Cathedral Shelter of Chicago is currently looking for volunteer "elves" to assist in our Christmas Basket Program from December 3 through December 16 including weekends. Positions include:
List Checking Elves
Elves helping Santa with check-in families to receive their gifts. They are needed from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., beginning December 5 and 6 and December 9 through 16. Elf duties include helping to verify the identity and scheduling of recipients. Check-in elves have the most contact with recipient families.
The toys and presents have been made, but Santa now needs elves to help distribute the gifts. Workshop elves help from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., beginning December 5 and 6 and December 9 through 16. It includes locating Christmas Baskets for recipients as they arrive to pick them up; unload trucks for tomorrow’s Christmas Baskets and organize the warehouse for next-day distribution.
Sleigh Driving Elves
Driving Santa’s sleigh is such a big job that Santa can’t do it all by himself. Sleigh drivers (driver and navigator) are needed beginning December 3, from 8:30 a.m. until their route is completed (approximately 3-4 hours). A driver and navigator, equipped with a Cathedral Shelter supplied truck (U-Haul size) and GPS system picks up Christmas Baskets from parishes, schools, or businesses throughout the city and suburbs. Truck teams may have to help load trucks at pick-up locations. Two to four drivers/navigators are needed every day from December 3 through December 15. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license.
We may also need clean-up elves on December 17 and possibly December 18.
We are located at 1668 W. Ogden Avenue in Chicago, IL. To sign up to volunteer, you can reach me at: [masked]
Please RSVP by November 27, 2012 with date and position you could like. Thanks!