We are up to the last Sunday (10-6) before Deco Week.

We are using the iVolunteer program for scheduling our volunteers for DECO week (December 26th to 31st).

   Walk up volunteers are still welcome during DECO week, but if crowded, preference will go to those signed up using iVolunteer.

Volunteer Guidelines:

All volunteers must sign a release form before working. Release forms for anyone under 18 MUST be signed by the parent, or guardian, before the minor will be allowed to work. An adult must accompany children under age 14 at all times. Workers physically on the float or on scaffolding must be at least 16 years of age.

Curfews: 16 years old and under, 8:00 pm; 17 & 18 years old, 10:00 pm.

If you received a ride to the float building, please hold your driver until checking the volunteer work availability. There will be times where work is not available and you may be rescheduled. CD, iPod or MP3 players and laser pointers are not allowed. All cell phones must be turned to mute.

Consider wearing old, warm clothes and closed toed shoes. The glue we use is NOT water-soluble, and clothes and shoes could be ruined.

Volunteers are responsible for cleaning up their workstation, glue, flowers and/or tools before leaving.

We will certify High School Student Service hours for each hour worked on behalf of your high school’s volunteer/social service program. You will need to provide your Service Hour Certificate form (if required) to our Volunteer Service Coordinator after you complete work. We will also certify Community Service hours. We do not do detailed reports.

We welcome volunteers at any time as float building is a year-round job. Starting in early December, we will need many volunteers. It is strongly suggested that volunteers sign up via our on-line volunteers program. Though we will endeavor to provide work for all volunteers, there may be times when we have more volunteers than tasks to be performed. Under these circumstances, we will attempt to reschedule your visit to when it can be more productive and enjoyable for you. Those signed up will get priority – see our WEB site for the link to the on-line signup program.

If you have a group (8 or more), you need to schedule a time that would be convenient for your group to work.  Please complete the Application for Group of Volunteers form and return to volunteer@smrosefloat.org.

Additional Deco Week Tasks (Non-Deco)
December 26th through December 31st

1)  Sales Booth:  sell merchandise, answer phone questions, check and file completed Release Forms, complete Community Service forms.  Need 1 person per shift.
When: Morning shift = 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Afternoon shift = 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.;
Evening shift = 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

2) iVolunteer Check In:  must be comfortable using a computer, check in volunteers who signed up online using iVolunteer, check Release Forms, maintain “Standby Volunteers” list for walkins, help with other sales booth tasks.  Need 1 person per shift.
When:  Morning shift = 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Afternoon shift = 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.;
Evening shift = 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

December 26th through December 30th

3) Lunch Food Service:  help with set up, serving food and clean up, possibly pick up food or supplies.  Need 2 people per day.
When:  Noon to 2:00 p.m.

4) Evening Food Service:  help with set up, serving food and clean up, possibly pick up food or supplies.  Need 2 people per day.
When:  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Can you help us????  Please contact Bonnie at volunteer@smrosefloat.org and include your name, email address, phone number and what tasks you’d like to do and your preference for date and time.  We will get back to you to confirm which dates and times will work.  Thank you for your help.  
Questions???? Call 626.355.7005