Santa Express Volunteers
Welcome to the Santa Express Volunteer Calendar site! Thank you for your interest in supporting the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Your generosity helps keep kids safe from abuse and neglect, and makes a positive impact on the families in our community. THANK YOU!!!
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STORE DATES, ADDRESS AND HOURS OF OPERATION:
We are happy to be back in River Park Square for 2018.
Please find us at 808 W. Main, Spokane, WA. Second Floor, at the base of the old Macy's Skywalk. Next the Urban Outfitters.
Santa Express will be open from Friday, November 23rd through Sunday, December 23rd.
The Santa Express Store will be open during the hours listed below:
- Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- BLACK FRIDAY (11/23): 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
- Sundays: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
OPEN VOLUNTEER POSITIONS:
ELVES: This is where we need the most help!! These volunteers will help the kiddos who come to our store to shop! Volunteers will interact directly with the kids, help them choose gifts by helping them stay within their budget, help them wrap their gifts then direct them to the checkout area. Ideally this person will be 16 years of age or older. Please contact the director for consideration if you or your child is younger than 16 years of age. No experience necessary, just a love for children and some holiday cheer! Scroll down to see available shifts.
LEAD ELF: For each shift, we need a person to coordinate the "Elves" (volunteers) and get them up to speed on Santa Express. This person will give a mini-training to the volunteers and be available during the shift to answer questions and problem solve. Ideally, this person would sign up for more than one shift and be familiar with Santa Express. Please plan to arrive a little early prior to your shift, to talk with and coordinate efforts with the manager on duty prior to your shift start.
MANAGER: If you have experience in retail management, have managed for us before, or have been a lead elf/ elf many times, please consider taking a shift as a manager. Responsibilities include money handling, reconciliation, and working with the Lead Elf/ Elf volunteers. You will see that the shift runs smoothly by working and coordinating efforts with the Lead Elf. You are responsible for the shift and can delegate what you think is appropriate with your Lead Elf. Please read the Managers Duties attached below. Scroll down to see all available shifts.
Please note, all managers must be approved by our director before you can sign up, and there will be a mandatory manager training in mid November, before the store opens. We would like all managers to sign up for at least 3 shifts, but hopefully more! Don't hesitate to reach out to our director with any questions about being a manager.
NOTE... Please remember when our volunteers do not show up, we have to turn kids away. Please plan to work the shift(s) you sign up for. In an emergency or unforeseen need to cancel, please try and find a replacement for your shift(s), and please email the director.
**We ask that all Volunteers plan to stay until the end of their shift.
SANTA EXPRESS DIRECTOR:
Hayley Lydig [email protected]
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