Give Back To Your Community – Volunteer at the La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Volunteers make up the driving force behind the La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner – we can’t do it without you. Your donated time allows all members of the Greater La Crosse Community to gather together and share a special celebratory meal.

There are several areas to help out with at the event, including: Carry-Outs, Clean Up & Store Supplies, Crafts & Activities, Dining Room, Kitchen, Serving Line, Supply Pick-Up & Decorating, Transportation, and Volunteer Check-In. Please fill out the Volunteer Sign Up form to claim your desired position.

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  • Job Description

    Assemble cold and hot “to-go” containers for home delivered meals.

    Time Slots

    Thursday, November 22, 2018

    • 8am – 10am: 14 slots
      • Prepare coleslaw cups
      • Prepare cranberries cups
      • Prepare carrots and celery
      • Slice and portion pumpkin pies
      • Assemble cold “to-go” containers for home delivered meals
      • Anything the Committee Chair may need done
    • 10am – Noon: 20 slots
      • Prepare coleslaw cups
      • Prepare cranberries cups
      • Prepare carrots and celery
      • Slice and portion pumpkin pies
      • Assemble cold “to-go” containers for home delivered meals
      • Assemble hot “to-go” containers for home delivered meals
      • 1-2 persons to man the “to-go” window
      • 2-4 persons to bag up the “to-go” containers, keeping the hot and cold food containers in separate bags
      • Anything else the Committee Chair may need done

    Where To Go

    Report to the La Crosse Center. 

    • 8am Shift: Report to the Serving area located in the backside of the La Crosse Center, past the Kitchen. Look for the Committee Chair.
    • 10am Shift: Check in at the Volunteer Check-In station, then proceed to the Serving Area, located just between the Dining Room and the Kitchen.

    When To Arrive

    Arrive 10 minutes early to check-in and receive additional instructions.

    Special Considerations

    Children under the age of 16 are welcomed with the assistance of an adult. Knives are used in the preparation of the pumpkin pies. Those volunteers putting the hot food “to-go” containers together will be working with hot food and electrical equipment.

Volunteer Sign-Up

  • Volunteer Areas

    Choose the area and time slot where you would like to volunteer. Volunteers may sign up for multiple spots, as long as the time slots do not conflict with each other. Families need to sign up each individual family member separate.
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