Night to Shine Volunteers
We are thrilled that Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, will be hosted by The Chapel for our fourth time on Friday, February 7, 2020 (snow date February 21). This memorable prom-like experience, for individuals aged 14 and older who have special needs, will take place in hundreds of churches, world-wide. Being selected as a host church allows us to celebrate God’s love for our honored guests and welcome their families. Participants will be provided the “royal treatment”, including dinner and dancing, professional hair styling and makeup services, shoe-shining, a video welcome from Tim Tebow, and all sorts of fun activities, plus a very special presentation of the gospel.
All those who volunteer with minors or vulnerable adults at The Chapel must be regular attendees of The Chapel, unless they are among our hired and volunteer professionals and vendors. All will be required to go through our confidential application process, including background checks, as the safety and security of vulnerable persons in our care is so important. If you register to volunteer as an “event volunteer,” you will be notified whether we already have a current application on file for you. New applications are due no later than December 2, 2019. Because this event is for guests 14 and up we’re seeking volunteers who are in high school and older.
There are so many ways to get involved both before and during the event. Below are some areas to consider:
Event Team Volunteers
More than 200 volunteers will be needed to serve during the event, in its entirety or in part. Most roles will require a 4:30pm arrival time to serve in many areas including:
Professional Services (professionals only) - photographers, hair/make-up stylists, caterers, florists, and limousine drivers bring their special skills.
Medical and Security (professionals and volunteers) - ensure a safe, accessible environment for our guests, and assist with a safe flow around the campus, parking lot and indoor spaces.
Teams of Volunteers -provide a warm and cheerful welcome, and assist in arrival/departure, food service, and activities. In addition, one-on-one volunteers will accompany guests throughout the evening. This latter role is ideal for someone with a background as a special educator or has experience with people in the special needs community. However, experience is not essential; a ready heart and willingness to learn during training will get you ready for Night to Shine.
Family Care Volunteers - Offer a welcoming, comfortable environment for family members on campus during the evening. This year, small groups will serve in these roles. Contact your small group leaders to be involved, and to encourage your small group's participation. Background checks are not required, but training will be essential to get you ready.
The Tim Tebow Foundation requires all event volunteers to attend at least one training session, and team leaders need to attend both.
Event Volunteer Training
1:00-2:30pm Sunday, January 19 or Sunday, January 26
(snow date February 2)
Lincoln Park Auditorium, Lunch Provided
Decor/Set-up Team Volunteers
Set up and decorating team volunteers will transform our facilities in advance and on the day of the event. Training and background checks are not required for these teams. While Set up team volunteers will move tables and furnishings to transform our facilities, décor team volunteers create a wonderful environment through table settings, balloons and more.
If you have a material gift that you wish to provide, such as unused make up or shoe shine kits, floral supplies or gift cards, please indicate your desire by selecting the labelled button below.
Thank you for your gifts of time, goods and love to the people of our surrounding communities.