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2014 Christmas Dinner Volunteer Signup

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, December 25, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

2014 Christmas Dinner Volunteer Signup

Registration Information

Type End Quantity
Wait List
Is your desired volunteer position full? Sign up for the wait list and indicate your desired position. If we have cancellations we will call to see if you are available.
3d 7h 9m Free  
12/24 Gift Wrappers & Silverware Wrappers: 11:00am–4:00pm
DECEMBER 24! Gift Wrappers & Silverware Wrappers: 12/24 - 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Gift Wrapper and Silverware wrappers prepare the gift bags to be distributed to 1500 people on Christmas Day. There is an assembly line. This is done in the Cafeteria. PLEASE NOTE THIS JOB IS FOR CHRISTMAS EVE - DEC 24!
3d 7h 9m Free  
Volunteer Center Coordinators: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Volunteer Center Coordinators help to sign-in volunteers at the Visitor’s Center and see that they are dispatched to the appropriate locations at the appropriate times.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Delivery Meal Distribution: 7:30am-10:30am
People who sign-up for Delivery-Meal set-up help to put together the assembly line for the distribution of carry-out meals on Christmas Day.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Meal Distribution Team: 7:30am – 11:30am
Team members work to hand out delivery assignments to the driver/runner pairs.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Driver/Runner Team: Start time: 8:30am
DRIVERS AND RUNNERS SHOULD SIGN UP AS PAIRS/TEAMS (A family or group should register for 1 as a team.). Drivers and runners should be prepared to deliver meals anywhere in the DC/MD/VA area. They are typically asked to go to 4-6 locations.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Driver/Runner Team: Start time: 9:00am
DRIVERS AND RUNNERS SHOULD SIGN UP AS PAIRS/TEAMS (A family or group should register for 1 as a team.). Drivers and runners should be prepared to deliver meals anywhere in the DC/MD/VA area. They are typically asked to go to 4-6 locations.
3d 5h 9m Free  
Driver/Runner Team: Start time: 9:30am
DRIVERS AND RUNNERS SHOULD SIGN UP AS PAIRS/TEAMS (A family or group should register for 1 as a team.). Drivers and runners should be prepared to deliver meals anywhere in the DC/MD/VA area. They are typically asked to go to 4-6 locations.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Driver/Runner Team: Start time: 10:00am
DRIVERS AND RUNNERS SHOULD SIGN UP AS PAIRS/TEAMS (A family or group should register for 1 as a team.). Drivers and runners should be prepared to deliver meals anywhere in the DC/MD/VA area. They are typically asked to go to 4-6 locations.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Set-up Crew (Tables in Cafeteria): 7:00am – 10:00am
Set-up crew table will clean and arrange the cafeteria, as well as set tables for the Christmas Meal and wrap silverware.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Floor Managers: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Floor managers work assign guests and volunteers to their tables.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Host and Hostesses: 11:30am – 3:00pm   more info 3d 7h 9m Free  
Table Servers: 11:00am – 3:30pm
Table servers are assigned to particular tables to bring them their food, reset the tables, and be sure that the guests’ needs are met.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Serving at the Steam Table: 11:30am – 3:00pm
People assigned to the steam table dish food for the plates being served to our guests.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Beverage Stations, 11:30am – 3:00pm
People assigned to the beverage station pour drinks for our table servers to deliver to the tables.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Kitchen Help (Pots/Pans & Trash Removal) 8:00am – 12:00pm
8:00am – 12:00pm Wash pots and pans and help with trash removal. People signing up for this job should be strong and physically abled.
3d 7h 9m Free  
Kitchen Help (Pots/Pans & Trash Removal) 12:00pm – 4:30pm
12:00pm – 4:30pm Wash pots and pans and help with trash removal. People signing up for this job should be strong and physically abled.
3d 5h 9m Free  
Kitchen Help (Dishes) 8:00am – 12:00pm
8:00am – 12:00pm People assigned to dishes help to do the regular dishes (not pots and pans)
3d 5h 9m Free  
Kitchen Help (Dishes) 12:00pm-4:30pm   more info 3d 5h 9m Free  
Clean-up Crew: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
The clean-up crew works to put the Cafeteria back in order after Christmas dinner.
3d 5h 9m Free  
Pianists: 12:15pm – 3:00pm
Play the piano to accompany those singing Christmas Carols. Sheet Music is provided.
3d 5h 9m Free  
Singers: 12:15pm – 2:30pm
Sing Christmas Carols during the Christmas Dinner for our guests.
3d 5h 9m Free  

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Event Details

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will provide meals for hundreds of poor, homeless, elderly, and needy individuals living in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas on Christmas Day. More than six hundred Christmas dinners are served each year in the National Shrine Cafeteria and another eight hundred are delivered to shut-ins. 

Volunteers are needed to fill many different positions.   The descriptions and times are noted next to each of the job descriptions.  Thank you for your interest in helping and we look forward to welcoming you this Christmas.

 


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When & Where


Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20017

Thursday, December 25, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)


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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America, and is one of the ten largest churches in the world.

Fulfilling its mission, the Basilica is a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization and reconciliation.

Designated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a National Sanctuary of Prayer and Pilgrimage, the Basilica is the nation’s preeminent Marian shrine, dedicated to the patroness of the United States—the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception. It is oftentimes affectionately referred to as America’s Catholic Church.

Visited by Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, and Mother Teresa, among others, the Basilica, though distinctly American, rivals the great sanctuaries of Europe and the world.

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