Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Holiday Volunteers - FAQ

Are you looking for a way to give back this holiday season? With Christmas and Thanksgiving fast approaching we are looking for volunteers to help us provide for the less fortunate this blessed time of year. Below is a list of our current opportunities.
You can sign up individually or as a group HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Angel Tree Locations: Promenade Mall (lower level by indoor playground) and Woodland Hills Mall (lower level by Macy’s).

Bell Ringing Locations: Tulsa Area Command schedules via the online sign up form and through this blog page for all Tulsa locations and Catoosa.

Note: The Broken Arrow Boys & Girls Club (918-258-7545) schedules for BA locations, Sand Springs Boys & Girls Clubs schedule for Sand Springs and Owasso locations (918-245-2237) and Sapulpa Boys & Girls Club schedules for Sapulpa (918-224-4415).

Christmas Joy Center Location: 924 S. Hudson, Tulsa, OK 74112 (on 11th Street between Yale and Sheridan. We are located in a large warehouse building on the North side of 11th. Parking is on the West side of the building)

Schedules: If you registered electronically, your schedule will be e-mailed to you. That is the only copy of your schedule available for you to see. If you've lost your schedule, please check your e-mail inbox before contacting us. If you cannot locate your schedule, contact Rhonda McDaniel, 587-7801 x113.

What to Bring: Please leave all personal belongings in your car or at home.

Information on Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Angel Tree Booths

Description: Receive and process toy donations for Angel Tree families. **Families are welcome through Dec. 9th (ages 6 and older). Age 6-15 must have adult supervision.

Date/Time: November 15-December 18 (Monday-Saturday: 10AM-2PM, 2PM-6PM or 6PM-10PM, Sundays: 12PM-3PM or 3PM-9PM)

Location: Promenade Mall: 41st and Yale; or Woodland Hills Mall: 71st and Memorial

Volunteers Needed: 4 volunteers per shift.

1. Q: What do I do at the Angel Tree Booth?

A: Volunteer Guidelines will be provided for you on site. All you need to do is help shoppers pick out an angel, put new angels on the tree as needed, accept, count and label gifts received.

2. Q: What types of gifts are accepted?

A: New, unwrapped gifts are accepted. The Angel lists clothing sizes and toy suggestion. All gifts have to be new. The donor does not have to purchase every gift suggestion on the list. They may purchase however much or little they can afford to purchase. We have asked the parent to list a toy choice that is $30 or less.
3. Q: Do we accept used items at the Angel Tree Booth?

A: The angel tree is a donation of “New” items. While we do not encourage donors to bring used items, some may bring them anyways. In the spirit of Christmas, we graciously take these items, pack them separately and staff will take them to The Salvation Army Thrift Stores.
4. Q: Do we take receipts? Do we write receipts?

A: Receipts are given only upon request, and we cannot record the dollar amount on the receipt. We do not recommend leaving the store receipts with the donated gifts, especially if they have a credit card number listed.
5. Q: Where do the gifts go that the Angel Tree collects?

A: Every Angel represents an actual person in Tulsa County, who registered for Christmas assistance and met low income guide lines. They go to children ages 0-12 and to elderly ages 62 or older. A staff member of The Salvation Army will pick up the toys at your location and deliver them to the Christmas Joy Center, where families will come pick them up.

6. Q: Are monetary donations accepted?

A: Monetary donations are not accepted at the Malls. Taking an angel from the tree means that person is agreeing to purchase gifts for the individual listed on the angel card. If someone wishes to make a large monetary donation, just give the donor the business card (available on site) of the Volunteer Coordinator. If they wish to give a cash donation, they can put it in a red kettle located at several Mall entrance doors.
7. Q: Will I get a break during my shift?

A: Yes, you can take as many breaks as you need. We ask that you stagger your breaks when there is more than one person at the booth. We do not provide snacks or drinks; however the mall has a great food court.
8. Q: How can I be the best volunteer while at the Angel Tree Booth?

