Volunteer Opportunities

HOT needs YOU!

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill’s philosophy is shared by the volunteers and donors who support HOT. Lives are enriched by making our community a stronger and better place to live for people of all income levels.

Whether it’s helping to organize our Diamonds in the Rough golf tournament, purchasing, wrapping or delivering Sugar Plum Fairies gifts to families at Christmastime, or serving on one of our working committees, you’ll be inspired by your time with other HOT volunteers. Volunteering for HOT can lend purpose to your life while giving you the chance to use your passion and talents to help others.

Being part of Sugar Plum Fairies was an amazing experience! The thing that stood out most to me was how many volunteers there were and how excited we all were to help.  When the golf tournament was rescheduled it would have been easy to just plan it for 2022 and wait to see what happened.  Instead a new plan ensued and 57 kids had a fabulous Christmas that otherwise would have had none! How wonderful is that??!!!  I look forward to volunteering again with HOT in any capacity!

Debbie Langton, Volunteer

Our Commitment to You

  • We will do our best to make sure you feel appreciated and acknowledged for your contribution

  • We will be well organized to maximize your ability to help us and minimize time wasting activities

  • We will prevent burnout by aligning your abilities and desire to help with our needs

  • We will have a more the merrier approach so everyone can participate

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Current Volunteer Position Openings

Check out the current positions we have open below.  Interested in volunteering for any of these positions? Click on the button below to sign up.

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Victory Crush – Flower Arrangements

Team Lead: Beth McGee

Volunteers Needed: 40 team members

What you can expect:

  • Approximately 3 hours on October 15th
  • Assemble flower arrangements based on a pattern
  • You will be able to sign up for whatever session works best for you

Sugar Plum Fairies – Stocking Team

Team Lead: Nancy Prentiss

Volunteers Needed: 10 team members

What you can expect:

  • Approximately 20 hours between September and December
  • Determine stocking contents and design
  • Purchase items (fully reimbursed) or ask companies for donations to make and stuff stockings
  • Assemble stockings with the Gift Wrapping team

Sugar Plum Fairies – Delivery Team

Team Lead: Laurie Carslon

Volunteers Needed: 3 team members to help with planning + additional “elves” when we get closer to delivery day

What you can expect:

  • Approximately 20 hours between October and December
  • Organize the wrapped gifts until they are delivered
  • Determine how to present gifts to the families (probably a party type atmosphere)
  • Coordinate delivery with each family

Sugar Plum Fairies – Apparel Team

Team Lead: Stephanie Schwartz

Volunteers Needed: 20 Apparel Team Coordinators

What you can expect:

  • Approximately 10-15 hours between October and December
  • Update Apparel Team Lead on progress
  • Coordinate meetings with the 3 to 4 people on your team
  • Work with your team to shop for 5 to 6 children based on provided list of clothing and essentials
  • Hand off unwrapped items to Gift Wrapping Team
  • Collect receipts and submit reimbursement form to Finance for your team

Sugar Plum Fairies – Apparel Team

Team Lead: Stephanie Schwartz / TBD Team Coordinator

Volunteers Needed: 100+ Apparel Team Members

What you can expect:

  • Approximately 10-15 hours between October and December
  • Work with a coordinator and 3-4 team members to purchase clothes and daily essentials for 5 to 6 children based on standard shopping list
  • Deliver items to your coordinator to be handed off to the Gift Wrapping Team
  • All purchases will be fully reimbursed

Sugar Plum Fairies – Gift Baskets Team

Team Lead: Linda King

Volunteers Needed: 6 Team members

What you can expect:

  • Approximately 6-8 hours between October and December
  • Determine the design and contents of the Christmas Eve Baskets given to every family
  • Purchase items (fully reimbursed) or ask companies for item donations
  • Assemble the baskets for each family with the Gift Wrapping Team

Sugar Plum Fairies – Gift Wrapping Team

Team Lead: Beth McGee

Volunteers Needed: 100+ Team members

What you can expect:

  • Approximately 4 hours per shift, with multiple shifts per day (in December) – sign ups for specific shifts will be available as we get closer to the dates
  • Wrap everything (except stockings and baskets) for each family
  • Anyone can sign up to be on the Gift Wrapping Team as well as being on another team

Technology Committee – Website Admin/Designer

Team Lead: Becca Simon

Volunteers Needed: 1 Committee Member

What you can expect:

  • Approximately 10 hours per month
  • Should be familiar with WordPress and the Avada Theme on WP
  • Will work with Marketing and other HOT Committees to create / update pages on our website

Diamonds in the Rough – Decorations Team

Team Lead: Beth McGee

Volunteers Needed: 4

What you can expect:

  • Approximately 20 hours between November and May
  • Determine how the event will be decorated
  • Assist with the making and procurement of the decorations
  • Assist with decorating and taking down decorations for the event

Diamonds in the Rough – Decorations Team (Day of Event)

Team Lead: Beth McGee

Volunteers Needed: 4

What you can expect:

  • Approximately 4 hours on May 1st and 6 hours on May 2nd
  • Assist with decorating and taking down decorations for the event