- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
Shining Light Christmas Tree Lot
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
Bring holiday cheer to families shopping for a Christmas tree and holiday greenery this season and joy to children with visual impairments all year long.
Sign up to volunteer: https://timecounts.org/dgckids/opportunities/events
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Shining Light Tree Lot and Boutique. Volunteers create a joyful and memorable shopping experience for families by helping them select their special Christmas tree and shop for wreaths, roping, and tree accessories.
Volunteers help customers and other volunteers understand that the proceeds of their purchases support programming for kids with visual impairments and their families.
Roles Needed: Shift Leaders, Cashiers, Team Tree Lot Volunteers
Requirements: Vary by role with most volunteer roles are outside requiring some heavy lifting. Team Tree Lot volunteers must be at least 18 or be accompanied by a parent or other adult chaperone. Shift Leaders and Cashiers must have prior DGC/tree lot experience and be 18 or older.
More details about roles and shifts needed are available online at https://timecounts.org/dgckids/opportunities/events
Amount of Time Needed: 3-4 hour shifts, working multiple shifts throughout the season is encouraged!
Tree Lot Season: Opens Friday, November 26, Closes December 23 unless we sell out sooner
Opening Friday, Saturdays and Sundays
Shift Leader 9:15-12:30 11:45-4:00 3:15-7:30
Cashier 9:15-12:30 11:45-4:00 3:15-7:30
Team Tree Lot 9:30-12:30 12:00-4:00 3:30-7:30
Wednesdays and Thursday Nights
Cashier 3:15-6:30 5:45-8:30
Team Tree Lot 3:30-6:30 6:00-8:30
Shift Leader 12:15-4:00 3:15-6:30 5:45-8:30
Cashier 12:15-4:00 3:15-6:30 5:45-8:30
Team Tree Lot 12:30-4:00 3:30-6:30 6:00-8:30
Tree Lot Hours:
Friday November 26: 10:00-7:00
Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:00-8:00
Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 -7:00
Please Note: Volunteer shifts start 30 minutes before we open and end 30 minutes after we close.
Have questions? Need assistance? Email email@example.com or call 314-776-1300
Tree lot volunteers have been making a difference by supporting children with visual impairments and their families for 70 years selling a variety of Christmas trees, wreaths, greenery, gifts, and tree accessories.
This is a fun opportunity for individuals and groups to work together having a great time while making a difference in the lives of St. Louis area children. Whether it’s a group of family and friends, a corporate team, or a civic, church or school group. Coming together to benefit kids with visual impairments is a great way to share the spirit of the holidays.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Delta Gamma Center
1750 S BIG BEND BLVD, SAINT LOUIS, MO 63117, US
The mission of the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments is to help children who are blind or visually impaired reach their full potential through family-centered, specialized services and community support.
In 1951, a group of Delta Gamma alumni from Washington University started a local organization to serve the needs of young children with visual impairments and blindness. The founders of the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments set forth on a mission to provide educational services for children in the earliest years, prior to the start of school, with an emphasis on guidance and training for their parents.
The core service offered consists of home-based educational services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years, who are blind or visually impaired and their parents/caregivers. The scope of services has expanded to include occupational, physical and speech therapy services, as well as a wide range of individual and group support services for families with children of all ages, through high school graduation.
The center is the only organization in the metropolitan area which addresses the early intervention and support needs of families and children with vision loss. In 2006, the center received the "Spirit of Children" award from the American Society of Pediatrics. Presented "for outstanding efforts to improve the welfare of all children in the St. Louis metropolitan area," the award reflects the organization’s commitment to excellence.
The center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Governed by a community - based board of directors, the center is a well established and respected organization in the community.
1341 North Rock Hill RoadSt. Louis, MO 63124
November 17, 2021
- Must be at least 18
- Amount of Time Needed: 3-4 hour shifts, working multiple shifts throughout the season is encouraged!
- In general volunteers must be at least 18 or be accompanied by a parent or other adult chaperone, shift leaders and cashiers must have prior DGC/tree lot experience Details about roles online at https://timecounts.org/dgckids/opportunities/events