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Oxford Circle Back To School Festival 2014

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, PA

Registration Information

Type Remaining End Quantity
9:00am-12:00pm Set Up Volunteer Team Sold Out Ended Free  
11:30am-2:00pm Festival Volunteer Team Sold Out Ended Free  
2:00pm-5:00pm Festival / Tear Down Volunteer Team Sold Out Ended Free  
Licensed Dental Hygienist Sold Out Ended Free  
Animal helpers -1 Registrations Ended Free  

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Event Details

On September 13 Calvary will be partnering with Oxford Circle for their Back to School Festival. Calvary will be volunteering with the dental van and numerous other activities!

The Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association and the Oxford Circle Mennonite Church are sponsoring this event.  The festival will include hot dogs, children’s face painting and carnival games, pony rides, prayer tent, grocery bags, and school bags.  Along with the fun and music the Back to School Festival is bringing employers and faith based and social services to the people of the near Northeast.  Representatives of various local employers and employment support agencies will be on hand, social agencies along with faith based institutions will be present to help and converse with the neighborhood people.  There will be home ownership information, neighborhood safety material, financial information, as well as information for the family on parenting, marriage, etc.

ALL VOLUNTEER INFO:

  • There are 3 shifts, 9:00am-12:00pm (set up team), 11:30am-2:00pm (festival team), or 2:00pm-5:00pm (festival / tear down team). You are welcome to volunteer for multiple shifts
  • Transportation will NOT be provided
  • There is no “official” carpool, but if you would like to ride together with others or follow someone down to Oxford Circle, meet at Calvary's steeple entrance an hour before the start of your shift to head down to the city. It will take about an hour to get there going down 309S
  • Parking is limited in the parking lot due to the festival but there will be plenty of street parking. More information will follow
  • Dress- please do not wear the Calvary fingerprint shirts; we want to fit in, not stand out. It's going to be a hot day so dress appropriately for the weather. Oxford Circle t-shirts will be given to out to the volunteers. If you have one from last year, please wear that one as it’s the same shirt.
  • When you arrive for your shift meet at the tent next to the dental van (you won't be able to miss it!) for check-in
  • Assignments will be given upon arrival
  • We will provide bottled water
  • Flexibility is key!!


Volunteer Positions with Descriptions

9:00am-12:00pm Position

  •  Set-up! Lots of tents, tables, chairs, etc need to be set up. Come ready to work! 

 

11:30am-2:00pm Festival Volunteer

Activities include:

  • Children's activities (games, face painting, etc...)
  • Food & water distribution
  • Registration, backpack distribution
  • Runners to take grocery bags for people to their homes
  • Prayer tent
  • Pony ride line management

 

2:00pm-5:00pm Festival Volunteer

 Activities include:

  • Children's activities (games, face painting, etc...)
  • Food & water distribution
  • Registration, backpack distribution
  • Runners to take grocery bags for people to their homes
  • Prayer tent
  • Pony ride line management
  • Tear-down / clean up

KEY ITEMS:

We are representing Oxford Circle CCDA & Mennonite Church, not Calvary Church

People will not know us as Calvary Church. With that in mind, we need to be respectful to how Oxford Circle runs things and what they want their presence to be in the community. They “live” in this community and are trying to build lasting relationships with the people in the area. We need to spread the love of Jesus, not by our words, but by our actions. Just talking to and playing with the kids and people in the community will go a long way.  We want people to see us as part of the community, not as outsiders.

Flexibility will be key on Saturday

Everyone is bringing his or her own expectations and ideas to the day and it could look very different than we all envisioned once we get there. How you volunteer or what you end up doing may be different than what you signed up for. We have to follow the lead from the people running the event. If you have any questions, need clarification, or have concerns, please find me, Karen Peazzoni. I will do my best to get things cleared up and resolved for you.

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When & Where


Oxford Circle Mennonite Church
900 Howell St
Philadelphia, PA 19149

Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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For additional information or questions please contact Karen Peazzoni at kpeazzoni@calvary-church.com.

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