UNLEASH THE HOLIDAY CHEER!
Unleash the Holiday Cheer
presented by the McBeth Foundation!
Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 11am-2pm
Beautiful Winter Wonderland Festival at NTC Park "Field I" in Liberty Station!
2455 Cushing Rd. San Diego, CA 92106
THIS YEAR, WE ASK THAT ALL VOLUNTEERS SHARE OUR EVENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO MAKE THIS THE BIGGEST YEAR YET!!!!
Please see the different volunteer opportunities and requirements of each then sign up below!
Welcome Booth: Sitting and Standing, Some Light Lifting
If you love people, are super bubbly, and maybe even a GREAT salesperson, this place is for you! You will be greeting all of our guests, checking them in, looking at their paper or electronic tickets, and checking them off of the guest list. You will also be accepting donations and money for any tickets ordered on the event day. You will give out Welcome Bags and s and direct people where to go. You will also encourage people "on the fence" about coming in by getting their ticket on Eventbrite or a paper ticket you'll have available.
Give wristbands to each member of the military or veteran family in attendance.
EXAMPLE: If there are two adults and three kids, one infant, and one teenager, all seven people will get a wristband and must wear it to the Military Appreciation Holiday Gift Shop. Parents will wear infant, toddler, and any wristband of a child who cannot wear one. Let these families know they must show this to the volunteers at the gift shop.
Military Appreciation Holiday Gift Shop: Sitting and Standing, Some Light Lifting
This year, we will have at least 1,000 presents that each military or veteran individual or family in attendance will get to "shop" for. Each military/veteran or member of the family will be given a wristband at the Welcome Booth, and they will come in and "shop" for 1 item each.
We will need volunteers to help us set up this area by placing all of the clothes and other items on tables or hanging them on hangers BEFORE the event begins.
We will separate them by adults and children and keep them separated by gender to make finding them easier, but these families may take whatever item they want.
We need volunteers at two tables to help "check" the military/veterans out. We need to keep track of items that go out and who they go to. We will have forms for this. And again, to make sure they don't take more than one gift to ensure we have enough for everyone.
EXAMPLE: If there are two adults and three kids, one infant, and one teenager, all seven people will get a wristband and must wear it to the Military Appreciation Holiday Gift Shop. Parents will wear infant, toddler, and any wristband of a child who cannot wear one. Let these families know they must show this to the volunteer at the gift shop. MUST BE PRESENT TO GET A PRESENT!
Crowd Direction: Volunteers should help direct people in line to check in and direct the military and veteran families to the Military Appreciation Gift Shop, or to other areas of the event.
Event Set up and Tear Down: Standing, Lifting medium to heavy items, may raise your arms above your head.
It's self-explanatory, but the set up time is 6:30 am, and the tear down time ends at 4pm!
We will need help getting families and kids lined up and handing out the kids' presents.
You may also help our photographer Dave, keep young children and pets' attention to ensure a fabulous photo! Several families tell us they come every year to take pictures for their holiday cards.
We also need help making sure the backdrop and decor look their best at all times and that there is no sun on the guests or Santa during their photo.
Pet Costume Contest: Standing/Sitting
If you see any families or pets dressed up, please ensure they've checked in at the Pet Costume Contest Booth.
We need to help get people lined up for their category and to ass out winner's prizes, ribbons, and trophies.
You will help relieve volunteers for bathroom breaks, a short break to walk around and enjoy the event, or help other bustling areas, ESPECIALLY at the Welcome Booth then at the Pet Costume Contest.
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