Thanksgiving Baskets

Basket Distribution & Clean-Up

** Certain volunteer spots are labeled 18+. You must be at least 18 years old to register for these spots. Youth spots are for volunteers between 8 - 17 yrs old only - if you are 18 or older PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR YOUTH SPOTS**

Distribution: Help check-in attendees, deliver baskets to the front line, and distribute baskets to recipients (all distribution occurs on-site at GCC, volunteers do not need to make deliveries). Volunteers will be working both inside and outside, and layered warm weather wear (hats, coats, and gloves) are recommended. Volunteers will be lifting and carrying heavy bags of groceries, as well as standing and walking through the whole shift. Ages 8+ (must volunteer with an adult).

Special Distribution/Alternative Check in: Help take in curbside donations and address any special registration issues (such as, but not limited to; name not found on list, lost distribution appointment information, late registrations/wait list).  Volunteers will be working outside, layered warm weather wear is recommended. Ages 18+ *This is a key role, please only register if you are able to perform the duties listed above for the entire shift.

Traffic Coordinator: Help direct attendee traffic through our distribution line. Volunteers will be working outside, layered warm weather wear is recommended.  Ages 16+  *This is a key role, please only register if you are able to perform the duties listed above for the entire shift.

Clean-up & Food Pantry Stocking: After the last basket has been handed out, there's still plenty to do! Help us quickly clean up the gym, stock our food pantry with any leftovers, and get both spaces ready to resume normal programming. Ages 18+

Turkey Only Distribution: Every year we continue to provide turkeys to any community member who needs one after the full basket items have been given out to all registered families.  Turkeys provided on a first come, first served basis throughout the final days leading up to Thanksgiving.  Ages 16+

When signing up for a shift, please ensure you are available for the entire time. Due to the extremely large number of volunteers we work with to make Thanksgiving Baskets a success, shifts may not be shortened or split.

Groups: Volunteer are groups are welcome! Groups are limited to 15 spots for any one shift for these roles, but you are welcome to sign up for multiple days/times if more members would like to help.


Youth: Many youth volunteer to help with Thanksgiving Baskets. Youth must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults and be supervised at all times. Youth must be old enough to participate in activities. Please do not bring children who are too young to help, there is a lot going on and this can become unsafe - if you have questions about this please ask. When registering youth volunteers, please sign up for "Youth" slots and include the ages of all youth who will be participating.

Parking/Biking:There is plenty of on-street parking available around the center (please leave our lot free for program participants). We are also on a bike path and have bike parking available (please lock your bike).


Where to meet: When you arrive for your shift please go to the gym, which is the large unattached building behind the playground/parking lot. Please follow "Volunteer Sign In" signage posted on outdoor walkway and enter through gym vestibule.

Volunteer Release: If you have not volunteered with GCC this year, please bring a completed copy of the volunteer release with you. (download from this sign-up genius page). We will have blank copies if you have any trouble accessing the document through this site. Releases for youth must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Thank you for your help! If you have any questions, please contact our volunteer department.

Mai Lor Yang
Office Manager
[email protected]
608.204.8056

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT) Volunteer Position
11/23/2019 (Sat.) GCC Gym, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704  8:30am - 11:45am  

Distribution - ADULT volunteers (Ages 18+) (25)

 
All slots filled
Martha Sullivan (8)
Stacy Miller
Adam Smith
Marilyn O''Connor (15)

Distribution - Youth (Ages 8 - 17) (10)

 

Traffic Coordinator (3)

Outdoor position

 

Special Distribution/Alternative Check in (3)

Outdoor position

 
GCC Gym, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704  11:15am - 2:30pm  

Distribution - ADULT volunteers (Ages 18+) (25)

 
All slots filled
Shannon Gent-Nyden (7)
Chase Horne (10)
UW Rosenberry
Shannon Hellenbrand (6)
Tamika Mendy
Mary Gutzman

Distribution - Youth (Ages 8 - 17) (10)

 
2 of 10 slots filled
Tamika Mendy (2)

Traffic Coordinator (3)

Outdoor position

 

Special Distribution/Alternative Check in (3)

