PLOVER DROP OFF VOLUNTEER NEEDS
GREETERS/UNLOADERS – 1 OR 2 PER DAY
Greeters/unloaders meet deliveries at the door, direct those delivering shoeboxes to the log in desk, and help carry in shoeboxes.
LOG BOOK ATTENDANT – 1 PER DAY
The logbook attendant is responsible for recording delivery information on the provided forms.
CARTON PACKERS – 2 OR 3 PER DAY
Carton packers pack the shoeboxes into mailing cartons. This position has very specific instructions and procedures. You must be good at spatial orientation to accomplish this task.
MEALS – 1 PER DAY
Volunteers provide simple meals each day for the volunteers working at the collection center – generally enough food for 6 – 8 people.
RELAY TRUCK UNLOADERS – AS MANY AS POSSIBLE, SUNDAY 11/19 3 -6 PM, MONDAY 11/20 4 – 8 PM
The relay sites will be bringing their cartons to the collection center. These cartons need to be unloaded into the collection center site for processing. This position requires heavy lifting, working outside, and can be physically demanding.
SEMI TRUCK LOADERS – AS MANY AS POSSIBLE, SATURDAY 11/18 5-7 PM, SUNDAY 11/19 5 – 7 PM, MONDAY 11/20 5 – 8 PM
After the relay center deliveries are processed, the cartons need to be loaded onto semi-trailers. This position requires heavy lifting, working outside, and can be physically demanding.
PRAYER TEAM – EVERYONE! NEED NOT BE ONSITE
Please pray for the shoeboxes to be delivered, the children who will be receiving the shoeboxes, and the multiple drop-off sites around the world, and the volunteers who will be working at those sites.
If interested in volunteering please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDERS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Please sign up for specific shifts.
Arrive 15 minutes ahead earlier than your shift start time.
The first half hour of each shift will be devoted to prayer, learning the roles of volunteers, training, Q & A, and catch up on work from prior shifts.
The last half hour of each shift will be for catch up, correcting mistakes, and cleanup.
Volunteers may be shifted to different tasks as needed.
Volunteers are encouraged to fellowship with each other and with the guests bringing shoebox gifts.
While things can get hectic, remember to relax and have fun while working!
God is in control, and things will work out!
While Operation Christmas Child is a family-oriented ministry, the Collection Center environment itself is not always conducive to child-oriented tasks, or to taking care of children during the shift. We encourage you to make child care arrangements whenever possible. If you want or need to bring your child with you, please:
DISCUSS IT FIRST with the Coordinator;
DO NOT allow your child to help with Collection Center duties unless pre-arranged with the Coordinator – this will be determined on an individual basis according to age, etc.
Bring along enough activities to keep them happily occupied
A meal prepared by volunteers will be available during each shift. Volunteers are encouraged to bring snacks/beverages to share during their shift.