snacks to the Shoppe volunteers, either for Friday night set up or Saturday Shoppe. Must be 18+.

12/14/2018 (Fri)
5:00pm - 9:00pm (5)  
Already filled
12/15/2018 (Sat)
5:45am - 8:45am (5)  
1 of 5 slots filled
8:30am - 11:30am (5)  
3 of 5 slots filled
11:15am - 2:15pm (5)  
2 of 5 slots filled

Toy Sort

(Friday Night) Volunteers will sort toys by gender and age group and set the value for each toy. They will also help with set up. (Saturday) Volunteers will sort toys by gender and age group and replenish toys in the shopping area. All ages welcome.

12/14/2018 (Fri)
5:00pm - 9:00pm (23)  
Already filled
12/15/2018 (Sat)
8:15am - 11:30am (6)  
Already filled
11:15am - 2:30pm (4)  
Already filled

Decorations

Volunteers will assist with placing decorations and signs around the facility the night before the Shoppe . All ages welcome.

12/14/2018 (Fri)
5:30pm - 9:30pm (6)  
Already filled

Overnight Security

Volunteers will stay at the facility the night of and guard the Shoppe. Must be 18+.

12/14/2018 (Fri)
9:00pm - 6:30am (2)  

Security

Volunteers will help monitor parking lots, help with the flow of the guests and keep our guests safe. Bilingual helpful. Must be 18+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
6:15am - 9:00pm (16)  
1 of 16 slots filled
8:45am - 11:45am (8)  
7 of 8 slots filled
11:30am - 2:30pm (8)  
2 of 8 slots filled

Parking Lot Greeter

Volunteers will greet guests when they first arrive at the Shoppe and direct them to where they need to be. They will also help monitor parking lots, help with the flow of the guests and to keep our guests safe. Bilingual helpful. Must be 18+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
6:30am - 9:15am (12)  
9:00am - 12:00pm (11)  
2 of 11 slots filled
11:45am - 2:30pm (11)  
3 of 11 slots filled

Hospitality (Guest)

Volunteers will help in the kitchen and help serve food, coffee, and water to guests. Bilingual needed. Must be 18+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
6:45am - 9:15am (10)  
6 of 10 slots filled
9:15am - 12:00pm (10)  
Already filled
12:00pm - 2:00pm (8)  
7 of 8 slots filled

Floater

Volunteers will be adaptable and serve anywhere there is a need. Must be trained in multiple different areas of Christmas Shoppe. Must be 16+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
7:30am - 10:45am (5)  
Already filled
10:30am - 1:30pm (5)  
3 of 5 slots filled

Prayer Team

Volunteers will pray with the guests who request it and pray over the rooms and the event. Bilingual needed. Must be 18+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
7:45am - 10:30am (5)  
3 of 5 slots filled
10:30am - 1:30pm (5)  
Already filled
1:00pm - 3:00pm (5)  
3 of 5 slots filled

Santa's Elf

Volunteers will help Santa and photographer. Will work with children waiting to see Santa, assist placement of guests in photo and printing of picture. Bilingual helpful, middle and high school students preferred.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
7:45am - 10:30am (8)  
2 of 8 slots filled
10:30am - 1:30pm (8)  
6 of 8 slots filled

Facility Clean Up

Volunteers will be responsible for facility maintenance during the Shoppe. Pick up trash, make sure bathrooms are clean and stocked with needed items, etc. Must be 16+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
8:00am - 10:00am (4)  
9:45am - 1:00pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled

Outdoor Facility Set Up

Volunteer will help set up jolly jump, craft, face paint, hair booth, book-nook and other lawn activities. They will keep area(s) clean.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
8:00am - 10:00am (10)  
6 of 10 slots filled

Childcare Check In

Volunteers will be responsible for checking in elementary aged and nursery children while the parent shops. Bilingual helpful. Two volunteers will do the checkout. Must be 15+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
8:00am - 10:30am (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
10:30am - 12:30pm (2)  
Already filled
12:30pm - 3:00pm (2)  

Childcare (Elementary)

Volunteers will be responsible for watching elementary aged children while the parent shops. Must be good with children's games and activities. Bilingual helpful. Two volunteers will do the checkout. Must be 15+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
8:00am - 10:10am (9)  
7 of 9 slots filled
10:00am - 12:30pm (11)  
2 of 11 slots filled
12:30pm - 2:30pm (8)  
4 of 8 slots filled

Childcare (Nursery)

Volunteers will be responsible for watching children in the nursery while the parent shops. Must be good with children's games and activities. Must be background checked. Two volunteers will do the checkout. Must be 15+

12/15/2018 (Sat)
8:00am - 10:10am (6)  
3 of 6 slots filled
10:00am - 12:30pm (12)  
1 of 12 slots filled
12:30pm - 2:30pm (8)  
1 of 8 slots filled

Personal Shopper

Volunteers will be paired up with the guests to help them with their shopping experience and will be with them during the entire shopping experience. They work one on one with guests and must be personable and kind. Bilingual helpful. Must be 16+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
8:00am - 11:30am (50)  
33 of 50 slots filled
11:15am - 2:30pm (50)  
32 of 50 slots filled

Toy Check Out

Volunteers will tally up and bag the gifts for the guests.They will also cut off their wrist bands and direct them to childcare. Runners can help carry the gifts to their cars. Must be 18+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
8:15am - 11:45am (12)  
6 of 12 slots filled
11:30am - 2:30pm (12)  
8 of 12 slots filled

Gift Wrap

Volunteers will help wrap gifts for the guests- volunteers will be standing for the majority of the time. Please bring your own scissors and a gift bag to donate. Bilingual helpful. Must be 16+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
8:30am - 10:30am (12)  
Already filled
10:30am - 12:30pm (12)  
8 of 12 slots filled
12:30pm - 3:00pm (12)  
Already filled

Outdoor Facility Clean Up

Volunteers will be responsible for facility maintenance of the lawn activities during the Shoppe. Pick up trash, make sure areas are clean and taken down properly Must be 16+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
11:30am - 2:30pm (10)  

Facility Clean Up

Volunteers will be responsible for facility maintenance during the Shoppe. Pick up trash, make sure bathrooms are clean and stocked with needed items, etc. Must be 16+.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
1:00pm - 3:00pm (10)  
1 of 10 slots filled

Activities On The Lawn

Help with crafts; supervise bounce houses; keep area clean.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
7:45am - 10:45am (15)  
14 of 15 slots filled
10:30am - 1:30pm (15)  
12 of 15 slots filled

Santa Claus

12/15/2018 (Sat)
8:30am - 11:30am   
Already filled
11:30am - 2:30pm   
Already filled

Guest Registration

Volunteers will sign-in guests and pair guest with personal shopper. The leader is Ericka Bigger.

12/15/2018 (Sat)
8:00am - 2:00pm (10)  
Already filled
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