Outdoor position

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Mary Gutzman
GCC Gym, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704  2:00pm - 5:30pm  

Distribution - ADULT volunteers (Ages 18+) (25)

 
All slots filled
Chase Horne (10)
UW Rosenberry
Laurie Zielke (2)
Julie Haack (13)
Julie Haack

Distribution - Youth (Ages 8 - 17) (10)

 
5 of 10 slots filled
Laurie Zielke (5)

Traffic Coordinator (3)

Outdoor position

 

Special Distribution/Alternative Check in (3)

Outdoor position

 
11/24/2019 (Sun.) GCC Gym, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704  11:15am - 2:30pm  

Distribution - ADULT volunteers (Ages 18+) (25)

 
All slots filled
Jennifer Grether (6)
Mother daughter group
Chase Horne (10)
UW Rosenberry
Kimberly Wilson
Mariam Diallo
Karen Berger (2)
would like to sign up for myself and my husband, Myron Eshowsky. thanks!
Tania Burke (2)
signing up for my husband John as well
Lynn Welch (3)
Lynn, Kevin, Aiden Welch

Distribution - Youth (Ages 8 - 17) (10)

 
All slots filled
Jennifer Grether (6)
Mother daughter group
Mariam Diallo
Lynn Welch
Emmeline Welch
Beth Goeddel (2)
Lucy & Violet

Traffic Coordinator (3)

Outdoor position

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Mary Gutzman

Special Distribution/Alternative Check in (3)

Outdoor position

 
GCC Gym, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704  2:00pm - 5:30pm  

Distribution - ADULT volunteers (Ages 18+) (25)

 
13 of 25 slots filled
Kimberly Freeman (5)
Sara Fisher
Taylor Ryman
Holly Benzine (6)

Distribution - Youth (Ages 8 - 17) (10)

 
All slots filled
Kimberly Freeman (4)
Sara Fisher (2)
Holly Benzine (4)

Traffic Coordinator (3)

Outdoor position

 

Special Distribution/Alternative Check in (3)

Outdoor position

 
11/25/2019 (Mon.) GCC Gym, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704  8:30am - 11:30am  

Distribution - ADULT volunteers (Ages 18+) (25)

 
21 of 25 slots filled
Tiffany Bekx (10)
Jody Stolldorf (10)
Rick Bristol

Traffic Coordinator (3)

Outdoor position

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Tiffany Bekx (2)

Special Distribution/Alternative Check in (3)

Outdoor position

 
11:15am - 2:30pm  

Distribution - ADULT volunteers (Ages 18+) (25)

 
20 of 25 slots filled
Joy McMerty (10)
Monona Bank
Warren Onken
Nancy Onken
Bob Dye
Jean Dye
Jim Freeman
Barb Freeman
Tom Riphahn
Chuck Meinholz
Donna Meinholz
Karen Williamson

Traffic Coordinator (3)

Outdoor position

 
All slots filled
Joy McMerty (3)
Monona Bank

Special Distribution/Alternative Check in (3)

Outdoor position

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Jim Muehlenberg
Jan Muehlenberg
2:00pm - 5:30pm  

Distribution - ADULT volunteers (Ages 18+) (25)

 
10 of 25 slots filled
Joy McMerty (10)
Monona Bank

Traffic Coordinator (3)

Outdoor position

 

Special Distribution/Alternative Check in (3)

Outdoor position

 
11/26/2019 (Tue.) GCC Gym, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704  8:30am - 11:00am  

Clean-Up/Pantry Stocking (Ages 18+) (15)

 
9:00am - 11:30am  

Turkey Only Distribution (Ages 16+) (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Mary Manering
Dennis Tande
GCC Gym, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704  11:00am - 1:00pm  

Clean-Up/Pantry Stocking (Ages 18+) (15)

 
7 of 15 slots filled
Katq Hutchinson (7)
11:15am - 1:30pm  

Turkey Only Distribution (Ages 16+) (4)

 
GCC Gym, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704  1:15pm - 4:00pm  

Turkey Only Distribution (Ages 16+) (4)

 
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