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Volunteer my time

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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. 

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 liaising with 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:

  • Organisational skills
  • Establishing and managing a team in my area (regular meetings)
  • Commitment to the Project for the duration of the campaign i.e. February – November
    • 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
  • A reliable network of 2 – 5 people to create your team / support you
  • Computer literacy
  • Access to a computer, the internet and Whatsapp
  • Reliable transport to visit facilities
  • In order to access the system, a signed commitment form is required by mid-March

Sub Coordinators:

  • Be part of the team in my area (attending meetings)
  • Organisational skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Access to a computer, the internet and Whatsapp
  • Reliable transport to visit facilities
  • Any other skills which may support the project
  • Commitment to the Project for the duration of the campaign i.e. February – November
    • 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-March

Where can I Volunteer?

We are always looking for Volunteers in existing, new and previous satellite areas.

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