Groups

Group Volunteers are an integral part of the 630 CHED Santas Anonymous season! Service groups, coworkers, friends and more come together to help deliver the Spirit of Christmas to less fortunate families in Edmonton. 

With more options to choose from than ever, there truly is something for everyone; come to Santas Depot and experience the journey of a toy packaging gifts for kids, help out at various events year-round to help build awareness and raise funds or, new this year - help out by volunteering at the Christmas tree lot at Ikea!

Group Volunteering Opportunities

630 CHED Santas Anonymous has partnered with Ikea to provide volunteers in their Christmas Tree Program, in return IKEA Edmonton will make a large donation to our campaign.

We are requesting your help to make this program a success by offering a Day of Giving to Santas Anonymous.  We ask that your company choose one day to provide volunteers in the Christmas tree lot during the Tree Lot program – November 20-December 23. The tree lot would require a minimum of two people at all times, we recommend scheduling in 3 hours shifts throughout the day.

For more info - email volunteer@santasanonymous.ca

Depot volunteers join the elves at Santas Depot for 3-hour shifts in groups of 5 to 20. Volunteers can be involved in some or all of the following activities: preparing gifts for individual children, bagging gifts for specific families, sorting toy donations, condensing sorted toy bins, and putting batteries in toys. 

  • All Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. 
  • The request form will be available online from October 1-31
  • Shifts are scheduled between November 19-December 6, 2019
  • Group volunteering is extremely popular and we often receive more requests than shifts available. In order to make it as fair of a process as possible, a lottery draw may be held for any oversubscribed (typically evening) shifts.
  • Groups will be notified by November 8 regarding their shift date or waitlist status.
  • Cancellation: Should we need to cancel your shift as much notice will be given as possible.  Some reasons for cancellation are when we have a lack of donations or we are all caught up based on the number of request for toys.  

All group opportunities at Santas Depot are full for 2019. 

We are still looking for groups or companies who would like to provide a Day of Giving at Santas Tree lot! Please email volunteer@santasanonymous.ca for more information!

Group Opportunities for youth under 16 are available on Delivery Day only. We encourage parent, grandparents, aunts, and uncles to bring youth to help deliver toys to children in Edmonton. 

Delivery Day 2019 is December 14 - find more info about delivering the spirit of Christmas here!

 

We are in need of Groups of 2-20 on Delivery Day and Walk-in Days. Volunteers must be over 18, please note that this is an outdoor job, volunteers must be able to stay for the full shift. 

Shift Dates: 

Delivery Day - December 14 6:30am-3:00pm

Walk-in Days - December 19 & 20 6:30am-2:00pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm

Application will open by November 4

From time to time, we are presented with the opportunity to raise funds/toys through a third-party activity. For example events volunteers have been very colourful at Color Me Rad, collected donations at Edmonton Eskimo games, sold 50/50 tickets at Oilers and Oil Kings games and more.

Upcoming opportunities: 

Oil Kings Teddy Bear Toss - December 7

Oilers 50/50 - December 21

Email volunteer@santasanonymous.ca for more information!

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