Volunteer training Dates: Thursday, February 2nd or Monday, February 6th @6:00 held at the Waycross City Auditorium.
It is mandatory for volunteers to attend one of the above training sessions.
-Volunteer t-shirts are available! Volunteers are not required to purchase, but can if interested. If you are not ordering a ONE CHURCH/Night to Shine t-shirt, please dress in formalwear.
All orders must be turned in by January 27th @10:00 and can be picked up at Huckleberry Apparel on February 3rd.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with One Church. Below is a list of volunteer roles with a brief description. You may request a role during registration and we will do our best to ensure that is where you are assigned.
Family and friends who wish to serve as a Buddy to a specific guest must register as a volunteer.
All volunteers are required to attend one volunteer training meeting to participate. Training will be announced at a later date and posted here as well as emailed to registered volunteers.
BUDDY TEAM – Accompany and assist assigned guest throughout the evening, providing companionship and any assistance they may need during the event. Sit with their guest during dinner and engage with them. Volunteer buddies must be at least 16 years old.
BUDDY CHECK-IN TEAM – Greet buddies, give them their name tags or lanyards and direct them to their team leader for a pre-event meeting on ensuring their assigned honored guest has the best prom experience possible.
COAT CHECK TEAM – Greet guests, take their coats, label them and hang them. As guests leave, ask for their names and retrieve their coats. The coat check area can also serve as a lost and found at the end of the evening.
FLOATER TEAM – Constantly “float” around the main event /dance floor space, kitchen, restrooms and outdoors to assist anywhere an extra hand is needed. Ensure guests can move about easily in the main event/dance floor space, seats are available should they need to rest and water stations are continuously stocked.
FLOWER TEAM – Assist florist with unloading and properly laying out corsages and boutonnieres. Help guests select and pin on their flowers or place them on their wrist.
FOOD PREP TEAM – Assist caterer with unloading food, additional food preparation and set up food and beverages in the main event space and in the Respite Room.
FOOD SERVICE TEAM – Serve food to guests in main event space and Respite Room (for parents, caretakers or family members). Be knowledgeable about the items and assist guests in finding what they would like (especially if they have dietary restrictions or allergies) and refill food warmers, drinks and snacks.
GIFT TAKEAWAY TEAM – Manage gifts and help each guest collect their favors to take home.
GUEST REGISTRATION TEAM – Warmly greet guests, sign them in, give them their name tag or lanyard, and answer any questions they may have. Help guests connect with their assigned buddy for the evening.
HAIR, MAKEUP & SHOESHINE TEAM – Arrive at the designated time and assist set-up team with the salon area. Welcome each guest to a salon station for hair and makeup or to a seat for a shoeshine. Chat with them while you pamper them and make them feel special.
MEDICAL TEAM – Assist professional EMT personnel at the event by providing basic first aid and care for any medical needs or emergencies.
PAPARAZZI TEAM – Cheer for and treat honored guests like celebrities and VIPs on the red carpet.
RED CARPET TEAM – Assist and announce guests as they make their way down the red carpet, manage flow of traffic and cheer them on to make them feel welcomed.
RESPITE ROOM TEAM – Love on the parents/caretakers by serving food, spending time getting to know them and being available to pray with them.
SENSORY TEAM – Spend time with guests who may have become over-stimulated on the dance floor or in other areas of the prom. Interact with them by participating in sensory activities, singing or listening to calming music or simply providing them with some quiet time.
SET-UP TEAM – Arrive at the designated time and execute event set-up, connect with DJ, audio/visual, activity and food service teams to ensure they have everything they need and the best possible event layout is in place.
TEAR DOWN TEAM – Take down decorations, tables, chairs, etc. and clean up the event space the day after event.
VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN TEAM – Greet volunteers, give them their nametags or lanyards and direct them to their team leaders.