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22H West Route 313, Perkasie, Pa 18944

Below are all of the available volunteer positions for the Living Nativity Event

Welcome Center Attendants

Volunteers needed at the Check-In Counter to be available to answer questions, direct and assist guests in any way throughout the event.
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Angels

Volunteers needed, men or women, for rooftop and ladder-on-ground angels. Costumes are provided (participant requested to wear white clothing under costume). No singing required. Angels must be able to hold "wings" throughout the show and follow cues of arm movements. Age minimum of 12 years old. Routines for choreographed arm motions will be taught as a group. Some angels are positioned on the roof top and others on ladders in the field. Such a fun way to be involved in the Christmas story!
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Roman Soldiers

Males needed, full costume provided. 16 years old and up. Black to be worn under costume. Black/dark brown footwear requested. Each soldier carries a lit torch and “weapon.” Their role is: guard the city of Bethlehem, direct the crowd from scene to scene and overall subtly control the masses of people. Impromptu acting with speaking, will be given some lines to say. The Roman soldier is to be an intimidating presence, very stern, serious, and loud.
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Shepherds

Volunteers needed (men, women, and children) to stand in the field with live sheep as actors. Check out the Living Nativity video (found on livinghopepa.org) to view this role. Costume provided, no speaking required, minimal hand motions, will be instructed.
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Vendors and Villagers

Volunteers needed, (men, women and children) for Bethlehem shop vendors and villagers. Costume provided, brown/black footwear requested. Impromptu acting (will be given suggested lines to say to passing guests); working in shop, attempting to sell wares to village visitors (guests). As guests are given coins to “buy” items, vendor with “sell” them a small souvenir.
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Wise Men

Men needed who are willing, able, and comfortable (not afraid... animals sense fear) :) to get on and off a camel quickly. Entire costume provided (black/dark brown footwear requested). Roles may involve a small speaking part so a strong voice will be necessary.
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King's Servant Girls

Teenage girls needed to act as the king's servants. Scene takes place on roof top; must be willing, able and comfortable to climb a ladder. Full costume provided. No speaking part, suggested acting wll be instruction.
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Wise Men Guards

Men dressed in royal-looking costumes needed in one scene to walk on either side of the wise men, making sure the crowd keeps their distance. No speaking role.
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Exit Greeters

Friendly and smiling volunteers needed to hand out gifts to guests at the end of the presentation. Volunteers will demonstrate appreciation for each guest, sincerely thanking them for attending. Suggested closing greetings will be given. Costumes are provided.
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Floaters

Volunteers needed to assist in various and unpredictable random tasks throughout the event; stoking fires, pushing someone in a wheelchair, retrieving a wandering sheep. Costume provided.
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Coin Distributors

Women (young adults and up) needed to pass out coins to each attendee upon entering the Living Nativity (“holding tank” area) and prior to entering the Bethlehem scene. They are also responsible to gather unused coins from attendees when exiting the Bethlehem scene. Costumes are provided.
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Parking Ministry

Cheerfully welcome guests while directing them to a parking space. Reflective vests are provided.
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Sound Production Team

Work on the sound team for the event. Wires to be laid ahead of time. Volunteers needed to assist in running sound equipment throughout events.
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Lighting Production Team

Work on the lighting team for the event. Setting up all wires, lighting, and outlets. Experience not necessary. Layout work to be done ahead of time as well as running the lights from scene to scene throughout the event.
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Safety Team

Volunteers needed to roam property inside and outside throughout event, making sure guests are being cared for and order prevails.
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Prayer Team

Volunteers needed to pray throughout the event in a room within the church. To be available to meet/pray with individuals who come into the church to view the Living Nativity video being played in the auditorium and/or to have refreshments.
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Cast Meal Donations

Volunteers and actors helping at the Living Nativity have a chance to eat dinner together during the shows. Paper products and general donations can be dropped off at the front desk anytime during regular church office hours from 9 am - 5 pm any weekday before the Nativity begins on December 16, 2019.
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Cast/Crew Kitchen

Volunteers needed to set up and assist presenting and serving food items for cast to eat during event.
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Clean Up & Maintenence

Volunteers needed to be available throughout the nightly shows to tidy up, straighten, and/or clean grounds (including bathrooms) for incoming guests.
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Cookie Bakers

All preparations/ cooking is done ahead of time. This is not a commitment to serve cookies at the event. Please place cookies in Ziploc bags and place the bags within a sturdy container to prevent breakage and to allow for easy stacking in the freezers. Drop off any day after December 1st at the Welcome Center (9am-5pm) or Sundays during services.
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Costume Organization

Assist in organizing, coordinating, distributing, and categorizing costume pieces prior to, during, and after the shows. Your role will also involve helping the cast in/out of costumes as the evening progresses and the cast roles change.
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Costume Sewing

Sewing volunteers needed to construct, repair, or alter various costume pieces. This will begin ASAP. Thank you for your help!
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Guest Facing Kitchen Crew

Preparing for and welcoming guests in the Student Center after each event; assisting with cookie tray setup and serving hot chocolate.
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Tree Cutters

Volunteers needed to help create the rustic ornament as a gift for those who attend the Living Nativity Event. We will be creating 5,000 ornaments in total. We are looking for individuals to help collect wood to slice (about a 3"-5" diameter), then slice the limbs to create the round ornaments.
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Village Set-Up

Help needed (skilled and unskilled) to set up/construct all Nativity scenes: King’s courtyard, Bethlehem, shepherd scene, manger scene. This will begin in early November. We will meet each Saturday until the event begins.
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Village Tear Down

Help needed (skilled and unskilled) to disassemble all scenes, bringing entire church property, inside and out, back to the way it was prior to event. This will take place on Monday, Dec. 20th.
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22H West Route 313, Perkasie, Pa 18944
Mailing: PO Box 394, Dublin, Pa 18917
(215) 249-1133
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