There are 8 areas of the stand;
- Volunteer Tent
- Lemonade Stand
- Donation Table
- Craft Tent
- Kids Play Area
- Live Music (10-12)
- Coffee Station
Working the lemonade stand and the donation table are popular jobs! I’m trying to fit everyone in. If I’ve missed someone, please let me know. Because we are under city guidelines, we aren’t going to just let anyone walk up and start serving food. Therefore, the kids listed are the only ones that can technically work the stand. Kids who join us for the day are free to get involved in helping us clean up, work as hosts in the kids area, help hand out balloons etc!
The schedule, as it sits now, is at the bottom of this page, or you can just click here.
If you are volunteering at one of these areas, please read below.
The voluteer tent is where volunteers check in before their shift. This is where the volunteers will be welcomed, directed and introduced to the person in charge of that station.
Volunteers who will be working with food will be asked to wash their hands with some hand sanitizer when they check in.
We encourage the kid volunteers to keep busy and look for ways to help out outside of their shift. So, please direct the kids to head back to the volunteer tent to look for another job. Have the kids pop in before they leave to pick up a certificate!
This is where volunteers are in charge of handing out lemonade, macarons, cookies and cupcakes. Lemonade will be pre-mixed and in coolers nearby. The cups, napkins and straws will be stored underneath the stand. The volunteers who are working this shift need to watch their supply and work together to manage their inventory. They may require to send someone to fill up more cups of lemonade! The adult volunteers on site will know where it is all being kept.
If there are extra kids in the area to help, its nice to have a few volunteers near the entrance to the park, close to the lemonade stand, to act as hosts. They can answer questions to people who may have happened upon us, and to thank people for coming.
Things to know:
-Please wash your hands before your shift. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
-We don’t accept money at this table. (=GERMS!)
-Macarons have nuts in them. They were donated by AG Macarons on the Queensway.
-A small selection of nut free cupcakes will be set aside. They will be located away from the stand.
-Please encourage everyone to go to the table located just behind the stand where the donations are being accepted and the ‘thank you stickers’ are being handed out.
-Please return aprons to the volunteer tent, or pass on to another person starting their shift.
-I ask that the adult volunteers at the stand coach them on how to pick up food with a napkin, not lick their hands, and so on 🙂
DONATION /RAFFLE TICKETS TABLE
There are a few things that will happen at this table(s). There will be a bucket for people to make a donation. Once a donation is made, they will be given a ‘thank you’ sticker and given the option to enter a draw to win some prizes.
A few things to know:
1. This is a take what you want, give what you can event. There are no prices on stuff.
2. Offer change.
3. If the bucket looks too full, please pass it on to David M. He’s keeping it safe.
4. We aren’t charging people for raffle tickets. Donations only.
5. Encourage people with kids to visit the craft table or play with bubbles/chalk.
6. Be ready to explain the CaptainXavierFund (age appropriately)
7. We are accepting donations in kind. Tax receipts aren’t offered.
This is an activity tent lead by older students. Supplies include cut out hearts, markers, glue sticks and glitter. Kids are asked to draw a picture of, or write down, what “LOVE MEANS TO THEM” or “WHAT MAKES THEM HAPPY”. We’ll ask them to put their first name and age on the back, and then we will hang their heart up to create a little ‘heart flag’ around the perimeter of the tent. There will also be paper and markers there for kids who just want to draw a picture.
KIDS PLAY AREA
My Giant Games has donated the big Connect 4 games, etc They will be set up on a grassy area, and we will also put out bubbles and chalk for kids to play! When volunteers aren’t working their assigned shifts, they are encouraged to come to this area and engage the young children and encourage them to play! We’ve assigned a few kids to the area on their off time, but all volunteers are welcome to help here.
The Stop is sending over 2 of their employees to play guitar and sing! We will have a basket of blankets and tablecloths for people to borrow if they want to enjoy their lemonade and treats sitting on the ground while they listen to music! Volunteers who aren’t working their assigned shifts are welcome to come to this area, listen to music and act as “hosts” to our guests.
We are going to have a couple of dad’s blow up and hand out balloons! This is just for fun. Kid volunteers are encouraged to check in with them to see if they need any help.
Self explanatory. My major concern with this is safety. My mom, Cindy, will be in charge of keeping an eye on it, but if any of you think its unsafe or should be moved, let me know.
Those assigned to this area just need to make sure that the bins don’t get too full. If they are full, please empty and tie the bags and take them to the trailer we’ll have parked near by. Please put new bags in. The waste won’t be stinky! Also, please pick up any garbage left out of flying around. Our goal is to leave the park in better shape than we found it! Any volunteers looking for something to do can help in this area 🙂