Calling volunteers for the 13th annual Holiday Gift and Toy Swap! The tentative date is Saturday December 9th, 2017, starting at 2pm at the Evergreen Community Church gym in NE Portland. After all the volunteer positions are filled we’ll post how to RSVP on the Swap Positive site (usually around mid-November). If you’d like to volunteer, send your name and what position(s) you’d like, to swappositive @ gmail (dot) com. By volunteering you’ll assure yourself a place at the swap, and not only have free fun but help others, too!
POSITIONS NEEDING TO BE FILLED:
Two people who will greet and sign in swappers as they arrive. Good job for people who like to stay in one spot and greet/sign-in people. Arrive at 1:00pm on day of swap to pick up clipboards.
4-5 people who will help swappers put out their things. Good job for people who like to move around and help other people. If you see someone come in with a lot of stuff, ask them if they’d like help putting things out in rows, then help them. Arrive 1:15pm.
4-5+ people who will bring boxes and bag/box up remainders after swap. Good job for a family or service group, but also fun for individuals who like to take one last look at the goodies to see if anything strikes their fancy. Please bring extra boxes and bags (ask around – many stores will give you free packing boxes). Arrive any time between 1pm and 2pm so you have time to put out your own stuff. Start packing up around 2:45pm or whenever the crowd has thinned out, and stay until everything is packed up (est. 3:15pm).
1-2 Person(s) with van(s) or an organization who will pick up and give away remainders for free to a charity who gives away the items, not sells them (Basically, you get to be Santa). Bring a van to pick up already boxed/bags or remainders on day of swap between 3:00pm and 3:15pm, then deliver them and make lots of people happy!
2-3 people to bring vacuum cleaner(s) and extension cord(s) to vacuum after the swap. Good for people who have a vacuum and like vacuuming. It’s a LOT quicker for several volunteers to bring vacuums and extension cords so they can each vacuum a portion of the gym. Come before 2pm to put out your stuff for the swap. Estimate around 3:00pm – 3:15pm is when you begin vacuuming.
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