A: Smile, have fun, and remember all the people you are helping this Christmas! Also, remember you are representing The Salvation Army when sitting at the Angel Tree booth, please dress modestly (casual is okay) and be polite.


Food Sorting  Opportunity Closed

Description: Help give families a food filled holiday. Help organize canned goods for needy families. ** Families and Groups (age 6+) are welcome. Ages 6-15 must be supervised. Your group MUST have 1 adult per every 6 children.

Date/Time: December 3rd (9AM-1PM)

Location: Joy Center 924 S Hudson, Tulsa, OK 74112

Volunteers Needed: 150

Food Packing  Opportunity Closed

Description: Help give families a food filled holiday. Pack food into baskets for needy families. ** Families and Groups (age 6+) are welcome. Space is limited for young children on this date, due to heavy lifting needs. Ages 6-15 must be supervised. Your group MUST have 1 adult per every 6 children.

Date/Time: December 10th (9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM)

Location: Joy Center 924 S Hudson, Tulsa, OK 74112

Volunteers Needed: 150 per shift

Bell Ringer

Description: Be a part of our Christmas Kettle Campaign to raise funds for needy families, ring the bell. **Families and Groups (age 6+) are welcome. Ages 6-15 must be supervised. Weekend help is especially needed. No more than two (2) people at a kettle. Groups may use one-two people per hour to ring the bell.

Date/Time: November 18-December 24 (Day Shift 10:00AM to 5:00PM and Night Shift 5:00PM to 8:00PM) We especially need volunteers to work on Saturday.

Location: Various locations, throughout Tulsa and most surrounding communities.

Volunteers Needed: 1500

• Please read the bell ringer Do’s and Dont’s Guidlines.

Gift Sorting

Description: Volunteers are needed every shift to play elves at the toy shop by sorting and organizing toys.** Age 16 and older.

Date/Time: December 5- December 16 (Monday-Friday) 1:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Joy Center, 924 S Hudson, Tulsa, OK 74112

Volunteers Needed: 10 people per shift.

Christmas Distribution

Description: Spread the cheer and volunteer on the day that families pick up their gifts and food baskets. Volunteers will greet families, help families to their car, prep food baskets (heavy lifting), and help with crowd control.**Age 16 and up only; No exceptions. Please come dressed for the weather.

Date/Time: Saturday Dec.17th; Monday, Dec. 19th; and Tuesday, Dec. 20th (Morning Shift: 8:30AM-12:30PM; Afternoon shift: 12:00PM-4:30PM)

Location: Joy Center 924 S Hudson, Tulsa, OK 74112

Volunteers Needed: 100 volunteers per shift

Thanksgiving Day Meal Server  Opportunity Closed

Description: Help serve the Thanksgiving meal to guests at the Salvation Army Center of Hope. **Due to the population served at this location, children under the age of ten (10) may not volunteer (and may not attend with their parents). All minors 10 years and older must be accompanied by an adult.

Date/Time: November 24 (Shift 1: 10:30AM-12:30PM & Shift 2: 12:15-2:15PM)

Location: Center of Hope, 102 N. Denver (The entrance is by the flag pole on the North side of the building.)

Volunteers Needed: Shift 1: 35, Shift 2: 25

Christmas Eve Meal Server  Opportunity Closed

Description: Help serve the Christmas Eve meal to guests at the Salvation Army Center of Hope. **Due to the population served at this location, children under the age of ten (10) may not volunteer (and may not attend with their parents). All minors 10 years and older must be accompanied by an adult.

Date/Time: December 24 (Shift 1: 10:30AM-12:30PM & Shift 2: 12:15-2:15PM)

Location: Center of Hope, 102 N. Denver (The entrance is by the flag pole on the North side of the building.)

Volunteers Needed: Shift 1 setup: 35, Shift 2: serving: 25

• If you have any special circumstances or would like to discuss additional volunteering opportunities, contact Rhonda McDaniel (rhonda_mcdaniel@uss.salvationarmy.org)

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