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Volunteer my time

The success of this Project depends on its volunteers. For a couple of hours a week you can be a team member or leader of a satellite in your area.

Satellite:
A group of Volunteers, led by a Coordinator, which implements the Santa Shoebox Project at a local level for the duration of the campaign.

Drop Off:
The event  and venue at which donated shoeboxes are dropped off.

Project Timeline:

Feb – March: Building teams / Planning
April – July:  Managing beneficiaries
May – October: Preparing for Drop Off
November: Deliveries, Celebrations and Reports

Satellite Project tasks include:

  • implementing policy and procedure;
  • building a team;
  • nominating, selecting and approving beneficiary facilities;
  • supporting beneficiary processes e.g. the uploading of name lists;
  • managing and/or working at the Drop Off;
  • event-coordination & sponsorship;
  • media-liaison and PR;
  • logistics and celebrations;
  • Drop Off – scanning, checking, running, packing, logistics and delivery;
  • Celebrations. 

I want to Volunteer at the Drop Off

Many hours of volunteer work become a reality at this festive event.

  • The 53 Drop Offs around the country are where the public get to meet the Santa Shoebox team in action.
  • It is one weekend a year at the end October / beginning of November, when the donors deliver their specially made Santa Shoeboxes.
  • To ensure that each Santa Shoebox reaches the specific pledged child, at the right facility, at the right time, we need some help.

Volunteers MUST be 13 years or older
Volunteers younger than 18 years are runners, who can move shoeboxes to different stations or wrap shoeboxes.

The following roles are filled by Volunteers –

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Logistics
  • Meet and Greet – Welcome, Thank you and Goodbye
  • Information desk
  • Scanners
  • Checkers
  • Runners
  • First Aid for Shoeboxes
  • Packers
  • Movers
  • Photographer

At our large Drop Offs we may need numerous volunteers to fulfill each role during each shift, whereas at the smaller ones, more than one role can be handled by a Volunteer.

Sign up by clicking on the button below and keep your Drop Off Coordinators details on hand.

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Flat comfortable shoes are a must; we guarantee that you will leave with your heart full and that you will have a good nights rest.

What Volunteer roles are there?


Coordinators represent and work with the Project Team at a national level while leading and managing 5 to 10 Sub Coordinators in their local area.

Sub Coordinators are team members who support the Coordinator by representing 5 – 10 facilities.
In addition they can take on any other Volunteer roles:

  • Media Liaison / PR support
  • Logistics Support
  • Drop Off Support
  • Celebration Representative
  • Photographer
  • Admin Assistant (larger areas)

What do I need to become a Volunteer?

Coordinators:

  • Leadership skills
  • Establishing and developing a team (regular meetings)
  • Commitment to the Project for the duration of the campaign i.e. February – November
  • Organisational skills
  • A reliable network of 2 – 5 people to create your team / support you
  • Computer literacy
  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • Reliable transport to visit facilities
  • Averages at +-3 hours per week – most weeks there is very little to do and at key points in the campaign (for e.g. name lists and Drop Off) more time is required
  • In order to access the system, a signed commitment form is required by mid-March

Sub Coordinators:

  • Team work (attending meetings)
  • Organisational skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • Reliable transport to visit facilities
  • Any other skills which may support the project
  • Averages at +-1 hour per week – most weeks there is very little to do and at key points in the campaign (for e.g. name lists and Drop Off) more time is required
  • In order to access the system, a signed commitment form is required by mid-April

Where can I Volunteer?

We are always looking for more Volunteers, See Find my local Drop Off to see where we currently have teams, alternatively if your Town is not in the list and you’d still like to Volunteer please click on the ‘Click here to Volunteer’ button below or contact us 


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