Santa Express Volunteers

Santa Express 2018

 


     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!!!

Please follow our Facebook page for up to date information. Any weather closures or delays will be communicated through the page.  https://www.facebook.com/SantaExpressSpokane/

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]

 

Created by:   Santa Express
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (PDT) Available Slot
11/13/2018 (Tue.) MANDATORY MANAGER TRAINING: at Vanessa Village/Santa Express Store  12:00pm - 1:00pm  

MANDATORY MANAGER TRAINING (15)

 
4 of 15 slots filled
Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith / Umpqua Bank
Toni Lydig
Toni Lydig
Samuel Goeken
Umpqua Bank
Diane Daugherty
Diane Daugherty

Store Manager

 
Doug Lydig
Doug Lydig
11/14/2018 (Wed.) MANDATORY MANAGER TRAINING: at Vanessa Village/Santa Express Store  6:00pm - 7:00pm  

MANDATORY MANAGER TRAINING (15)

 
5 of 15 slots filled
Kerry Heinemann
Kerry Heinemann
Sammie Fletcher
Sammie Fletcher
Kathy Zinkgraf
Kathy Zinkgraf
Lindsey Gove
Lindsey Gove
Elijah Weber
Elijah Weber/French Club of CHS

Store Manager

 
Linda Seghetti-Moholt
Linda Seghetti-Moholt/Umpqua Bank
11/17/2018 (Sat.) MANDATORY MANAGER TRAINING: at Vanessa Village/Santa Express Store  10:00am - 11:00am  

MANDATORY MANAGER TRAINING (15)

 
4 of 15 slots filled
Stasia Warren (2)
Stasia Warren and Jan Loux
Jenny Bryant
Jenny Bryant/self
Tuyen Nguyen
Tuyen Nguyen

Store Manager

 
11/23/2018 (Fri.) ON CALL VOLUNTEER- Santa Express   9:00am - 9:00pm  

ON CALL VOLUNTEER

If you would be willing to receive emails when the store is in need of extra hands, please sign up here.

 
1 slot filled - more available
Teri Osterhaus
Teri

Store Manager

 
  9:45am - 1:15am  

Store Manager

 

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf (3)

 

Elves (25)

 
1 of 25 slots filled
Teri Osterhaus
Teri
1:30pm - 5:00pm  

Store Manager

 

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf (3)

 

Elves (25)

 
4:30pm - 8:15pm  

Store Manager

 

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
christine dirks dirks
christine dirks

Elves (25)

 
11/24/2018 (Sat.) Santa Express  9:45am - 2:15pm  

Store Manager

 

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf (3)

 

Elves (30)

 
4 of 30 slots filled
Julie Perry (2)
Julie and Bode
Pamela Wilson
st. lukes rehab
Teri Osterhaus
Teri
1:45pm - 5:30pm  

Store Manager

 

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf (3)

 

Elves (30)

 
5:15pm - 8:15pm  

Store Manager

 

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf (3)

 

Elves (30)

 
11/25/2018 (Sun.) Santa Express  10:45am - 2:15pm  

Store Manager

 
Jenny Bryant
Jenny Bryant/self

Store Manager

 
Diane Daugherty
Diane Daugherty

Lead Elf (3)

 

Elves (25)

 
1:45pm - 6:15pm  

Store Manager

 

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf (3)

 

Elves (25)

 
2 of 25 slots filled
Kirsten Hallock (2)
Kirsten Hallock + friend
11/26/2018 (Mon.) Santa Express  10:45am - 2:00pm  

Store Manager

 
Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith / Umpqua Bank

Lead Elf

 

Elves (5)

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Teri Osterhaus
Teri
1:30pm - 5:15pm  

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf

 

Elves (5)

 
  4:45pm - 8:15pm  

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf

 

Elves (5)

 
11/27/2018 (Tue.) Santa Express  10:45am - 2:00pm  

Store Manager

 
Toni Lydig
Toni Lydig

Lead Elf

 
Susan Renzini
Susan Renzini

Elves (5)

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Katie Stolz
Katie Stolz - Principal
Bettina Ringquist
Principal
Teri Osterhaus
Teri
Candice Naasz
Principal
1:30pm - 5:15pm  

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf

 

Elves (5)

 
4:45pm - 8:15pm  

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf

 

Elves (5)

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Kirsten Hallock (2)
Kirsten Hallock + friend
11/28/2018 (Wed.) Santa Express  10:45am - 2:00pm  

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf

 

Elves (5)

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Teri Osterhaus
Teri
1:30pm - 5:15pm  

Store Manager

 
Kerry Heinemann
Kerry Heinemann

Lead Elf

 

Elves (5)

 
4:45pm - 8:15pm  

Store Manager

 

Lead Elf

 

Elves (5)

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Brenda Ocheltree (2)
St Lukes Rehab
11/29/2018 (Thu.) Santa Express  10:45am - 2:00pm  

Store Manager