Does it take a visit from an angel?
By Maggie Allen, Executive Assistant
Is this your year to experience the joy of The Lights of Christmas from the inside out? Have you ever wondered what it takes to staff a night of this amazing multi-faceted event? (“How do they do that?”) Well, it takes a lot of warm, smiling, hospitable people with willing hearts and helpful hands – one hundred fifteen volunteers or more each night, plus a small army of staff.
Even though nearly all of the Camp’s staff are involved in the effort, it takes a combination of staff and volunteers working together to make it all happen. You, your family, or your church group could complete the team.
Whether you can help with one night, or a number of nights, young and old alike, we need your help. And, no matter what your skills and interests are, there is a task that will work for you!
Do you know someone who enjoys a fast pace and dealing with money? They could be ticket sellers or retail sales clerks. How about the animal lovers or horse people? The Shepherd’s Keep and Pony Rides need you! Then, there are those gregarious folks who just naturally make guests feel welcome and comfortable; they would shine as hosts in the various entertainment and dining venues, and as outdoor greeters.
What about the behind-the-scenes, low-profile folks? We definitely have a place for those servant-hearts. Each night there are many cars that need to be directed to a parking space. As guests finish enjoying their dinner or snacks at one of dining spots and leave their tables, those tables need to be bused and cleaned. And, some of the best FROSTYS or WHISTLESTOP CHARLIE BEARS have been the shyest people – being in costume can bring out the clown in all of us.
Children and teens can definitely be an important part of volunteering at The Lights. Call for details on opportunities for youngsters to volunteer on their own or with their parents in a learn-as-you-serve role.
We often work with teams such as youth groups, civic organizations, 4-H Clubs, home fellowship groups, Sunday School class groups, and families. If you are looking for a unique service project or an unusual fellowship event, we have some great ideas to help you meet your goals! Call early this fall to save your group’s spot as a Lights of Christmas Team! For the answers to all your questions e-mail Jessica Beach, Volunteer Coordinator.
Looking for a paid position for the holidays? We also have a limited number of seasonal, paid positions available during The Lights of Christmas. For more information, or an application, email Becky Collins, or call her at the Camp at 360-652-7575.