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Friday, February 9, 2024, 6–9 p.m.
Weddington Campus Family Life Center

Weddington Methodist Church is so excited to host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, on Friday, February 9! Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. We are blessed to be a part of this growing worldwide movement through the local church where thousands of people with special needs will be celebrated, given the royal treatment and reminded of God’s love for them!

Please note that, for the safety of our guests, anyone over 18 who wishes to enter the building during the event MUST complete a background check.

Registration for Volunteers is now closed.


Volunteer Opportunities Overview:

Accompany your assigned guest throughout the evening, providing companionship and any assistance they may need during the event. Sit with your guest during dinner, dance with them, and participate in activities with them. Volunteer buddies must be at least 16 years old. When possible, we match each guest with a buddy their own age, so youth and adult volunteers are needed. 

In-person training is required for this role. A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

Volunteers will check buddies in and answer any questions they may have. Should a guest need additional assistance finding a caregiver, need a sensory break, or require assistance with their buddy, you will serve as the guest’s back-up point-of-contact. It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 16 years old. 

In-person training is required for this role. A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

Guest check-in team members warmly greet guests, sign them in, provide their name tag or lanyard, answer any questions they may have, and connect them with their assigned buddy for the evening. It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 16 years old. 

In-person training is required for this role. A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

Team members assist with the set-up of the salon area, welcome each guest, and chat with them while you pamper them and make them feel special. It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 16 years old. 

In-person training is required for this role. A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

This team assists and announces guests as they make their way down the red carpet, manages the flow of traffic, and cheers for guests to make them feel like celebrities and VIPs. For the safety of our guests, please note that only volunteers who have been background checked will be allowed inside the building. If you wish to serve during the prom, please consider signing up for an additional volunteer shift and completing your background check. 

The parking team maintains and directs traffic for easy vehicle entry and exit, and ensures that fire and emergency lanes remain open It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 18 years old. 

The set-up team executes event set-up and assists other teams to ensure they have everything they need. Some physical activity may be required as you coordinate placement of tables, chairs, the red carpet, etc. You may be required to climb a ladder or lift up to 25 lbs. It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 14 years old. 

A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

The tear-down team takes down decorations, tables, chairs, etc. and cleans up the event space at the conclusion of the prom. Some physical activity may be required as you coordinate placement of tables, chairs, the red carpet, etc. You may be required to climb a ladder or lift up to 25 lbs. It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 14 years old. 

A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

These volunteers will be responsible for keeping track of the volunteer roster and checking in volunteers as they arrive throughout the evening. After making sure all requirements have been met, they will hand each volunteer a name badge and direct them to their team captain for further instruction. It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 14 years old. 

In-person training is required for this role. A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

The decoration team arranges centerpieces and table décor, prepares the dance floor, arranges balloons, and hangs lights under the guidance of the decoration team lead. You may be required to climb a ladder or lift up to 25 lbs. It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 14 years old. 

A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

The flower team helps guests choose and put on their boutonniere or corsage, and remains for the duration of the event, should the guests need additional assistance. It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 16 years old. 

An in-person training and background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

The food team will assist the kitchen manager with the preparation, presentation, and management of food and beverage service, as well as kitchen clean-upYou may be required to lift up to 20 lbs. It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 16 years old. 

A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

The Sensory Room team will be present at the event and assist any guest who needs a break from the festivities, providing a quiet, soothing environmentThis team will also interact with caregivers/parents as needed. It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 18 years old and have some experience working with exceptional children. 

In-person training is required for this role. A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

Members of the gift bag team will distribute gift bags to each guest as they exit the prom and thank them for attending.  It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 16 years old. 

In-person training is required for this role. A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.

Members of the limousine team will help coordinate the limousine rides for honored guests and their buddies. Team volunteers will ensure safety at the curb, engage guests in conversation as they await their turn, and ride along if a second chaperone is needed for the group. It is recommended that these volunteers are at least 18 years old. 

In-person training is required for this role. A background check is required for any person over the age of 18.