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Interested in Volunteering for Night to Shine 2018?
Please Read the Position Descriptions below and go through the volunteer registration form to register . Please fill out the form in its entirety and select ONE area from the available positions to serve.
ALL volunteers must be at least 14 years old to serve. Volunteers who are 18 or above and serve the night of the event, must pass a backgroud check done through Fusion Church of Madison. Here is a link where you can go ahead and perform your secure online background check for $7.95. This must be completed prior to the January Volunteer Trainings. (No, your background check from last year or another event this year does not count; you must pass another background check, through our appropriated channel, in order to serve at Night to Shine 2018 with us, per Tim Tebow Foundation regulations.)
ALL Minor (14-17) Volunteers Must Fill Out and Return This Permission Slip to Fusion Church of Madison by January 14, 2018. (Fusion Church's Mailing Address is: 2011 Athens Highway, Madison, GA, 30650.)
ALL volunteers must attendone of two mandatory training sessionsscheduled for January 14 and January 21, 2018. The training sessions will be held at Fusion Church of Madison.
We appreciate your desire to partner with us and serve the needs of our special needs population, but you will not be allowed to volunteer if you do not pass a background check issued by us AND attend one of the mandatory training sessions.
Buddy Team (We need lots of buddies!!!)
Each guest is required to be accompanied by a buddy who will provide companionship and any general assistance needed during the event.
Guidelines for buddies, per Tim Tebow Foundation:
A buddy 16 years old or above and who already has a relatoinship with the guest may attend with the guest. Buddies who are 18 years old or older will be required to pass a background check. We will contact you directly regarding this.
A buddy who will be a new "friend" or a guest must be at least 18 years old, must pass a background check done through Fusion Church of Madison, and attend one of the mandatory training sessions on January 14 or January 21.
Age Exception--buddies who are 16-17 years old may serve as a new "friend" if they have prior experience working with individuals with special needs. No background check is necessary. Buddies must attend one of the mandatory training sessoins.
PLEASE NOTE: Being a buddy is fun but also a very serious commitment, so by registering you are committing to attend a training and to be at the event on February 9, 2017. All buddies will be expected to accompany a guest for the entire evening.
Buddy Check-In Team
Greet buddies, give them their name badges and direct them to their team leader for a pre-event meeting on helping give their assigned guest the best experience possible.
Bathroom Attendent Team:
Bathroom attendants will partner with Certified Nursing Assistants to monitor the bathrooms. Volunteers will assist with washing and drying hands, making sure clothing is straightened, etc. They will not assist with toileting.
Caregiver Event Team:
This event is specifically for the parents/caregivers of our guests. It takes place in the Dining Room at on site during the prom. Volunteers are needed to assist with greeting, serving, and praying for and loving on each person who attends.
Coat Check Team:
As guests and parents arrive, volunteers will greet them and offer to take their coat. Volunteers will work at a station with coat racks in the main prom area using a number and color coded system to store all coats and return them to the guests at the end of the night.
Dance Floor Team:
Monitor the dance floor and the perimeter to make sure there are no "wallflowers." Invite them to dance and engage with them.
Volunteers will make decor items to go on tables, etc. Arts and crafts, hot glue gun, and possibly painting will be included. Volunteers will need to be available beginning on Wednesday prior to the event on Friday.
Volunteers will be setting up wooden chairs, placing linens, table centerpieces and all decor items for the event. Some heavy lifting may be required. Volunteers must be available from 8am-4pm on Friday, February 9.
Assist in arranging and putting together corsages and boutonnieres for guests. Help Guests select and pin on their flowers.
Food Preparation and Service Team:
Volunteers will assist our guests with their meal. Some will serve food or help guests to carry their plates to a seat. Others will clear the tables for the next guests. Volunteers must be willing to work hard and move quickly; running from one area to another as needed and to be on their feet for several hours.
Gift Takeaway Team:
Manage gifts and help each guest select one to take home.
Greeters will show kindness and love to all our guests as they enter all areas of our buildings. Also, provide safety in hallway and door areas as our guests enter and leave.
Guest Registration Team
Warmly greet guests and sign them in. Ensure guests have completed a photo and liability release.
Professional Experience Helps: Arrive at the designated time and assist set-up team with the salon area. Welcome each guest to a salon station. Chat with them while you pamper them and make them feel important.
Volunteers will interact with our guests during their performance or assist with calming them. Need to be able to stand for long periods of time, be patient and sensitive to the needs/challenges of our guests. Be ready to "cheer them on" and have a good time!
Professional Experience Helps: Arrive at the designated time and assist set-up team with the make-up area. Welcome each guest to a salon station. Chat with them while you pamper them and make them feel important.
Assist professional EMT personnel at the event by providing basic first aide and care for any medical needs or emergencies.
Take photographs and treat participants like honored guests and celebrities. Line the Red Carpet for the evening cheering on the guests!
Sensory Room Team
Spend Time with guests who may have become overstimulated on the dance floor or in other areas of the prom. Interact with them by singing, participating in sensory activities, or simply providing them with some quiet time.
Shoe Shine Team:
Arrive at the designated time and assist set-up team with the salon area. Welcome each guest to a shoe shine station. Chat with them while you pamper them and make them feel important.
Tear Down Team:
We are asking all volunteers to stay after the event and help tear down the setup. Further instructions will be given the night of.
Valet Parking Team:
For Those 18 years old and older. Valet parkers have the privilege of being the "first touch" as they greet our guests at the red carpet and serve the drivers by parking their cars at the beginning and returning them at the end of the event. Maintain a parking pattern and direct traffic for easy vehicle entry and exit. Maintain open fire and emergency lanes.
Volunteer Check-In Team
Greet volunteers, give them their own name badges and direct them to their team leader.
Welcome guests as they arrive, and help them find the way to the main event space, activities, and restrooms.