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Opportunity Details


Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

2020 Delta Gamma Center Shining Light Tree Lot Opening Day

Friday, November 27: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Regular Weekly Hours: 
Tuesday- Friday 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

At our annual Tree Lot, we sell several different types of trees and wreaths. There is also a holiday boutique where customers can purchase gifts or decorations for their homes. This event requires volunteers to be outside during winter conditions and also requires some heavy lifting. We need over 300 volunteers throughout the time the lot is open.

For each shift we need the following volunteers: 

  • Shift Leader - Overall lot management, orient, and supervise tree lot volunteers, assist customers, and support the cashier. The early and late shift leaders are responsible for opening and closing the lot including; securing the trailers and running the checklists for the day. Must be 18 years of age. Prefer someone who can manage a chainsaw.

  • Tree Hauler/Helper - Assist customers with tree selection, move trees to cutting station, help load trees onto or into cars, take family photos, etc. Tree haulers/helpers are also responsible for general lot and trailer clean up. Must have great customer service skills. 

  • Strong Arms - Assist customers with tree selection, use chainsaw to give the tree trunk a fresh cut, lift and tie trees onto cars, and restock inventory of trees and wreaths. Must have great customer service skills. 

  • Cashier - Assist customers with boutique purchases, manage tree and boutique sales transactions in cash, and with mobile payment system on tablet. The early and late shift cashiers are responsible for opening and closing the register. Must be 18 years of age. Must have great customer service skills.

  • Greeter – New for 2020! Greet customers as they enter the lot. Assist shift leader with tree express checkout and help manage COVID procedures/precautions with boutique trailer and throughout the lot. Take photos throughout shift to capture event and volunteers working. Must be 18 years of age.

Working the tree lot is an opportunity for teams, churches, schools, civic organizations, and families to come together in the spirit of the holidays. 

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