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Volunteer this Christmas!

Be an elf! Moorelands Kids is looking for volunteers to help with our Christmas Sharing and Baby Bundles programs. We have updated our protocols to ensure we are keeping our volunteers, staff and families safe during the ongoing pandemic. Scroll down to learn more.

Christmas Sharing Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to distribute Gifts to families

Staff gather the gift boxes from the warehouse. Volunteers greet families and help them with their gifts which means putting boxes on a cart and taking gifts out to the family’s car and assisting them to load their vehicle. Please dress warmly.

  • Thursday, December 10th: three shifts
    • 9 am to 11:30 am
    • 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    • 6 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Friday, December 11th: two shifts
    • 9 am to 11:30 am
    • 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Monday, December 14th: two shifts
    • 9 am to 11:30 am
    • 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Volunteer to sort and pack Baby Bundles to be distributed to our partner agencies

During the holiday season we receive many donations for our Baby Bundles program. Volunteers will sort the donations and pack them into bundles to be distributed to our partner agencies who share the gifts with new moms-in-need.

  • Thursday, December 17th: two shifts
    • 9 am to 12 pm
    • 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday, December 18th: two shifts
    • 9 am to 12 pm
    • 2 pm to 5 pm

COVID-19 Procedures and Protocols

Please note our COVID-19 protocols are subject to change to keep in line with the most current public health guidelines and restrictions.

General Volunteer Procedures

  • The Moorelands Kids’ Christmas Sharing space will follow current public health guidelines for the number of people allowed on the premise, the maximum number of volunteers will be six per shift.
  • Any person about to enter the space will be required to do a symptom check and if they are exhibiting any common COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed in the space
  • Any person entering the space will need to provide up to date contact information to assist with contact tracing
  • All staff and volunteers will be required to wear a face-covering during their time at the Christmas Sharing warehouse that is at minimum 2 ply and it is recommended they wear a 3 layer face covering – all volunteers will be provided with one Moorelands Kids’ 3 layer mask to wear.
  • All staff and volunteers will be provided with gloves for handling gifts and will be required to change their gloves every hour, whenever they remove them or at the request of the Camp Director(s)
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available and provided for use by all staff and volunteers
  • Food and drink may only be consumed in the separate break area
  • Only staff and/or volunteers from the same household will be allowed to sit closer than 6 feet/2 metres apart
  • Washrooms will be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent the spread of COVID-19 according to the most up to date Public Health guidelines
  • All gifts received for the Christmas Sharing program will be isolated for a minimum of 72 hours in a closed space to help further protect from the transmission of the virus

Baby Bundle Packing Days Specific Guidelines

  • Each bundle will be packed by one volunteer to minimize the number of people touching gifts.
  • Tables for packing bundles will be spaced through the Christmas Sharing warehouse space to ensure that all staff and volunteers will have a minimum of 6 feet/2 metres around them to ensure physical distancing
  • Only staff and volunteers that live in the same household will be permitted to work closely together
  • Before and after each shift, all surfaces will be properly cleaned and wiped down following the most up to date guidelines from Public Health
  • Any and all materials that have been donated to be packed into Baby Bundles will have been sitting in an isolated space for a minimum of 3 days before being given to volunteers
  • Staff and volunteers will need to keep all food and drink in the break area and will not be allowed to bring it out to the packing area with them

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