On September 10, Calvary will be partnering with Oxford Circle for their Back to School Festival. Calvary will be volunteering with numerous 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, carnival games, prayer tent, grocery bags, and school bags. In addition to the fun of the festival, employers and faith based and social services will be on hand to converse with neighborhood people. Also available will be home ownership information, neighborhood safety material, financial information, and marriage and parenting resources.

ALL VOLUNTEER INFO:

  • There are 3 shifts: 9:00am-12:00pm (set up team), 11:30am-2:00pm (festival team), or 2:00pm-4:00pm (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 traveling on 309S.
  • Parking is limited in the parking lot due to the festival but there will be plenty of street parking. 
  • 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 an Oxford Circle t-Shift  from last year, please wear that.
  • When you arrive for your shift, meet at the entrance to the building.
  • Assignments will be given upon arrival.
  • We will provide bottled water and hot dogs.
  • 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 to people's homes
  • Prayer tent 

2:00pm-4:00pm Festival Volunteer

 Activities include:

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