Christmas Volunteer Opportunities

**Please note that the 2017 Christmas volunteer opportunities are at capacity. Check back after January 8, 2018 for 2018 MEND volunteer opportunities. For more opportunities to support this year’s Christmas Program, host a toy drive or donate online today! **

A wide variety of volunteer opportunities is available for anyone interested in helping MEND make this a merry Christmas for its community. After reviewing the opportunities below, simply click on the “Register Now!” link to claim your place in one or more of the Christmas activities.

Super Saturday Home Visiting

Help visit registered families in their homes to assess their need. We will start with a brief training session, then send volunteers off in pairs to visit families. Volunteers must be outgoing and energetic, with strong communication skills and a vehicle to drive to the homes. Continental breakfast provided. Age requirement: 11 and up (ages 11-16 must be accompanied by an adult). Dress code: Casual.

Saturday, November 4, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Saturday, November 11, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Toy Set-Up/Sorting

Sort and assemble toy and gifts for MEND’s Christmas Toy Land. Volunteers must be comfortable with physical activity and lifting. Age requirement: 18 and up. Dress code: Casual; please wear closed-toe shoes. You will be assigned a task on the day of the event.

Tuesday, November 14, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
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Wednesday, November 15, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
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Friday, November 17, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
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Tuesday, December 5, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Tuesday, December 5, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Wednesday, December 6, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Wednesday, December 6, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Thursday, December 7, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Thursday, December 7, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Santa’s Toy and Food Workshops

Set up Christmas Toy Land, sort toys, and assemble and pack Christmas food boxes to be distributed to families. Volunteers must be comfortable with physical activity and lifting. Age requirement: 8 and up (ages 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult). Dress code: Casual; please wear closed-toe shoes. You will be assigned a task on the day of the event.

Saturday, November 18, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
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Saturday, November 18, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Saturday, December 2, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
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Saturday, December 2, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Toy and Basket Distribution 

Distribute Christmas baskets, toys and blankets. Volunteers must be comfortable with physical activity and lifting. Age requirement: 18 and up. Dress code: Casual; please wear closed-toe shoes. You will be assigned a task on the day of the event.

Friday, December 8, 8:15 am to 12:30 pm
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Friday, December 8, 1:15 am to 5:00 pm
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Saturday, December 9, 8:15 am to 12:30 pm
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Saturday, December 9, 1:15 am to 5:00 pm
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Sunday, December 10, 8:15 am to 12:30 pm
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Sunday, December 10, 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm
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Monday, December 11, 8:15 am to 12:30 pm
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Christmas Clean-Up and Toy Inventory

Monday, December 11, 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm
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The 2017 Christmas Basket Program is sponsored by:

Holiday Program Resources

Christmas Volunteer Opportunities

Christmas Program Flyer

Adopt a Family for Christmas

Toy Drive

Food Drive

Holiday Drive Tip:

  • At your annual Christmas party, have your guests bring a toy, can of food, or blanket as their “entrance ticket.”